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In A World Without Windows, Who Needs Gates? – Windows 8 Migration

Windows 8 Migration   It’s been quite some years since Scott McNealy uttered these critical, yet extremely witty, words aimed at long time rival Bill Gates and his most popular product Windows (just capitalize “gates” and “windows” in the quote above, and the intention becomes clear). However, even as the world railed against frequent Windows…

6 Common Challenges Of Private Cloud Implementations

6 Common Challenges of Private Cloud Implementations   The private cloud has become a popular option for enterprises who desire the numerous advantages of cloud computing but do not want to relinquish the control that public cloud adoption will force. However, private cloud implementations come with their own set of challenges. Private cloud, as an…

The Importance Of Monitoring Your IT Ecosystem

The Importance of Monitoring Your IT Ecosystem “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.”                                                                      – Lord Kelvin (1824-1907), British physicist and engineer. Lord Kelvin, father of the absolute temperature scale now named after him, got it right more than a hundred years ago. Measurement is critical to improvement, whether it be a product…

Social Media and Social Engineering – How To Win The War

Social Media and Social Engineering – How to Win the War “Man is by nature a social animal.”                           – Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC), Greek philosopher and polymath. Let me begin by putting forth some interesting numbers: 62% of adults worldwide now use social media If Facebook were a country, it would be…

Obtain The Benefits Of Outsourcing Without The Risks

Obtain the Benefits of Outsourcing without the Risks “Do what you can do best and outsource the rest.”                                                                    – Tom Peters, legendary management guru. Outsourcing has got a lot of flak in recent years, but in today’s globalized world, it’s a competitive imperative. As Lee Kuan Yew, founding father of modern Singapore, once said, “If…

Cloud Networking – Scaling Up, Out And In

Cloud Networking – Scaling Up, Out and In “The Network is the Computer.”                   – John Gage, former Chief Researcher and Vice President at Sun Microsystems. The above statement was adopted as the company tagline by the networking giant that recently merged with Oracle. However, perhaps this phrase is truer than ever before today due to…

A Comprehensive Guide To Corporate Travel Management

A Comprehensive Guide To Corporate Travel Management

A Comprehensive Guide To Corporate Travel Management Yes, yes, we can certainly video conference, and I am one of the first persons to say that however, there are times we cannot do without actually traveling to the location and handling things in person. This article is for those times. And yes, I realize it’s not really a…

Easily Manage Your Clouds With ECmanaged

Easily Manage Your Clouds With ECmanaged “Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.”                                  – Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), famed American writer and poet. Even for the simplest of products or services, a better version will always find a market. In fact, the phrase above that’s considered a…

Step-by-Step Guide To Prepare Data Centers For The Challenges Of Big Data

Step-by-Step Guide To Prepare Data Centers For The Challenges Of Big Data

5 Ways to Future-Proof Your Data Center for Big Data  “The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.”                                             – Winston Churchill (1874-1965), iconic British Prime Minister. Unless one plans for the future, one risks getting left behind. Nowhere is this truer than in the field of computing, and planning for Big…

The Next Evolution In Cloud Storage

The Next Evolution In Cloud Storage

The Next Evolution In Cloud Storage “An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.”      – Victor Hugo (1802-1885), celebrated French author. More than two years ago, I wrote that cloud computing is “an idea whose time has come”). Today, I’m tempted to describe Dispersed Storage in similar terms.…

Bridging Distances Through Video Conferencing

Bridging Distances Through Video Conferencing

Bridging Distances Through Video Conferencing TIP: If you face issues downloading any of the referenced assets, try refreshing the page – it usually works!  Distance, they say, makes the heart grow fonder, but it’s definitely not good for business. However, with globalization, geographical dispersion is a fact of life. Without the intimacy of in-person interaction, conducting…

Is Bigger Better? Not with the Cloud on Your Side

Is Bigger Better? Not with the Cloud on Your Side

Is Bigger Better? Growing up, bigger almost always equated to better. The bigger kid hit the baseball farther, threw the ball faster, shot the hockey puck harder and usually won the fight. In school, we were taught that larger companies were better than the smaller ones. Bigger, meant better economies of scale, more market share…

Cost of the Cloud: Is It Really Worth It?

Cost of the Cloud: Is It Really Worth It?

Cost of the Cloud Cloud computing is more than just another storage tier. Imagine if you’re able to scale up 10x just to handle seasonal volumes or rely on a true disaster-recovery solution without upfront capital. Although the pay-as-you-go pricing model of cloud computing makes it a noticeable expense, it’s the only solution for many…

Carve Outs And The Cloud: A Synergistic Coupling

Carve Outs And The Cloud: A Synergistic Coupling

Carve Outs and the Cloud The mergers and acquisitions market is a complex and challenging industry and the last two years has seen a rise in the number of transactions. Working with companies in this space over the last 10 years, we at RKON have seen and hopefully helped change the mindset of private equity…

Leveraging Carrier Ethernet To Connect To The Cloud

Leveraging Carrier Ethernet To Connect To The Cloud

Connecting To The Cloud Determining the Best Cloud Connectivity Solution With the Cloud only being as good as employees’ ability to effectively access it, the overall user experience depends highly on enterprise network connectivity. Today, the Internet is the predominant method to connect to Cloud applications services. Internet connectivity is readily available in all markets.…

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