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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 it, who is using it, how to use it as an advantage, and what happens when you don't have it. What does…

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. It makes logical (pun intended) sense as the next area of management to help control "sprawl". We've seen many of these types of initiatives to help control sprawl…

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. Really, Andy? More about IT staffing? Absolutely, especially since I am a bit biased on the topic (I oversee an IT Staffing organization as part…

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, you could move to the forefront of IT innovation by accessing the latest applications. This goal can be your reality if you implement Linux running on IBM Power Systems. By…

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 out. We all work to keep our organization's IT environments not just up and running, but as efficient as possible. It's this efficiency…

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 only is the cost of Power comparable to x86, but the boost in performance guarantees a greater return on investment. According to an IDC study, moving to…

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 Insights If one of your business processes has become so costly that it is eating into your profits, you may be unaware of the…

Unified Platform – copy

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 VersaStack. The strength, durability, and reliability of anything you build is dependent upon its foundation. This is as true for the systems you depend upon to run your business as it is for anything else. Fast and…