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Business Issues, Technology, Converged Infrastructure

Gartner's Magic Qudrant on converged infrastructure

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jdodge

CRN's slideshow about Gartner's new "Magic Quadrant" on converged infrastructure does a nice job indentifying the leaders, challengers, visionaries and niche players. The vertical axis is ability to execute and the horizontal axis is completeness of vision.

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Technology, Cloud

How to negotiate with your cloud provider

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While cloud technology can offer several benefits to businesses, it is not without its downsides and risks. One of the major issue is the cost involved in migrating workloads to the cloud. Of course, the cost factor is usually discussed in detail with prospective vendors before finally making a decision. But, there are several hidden costs and unexpected expenses which can appear during migration and operation in the cloud.

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Technology, Converged Infrastructure

The Internet of Thingys

IoT is Ready to Fail

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If there is anything that has generated more noise than “Big Data,” it would be “The Internet of Things,” Cisco’s much-vaunted ideation of a world interconnected through the intelligence buried into the technology components that make up our lives.  From cars to coffeemakers, one day everything will be connected to the internet in order to participate in a weird version of the Vulcan mind-meld; cars will tell air conditioners to turn on later than usual because the freeway has indicated a twenty minute delay due to congestion from a car accident.

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Technology, Cloud

How to get past the confidence crisis in cloud computing

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More and more businesses are considering adopting cloud computing, drawn by the huge savings and benefits the cloud can provide. However, a perceived lack of confidence in cloud-based technologies is seen as one of the biggest barriers to adoption.

This is why there are a number of key issues suppliers need to address for the cloud to become the commercial success we claim it to be, like: transparency, reliability, accountability and security of operations.

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Business Issues, Technology, Cloud, Security

Constantly monitoring third party providers is critical

AT&T April breach is why you should insist cloud providers track their employees.

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Community Manager
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jdodge

On the surface, your cloud providers could appear to have the best logical and physical security in the world, but it's all for naught if they have untrustworthy employees. AT&T and its customers just learned that the hard way in an April records breach.

AT&T, dinged for delaying the public disclosure of the breach until last Friday, issued the following statement to reporters, according to coverage of the incident at CIO.com.

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Business Issues, Technology, Big Data, Cloud

Cloud chat recap: Security, app integration remain main barriers

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Community Manager
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jdodge

Our chat yesterday about today's biggest cloud challenges 3-4 years into explosive cloud growth largely focused on two mainstay barriers: security and app integration. Those hurdles, it seems, will be around for a long time, the chatterers indicated.

The further up enterprises go in the app pyramid, the tougher deployment gets. Click here for a candid PC World interview with HP CIO Ramon Baez that discusses examines what it takes to move to the cloud. 

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Technology, Converged Infrastructure

How the network finds itself at the center of things in the data center

shifts from connecting the dots to enabling new business imperatives

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HP Blogger
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IJ_DCconsulting

When I talk to network experts, they're often keen to remind me (probably because my own life revolves around the data center) that network is network and the data center is the data center. However, maybe it's not that black and white. I'm listening to Craig Partridge at HP Discover. Craig runs the platform consulting business, but was discussing the strategic direction of enterprise networking. Now this is an important topic. Why? Because Cloud, mobility, and Big Data are introducing unprecedented impacts and pace of change.

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Technology, IT Performance

State of IT Technology in 2039

When HP is 100 years young

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Attendees at the HP Discover conference have an opportunity to record a video of their thoughts on technology in 2039 – 25 years from now when HP turns 100. I had an opportunity to do this as well – I had to keep it short – with a time limit of 60 seconds. The exercise triggered more comprehensive thoughts that I am sharing in this post. Please feel free to share your perspective on technology as well in 2039, by clicking here. Meanwhile, here are my thoughts on this futuristic topic.

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Technology, Cloud

Clean Cloud Is the Future

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You don’t have to be an environment activist to support green cloud computing. When thinking about the cloud, we typically have images of a remote place in the sky where people store documents, photos and music, yet the reality is a little different. Data is stored on thousands of remote computer servers located in large-scale industrial facilities called data centers, and these data centers consume tremendous amounts of power, negatively impacting the environment.

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Applications, Big Data, Cloud, Converged Infrastructure, IT Performance, Mobility, Security, Services

Out-Tasking: The Key to Getting Started in the Cloud

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Chris Patterson

NaviSite works with many businesses getting started with cloud technology and one question we often hear is, “Where do I start? Which part of my infrastructure should I move into the cloud first?”

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