Crafting Effective UC Training
Getting the most out of your UC investment requires a usage and adoption program that teaches employees not only how to use the communication tools, but also the benefits.
Choosing High-Capacity Drives
From hard drives for specific uses to hybrid drives and various capacity-increasing technologies, there are a lot of options. How do you decide which is best?
Data Encryption On The Rise
With corporate demand for data security growing, full data encryption is becoming a default feature in the mobile space.
The Case For WLAN Interoperability
Many new wireless devices don't play well on enterprise WLANs. It's time for the Wi-Fi Alliance to step up and fix the fragmented WiFi market.
What Will Replace Flash?
Technologies such as RRAM are vying to upstage flash memory, but have a long way to go. Meanwhile, flash suppliers are making improvements.
Network Segmentation & SD-WAN
The Target breach highlighted the need to segment networks and isolate traffic. Adding software-defined networking capabilities to the WAN can help.
Your Network's Next Step: Cisco ACI Or VMware NSX
When it comes to SDN, Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure and VMware's NSX are often discussed interchangeably, but they are really very different. Joe Onisick explains how they compare and can even work together.
Achieving Infrastructure As Code
Treating your network device configurations like source code is an intriguing idea. What's needed to enable widespread adoption of this practice?
2015 Storage Industry Outlook
From faster and larger SSDs to the rise of white-box storage, this year promises to bring a lot of change and innovation to the storage industry.
Should Your Cloud Go Open Compute?
Facebook's open data center designs offer efficiency and flexibility, but should your enterprise follow the Open Compute Project model? Here are some pros and cons.
Scaling Servers: A Cost Breakdown
Software costs add up quickly in today's virtualized datacenters. Does it make more sense to buy a few big servers or a bunch of little ones? I compare the costs.
What's In Your Database?
Data breaches will continue until we create a deeper appreciation for business data and guard it as closely as our own wallets. Here are some steps in the right direction.
802.11ac On The Rise In The Enterprise
Infonetics report shows that shipments of 802.11ac access points are picking up. The new WiFi standard offers many enterprise benefits, but watch out for integration issues.
SDN Developments In 2015
ONF executive director Dan Pitt shares his expectations for the evolution of software-defined networking in the coming year.
Cloud Migration: Discovery & Planning
Migrating workloads to the cloud requires time and effort spent on up-front planning. The first part of this series explains the technical assessments and evaluations required for a successful cloud migration.
Don't Leave Your Data In The Dark
Piles of unstructured data are worse than useless; they pose serious security and privacy risks. John Joseph offers three steps to bring your data storage strategy into the light.
Aerohive Adds Wireless Bridging
Point-to-point wireless bridging can be complicated for a WLAN designer. Aerohive is the latest WLAN vendor to help streamline the process by including the capability in an access point.
Putting Erasure Codes To Work
Erasure coding is used in scale-out object storage systems from a variety of vendors and open-source software projects. Just don't expect it to solve all your data protection problems.
5G Will Enable Robotics In The Cloud
By 2020, 5G will permeate network infrastructures, enabling new robotic services and intelligence, as well as a densely connected digital society and economy.
Breaking The Last Cloud Barriers
Many enterprises are still holding back from cloud adoption, for good reasons. Implementing one transformative cloud app can change that, and help businesses move to the next level.
Major system vendors like HP and Dell are rapidly integrating OpenStack, putting the open-source cloud software in a strong position against cloud giants such as Microsoft Azure.
Net Neutrality: Just Say No
While troubleshooting a client's website access problem, I was confronted with the net neutrality debate. Here's why I oppose the concept.
WebRTC: Not Ready For The Enterprise
The open source web-based technology promises real-time communication across a multitude of applications, but must overcome challenges before it makes inroads into the enterprise market.
Erasure Codes: An Introduction
Erasure coding is promoted by some in the storage industry as a data protection alternative to RAID. Here's how it works.
5 Reasons IT Projects Fail
From focusing on cool technology to jumping in too soon, there are common mistakes that IT teams make that doom IT projects.
Cloud services from NVIDIA and Adobe using graphics processing units bolster performance and change the way we do video editing and big data analytics.
IoT Readiness: 3 Big Changes
Don't get blindsided by the sweeping effects an IoT initiative will have on your IT infrastructure, especially in the areas of networking, security, and change management.
WLAN Management Startup Aims High
Many WLAN administrators long for relief from native, legacy wireless networking management tools. Nira Wireless offers a new cloud-based system, but it isn't mature enough yet to displace Cisco and Aruba tools.
The True Cost Of Hyperconvergence
Vendors tout hyperconverged systems like EVO:RAIL as less expensive than more conventional storage systems. After pricing my own EVO:RAIL-like system, I found otherwise.