Are You Ready to Join the Revolution Against Outdated Data Centers? – UPDATED

Are You Ready to Join the Revolution Against Outdated Data Centers?

Editor’s note: our virtualization expert Stephen Akuffo weighs in on the Virtual Space Race Study blog series – see his notes below.

Do you remember the days of dial up – when you had the patience to wait minutes for the information you wanted? Fast forward 20 years. We now live in an era that demands immediate results, requiring much more agility from our IT infrastructure. This progression has forced us to streamline processes and leverage systems in ways that were unheard of years ago.

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Change Your IT Role from Gatekeeper to Innovator – UPDATED

Change Your IT Role from Gatekeeper to Innovator
Editors note: our virtualization expert Stephen Akuffo weighs in on the Virtual Space Race Study blog series – see his notes below.

Long gone are the days of a single server and a few machines. Today’s computing landscape has evolved to include cloud-based services, on-premise applications, and virtualized environments. As a result, you may find it increasingly difficult to manage these distributed environments, let alone find the time to dedicate to strategic planning or innovation.

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Does Your Infrastructure Have the “Right Stuff” to Win the Virtual Space Race? – UPDATED

Does Your IT Infrastructure Have the “Right Stuff” to Win the Virtual Space Race?

Editors note: our virtualization expert Stephen Akuffo weighs in on the Virtual Space Race Study – see his notes below.

Technology is changing the way we do business every day in every way. We are constantly searching for ways to become more efficient, more flexible and more responsive. We want solutions that can be implemented in days, not weeks. We want innovation without compromising security. And, most importantly, we want reliability.

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7 Technologies That Make BYOD a Reality

seven technologies to enable a BYOD strategy

Let’s start with the obvious.

There is no silver bullet, one-size-fits-all checklist for creating the perfect Bring Your Own Device strategy. Every organization is completely different.

But it’s not as bad as it sounds. Many of the technologies necessary to support a strategy are probably already in your ecosystem. It’s just a matter of knowing what’s missing, and how to leverage what you’ve already got.

To give you a hand, we’ve assembled seven tools and technologies that make planning and executing your BYOD strategy a reality.

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Infographic: The Path to Better BYOD

Our latest infographic examines the differences between the user experience and the IT experience when implementing a BYOD strategy. From user demands for anywhere access to network security, and quick application loading times to a virtual desktop infrastructures, this infographic aims to help you ensure your back-end can support the new demands BYOD places on your IT environment.

No time to browse? Click ‘More’ to read the top 4 considerations.

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Welcome To The Age of Consumerization

The way people work is changing dramatically. Everyone is bringing their personal devices into the office, which has led to the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) trend.

A recent Infotech Indaba survey found that the use of personal and unmanaged devices and applications within businesses is at an all time high. “The consumerization of IT is happening within businesses despite those businesses not necessarily being ready for it,” says the report. “Beyond simply accepting the presence of consumer devices, businesses should establish a base level, proactive and open approach to their use.”

In the survey, 82% of IT decision makers ranked security as a barrier to accepting personal and unmanaged devices into the business, followed by managing those devices at 66%.

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