Big Data. It’s not just trendy jargon. Big Data is real, and we all have front row seats to witness this evolution of how information is extracted, analyzed, and integrated. According to Bernard Marr, contributor to Forbes.com and author of “Big Data: Using SMART Big Data, Analytics and Metrics to Make Better Decisions and Improve […]
More people live in cities today than at any time in human history. Of the 82 biggest cities in the US, which account for a cumulative population of more than 59 million people, 87% of those cities increased in population between 2014 and 2015 as reported by USA Today. This population growth—and the pressures that […]
With so many online file sharing (OFS) options today, it has become common practice in the workplace for employees to use their personal accounts for syncing and sharing their work data. The majority of OFS solutions—for personal use—are easy to use and free so employees feel it helps them to operate in a more efficient […]
By now you’ve been inundated with information about converged and hyper-converged infrastructure, but what does it all really mean? We’re going to go back to basics here to define the terms based on what the industry is saying. In addition, we’d like to provide a quick outline of where these systems are best used, and […]
There are some variations on the definition of storage virtualization, however there is one definition provided by SearchVirtualStorage.com that nicely covers the overarching concept. Storage virtualization is “technology that provides a flexible yet logical arrangement of data storage capacity to users while abstracting the physical location from them. It is a software layer that intercepts […]
Do you have an IT project that needs to be on the fast track? The first step in developing your plan for internal approval is to consider your audience. Whether it’s your CFO or CTO who needs to approve your project, we recommend formatting your pitch so you are speaking their language. Not only are […]
Training increases the overall value of an IT department and its ability to respond to changing business needs. In addition to keeping up with the latest technology and preparing for your next IT solution implementation, the proven reduction in employee turnover—resulting from providing training—helps maintain consistency through every project implementation.
According to the Emerging Workforce Study […]
We all know that storage plays an important role in the success of new initiatives. Every IT leader is looking at transformational projects including, mobile, data analytics and cloud. As a result, the enterprise data center is in transition, especially with regard to storage.
The desire for change is usually born out of the need to […]