Handling increased system load, decreasing downtime, and eliminating single points of failure are all crucial needs of any SMB or enterprise IT infrastructure. High-availability architecture is one method that addresses these needs. Since every business is different, the right approach requires careful development of a strategy that is tailored to the business. Here are 5 things to consider when creating that strategy.Read More
Creating a good customer experience is one of the goals of every business. And that means finding a way to capture and quantify exactly what the end user sees when interacting with a software application. And that’s why end user experience monitoring is so important. It’s a two-pronged approach, including measuring application performance and the health of devices, operating systems, and apps while also evaluating client-side performance.Read More
According to the 2017 Global Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Market Report from Technavio, the global VDI market will experience a compound annual growth rate of more than 11 percent between now and 2020. Clearly, this growth is fueled by the fact that virtual desktops are bringing more industries even greater business benefits, including user mobility and anywhere/anytime application access across devices. However, to keep virtual desktops operating optimally, you need virtual desktop monitoring tools to ensure consistent performance.Read More
In many organizations, it can be challenging to make a business case for new initiatives, systems, or technologies. Change happens slowly because enterprise leadership wants to ensure the business is headed in a direction that makes sense for the bottom line. Sometimes, it takes a clear vision to see how such changes can benefit the business and, in the best scenarios, even provide a return on investment (ROI).Read More
Virtualization has come a long way since it entered the mainstream more than 10 years ago. Today, the reliability and capabilities of platforms like vSpace have helped organizations of all kinds reap the benefits of virtualization.
However, this broad acceptance doesn’t mean that a vSpace deployment isn’t still a complicated process. Although many organizations attempt to manage these roll-outs in-house, this approach isn’t for everyone. First, you must weigh the risks of managing your vSpace deployment in-house versus the option of partnering with a hardware virtualization firm.Read More
It’s an all-too-common problem at organizations of all sizes: Suddenly, unexpectedly, you find your IT team struggling to keep up with its workload. Or you realize that you don’t have the IT systems in place to effectively roll out that new technology initiative that the company is counting on. You might feel that you’re always playing catch up, never quite able to provide the resources that the rest of the organization needs.Read More
Depending on whom you ask, confidence in cloud-as-a-service security is either falling or rising. Clearly, there is a wide range of opinions and more than a little misinformation. There’s often a lot of fear, uncertainty, and doubt about cloud and cybersecurity. What is clear is that cloud adoption continues to increase unabated, with a survey from professional IT network Spiceworks concluding that 93 percent of organizations are using at least one cloud service.
While adoption grows, there are several persistent misconceptions about the cloud that persist among those who have yet to take the leap. To enable those organizations considering a move to cloud services, here are three cybersecurity myths about cloud services that can be put to rest.Read More
The debate around public, private, and hybrid cloud solutions can leave more questions than answers for IT departments. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Each model carries a variety of benefits that help businesses overcome various challenges, such as harnessing the value of big data, managing bring-your-own-device deployments, and supporting the Internet of Things revolution. And cloud capabilities—both public and private—keep increasing.
As the frequency and sophistication of cyberattacks evolve, the potential risks of not properly securing your organization’s data increase every year. Consider the fact that a single data breach can cost millions of dollars and take years to rectify. Plus, nearly half of all companies that experience a data center outage never reopen, an indication of just how vital data security has become in our digital age.Read More
You can walk around any technology conference and pick up your fill of buzzwords. Some of these terms and their corresponding technologies stick, while others are never heard again. If you can put aside the hype surrounding a buzzword and understand whether the concept actually solves real-world business problems, then you can bet on the likelihood of that technology working its way into forward-thinking companies. Technologies such as single sign-on cloud-based solutions and quantum computing are examples of solutions that rose above the mere buzz that surrounded them and actually solved problems for businesses that adopted them.Read More