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Tap Data’s Value with an Integration Lifecycle Strategy

Tap Data’s Value with an Integration Lifecycle Strategy

The world’s largest and most influential businesses are rethinking how they handle data so they can increase ...

Does Your Business Continuity Plan Include Your Employees?

Does Your Business Continuity Plan Include Your Employees?

With hurricane season upon us, state and federal agencies are teaming up to prepare for worst-case scenarios. ...

Cloud Hopping? How to Make a Smooth Transition

Cloud Hopping? How to Make a Smooth Transition

Cloud hopping is becoming the new norm in the enterprise market. As IT spending continues to grow, enterprise ...

Best Practices for Intelligence-Based Storage Management

Best Practices for Intelligence-Based Storage Management

Data is the most valuable asset for any company in any industry today, yet management of data ...

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June 8, 2015(0)
The world’s largest and most influential businesses are rethinking how they handle data so they can increase business agility, develop stronger customer relationships, and spur more product or service innovation. A key requirement is to integrate data across different boundaries, including system, departmental, and company boundaries. But the increased use of SaaS applications has accelerated the pace of application ... Full article
June 2, 2015(0)
With hurricane season upon us, state and federal agencies are teaming up to prepare for worst-case scenarios. But what about you? If a sudden disruption threatens your organization’s continuous operations, you may already have a disaster recovery plan in place and, if not, you will have at least thought about how to maintain operations. But even if your facilities ... Full article
May 19, 2015(1)
When Amazon revealed its much-conjectured earnings and growth for its public cloud service, Amazon Web Services (AWS), it disclosed some surprising information in its quarterly earnings report. Indeed, AWS pulled in a significant profit, boasting a 16.9 percent operating margin and surpassing the $5-billion revenue mark for the prior 12 months. Amazon’s strong operating margin for AWS confirms what ScienceLogic ... Full article
May 18, 2015(0)
Data is the most valuable asset for any company in any industry today, yet management of data is often reactive, under-funded and – frankly – haphazard. File data tends to be the highest growth and least managed category of data, but it contains tremendously valuable information about customers, products, and business processes. Firms often let data pile up in ... Full article
May 8, 2015(2)
Traditional spinning hard disk drives (HDDs) have dominated datacenters since their inception, primarily due to lower upfront cost per gigabytes ($/GB) and the lack of other feasible storage options. This has begun to change in the last decade, since the cost of solid state drives (SSDs) started dropping. Considering the demands of modern datacenters, which typically are dominated by ... Full article
May 5, 2015(1)
Today, the United States Postal Service is on its third generation of supercomputers, with each generation more capable than its predecessor. IDC believes the USPS embrace of HPC exemplifies an important, accelerating IT trend: Leading organizations in the private and public sectors are increasingly turning to high-performance computing to tackle challenging big data analytics workloads that traditional enterprise IT ... Full article
April 27, 2015(0)
Enterprises risk losing almost $2 trillion due to downtime and data loss but the vast majority of organizations remain unprepared to mitigate this costly damage. A recent study found enterprises suffered a collective $1.7 trillion loss due to downtime and data loss in 2014 alone. The research indicated that although there has been a decrease in the overall number ... Full article
April 13, 2015(0)
The rapid and continuing rise of the U.S. dollar against most currencies will put a dent in global IT spending during 2015, a new forecast concludes. Market researcher Gartner called the rapid and largely unexpected rise of the dollar a “currency shock” that would reduce worldwide IT spending by 1.3 percent this year to $3.66 trillion. The forecast reflects ... Full article
March 16, 2015(0)
The recent EnterpriseTech article, DevOps Emerges in the Enterprise, examines industry analyst Gartner’s assertion that DevOps is not a market. Instead, the market researcher insists it is a loose collection of tools used in a specific philosophical way. Do I believe DevOps is a market? Absolutely. Is it a philosophy? Yes. Is it a set of tools? Perhaps. But ... Full article
April 10, 2014(0)
Enterprises are always looking for an edge to use against the competition, and information technology was created initially and specifically to be that edge. Decades later, computing in its various forms is the foundation of the modern corporation, and companies are still looking for new ways of gaining an advantage. More times than not, that means being out there ... Full article
April 9, 2014(0)
Global IT spending is projected to jump 3.2 percent this year, led by a big increase in enterprise software, while an expanding cloud infrastructure is helping to drive datacenter systems spending to $143 billion. Overall, Gartner estimates that global spending for devices, datacenters and enterprise software along with IT and telecommunications services will hit $3.8 trillion in 2014. Spending ... Full article
March 18, 2014(0)
Four years ago, software giant Oracle bought Sun Microsystems and got into the systems business. Sun’s business was in decline, and kept falling at a steep and steady rate for many years. But after years of paring down the product line and focusing on so-called engineered systems – clusters built with very precise components and tuned for specific workloads ... Full article
February 26, 2014(0)
Sales of servers have always been tied very tightly to the regional and global economies and the ups and downs of various industries. But with the relentless pace of Moore’s Law and the dominance of the X86 platform in the datacenters of the world, perhaps X86 servers are the bellwether of economic activity and the rest of the styles ... Full article
February 21, 2014(0)
Sales of servers, storage, switching, software, and services at Hewlett-Packard’s Enterprise Group were up a smidgen in its most recent quarter, but like its peers in the IT space, HP is having trouble boosting its profits in this area because of intense competition. The decision by IBM to sell off its X86 server business to Lenovo gives HP an ... Full article
February 21, 2014(0)
The world is increasingly being shaped by computers, and nowhere is that more evident than in the financial space. Although much of the advanced algorithm action has taken place in the equities world, foreign-exchange trading is now experiencing a similar disruptive wave, with the industry replacing many of its foreign-exchange traders with computer platforms. Allegations of collusion have kicked ... Full article
February 13, 2014(0)
Every innovative product finds its natural place in the market, and that seems to have happened with the Unified Computing System, a converged server-network platform that Cisco Systems launched five years ago, reshaping the enterprise server and networking landscape. UCS sales ramped fast out of the gate, and Cisco quickly became a player in blade servers aimed at enterprise ... Full article
February 5, 2014(0)
There is pent up demand for IT infrastructure upgrades as systems are aging in the datacenters of the world, and that is pushing up demand for hardware and software. However, all of the virtualization tools that are available for servers, storage, and increasingly networking, are at the same time driving up utilization and holding down revenue growth among IT ... Full article
January 24, 2014(0)
Intel and IBM may be experiencing weaker-than-expected revenues from the enterprise sector, but switch and router maker Juniper Networks had a nice bump from enterprises and beat Wall Street’s expectations in the fourth quarter thanks to that. This is good news for Shaygan Kheradpir, the company’s new chief executive officer and the former chief technology officer at Barclays, who ... Full article
January 21, 2014(0)
The hardware business at IBM has fallen on hard times in recent months, and the difficulties continued for Big Blue as it wrapped up 2013. And so IBM’s new chief financial officer, Martin Schroeter, let Wall Street know in a conference call that the company would be doing a workforce rebalancing – an IBM euphemism for layoffs – in ... Full article
January 17, 2014(0)
It is easy to predict what the big cloud builders and hyperscale datacenter operators are going to do: They are going to build more glasshouses and buy or build more servers and storage. Predicting what other enterprises are going to do is a bit trickier, as Intel found out in its most recent quarter. In the final quarter of ... Full article
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