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Archive for June, 2012

28
Jun

The Move to Mobile

The world is going mobile, but it doesn’t mean enterprises are going along for the ride willingly.

It’s understandable that many businesses are hesitant about the mobile revolution, but consider for a moment how much work and play is already done on a tablet or phone. Besides, what’s the difference between a tablet and a PC, if they can accomplish the same task?

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26
Jun

Crowdsourcing Gets to Heart of Big Data

Crowdsourcing certainly isn’t new. The concept has, however, grown more sophisticated as it evolved with time and technology.

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21
Jun

Understanding Cloud ROI from Cloud Value

Are you getting a ROI from your cloud computing service?

Here’s a better question: Are you getting value from your cloud service?

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19
Jun

Cloud Eyed for Disaster Recovery Too

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting a relatively less active hurricane season this year. As recent history has sorely shown, however, that doesn’t mean individuals and organizations shouldn’t prepare and take precautions.

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14
Jun

Time to Rethink IT Management Outcomes

Like it or not, the bottom line is often just that — the bottom line.

In the IT world, there’s the perception that you should be able to do “more with less,” and continue that resource reduction year after year.

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12
Jun

Better Mobile Tech, Tools for BYOB

A Forrester survey reveals workers are spending an annual average of $1,253 of their own money on computers and technology to do their jobs. Not that we need a survey to see what’s happening, but the personal investment figures do drive home the point.

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7
Jun

Understanding What IPv6 Can Bring

Last year, in June 2011, the ‘world’ collectively deiced to flick the IPv6 switch and test out the new Internet protocol set to replace the aging and address-drained IPv4. The results were generally successful, with nary a connectivity problem or complaint. What’s more, this test fostered two things. First, it was confirmation that IPv4 tunneling services were working correctly. Second, it allowed IPv6 participants, like ISPs and companies like Microsoft, Google and Cisco, to get some real-world IPv6 testing and track IPv6 usage around the globe. Now, in June 2012, World IPv6 Day has arrived yet again, only this time, “it’s for real.” All the IPv6 switches are staying on, which marks June 6 as a somewhat special occasion in Internet history.

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5
Jun

Building a Better Garage for Big Data

The amount of data processed and stored by enterprises is breaking down every architectural construct in the storage industry, ushering in what the Storage Networking Industry Association calls the “era of big scale.”

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1
Jun

The Cloud as an Enabler of a Changing Market

For all of the cloud’s touted benefits, something that is often overlooked is its role as a core ingredient in what industry watchers and technologists describe as a transformation of the IT industry itself.

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