Archive for: November 2014

Why Solid-State Disks are Winning the Argument

I can buy LSI RAID controllers that make great hobo hybrid arrays for the smaller business, and once you are beyond what LSI can deliver, go knock on the door of Tintri , Tegile, Maxta, SimpliVity, Nutanix, or a hundred other storage providers that will help you moosh NAND and rust into a yummy storage sandwich. Tiering is not exactly rocket surgery.

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Rackstuds: The Simpler, Faster, Safer Cage Nut Replacement

Rackstuds™ are the revolutionary replacement for cage nuts which are used to mount IT, Pro A/V, Security, and Telecommunications equipment in 19” racks.
Unlike cage nuts, Rackstuds™ go in from the front which greatly simplifies their installation. Cage nuts can be quite tricky to get in, especially when the rack starts to get populated or the rack is in situ with the side panels installed. Rackstuds™ can be installed in seconds and are just as easy to remove and reuse. They’re also tool free.

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How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition

In home automation, Crestron , an integration solution provider, offers complex, dedicated home systems with rich user interfaces. Product companies are also facing challenges from other nontraditional competitors like Apple, which recently launched a …

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APIs are Connection Points for Everything in the Cloud

In the center of cloud growth there is one very specific technology (or rather platform) that has been shaping how we communicate over the cloud. The need to enhance the cloud experience and have cross-cloud compatibility has helped push the cloud API (Application Programming Interface) model forward. The ability to cross-connect various applications – and even physical platforms – is an important need for many different industries across a number of verticals.

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The Future of Workplace Productivity: Smart Desks and UltraSharp Monitors

Our customers operate in highly competitive industries where every ounce of productivity is critical. Creating a workplace that empowers employees to be productive continues to be one of the key priorities for organizations of all types. While we know there are many factors that influence a workplace’s productivity, customers keep listing one issue as a priority—ensuring their employees are provided with the right tools to ensure their success.

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