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It’s All About The Data

by Andy Jonak

The past few weeks I've been thinking about data. Where's he going with this, you ask? I've had the opportunity to see a lot of customers over the past 3-4 weeks and as well as attended IBM interConnect 2017 in Las Vegas. This all reminded me more and more about data. How to access it, how to protect...
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Vicom Computer Services Taps Actifio To Make Data Available Instantly

by Vicom Team

BOSTON, March 28, 2017 – Actifio, the Enterprise Data-as-a-Service (EDaaS) company, today announced a partnership with Vicom Computer Services Inc., a leading technology consulting firm that drives business value through the delivery of emerging IT solutions. The partnership will bring Actifio’s...
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To CDM or not to CDM?

by Andy Jonak

One of the areas that we are seeing becoming increasingly relevant within the enterprises we work with is the concept of Copy Data Management (CDM). It's a very simple concept but an extremely powerful one. It's all about the control and management of all those copies you make on your storage systems....
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Don’t Overlook the Day to Day

by Andy Jonak

Throughout the years I've talked about what's new, what we see our customers doing and embracing, and the trends we see when it comes to IT is used. To be sure, this is exciting stuff and I will continue to talk about it in detail. These "exciting" things are what will propel IT into the future by finding...
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2016 Year in Review

by Andy Jonak

2016 has been an interesting year in regards to IT. Money was spent on IT in predictable areas, but the year itself felt a bit differently than previous years. In what ways? As always, organizations are spending money on their IT needs, but they are being much more prudent about it. And frankly, I don't...
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Make sure your Staffing Firms know more than just Staffing

by Andy Jonak

I’ve written about Staffing firms throughout the years. I’ve talked about how important they are, how they often get a bad rap (particularly within the IT world) and what firms should look for when they are choosing a Staffing firm for their IT needs. This month, I want to talk about that a bit more....
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New Trends in the Evolution of Data Analytics

by Gil Rolon

Trends that Are Changing the Face of Data Analytics Data analytics are evolving beyond the capabilities of hard drive storage. Analytics trends include prescriptive, cognitive, real-time, and security analytics. The C-suite recognizes that data analytics are the key to making profitable business...
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Finding a New Answer to Data Center Sprawl

by Vicom Team

The growing quality, amount, and variety of data continues to challenge the capacity of data centers. Trends like increased mobile use and the Internet of Things are driving data traffic. Every transaction a customer makes on a smartphone generates data. Every sensor on a device in your home or in your...
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Where have Others done it before?

by Andy Jonak

I am constantly out talking with different organizations and our customers about their business issues and IT challenges, as well as the IT trends we see happening. It is our hope that this helps to give them some clarity when it comes to their own IT environments. And we can all use some clarity (see...
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Top Data Storage Challenges

by Gil Rolon

Big data capacity, performance, and management challenges require that companies rethink their storage options. Consider software-defined storage’s benefits. Big data just keeps getting bigger. According to IDC, by 2020 the digital universe will expand from 4.4 zettabytes to 44 zettabytes. Technology...
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Top 5 Tips for a Smooth Flash Migration

by Gil Rolon

If you’re coming up on a storage refresh, you may be consider upgrading to a new type of storage. Your hard disk drive storage may be strained by rapidly increasing data loads. Moving to high-capacity, high-performance storage like flash can solve this problem. While the end results are worth it, the...
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How to Leverage Open Technologies with Linux on Power

by Ken Gullo

Implementing Linux on Power is the first step to joining the open source community that collaborates on developing hardware and software innovations. What if your business could be part of an exclusive think tank made up of the top technology experts and software developers? As a member of this group,...
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What is the Value of IT?

by Andy Jonak

IT provides a lot of value to the organizations it serves. We all know that; we see and live it each and every day. Most of the organizations we work with could not function effectively without what IT provides. That includes hardware, software, services, and resources. It's so integral in so many aspects...
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Go for the Gold with Linux on Power for Big Data

by Ken Gullo

Go for the Gold with Linux on Power for Big Data What would it mean for your business to run like a gold medal-winning Olympic team? All your business processes would be in top condition. You would outpace your competitors in terms of innovation. You would hit your customer conversion targets and...
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Process Data Faster to Deploy Today’s Applications

by Vicom Team

Is your business soaring ahead by inventing new applications or are you caught in a holding pattern? Developing and deploying applications gives your business a competitive edge and can be a key source of revenue. As a result, companies are working to develop custom applications that meet the unique...
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It’s Never as Good as You Think it is

by Andy Jonak

Our world of IT is dynamic, complex, always changing and convoluted. And that's just what happened today. In all seriousness, I believe one of the reasons we all chose the IT profession (in whatever capacity we are in), is actually because of those reasons. People that are looking for uneventful days...
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The Power of Real Time Insight

by Ken Gullo

The Power of Real-time Insights If one of your business processes has become so costly that it is eating into your profits, you may be unaware of the problem until you receive a monthly report from IT. In the time between when the problem developed and when you learned of it, your business has lost...
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Staffing is so much more than just Staffing

by Andy Jonak

IT staffing firms are often harshly criticized. Some of it is deserved, but much of it is not. staffing firms provide a very valuable service to their customers (see my post: Why Staffing Firms are Critical, back from September 2015) with the consultants and resources they provide. Many of our customers...

What’s Next

by Andy Jonak

As we approach the midway point of 2016, have you given thought to what's next? And I don't mean in a grand, science fiction, sort of way, I mean what's next for IT and for technology as it pertains to you and your organization. Not a technical discussion, but a focus on why it's so important figure...
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What’s Next

by Andy Jonak

As we approach the midway point of 2016, have you given thought to what's next? And I don't mean in a grand, science fiction, sort of way, I mean what's next for IT and for technology as it pertains to you and your organization. Not a technical discussion, but a focus on why it's so important figure...
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2016 Trends for the Changing Storage Landscape

by Gil Rolon

The year 2016 is still young, so it’s not too late to catch up with the latest trends in storage. Many of the trends being predicted for this year involve software-defined storage or flash storage specifically. Not only that, but the capacity and performance levels of flash storage put you in a position...
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Vicom Computer Services, Inc. Named to CRN’s 2016 Solution Provider 500 List

by Vicom Press Release

Vicom Computer Services, Inc. Named to CRN’s 2016 Solution Provider 500 List Farmingdale, NY, June 15, 2016 – Vicom Computer Services, Inc., announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Vicom to its 2016 Solution Provider 500 list. The SP500 list is CRN’s annual ranking...
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3 Things You Should Know When Moving Linux to Power

by Ken Gullo

If you are still running Linux on x86 servers, it might be time to consider a move to Power. Some IT leaders hesitate to make the move because they are under the impression that Power is more expensive than x86 servers. Others are concerned about having to retrain staff and recode applications. Not...
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A CFO’s Wish List for Modern Applications Architecture

by Vicom Team

As a CFO, you need to be able to manage risk by processing financial data streaming in from all parts of the business. The volume of data inundating your business can be too much for a person to handle, particularly at the speed that is required to make practical use of insights. The Power of Real-time...
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Status of the Cloud

Public, Private or Hybrid

by Andy Jonak

It's been a while since I talked about the cloud, so I think it's in need of a revisit. I know that at times talking about the cloud is like talking about air, pun intended, since that's where actual clouds live. It's just there all the time and has become so pervasive (or so it seems) that why talk...
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How to Build a TCO Business Case for Flash Storage

by Gil Rolon

IT leaders are constantly under pressure to keep up with the flood of data needed to make strategic business decision while at the same time keeping costs down. How do you upgrade your infrastructure to the newest, high performance storage solutions, like flash, without breaking the bank? Examining...
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Storage – Flash

Busting the Myth of High-Priced Flash Storage

by Gil Rolon

Even as trends in storage turn towards software-defined storage, the myth that flash storage is expensive to implement persists. The myth that flash storage is costly comes from its traditionally higher cost per gigabyte compared to disk storage. Flash storage can be priced anywhere from $1 to 3 per...
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Vicom Computer Services, Inc. Named to Crain’s Largest Privately Held Companies in NYC list

Annual list recognizes organizations with continual growth and superior performance

by Vicom Press Release

Farmingdale, NY, March, 2016 – Vicom Computer Services, Inc. has been named on Crain’s Largest Privately Held Companies in NYC. The Crain’s NY Business List is highly recognized in the business community and has acknowledged companies in the private sector for many years. In compiling the list,...
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Improving Application Delivery with a Truly Unified Platform

Whether you run your applications on-premise or in the cloud, or both, learn more about the best way to deploy applications and middleware without having to constantly re-invent the wheel.

by Vicom Team

Whether you run your applications on-premise or in the cloud, or both, learn more about the best way to deploy applications and middleware without having to constantly re-invent the wheel.  Learn about Pure Application for VersaStack. The strength, durability, and reliability of anything you build...
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Private Cloud

Running Your Own Private Cloud Efficiently

by Greg Powe

Running Your Own Private Cloud Efficiently   Pool all your computing, networking, and storage solutions readily and easily by building your own private cloud environment. Time-to-Value is far quicker than you think when you use validated architectures from IBM and Cisco to skip the laborious...
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Data Center

Rapidly, Responsively Scale Out Your Data Center

by Greg Powe

VersaStack  Rapidly, Responsively Scale Out Your Data Center   Eliminating silos and creating a unified, virtualized data environment helps make everything more efficient. Pretested, validated architectures make it easier to create the scale-on-demand environment your users need. The...

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by Greg Powe

VersaStack  Improving Application Delivery with a Truly Unified Platform Whether you run your applications on-premise or in the cloud, or both, learn more about the best way to deploy applications and middleware without having to constantly re-invent the wheel. Learn about PureApplication for...
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Unified Platform

Improving Application Delivery with a Truly Unified Platform

by Greg Powe

VersaStack  Improving Application Delivery with a Truly Unified Platform Whether you run your applications on-premise or in the cloud, or both, learn more about the best way to deploy applications and middleware without having to constantly re-invent the wheel. Learn about PureApplication for...
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2015 List of CRN Tech Elite 250

Annual list recognizes IT solution providers

by Vicom Press Release

Vicom Computer Services, Inc. today announced it has been named to The Channel Company’s CRN® Tech Elite 250. This annual list recognizes an elite group of IT solution providers that have invested in the training and education needed to earn the most advanced technical certifications from leading...
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Long Term Agreement Ensures Success

by Vicom Press Release

The MTA launched a request for proposal in September 2013 for a project encompassing and creating a fully redundant core data network across the three core data centers and upgrade user access to applications and facilities throughout NYC Transit. Vicom will design, install and maintain data communications...
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2014 IBM Partner of the Year

by Vicom Press Release

Vicom Computer Services, “The Data Efficiency Company” is a leading information technology consulting firm servicing the Fortune 1000, state and local government and emerging mid-size organizations, today announced it was named winner of an IBM Choice Award for IBM Partner of the Year – North America. Announced...
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Vicom Awarded Long Term Technology Agreement with the MTA

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York (MTA) Awards Vicom Computer Services, Inc. with an all agency technology upgrade

by Vicom Team

Farmingdale, NY December 2014 – Vicom Computer Services, Inc. a provider of technology and service solutions, was awarded an 11 year contract with the MTA. The MTA launched a request for proposal in September 2013 for a project encompassing and creating a fully redundant core data network across...
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Vicom Named Partner of the Year – North America

The Data Efficiency Company

by Vicom Team

Vicom Computer Services, “The Data Efficiency Company” is a leading information technology consulting firm servicing the Fortune 1000, state and local government and emerging mid-size organizations, today announced it was named winner of an IBM Choice Award for IBM Partner of the Year – North America. Announced...