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From Mainframe to Hybrid Cloud Management: One Man’s Journey

[fa icon="calendar'] June 6, 2017 - Written by Richard Babb
Posted in Cloud, Data Center

Working with clients on a daily basis, I’m often asked my opinion of “The Cloud”. Having been a consultant in the technology industry for 23 years I’ve seen a lot, from Mainframe to today’s Hybrid Cloud Management platforms. When I first started, I was fixing Apple Macintosh computers and their 40 MB hard drives and HP LaserJet III (PC Load Letter anyone?) printers. I personally was the proud owner of a 486/50 PC and the first Pentium 60 MHz were just starting to hit the market. I believe that when they hit the market they literally “hit” something like a tree because that first month I replaced a lot of them. Most local area networks were comprised of Ethernet hubs and heaven help us “ARCnet.”  Computing infrastructure was still very heavy with Mainframes and AS/400’s and as a result highly centralized. If you wanted to manage your systems, you pretty much had to physically be in your data center on a terminal or computer with a terminal emulator.

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How Technology Can Improve the Customer Experience and Create Value

[fa icon="calendar'] March 29, 2017 - Written by Sean Rollman
Posted in Cloud, Mobility

As technology continues to evolve and digital transformation enters full swing, competition for customers is growing increasingly fierce. An essential question for businesses has become, “How can technology improve customer experience and create additional value for my shareholders?” A great question, and to answer it let’s take a look at what one well-known company did to leapfrog their competition and launch themselves into the digital age. 

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Smart Spending on Security for 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] January 12, 2017 - Written by Internetwork Engineering
Posted in Security, Cloud

As we enter the new year, experts predict cybersecurity spending to surpass $1 trillion from 2017 through 2021, as companies struggle to keep up with a global spike in cybercrime. With this trend expected to continue for the foreseeable future, it’s no surprise that businesses everywhere are shifting their budgets to accommodate for the growing cost of cybersecurity. 

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5 Simple Ways to Improve Enterprise Cybersecurity

[fa icon="calendar'] January 6, 2017 - Written by Internetwork Engineering
Posted in Security, Mobility, Cloud

According to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index, there will be 3.4 networked devices per capita by 2020. This represents 26.3 billion networked devices and nearly a 40% increase in just five years. To handle this flood of new devices, many companies today are utilizing the cloud to connect devices to the corporate network. Is it any surprise that cybersecurity has become one of the top priorities for businesses?

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There’s No Place Like the Smart Home for the Holidays

[fa icon="calendar'] December 22, 2016 - Written by Derrick Whisel
Posted in Security, Cloud

As I browse the aisles of Home Depot and Lowes, it’s quite impressive and, at the same time unsettling as an IT Security Professional to see the increasing amount of IoT (Internet of Things) devices being developed and offered to target the “Smart Home.”

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