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Three Practical Applications for Big Data

Three Practical Applications for Big Data


Big data is widely regarded as transformative for business. There is barely a business in existence that wouldn't benefit from more data about its operations, its customers, and the marketplace. However, there is still no shortage of decision makers who decline to see the potential advantage, often as a reflexive reaction...   READ MORE +
Dark Data Offers Both Opportunity and Risk

Dark Data Offers Both Opportunity and Risk


In some ways, the cloud is a double-edged sword. The ease with which we can spin up servers lets businesses align their infrastructure portfolio to their business needs in close to real time. On the other hand, without proper management, it's also easy to deploy resources that are not used...   READ MORE +
Flexible Infrastructure Powers Ever More Rapid Innovation Cycles

Flexible Infrastructure Powers Ever More Rapid Innovation Cycles


In all areas of business, from HR to logistics, and from product design to manufacturing, the ability to deploy information infrastructure accelerates the pace of innovation, shortening innovation cycles and allowing us to truly iterate.   READ MORE +
Thinking of Moving Your Business to the Cloud? These Six Considerations Will Ease Your Journey

Thinking of Moving Your Business to the Cloud? These Six Considerations Will Ease Your Journey


Enterprise adoption among small and medium enterprises is growing. Once the preserve of startups and large corporations, smaller businesses that had until now been content with their legacy systems have recognized the benefits that infrastructure-as-a-service can bring to their business.   READ MORE +
How Everything-As-A-Service is Changing Cloud Computing

How Everything-As-A-Service is Changing Cloud Computing


The cloud was disruptive enough when it was primarily related to IT - when it could improve application development, streamline a few critical processes and offer improved storage/communication. Now, though? Things have changed - and it’s a change that’s most definitely for the better.   READ MORE +
Every Company is a Data Company, But They Don't All Need Data Centers

Every Company is a Data Company, But They Don't All Need Data Centers


In a perceptive article on ZDNet, writer and analyst Joe McKendrick makes the point that in the modern era, every company is a software and data company. But do they need a data center?   READ MORE +
Why Pay Big Money For Infrastructure Talent?

Why Pay Big Money For Infrastructure Talent?


At the start of any big IT project, the question arises over the best way to procure and deploy the necessary infrastructure. There are two broadly defined camps: those who think it’s almost always better to buy and manage infrastructure in-house, and those who think the cloud is generally the...   READ MORE +
Expert Advice: Rethinking Electrical Distribution in Datacenters to Reduce Risk of Failure

Expert Advice: Rethinking Electrical Distribution in Datacenters to Reduce Risk of Failure


Today representing between 1.5 to 2 percent of the world’s electrical consumption, how can we optimize power distribution in datacenters? What are the challenges? How can these changes reduce the risk of failure? Learn the answers to these questions in the following assessment made by Germain Masse, director of OVH...   READ MORE +
Does the Internet of Things Always Mean Big Data?

Does the Internet of Things Always Mean Big Data?


In an interesting article entitled Forget Big Data -- Small Data Is Driving The Internet Of Things, Forbes writer Mike Kavis makes the point that it’s inaccurate to assume that the Internet of Things necessarily presupposes big data. He’s right in an obvious way, to get to big data you need...   READ MORE +
The Demise of the Corporate WAN

The Demise of the Corporate WAN


In 2008, in the article titled: “Cloud computing: End of the corporate WAN?” NetworkWorld asked the interesting and significant question: Why have a WAN when I have the cloud?” The article questioned the long term viability of corporate WANs vs the ubiquitous connectivity that cloud could provide.   READ MORE +
White Paper: Is Your Email More Secure On-Premise or In the Cloud?

White Paper: Is Your Email More Secure On-Premise or In the Cloud?


Download free best practices white paper to find out if your solution measures up on 7 critical dimensions of email security.     READ MORE +
7 Undeniable Reasons Why Your Network Should be Flexible

7 Undeniable Reasons Why Your Network Should be Flexible


Here are 7 undeniable reasons why you should use a cloud-based WAN to make your cloud connectivity flexible.   READ MORE +
Free to Innovate: The CIO Who Outsources

Free to Innovate: The CIO Who Outsources


No time to innovate? Achieve results by outsourcing routine IT to a specialist managed service provider.   READ MORE +
White Paper: VMware Software-Defined Data Center

White Paper: VMware Software-Defined Data Center


The mobile cloud era is changing line-of-business (LOB) expectations of IT. For IT organizations to securely deliver the anticipated improvements in service quality and speed, a Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) approach is required.    READ MORE +
SoftNAS Architecture on AWS

SoftNAS Architecture on AWS


Network Attached Storage (NAS) software is commonly deployed to provide shared file services to users and applications. SoftNAS Cloud, a popular NAS solution that can be deployed from the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace, is designed to support a variety of market verticals, use cases, and workload types. Increasingly, SoftNAS...   READ MORE +
Cloud Security Principles: The Growing Importance of Physical Location in a Virtualized World

Cloud Security Principles: The Growing Importance of Physical Location in a Virtualized World


Legal requirements arise every day while the question of where to store one's data is left without a real useful explanation. The following post adds a new perspective to those considering the data treatment rules “bowl”, and offers a relevant solution.   READ MORE +
Any Teleport in a Storm

Any Teleport in a Storm


When your communications make a 72,000km round trip into orbit and back to reach you, the last thing you want is for the weather to get in the way. For people and businesses relying on satellite signals to communicate across Brazil, this can be much more than a minor hiccup. So...   READ MORE +
C-Suite Study: The Customer-Activated Enterprise

C-Suite Study: The Customer-Activated Enterprise


Building upon more than a decade of research that has helped to produce the IBM C-suite Studies series, the new Global C-suite Study embodies one of the largest collections of C-level executive insights produced anywhere in the world. The Customer-activated Enterprise is now available for download. Following face-to-face conversations with...   READ MORE +
Datacom Datacenter Services

Datacom Datacenter Services


Leverage Datacom's Data centre Assets, Operational expertise and networks to Host and Manage your critical IT equipment infrastructure.     READ MORE +
Datacom Office Productivity as a Service

Datacom Office Productivity as a Service


Datacom OPaaS is a managed suite of services that provides an enterprise-class messaging and collaboration solution. Datacom’s solution allows customers to migrate to an enhanced messaging system based on the latest Microsoft’s technologies along with rich email and collaboration options.   READ MORE +