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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
From small start-ups to global corporations, business leaders are struggling to attract and (more importantly) retain millennial talent. A sizable portion of the discussion around Millennials in the workforce makes them sound like an abnormal group; one that will eventually come around to the “traditional” way of doing business. To adopt this mindset is not only bad […]
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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
 Our study of 78 corporate networking environments reveals that neglecting device asset management is exposing organizations to the risk of network outage, ratcheting up maintenance costs, and degrading network performance. Read on to see our visual take on the findings! Related Posts The color of your cloud  The term “cloud” in IT today evokes many responses, feelings and […]
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From the experts | June 29, 2011 by Jonathan White
SAN’s and Storage Tiering: Difficult Situations Inspire Ingenious Solutions.   “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…” – Thomas Jefferson, US Declaration of Independence  While it is self-evident people are created equal, it is also self-evident to IT professionals managing application infrastructure that not all data is created equal. In the […]
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From the experts | June 28, 2011 by Jonathan White
It’s impossible to ignore. Technology is evolving at an astonishing pace, and major business trends like BYOD, Cloud and UCC are introducing new complexities and challenges for leaders in every business unit – not just within IT. In fact, the very role of IT is changing the world over, as end-users now make their own choices when […]
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From the experts | June 22, 2011 by Jonathan White
One of the promises of BYOD is that it reduces help desk tickets, which allows IT to spend less time fixing problems and more time driving business value. However, as more employees bring their own devices to work, IT departments are seeing an increase in tickets. These tickets – which cover everything from device compatibility […]
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From the experts | June 16, 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 2, 2011 by Jonathan White
This can be a very difficult question.  A question that has created many products and solutions (inside and outside of IT…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 wouldn’t need all of the switches, routers, servers, and storage. […]
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From the experts | May 31, 2011 by Jonathan White
“Mission-critical” means that reliability can’t be compromised. The applications on which business users rely every day to generate revenue, service clients and keep the company operating need to be as close to bulletproof as possible. In pursuing this, many IT departments are forced to over-invest in infrastructure, constraining budgets and making other investments impossible (or […]