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7 Things to Know About 5G

In recent years, tech advancements have made fifth-generation cellular networks (i.e., 5G) possible. 5G will be much faster than existing 4G connections and is expected to facilitate the seamless operation of VR tech, self-driving cars, drones, industrial robots and more. Basically, 5G is the newest generation of mobile broadband that will augment and eventually replace current 4G…Read More

Improving IoT Security: 4 Ways to Slam the Door on Hackers

As I was reading a recent Sophos blog on improving IoT security, I had a flashback to my childhood. Growing up, my parents got after me for leaving doors open (“In or out!”, “You’re letting all the warm/cool air out!” and “You’re letting bugs in!” were popular in my house). Your company leaders probably don’t…Read More

Why Organizations Should Choose Azure over AWS

Although AWS entered the cloud computing scene in 2006 and Azure made its debut in 2010, both were named as leaders in Gartner's 2015 Cloud IaaS Magic Quadrant. This feat recognizes the giant strides Microsoft has made in updating and innovating its IaaS product to the point where it delivers robust capabilities and features that…Read More

Things You Should Know About Office 365

Launched in 2011, Office 365 is a line of subscription services offered as part of the Microsoft Office product line. Users access Office 365 offerings through plans that allow a subscription-based use of Microsoft's Office software suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access and Publisher), as well as the following cloud-based SaaS products: Skype for…Read More

Virtualization and Software-Defined Data Center: Are You Ready for It?

With the advent and increasing sophistication of cloud computing tech, the abstraction of hardware resource has made the administration of IT infrastructure substantially easier. Such abstraction has made its mark on the traditional data center, giving rise to software-defined systems for storage, networking, computing and other IT resources. What is SDDC? An SDDC is a…Read More

Making Your Software Transition Smooth with Deployment Tools

The ultimate goal of dev teams is to get their codes deployed to production. An effective software deployment process is essential to the success of the application development effort. The advent and subsequent integration of DevOps, agile development and continuous deployment tools have increased the velocity and efficiency of the deployment process. Benefits of Software…Read More

The Principles of Enterprise Mobility Strategy

An enterprise mobility strategy shouldn't be centered on access restrictions and the management of mobile devices. Rather, it should enable businesses to rapidly respond to the evolving nature of customer needs or expectations, accelerate new windows of opportunity, and be at par with technological advancements in the global marketplace. Principles of an Effective Mobility Strategy…Read More

Traditional SAN Technology vs. VMware vSAN

Centralized storage enables the consolidation of storage resources both at the block and file level. It allows servers to access the same pool of storage space, making for efficient use of storage capacity. Since the data is centralized, management and backup operations are much easier. Some of the benefits of centralized storage include high performance,…Read More

Data Protection Tips When Moving to the Cloud

In recent years, more and more businesses are beginning to leverage enterprise cloud technology due to the multiple benefits it offers, especially in terms of profitability and efficiency. Reports from IDG Enterprise's 2016 Cloud Computing summary show that cloud technology is used by 70% of organizations in the U.S. - whether it be public, private,…Read More

Public Cloud Offerings vs. Private Internal Cloud

No matter the type of cloud being used, whether private, public or hybrid, nearly everyone agrees that cloud computing provides numerous benefits in terms of instant provisioning, virtualized resources, scalability and ability to rapidly expand the server base. The choice of public or private cloud depends largely on your business needs. Let's explore the different…Read More