Defining Cloud Computing’s Key Characteristics, Deployment and Delivery Types

Defining Cloud Computing’s Key Characteristics, Deployment and Delivery Types

Recently, Peter Mell and Timothy Grance of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provided the Federal Government’s definitions for cloud computing. I find these definitions helpful, a quick reference when reading and learning about cloud computing trends. Further, I find that even the most seasoned tech professionals know little about cloud computing or [...]

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Our Panel’s Conclusion on DCIM Tools

Our Panel’s Conclusion on DCIM Tools

Those who do not follow my blog may be confused without some background. Teladata is a consulting firm focusing on data center technologies. They saw a huge gap between IT and facilities that is making data center operation less efficient. That is well illustrated in my previous blog. I had the opportunity to moderate a [...]

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Industry Evaluation of Top 13 VoIP Products, 32 Must-Have Features & VoIP-News Reviews

Industry Evaluation of Top 13 VoIP Products, 32 Must-Have Features & VoIP-News Reviews

Save time and simplify your purchase of the right PBX system with this in-depth guide to the leading premise PBX systems for large enterprises. It covers the flagship products of twelve leading vendors including Avaya, Cisco, and Shoretel. Thirty key parameters are compared side by side, covering features, services, pricing, and more. And VoIP-News reviews [...]

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IT and Facilities, Why Don’t You Guys Get Along?

IT and Facilities, Why Don’t You Guys Get Along?

This is a subject brought up many times in gatherings like Teladata’s Technology Convergence Conference, held yesterday. As part of the opening, Maricel Cerruti of Teladata shared her network’s top five quotes about the disconnect between IT and facilities. Maricel Cerruti of Teladata They are pretty funny and I want to introduce them to you. [...]

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Where is the manual?

Where is the manual?

When is the last time you opened up the manual from some device  you purchased, sat down and went through the pages to become familiar with your purchase? The chances are a long time ago. To be honest nowadays often items do not come with a manual at all. This last week we had the [...]

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BigData, Fujitsu’s Way

BigData, Fujitsu’s Way

The recent Annual Fujitsu North America Technology Forum was Fujitsu Laboratories of America’s fifth such conference. This year’s theme was “From Sensor Networks to Human Networks: Turning Big Data into Actionable Wisdom.” In short, it was a one-day conference on Big Data. Mr. Matsumoto passed the torch to Mr. Kimura (in the next picture), the [...]

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Data Privacy Day commentary

Data Privacy Day commentary

Privacy is the topic of the day and will be for us all week.  Here are some points-of-view from some of the technology folks speaking out on the subject.  Let us know what you think and if you have any follow up articles you wish posted, please share with us. January 29, 2012 in National [...]

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Apple Ecosystems Dictate Future Of The Enterprise

Apple Ecosystems Dictate Future Of The Enterprise

Just when you thought it was safe to invest in desktop enterprise innovation, along comes Apple and blows the cover off the ball. Apple’s amazing sales quarter registered $46.3 billion in sales, on the Richter scale of all things digital – the best quarterly sales for any technology company in history. That’s up 73% from [...]

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DCIM Tools: Reality or Hype?

DCIM Tools: Reality or Hype?

I have written about data center infrastructure management (DCIM) in past blogs: Tools Needed to Manage Data Centers The New Data Center Infrastructure Management Segment Chatting with Sherman Ikemoto of Future Facilities As most people in the data center market know, both facilities and IT folks consider monitoring one of the most important elements in [...]

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Wireless Markets In The Hands Of The Big Bells K-Street  And The Winds Of Change That Move The FCC

Wireless Markets In The Hands Of The Big Bells K-Street And The Winds Of Change That Move The FCC

The average mobile bandwidth consumer needs to pay attention to the musical chairs played by providers of mobile as well as home use of cable services.  Business users aren’t subjected to the same fluctuations and are more likely to lock in costs longer term.  AT&T blames it on the explosion in data usage and have [...]

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