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  • Application Enablement and Innovation Leveraging Linux Containers

    Cisco Blog » Data Center and Cloud
    Kenneth Owens
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Linux containers and Docker are poised to radically change the way applications are built, shipped, deployed, and instantiated. They accelerate [...]
  • Making a point

    Data Center
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:59 pm
    All too often mainframes are seen as the expensive piece of kit that sits quietly and works. No-one seems to get too excited about making any changes to it, but they do get excited about cloud technology, mobile apps, and whatever else they see as interesting at the moment. That sometimes leaves the mainframe team unable to argue a case for change. But suppose there was a way of, not necessarily winning every argument, but, certainly, of being able to put up a good fight in the cut and thrust of a finance meeting?
  • Being more efficient in the data center by changing how you organize the hardware

    Green (Low Carbon) Data Center Blog
    Dave Ohara
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:10 am
    So much of IT is governed by self optimizing behavior by different fiefdoms.  Security, Web, Data, Apps, Mobile, Marketing, Finance, Manufacturing most of the time own their own gear.  I had a chance to talk to Gigaom’s Jonathan Vanian to discuss how data center clusters (sometimes called cores or pods) are used to organize IT resources to be efficient vs. a departmental approach.  This has been done for so long it’s been well proven. Here is Jonathan’s post. Want a more efficient data center? Maybe it’s time you tried a core and pod setup by Jonathan Vanian AUG. 27, 2014 - 5:00…
  • The IT industry operates to a key word: Evolution

    ESDS Official Blog
    Piyush Somani
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:50 am
    Evolution is transformation of the present into the futuristic. Envisioning the next big thing while keeping an eye on the prevailing mores is what helps the industry grow. Globalisation dynamics, rapid digitisation and evolving customer expectations continue to alter the business world in fundamental ways. A careful review of the IT scenario today reveals certain broad-based trends, which indicate the direction the industry must take in the years to come. A number of these trends have the potential to fundamentally change the manner in which businesses interact with their clients, paving the…
  • Cutting data center energy starts with small players by Peter Judge

    Green Data Center News
    Views and Opinions on Green IT
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:14 pm
    We’ve seen a lot of coverage of the National Resource Defense Council’s report into data center energy use - and rightly so. This is a  study of US data centers, but it’s got something to say even to those of us outside the US. The report, Data Center Efficiency Assessment is very well written, it has attention-grabbing infographics that put data centers in context, it drills down into the sector, and it makes suggestions about what should be done. In a nutshell, it makes it clear that there is a problem - and that this problem is darned tricky.  NRDC sounds like a…
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  • IBM Wires U.S. Open Using Cloud Tech, Analytics, Watson

    Jason Verge
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    As athletes compete in the thick of the U.S. Open, IBM has decided to remind everyone just how much of its technology is involved in running the massive tennis tournament. The company has long been a partner of the competition — the collaboration is entering its 25th year — and the technology behind all the stats has evolved greatly over the years. IBM is now providing deeper analytics and an experience optimized across all three screens today’s users see the spectacle through. The event is a high-profile use of technologies the company hopes to further proliferate in other…
  • HP Rolls Out Gen9 ProLiant Servers

    John Rath
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:46 am
    HP launched a new portfolio of ProLiant servers last week, featuring workload optimizations to dramatically increase compute capacity and efficiency. The company said Proliant Gen9 servers will be in sync with the latest generation of Intel processors being released and change compute economics with modular architecture and converged infrastructure. HP President and CEO Meg Whitman said in a webcast that HP “will bring organizations three times the compute capacity of previous ProLiants, greater efficiency in processing multiple workloads, make infrastructure provisioning 66 times…
  • Peak 10 Opens Third Atlanta Metro Data Center

    Jason Verge
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    Peak 10 has opened its third data center in the Atlanta market — the first 15,000-square-foot phase of its facility in Alpharetta, an Atlanta suburb. The site can accommodate two more similar phases. The data center adds to Peak 10’s existing 35,000-square-foot local presence. The company is seeing healthy growth in the area, and Alpharetta’s tech profile is growing. The town has branded itself as “The Technology City of the South” and presents a rich market for Peak 10 to tap into the near future. “Peak 10′s reliable, scalable infrastructure is fully equipped…
  • iCloud Data Breach a Black Eye For Cloud In General

    Jason Verge
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
    Apple is investigating vulnerabilities in iCloud after the service was exploited to hack the accounts of celebrities, leading to the publication of nude photos and videos. There are reports of more than 100 female celebrities being compromised. A posting on GitHub, an online code-sharing site, by hackappcom said the group had discovered a bug in the Find My iPhone service, which tracks the location of a missing phone and allows a user to disable the phone remotely. The bug allowed an outside user to try passwords repeatedly rather than limit the amount of attempts. As a simple measure of…
  • Simplivity Converged Infrastructure Adds Cisco UCS

    John Rath
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:32 am
    Hyperconverged infrastructure provider SimpliVity launched a new release of its OmniStack Data Virtualization Platform, adding Cisco UCS support. The company says in addition to its own packaging of OmniStack on Dell x86 appliances, offered as OmniCube, it will now provide OmniStack Integrated Solution with Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) C-Series Rack-Mount systems. Cloud Economics – Enterprise Performance The company says its approach to hyperconvergence provides a 3x reduction in costs with OmniStack-powered hyperconverged infrastructure versus traditional siloed…
 
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  • Data center companies are finding Cleveland fertile ground for growing their server farms

    Mark Gillispie
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    Northeast Ohio is hardly ready to usurp Silicon Valley as a high-tech mecca, but a growing number of data centers are choosing to locate in and around Cleveland to take advantage of cheap power, an abundance of fiber-optic cable and one of the safest environments in the country for storing digital information.
  • Maryland eyed for data center with power plant

    The Baltimore Sun
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:04 am
    Maryland is in the running for a data storage center with its own sizable power plant, a project planned for the University of Delaware until officials there spiked it amid an uproar over its scale and potential effect on the community. The Data Centers LLC said it's looking in Cecil County and elsewhere in Maryland as well as in Delaware and five other states. The company, which goes by TDC, eventually hopes to build two to three of the projects a year.
  • Cutting data center energy starts with small players by Peter Judge

    Views and Opinions on Green IT
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:14 pm
    We’ve seen a lot of coverage of the National Resource Defense Council’s report into data center energy use - and rightly so. This is a  study of US data centers, but it’s got something to say even to those of us outside the US. The report, Data Center Efficiency Assessment is very well written, it has attention-grabbing infographics that put data centers in context, it drills down into the sector, and it makes suggestions about what should be done. In a nutshell, it makes it clear that there is a problem - and that this problem is darned tricky.  NRDC sounds like a…
  • New Study: America's Data Centers Consuming, and Wasting, Growing Amounts

    The Energy Collective
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:12 am
    All of our online activity -- including email, internet use, social media, and conducting business -- is delivered through nearly 3 million data centers across America, from small closets and larger server rooms, to mammoth “cloud” server farms. Their explosive growth is gulping huge amounts of energy, and despite some efficiency improvements much of it is still wasted.
  • Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of August 29th

    Bri Pennington
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Here's a look at some of the most popular stories on Data Center Knowledge this week: The Home Data Center: Man Cave for the Internet Age; Amazon Planning $1.1bn Data Center Project In Central Ohio; Weekend Earthquake A Disaster Recovery Reminder; Desalination Plant and Data Center: Not as Odd a Couple as May Seem; Skanska Named Contractor For Facebook Data Center Project
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  • Being more efficient in the data center by changing how you organize the hardware

    Dave Ohara
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:10 am
    So much of IT is governed by self optimizing behavior by different fiefdoms.  Security, Web, Data, Apps, Mobile, Marketing, Finance, Manufacturing most of the time own their own gear.  I had a chance to talk to Gigaom’s Jonathan Vanian to discuss how data center clusters (sometimes called cores or pods) are used to organize IT resources to be efficient vs. a departmental approach.  This has been done for so long it’s been well proven. Here is Jonathan’s post. Want a more efficient data center? Maybe it’s time you tried a core and pod setup by Jonathan Vanian AUG. 27, 2014 - 5:00…
  • Ending Summer with An Awesome Event, 1st time Skurfing

    Dave Ohara
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:03 pm
    It’s been a great summer here in Seattle/Redmond.  One kid is back in school and another goes back next week. What better way to end the summer season which is technically not over until Sept 21, but for kids end of summer is when they go back to school with something memorable.
  • Mainframes, Mini's, Servers, and Mobiles Oh My, Journey through Computer Development

    Dave Ohara
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:39 am
    Taking a journey through technology world can be scary to many, causing users to panic.  In the beginning users couldn’t get to mainframes or mini’s.  Millions of servers exposed many more users to the scary use of technology.  Mobiles is in the hands of billions. Dileep Bhandarkar gave a presentation at the Computer History Museum on Aug 21, 2014.  Dileep’s slide deck is here. My amazing journey from mainframes to smartphones chm lecture aug 2014 final from Dileep Bhandarkar As a product developer you may think you don’t need to be scared.  Well there were wars going on fighting…
  • The inefficient data centers are fading vs. Rapid Growth of the Efficient - Google, AWS, Facebook, Microsoft

    Dave Ohara
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:21 pm
    The NRDC fired off a blog post this morning that got a bunch of other media to discuss the waste in the data center industry. Our study shows that many small, mid-sized, corporate and multi-tenant data centers still waste much of the energy they use. One of the key issues is that many of the roughly 12 million U.S. servers operate most of the time doing little or no work but still drawing power – up to 30 percent of servers are “comatose” and no longer needed but still drawing significant amounts of power, many others are grossly underutilized. However, opportunities abound to reduce…
  • China's Anti-Corruption Drive must have some kind of Effect on Data Centers

    Dave Ohara
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:45 pm
    WSJ has an article on the anti-corruption drive in China.  What is interesting is a data drive approach vs. testimony. "The procedures raise questions about denial of human rights," says Maya Wang, China researcher at Humans Rights Watch. In response, Chinese officials say Mr. Wang is encouraging his team to rely less on confessions and more on analysis of data. The effects that get the notice is on things like luxury goods and the economies. Lu Ting, a China economist at Bank of America Corp., estimates that the crackdown is shaving somewhere between 0.6 and 1.5 percentage points off…
 
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  • Service Highlight – Fully Managed Data Center Migration

    Sean Penny
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Fully Customizable Data Center Relocations Evaluation, Documentation, and Planning Project Management Professional De-Installation and Packing Certified Shipping Receiving and Inventory Validation Professional Installation and Cabling Access Configuration End-to-End Equipment Insurance Datacenter Migration Experts provide insight and knowledge to server relocation projects to protect your critical IT infrastructure. Planning a data center migration or relocation is never easy. Relocating infrastructure that has been in place for several years, under multiple managers requires intense planning…
  • Community Spotlight: Capes4Heroes

    Sean Penny
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:51 pm
      Everyone needs a superhero. It doesn’t matter if you’re the weight lifting champion of the world or the newest soldier in an ongoing struggle between humanity and disease. Big or small; people the world over deal with incurable diseases and creeping cancers. When the person fighting is a child? Well, we don’t have to sit here and wax poetic about how devastating and emotional that can be. The internet is filled with inspirational and motivational stories of kids dealing with things way over their head with aplomb and sometimes charm. Of course not every story is as bright and…
  • Community Spotlight: Capes4Heroes

    Sean Penny
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:39 pm
      Everyone needs a superhero. It doesn’t matter if you’re the weight lifting champion of the world or the newest soldier in an ongoing struggle between humanity and disease. Big or small; people the world over deal with incurable diseases and creeping cancers. When the person fighting is a child? Well, we don’t have to sit here and wax poetic about how devastating and emotional that can be. The internet is filled with inspirational and motivational stories of kids dealing with things way over their head with aplomb and sometimes charm. Of course not every story is as bright and…
  • The Shocking Truth About ESD

    Chris Ruiz
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    Whether you’re a data center technician or a couch potato, chances are you’ve encountered electrostatic discharge or ESD before. In fact, if you’ve ever dragged your feet across a rug and poked your younger sibling to give them a nice little tormenting jolt, you’ve manipulated electricity; one of the most powerful forces of nature! If you were that younger sibling, you can find solace in the fact that your torment was in the name of science. Electricity has been around since the dawn of time and will long outlive us. If controlled, it can be used to bring our beloved…
  • Switch’s SUPERNAP 8 Earns Tier IV Gold

    Sean Penny
    8 Aug 2014 | 10:51 am
    In the world of high density data centers several factors are constantly on the minds of the owners and their customers. Efficiency, PUE, we’ve talked about many of them before but Uptime might well be the chief concern especially for content providers that require that their services be up and running all the time. High end data users like Apple and Facebook have moved into their own personal data centers, but what about the rest of them? Well colocation is the answer and there are plenty of brands to choose from; Verizon has Terremark, there’s Digital Realty, Equinix and plenty of…
 
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  • Making a point

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:59 pm
    All too often mainframes are seen as the expensive piece of kit that sits quietly and works. No-one seems to get too excited about making any changes to it, but they do get excited about cloud technology, mobile apps, and whatever else they see as interesting at the moment. That sometimes leaves the mainframe team unable to argue a case for change. But suppose there was a way of, not necessarily winning every argument, but, certainly, of being able to put up a good fight in the cut and thrust of a finance meeting?
  • Apps to make you feel better

    23 Aug 2014 | 10:29 pm
    We might spend all day in a mainframe environment, but, when we leave it, the closest computing device to hand is probably our mobile phone. And if you’re waiting for someone or something, you probably get out your phone and check your e-mail and texts, and then what do you do? You could play a game, or you, perhaps, could try some self-improvement apps. I thought that, this week, I might take a look at some of the apps available for hypnotherapy.
  • Business continuity planning

    2 Aug 2014 | 11:44 pm
    It seems strange talking about business continuity planning for mainframe sites because most of them created their plan back in the days when BCP was called DR (Disaster Recovery). And although, for mainframe sites, things don’t seem to have changed to any great extent in perhaps as much as 30 years, the truth is, they have. And it’s a good idea to re-evaluate the Business Continuity Plan now.
  • Gamification of health

    26 Jul 2014 | 10:27 pm
    We all know playing games can be fun, and we all know staying healthy is important. (I write this, ironically, as I bite into a doughnut!). Doesn’t it make absolute sense to use the most effective parts of gamification to encourage people to live healthy lives – to eat more healthily, to take exercise, to keep their weight at a healthy level, to reduce anxiety, to ‘play’ their way out of depressive thoughts, to overcome a phobia, to beat those OCD habits, etc. But is that a reality?
  • IBM and Apple deal

    19 Jul 2014 | 9:07 pm
    What a surprise! IBM and Apple have announced that they are working together. Who’d have thought it? Would it have happened under Steve Jobs leadership? Will it work? The two companies are planning to co-develop business-centric apps for the iPhone and iPad. And IBM is going to sell Apple’s mobile devices pre-installed with the new software to its business clients.
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  • Virtualization and Cloud Computing: Does One Require the Other?

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Many people believe that cloud computing requires server (or desktop) virtualization. But does it? We will look at using virtualization without cloud computing, cloud computing without virtualization, and then look at using both together. In each case, we'll look at where each deployment might be most useful, some use cases for it, and some limitations.Request Free!
  • Context-Aware Collaboration: Turning Field Service Workers into Knowledge Workers

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Many enterprises, however, have yet to use these services to improve internal operations, such as field service, and other elements of their workforce management solutions. Integrating context-aware services with modern collaboration capabilities can help organizations improve the way they share ideas, resolve issues and improve customer service.Request Free!
  • The Cost of Inertia: Insight from Data Protection Predictors

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    This comprehensive study report follows the observations of IT professionals across several fields of industry as they consider the current state of data management. The study examines the roadblocks that many organizations will face in the coming years as data continues to expand, but also helps readers map their way toward a more secure, more efficient data protection plan. Topics discussed in the study include:Assessing the problems of implementing and maintaining a data safety plan Creating safeguards against lawsuits, damages to reputation, and other disasters Fortifying the…
  • Survey Highlights: Data Backup and Recovery Benchmark Report

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Where does your data management plan stand in relationship to other systems in the industry? Is there room for improvement? Iron Mountain sets out to help you answer these questions with an in-depth review of practices used by 1,200 IT professionals. Discover the trials and triumphs of data management personnel and find out where your organization fits in on the information governance spectrum. Topics discussed include: Time-sensitive backup planning Onsite vs. offsite storage A triaged list of the most important data management issues faced by IT professionals Safe, effective, compliant data…
  • When Time Isn't on Your Side: Options for Tackling Event Based Retention Rules

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    If you are like most organizations, you continue to struggle with an effective way to flip the switch that begins the destruction eligibility count down.Download this paper and discover some potential options for tackling the event-based retention conundrum. As you read through them, you will need to consider your organizations:risk profileability to commit resourcesand attitude towards “keeping everything”This will help determine which options are most applicable to you.© 2014 Iron Mountain Incorporated. All rights reserved. Iron Mountain and the design of the mountain are registered…
 
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  • Gamification in South African contact centres, 1Stream takes lead

    Ronell Swartbooi
    8 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Gartner predicts that 40% of Global 1000 organisations will use gamification as their primary mechanism to perform business operations by 2015. It also predicts that 80% of current gamified applications will fail to meet business objectives. Hosted technology provider 1Stream has released a white paper outlining the potential for gamification technologies in South African contact centres. It serves as a guide created to provide a glimpse into how gamification is shaping business, what it can offer the contact centre in particular, and what senior management must take into account when…
  • 1Stream to add support for contact centre gamification

    Ronell Swartbooi
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:43 am
    Hosted contact centre provider 1Stream says its clients will soon be able to use new gamification technologies to increase engagement and productivity in the workplace. “Gamification is about applying elements of game design to everyday work experience to make it more interesting and engaging,” says 1Stream director Bruce von Maltitz. “In the call centre context, it gives managers a new tool for managing the workforce.” “Every call centre has metrics they are trying to improve,” adds Von Maltitz. “It might be the time taken to deal with each call, customer satisfaction ratings…
  • Contact centres pay 35% for the illusion of control, says 1Stream

    Ronell Swartbooi
    24 Jun 2014 | 4:35 am
    Contact centres that opted for hosted technology solutions five years ago have saved 35% compared to those who keep everything in-house, says Jed Hewson of 1Stream. “The most successful contact centres keep their focus on people, not technology,” says Hewson. “The point of a contact centre should be to enable and support an excellent customer experience, which means you need excellent management to bring out the best in your staff. Call centre managers should never have to spend time or energy on their technical systems: It should all just work.” “In most cases there is no…
  • Customer experience management: Can you trust what post-call surveys are telling you?

    Ronell Swartbooi
    26 May 2014 | 4:32 am
    Post-call surveys are an essential part of the call centre manager’s toolkit — but, asks Bruce von Maltitz of 1Stream, can companies trust what the surveys are telling them? “Based on after-call surveys, many companies are far too complacent about how well they’re serving their customers,” says von Maltitz. “A survey is only as good as the questions you ask, and in most cases the questions being asked are far too narrow.” For example, says von Maltitz, “as customers, all of us know the frustration of being parked for long periods in an IVR queue full of irrelevant options,…
  • Hewson To Headline Industry Conference

    Estelle Nagel
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:46 am
    The Multi-Channel Contact Centre Optimisation Conference 2014 will be taking place from 14 -15 May in Sunninghill, Johannesburg where Jed Hewson will be part of a panel unpacking the necessity of optimising the multi-channel environment. The increasing cost pressures facing companies, and the analysing of business areas has resulted in the interest in contact centres growing. As a result business models such as the virtual contact centre are becoming an increasingly attractive option for businesses. While there is an increasing amount of businesses wanting to optimise their contact centres,…
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  • Planning to Move to VDI? How to Get Your Staff Excited About the Change

    Dario Zadro
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    Copyright: ferli / 123RF Stock Photo VDI, or Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, is quickly gaining traction among many small to medium sized businesses. Indeed, the virtual desktop is helping to streamline office IT in a big way, and is helping many businesses to become more productive and more competitive. Running a business’ entire desktop environment on a virtual machine offers many advantages to the savvy entrepreneur, not the least of which is saving money and increasing data security. However, the move to VDI can be challenging, and one of the primary obstacles to a smooth transition…
  • How Can SIP Trunking Benefit Your Business?

    Dario Zadro
    17 Jun 2014 | 10:21 am
    Copyright: gewoldi / 123RF Stock Photo Businesses of all sizes rely heavily on their communications networks to remain competitive in an increasingly crowded marketplace. Your business telephone system not only provides a direct line to your customers and clients, it also provides the networking capabilities that help to make your office and workforce more productive and efficient. However, not all telephony systems are created equal. For many small businesses, the traditional communications network no longer offers the functionality and flexibility they need, at a cost that suits their…
  • What to Look For in a Cloud Service Provider – A Check List

    Dario Zadro
    7 May 2014 | 2:49 pm
    No doubt you have been reading a lot about the Cloud Computing revolution. The advance of the Cloud is certainly changing the way that businesses, both large and small, are approaching their data storage and IT needs. The Cloud offers many advantages for the small, and not so small, business owner. Not only is it cost efficient, but it delivers the flexibility and scalability that businesses need to compete in an ever changing marketplace. So, assuming you’ve been following the trends in cloud computing, and have come to the decision that it is the right move for your company, what…
  • The Benefits of MPLS – Your New Network Solution

    Dario Zadro
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:12 am
    For every business, the speed and efficiency of their computer network is a constant concern. Today, networking services must go far beyond the standards of the past, to encompass a full range of data traffic that supports every aspect of the modern office workplace. That means not only delivering data packets, but delivering them quickly and securely, often to outlying locations that may be connected to the company’s network. Make no mistake, speed and reliability are not just luxuries, they are essential if a business is to succeed and flourish in an ever more competitive marketplace.
  • Mobile Enterprise Management – The Pros and Cons of BYOD

    Dario Zadro
    24 Mar 2014 | 3:02 pm
    VoIP and Cloud Computing have revolutionized the modern workplace, helping businesses to become leaner and more responsive to their customer’s needs and expectations. The very nature of these services has helped to build a more mobile workforce, able to service clients from anywhere in the field, all while remaining in constant contact with home base. Mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and wi-fi enabled laptops, are at the heart of this new mobility. These internet ready devices have been a boon to businesses, and have been eagerly adopted by the general public. This has led…
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  • The IT industry operates to a key word: Evolution

    Piyush Somani
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:50 am
    Evolution is transformation of the present into the futuristic. Envisioning the next big thing while keeping an eye on the prevailing mores is what helps the industry grow. Globalisation dynamics, rapid digitisation and evolving customer expectations continue to alter the business world in fundamental ways. A careful review of the IT scenario today reveals certain broad-based trends, which indicate the direction the industry must take in the years to come. A number of these trends have the potential to fundamentally change the manner in which businesses interact with their clients, paving the…
  • SAP (Systems, Applications and Products) for Data Processing

    Pravin Ganore
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:28 am
    First, let us see what is the meaning of the acronym SAP (Systems, Applications and Products) in Data Processing. What is sap? In 1972, in Mannheim, Germany, three engineers had an idea. They wanted to produce a software that becomes standard in the market for integrated business solutions and kicked the small business (with a compressed name) called “System Analysis and Development Program”. Since then, that company is called SAP (Systems, Applications and Products in Data Processing). From the start, SAP was devoted to software for business applications. By working with business…
  • Security Features To Consider While Choosing a Data Center

    Pravin Ganore
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:08 am
    A Data Center is an outdoor location that houses devices and data that is used for your business. The data or devices can be accessed from a remote service. Many businesses use the data center services, especially when clients information must be recovered. This is specially typical with customer service center. When you call a call center to make inquiry or to make a compliant, you may connected to a different call center at each time. Still they are capable to access your information at all time. This how they view your information instantly through a data center services. That is why it is…
  • Hybrid Clouds: The Next Frontier

    Pravin Ganore
    7 Aug 2014 | 12:42 am
    As the discussion about cloud computing becomes more intense, one question becomes clear: companies do not want to get locked into a single cloud provider. Seek freedom to move between private and public clouds, and switch vendors according to computing needs, whether they are growing or shrinking. Another great desire of the business owners to move applications and workloads according to business requirements. But users and cloud providers are at different stages in relation to this issue and the integration will likely take to happen, or may never happen. Standards are emerging now and can…
  • Understanding Cyber Security Precautions

    Pravin Ganore
    4 Aug 2014 | 3:06 am
    The security over the Internet is something that has to be treated very carefully. Cyber crimes are increasing every day and this is a trend that has no sign of reduction, since internet users are increasing every day. When you start using internet, you enhance your online security by installing some antivirus. This is just a small step. Besides getting help from the software, you should also be able to recognize the threats that loom large when you access the Internet. The emails coming into your inbox are already filtered at certain extent. This work is done by the service provider’s…
 
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  • How Data Center Certifications Help Healthcare Companies with Compliance

    Scott Brueggeman
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:29 am
    With healthcare organizations transitioning from paper-based to digital records, the resulting explosion of data is causing the industry to face many issues.  IT professionals within these organizations must focus on implementing meaningful technology to improve patient care, data management and cost containment.  At the same time, healthcare companies must keep patient data secure and adhere to strict governmental regulations. How do healthcare companies meet all of these challenges?  The first place to start is with an evaluation of a provider’s data center certifications and data…
  • Building Your Own Data Center is a Costly Choice

    Scott Brueggeman
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Unless you’re the size of Google or Microsoft, you need to think twice about building an in-house data center.  According to a recent Forbes article entitled “Why, Unless You’re Running with Amazon, Google and Microsoft, You Should Never Build another Data Center,” leasing data center space makes better sense from a business and technical perspective. Significant data center resources are required to support the explosion in big data, cloud applications and mobile device use.  But, companies are finding it difficult to keep up with these increasing demands.  Should they build…
  • Getting Ahead of the Technology Curve: Top Four IT Trends for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (EMBs)

    Scott Brueggeman
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:43 am
    Four IT trends facing EMBs today will have a profound impact on an organization’s future. EMB executives need to understand these technology trends and develop strategies now to leverage them. The four top IT trends facing EMBs involve: Big Data Growth Cloud Adoption Mobile Deployment Data Security and Privacy The Data Explosion Organizations are collecting and creating an ever increasing amount of data.  With the resulting information gleaned from big data, decision-makers can adapt strategies to improve both business operations and the customer experience. EMBs generate data from…
  • Tips for Hiring IT Staff in Emerging and Medium-Sized Businesses (EMBs)

    Scott Brueggeman
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:42 pm
    According to the Small Business Administration, emerging and medium-sized businesses (EMBs) [SB1] account for about half the jobs in the private sector and about 55% of all jobs in the country.  Yet, it’s often difficult for EMBs to find quality employees who are well-qualified to do the job and are a good fit with the corporate culture.  Staffing IT positions has been especially challenging for smaller organizations, given the high demand for technical talent in today’s environment. However, the stakes for making a bad hiring decision run high.  Even if the best candidates may be…
  • Top 5 Benefits of Outsourcing to a State-of-the-Art Data Center

    Scott Brueggeman
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    With numerous benefits recognized by business of all sizes, data center outsourcing has gained traction as a viable alternative to building and managing an in-house facility.  Senior IT executives can no longer ignore the significant value proposition associated with colocation solutions. As a result, demand for these services have grown considerably in recent years.  Data center hubs have been created across the country, including Dallas, Phoenix, Northern Virginia, Cincinnati, and Chicago.  Each of these centers offers millions of square feet in data center space. Each company has its…
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