March 30, 2018 – 11:36 am | Comments Off on Hyperconvergence and How We Got Here

In order to understand the IT trends of today we must first discuss the past.  In decades past, the mainframe was the only game in town.  Conceptually, a mainframe was a single platform that addressed …

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Dell, EMC, Cisco Tackle BYOD With VDI and Desktop Virtualization
September 3, 2012 – 1:12 am | No Comment
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What is interesting about Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) efforts is that they are more effectively driving thin client solutions than the thin client movement itself did a decade or so ago. This is because …

Mobile Cloud Strategy Revealed
September 3, 2012 – 12:55 am | No Comment
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As it is very sensible to use a private cloud environment for management, security, and other aspects of mobile applications, it can be expected that mobile devices will soon be the driving force in cloud …

Deciphering the big data buzz
September 3, 2012 – 12:47 am | No Comment
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The collision of consumers, business and information on the internet has created the latest IT buzz phrase: Big Data. Big data is everything out there online, in the cloud, in the air.
As with many buzz …

Intel immerses its servers in oil — and they like it!
September 3, 2012 – 12:33 am | No Comment
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The idea of immersing servers in oil to keep them cool isn’t entirely new — passionate gamers have been housing their systems in vegetable oil for years. But it’s time to take notice of this trend …

Windows 8 and the Cloud: SkyDrive
September 2, 2012 – 11:18 am | No Comment
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Microsoft’s cloud storage service, SkyDrive, has been around for just over 5 years—since way before Apple came out with iCloud or Google with Gdrive. But only with Windows 8 does SkyDrive become an integral part …

Technology Focus: Who Benefits From Big Data? Big Guns IBM, Oracle, HP, EMC
September 2, 2012 – 11:12 am | No Comment
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Take a look at four huge technology companies  — Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ), International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL), the No. 1 database developer, and EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC).
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VMware introduces enhanced offerings for small and midsize businesses
September 2, 2012 – 11:00 am | No Comment
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Virtualization is now mainstream amongst SMBs, with companies increasingly focused on extending the benefits of virtualization to improve IT availability and backup / recovery. Recent studies by Spiceworks found that 77% of SMBs are either …

Hadoop Business Intelligence Training Offered at Big Data University
September 2, 2012 – 12:13 am | No Comment
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Hadoop business intelligence (BI) training is being rolled out at the IBM Big Data University through Jaspersoft, one of the world’s leading providers of BI software. Jaspersoft announced that it would offer the training for …