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Using VoIP Systems to Boost Your Sales Team

Blog-post by Demetrius Turner, Wed, 09/04/2013 - 15:04

An efficient sales team needs to be able to make and field calls from wherever they may be. Many small businesses like to supply their sales staff with mobiles or utilize a BYOD (bring your own device) system with compensation for the plans, but these can be inefficient if everyone isn’t on the same system and costly if you’re purchasing large data plans from carriers. Luckily premium VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) systems have become very reliable and they can serve your entire employee base as well as a higher overall efficiency for your company.

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CIO Leadership, Cloud

The power to make change real in your Enterprise

Stay at home but leap miles ahead on software trends

Blog-post by E.G. Nadhan,
HP Blogger
, Tue, 09/03/2013 - 18:58

In a landscape replete with a plethora of evolving paradigms, enterprises must continuously make change real in their environments. It is vital that stakeholders and practitioners equip themselves with first-hand insight on the latest software trends. There are several channels available for such interaction. Some require physical presence at a venue, such as HP Discover.

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CIO Leadership, Applications, IT Performance

Global system integrator uses HP Executive Scorecard to improve customer's business processes

Blog-post by Myles Suer, Tue, 09/03/2013 - 18:13

CSC, a large global systems integrator with business intelligence (BI) experience ranging from manufacturing, healthcare, and government sees IT as the next frontier for big data and BI. Andreas Hufenstuhl, Business Intelligence Solutions manager at CSC, explains that IT—just like the rest of the business—needs figures to measure performance and improve processes.

CIO Leadership, IT Performance, Services

Time Warner's First Ever Enterprise CIO's First 100 Days

KPIs can wait. CIOs must first understand what they have and who's on first.

Quick Post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Tue, 09/03/2013 - 14:57

First impressions in the C suite are critical. That's why Time Warner CIO Bill Krivoshik spent his first three months forging relationships with key stake holders at his new company. He also took a crash course in the media industry because he had never worked in it before and sought agreement among senior executives about the scope of the enterprise CIO role, which was new.

And he needed to gain an understanding about what capabilities Time Warner already had and which could be leveraged.

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Technology, Cloud

Speed Comparison of Cloud Storage Services

Blog-post by Kaushal Shah, Tue, 09/03/2013 - 13:11

There are various cloud storage services available today. This article compares some of the popular cloud storage services in terms of speed and storage capacities.

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Technology, Big Data

Operations: Barrier #5 to Achieving an Efficient Data Center

This is the final article in a five-part series looking at the barriers to achieving an effective data center.

Blog-post by Brian Reagan, Fri, 08/30/2013 - 17:52
Barrier 5 – Operations 
To this point, the focus of these barriers have been infrastructure-centric – servers, storage, power and cooling.  Perhaps the most important dimension of truly achieving transformational change to the data center rests in the people and processes (and implied automation).    Data center operations are truly where the rubber meets the road.   This is where the line of sight between the physical and virtual infrastructure in the pursuit of application / business service levels are defined and maintained.
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Technology, Cloud

Cloud Computing Vs. Grid Computing: Why Work with Cloud?

Blog-post by Kaushal Shah, Fri, 08/30/2013 - 11:53

Cloud computing and grid computing are both used by companies. Both are compared in the article, coming to the conclusion as to why cloud computing is better.

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Business Issues, Mobility, Security

BYOD Policies Mean More Data Protection is Required

Blog-post by Name Withheld, Thu, 08/29/2013 - 16:08

The evolution of personal mobile devices has created some unique challenges for companies, nearly as quickly as the technology has evolved. From a survey given at the CTIA 2013 in Las Vegas this year, a majority of IT professionals reported that 25 percent of their employees use personal devices for their jobs. However, 57 percent of employees surveyed say they use their own mobile devices. Getting your 'Bring Your Own Device' (BYOD) environment under control is critical to reducing your liability and increasing your customer confidence.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Exchange pricing system failure: Was it people, process, technology, or a partner?

Blog-post by Myles Suer, Thu, 08/29/2013 - 16:00

Over the past few days, I have been listening to the debate taking place about the so-called Nasdaq "Flash Freeze" on CNBC. For those who aren’t following this story, a problem in the exchange pricing system forced managers to take the whole trading system down. Today, the discussion centered around who is responsible, and why it took so long to detect and fix the problem.

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Technology, Cloud, IT Infrastructure

Hosted Desktop Market (DaaS)

Blog-post by Rick Blaisdell, Thu, 08/29/2013 - 11:25

As I stated a few months ago in one of the articles on my blog, DaaS would have been one of the hot topics in 2013. And the main reason for that is owed to the fact that Desktop as a Service is considered to be the ideal platform for cloud computing in small and medium-sized businesses.

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