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Posts by Jonathan White

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Cloud | October 4, 2018 by Jonathan White
When it comes to the cloud, IT leaders need to be very careful about choosing which workloads to migrate first. Here’s why: delivering business value upfront creates momentum and support for future cloud initiatives.
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Cloud | November 24, 2017 by Jonathan White
There’s a simple reason why one in three businesses say their cloud migration was more expensive and complicated than expected. They planned it wrong!
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Cloud | October 11, 2017 by Jonathan White
If you already know which workloads to move to the cloud and in what order, then you are ahead of the curve! For everyone else, the question remains: How do you get moving on cloud application migration in a material way? And where do you start? While it is tempting to pick from a branch of low-hanging fruit, you need to do your research first. Only with due diligence and the proper methods can you create an effective cloud roadmap.
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Last month, Cisco, in partnership with Citrix, announced the expansion of their virtual networking portfolio with a custom version of Citrix’s NetScaler virtual Application Delivery Controller (ADC). As the BYOD trend continues to test IT infrastructures, virtual networking and programmable overlay networks have met the challenges of: Limited scalability of network services bound to physical hardware […]
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From the experts | March 8, 2013 by Jonathan White
What is it that you want to protect most? This can be a very difficult question.  A question that has created many products and solutions (inside and outside of I.T…think insurance).  Other than the people, the most critical asset we have in most organizations is the information.  If it were not for that information we […]
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As computing transitions from the PC era to one in the cloud — where mobile workers need to access media-rich applications from any device, anywhere, anytime — enterprises are relying increasingly on desktop virtualization. And for good reason. It offers real benefits like security, flexibility and cost-savings. For end users, it means that if a […]
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From the experts | September 29, 2011 by Jonathan White
Editor’s note: our virtualization expert Stephen Akuffo weighs in on the Virtual Space Race Study blog series – see his notes below. Do you remember the days of dial up – when you had the patience to wait minutes for the information you wanted? Fast forward 20 years. We now live in an era that […]
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From the experts | June 29, 2011 by Jonathan White
Networking is a word that for many causes trepidation and excitement at the same time, and I’m not necessarily talking only about networking equipment in IT, I’m also talking about human networking. We all know how nerve racking it can be to step into a room full of strangers with the goal of branching out […]
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From the experts | June 28, 2011 by Jonathan White
From rumors of cost savings, to greater employee satisfaction, to more productivity – the reasons for initiating a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy span far and wide. In the second addition to Softchoice’s BYOD Behind the Scenes Blog Series (read the first here), I wanted to explore exactly what triggered our decision to adopt a bring-your-own-device policy. […]
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From the experts | June 22, 2011 by Jonathan White
They say, be careful what you wish for. A plant needs sunshine and water to grow but give it too much and the plant burns or withers. The same sort of predicament might be said of data center consolidation. Over the last few decades, pulling the plug on inefficiently used servers in a variety of […]
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From the experts | June 16, 2011 by Jonathan White
You’re storing more data than you need to. Cut the excess in your infrastructure, and you can benefit from efficiency gains, cost savings and budget that can be redeployed to high impact IT initiatives. All it takes is a little data deduplication. Lower the amount of data you store without sacrificing what you need, and […]
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From the experts | June 2, 2011 by Jonathan White
Knowing what you already have in your toolbox before heading out to buy new tools is common sense. However, sometimes you can lose track of what you own and find yourself buying the same screwdriver over and over again. This can happen in your IT environment too if you don’t have a good system of keeping track of what’s in […]
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From the experts | May 31, 2011 by Jonathan White
The right VDI security achieves the costs and efficiencies your enterprise is looking for. As server virtualization continues to go mainstream, achieving significant savings by optimizing resource utilization, many organizations are taking the lessons learned and benefits achieved and setting their sights on an even bigger challenge and opportunity: the desktop. Desktop virtualization – or VDI […]