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We are often asked to explain to our clients what virtualization means for their business.   So what is virtualization? In webopedia they define virtualization as a way “to create a virtual version of a device or resource, such as a server, storage device, network or even an operating system where the framework divides the resource...
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The Economics of Business and the “Cloud” We have seen the lessons over time where changing business models, practices and approaches have provided companies with an opportunity to either leap ahead of the competition or to get back in the game. It is well known that Henry Ford did not invent the automobile or the...
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As part of the evolution, or sometimes referred to as the revolution, that takes place in the technology industry, “the field of dreams” we thought it opportune to identify some of the “learnings” and experiences had by those corporations who have shifted to “cloud computing” early.
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I just returned from EMC World 2011 in Las Vegas. ‘Big Data meets Cloud’ was the tagline on all EMC marketing materials. This was by far the largest conference that I have ever attended with over 10,000 attendees and 3,000 EMC employees. EMC typically deals with large storage systems and owns a majority of VMware...
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Every CIO, IT Director and IT Manager that’s interested in improving their bottom line should read the whitepaper titled The Economics of the Cloud. Authors Rolf Harms and Michael explain why the Cloud is important and why it will transform the economics of Information Technology. The authors further explain that the cloud brings economies of...
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In our last post we discussed the following for our readers: What is “Cloud Computing”; The key differences between today and your business potential future in the “cloud”; What does this mean for being in a “cloud” based environment; and What are the different “Cloud Computing” offering available to the business community. In our second...
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Many business leaders and decision makers within organizations “year-in year-out” have to grapple with the investment required to support their infrastructure and information technology (IT) investment.   The aim is to provide an environment that supports their clients, staff, company owners and society. Technology has always been seen as an enabler for businesses: Other ways to...
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http://www.microsoft.com/protect/fraud/phishing/spoof.aspx Some cyber criminals use phishing scams to set up convincing spoofs of legitimate Web sites. They then try to trick you into visiting these Web sites and disclosing personal information, such as your credit card number. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to help protect yourself from these and other types of...
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Strong passwords are important protections to help you have safer online transactions. Keys to password strength: length and complexity An ideal password is long and has letters, punctuation, symbols, and numbers. Whenever possible, use at least 14 characters or more. The greater the variety of characters in your password, the better. Use the entire keyboard,...
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As your business grows and changes, your IT infrastructure will surely need to evolve, too. And when it does, you need to be prepared to upgrade accordingly. Server upgrades are a necessary part of ensuring your business has the resources available to handle demand, and in turn you’ll need to do some planning – and...
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