Category: IT Infrastructure

The Changing Mobile Worker: Balancing Productivity and Security

As an IT veteran, I have observed and helped drive tremendous change, not just in the technologies we use but how we use them. Among the more dramatic shifts has been the definition of being a mobile worker. When I was a mainframe programmer in the late 80’s, being “highly mobile” meant I could log in at any mainframe terminal in the office, do my programming, submit my jobs to the queue and do my (internal only) email.

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ShoreTel Launches ‘First To Market’ Single Hybrid Platform For Unified Communications

Unified communications and VoIP specialist ShoreTel has combined its on-premise and cloud platform to create ShoreTel Connect, which it says will change the way companies communicate.

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More than DR: The Evolution of Zerto Virtual Replication

When Zerto introduced Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR) in 2011, it was a completely unique product that quickly captured the More-Than-DR1attention of the IT world. It won Best of Show at VMworld that year and it continues to win multiple awards every year since.

In a matter of months, ZVR went from an unknown technology to the standard that other disaster recovery (DR) products were measured against. It is amazing how quickly customers, partners and cloud service providers embraced Zerto Virtual Replication.

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Samsung unveils 2.5-inch 16TB SSD: The world’s largest hard drive

At the Flash Memory Summit in California, Samsung has unveiled what appears to be the world’s largest hard drive—and somewhat surprisingly, it uses NAND flash chips rather than spinning platters. The rather boringly named PM1633a, which is being targeted at the enterprise market, manages to cram almost 16 terabytes into a 2.5-inch SSD package. By comparison, the largest conventional hard drives made by Seagate and Western Digital currently max out at 8 or 10TB.

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The Key to cloud success is sustainability

The world of IT is undergoing a massive shift from the PC-based client/server-centric computing model of the 2nd Platform to one dominated by cloud, mobile, analytics, and social technologies. IDC refers to this as the 3rd Platform of computing. For 3rd Platform-based businesses, speed and agility are key to being future ready, today. They have the IT infrastructure and organizational practices in place to both initiate change and adapt to outside disruptions.

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Patch Management – Empower IT and Keep Users Happy

In a previous blog we talked about simplifying the patch management process and how automating patch management can greatly ease the burden of managing your IT environment. We touched upon three key elements of effective patch management: Here we will talk about the impact an effective patch management strategy has on both IT admins and users, and some of the elements that contribute toward that experience.

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Big Data, Virtualization Key To Bringing Manufacturing Into Digital Age

From the Internet of Things to Big Data, the manufacturing sector stands to make significant gains as more and more companies turn to digital solutions to make their operations more efficient and predictable. In a recent Dell blog, Brian T. Horowitz lays out some of the most important things manufacturers can do to run a smarter, more streamlined business. Channel partners should take note. These are things you can help manufacturers achieve and the opportunity isn’t small, Horowitz says.

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Why Integration Makes Enterprise IT Simpler

Most large companies today operate within a heterogeneous IT landscape, where several disparate systems fail to talk to each other. These enterprises invest in diverse technologies, and applications that satisfy an immediate business need. As the IT landscape grows and becomes more complex, it can become increasingly difficult to share data across applications. This lack of information sharing can cause a lack of informed business decisions.

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Black Hat 2015: 10 Security Threats To Watch

Hackers and security researchers converged in Las Vegas this week to reveal the latest and greatest threats facing security professionals today. In presentations at the Black Hat 2015 conference, demonstrations showed how the rise of the Internet of Things, connected devices, new mobile technologies and other developments have opened up the door to more threats than ever before.

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IT Infrastructure Spending Forecast: Lots of Clouds

According to IDC’s latest assessment of the market, cloud IT infrastructure grew by 25 percent year-over-year, compared to traditional IT infrastructure, which only increased by six percent over the same period. In fact, nearly one third of all IT infrastructure spending is made on cloud technologies. Clearly, the cloud conversation is no longer a conversation about tomorrow.

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