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Why IT Is Increasing Investments in Colocation

A clear majority of data center managers said they are already using colocation or plan to do so shortly, according to a recent survey from Vertiv. The resulting "Colocation Data Center Usage Report" defines colocation as an environment that includes multi-tenant data centers,... Read More »

Renown Health Transforms Its IT Environment

A healthcare provider in Nevada had to move to a much more efficient and secure IT environment, so it embarked on a complete data center redesign and IT refresh.

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Next-Gen Networks Advance Digital Transformations

IT decision-makers admit that their companies are still several years away from a fully realized digital transformation, according to a recent survey from Riverbed. The accompanying report, titled "The Future of Networking," indicates that the deployment of next-generation networks would... Read More »

How a Blended Approach to Databases Can Help IT

With many current systems failing to make data available in a timely manner, a significant share of companies are actively evaluating new forms of database management system (DBMS) technology, according to a recent survey from InterSystems. The resulting report, "Choosing... Read More »

Why Companies Are Adopting DCIM Solutions

A majority of IT departments are deploying data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solutions and are reaping significant savings, according to a recent survey from Intel Data Center Manager and Schneider Electric. The resulting report, "DCIM Solution... Read More »

Remote Applications Drive Bandwidth Demand

WAN managers need flexible network services due to the growing demand for higher bandwidth and predictable connectivity to applications that are remote, according to a new study, "State of the WAN Report," conducted SD WAN-supplier Aryaka. Traditional Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) no longer satisfies that need in... Read More »

Why Data Centers Still Dominate Tech Deployments

Despite the growing presence of the cloud, the majority of IT assets are still deployed at enterprise-owned data centers, according to the Uptime Institute's seventh annual "Data Center Industry Survey." The findings reveal that flaws... Read More »

Lone Star College Gets Smart About IT Automation

The fastest-growing community college system in the nation automates IT management and boosts customer satisfaction, while trimming service resolution times.

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Greenville Health System Treats Backups Seriously

The South Carolina health care provider modernized its storage system to deliver better access to patient records, greater efficiency and more reliable backups.

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City Harvest Improves Data Feeds and Food Delivery

A New York City organization that rescues food for the poor upgrades its IT infrastructure to improve operations and ensure that food reaches hungry citizens.

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Marketing Automation Drives Success at JIMEX

This global vehicle auction and brokerage firm turned to a cloud-based data integration platform to personalize e-commerce and automate its marketing programs.

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Disaster Recovery Plans and Testing Are Lacking

Only 60 percent of the organizations surveyed have a documented disaster recovery plan in place, and just 40 percent of them test the plan annually, according to a new survey. Moreover, the majority of companies are dissatisfied with disaster recovery solutions, finding them either too costly or too difficult to implement. However, the survey respondents who use cloud-based DR expressed... Read More »

Rewards and Risks of Software-Defined WANs

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are escalating in frequency and scale, and the traffic they generate is sudden, massive and completely unpredictable. Almost any technology-savvy person with a computer and an Internet connection can marshal an army of bots and servers to cripple and quickly overwhelm targets, shut down sites and cause collateral damage. Most hardware-based... Read More »

Why IT Monitoring Tools Are Not Stopping Outages

Most organizations are still using network monitoring solutions that aren't very effective in predicting network performance issues and/or outages, according to a recent survey from Veriflow. The accompanying report, "Network Complexity, Change and Human Factors are Failing the Business," indicates that, in many... Read More »

How IT Leaders Can Cope With Network Sprawl

Ninety-two percent of IT professionals surveyed said that adopting cloud technologies is important to their organization's long-term business success, according to a survey by SolarWinds, an IT software firm. Yet 60 percent of the respondents said it is unlikely that their entire... Read More »

Why Companies Are Overhauling IT Infrastructure

Organizations are carefully examining the state of their IT infrastructure as they dedicate themselves to a digital transformation, according to a recent survey from SignalFx. With this transition considered a primary strategic goal for many businesses, CEOs are often taking the lead in preparing for this major... Read More »

Dental College Modernizes Its IT Infrastructure

In 2016, Nova Southeastern Dental College embarked on an ambitious project to modernize teaching systems and IT infrastructure, including adopting thin clients.

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Why Few Data Centers Are Fully Optimized

Very few tech executives feel that their IT operations are running at an "optimized" level, according to a recent survey from Datalink. The resulting report, titled "Data Centers in Flux: The IT Optimization Challenge," indicates that many of these execs feel that they need to expand cloud initiatives to reach a... Read More »

Software Cloud Deployment Is Ready for Primetime

With Gartner predicting that the cloud will emerge as the default option for software deployment by 2020, a clear majority of organizations have either already made this transition or are planning to do so in the near future, according to a recent survey from Adaptiva. The resulting "2016 Cloud Software... Read More »

Keeping Up With the Pace of Technological Change

The pace of technological change is fast and getting faster, and the CTO of OC Tanner reveals how organizations must adapt to keep up with the changing times.

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