Monthly Archives: February 2012

Cloudy Wednesday: Security All About Visibility and Control

CompTIA, the IT industry association, recently conducted a survey of IT and business executives regarding security and cloud computing reports Thor Olavsrud for Network World. The survey found that 50% of respondents cited greater reliance on Internet-based applications like cloud … Continue reading

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WAN Optimization: Network vs. Application Layer

Mr. Larry Cormier shares his viewpoint on whether wide area network (WAN) optimization should be at the network or the application layer in a recent Network World feature. WAN optimization got its start at the application layer because the work … Continue reading

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Help Prioritizing Tech Projects

Beth Stackpole of Computerworld reports for Network World that a surging demand across the organization for new mobile, social and advanced analytics is adding immensely to IT’s already full plate if traditional enterprise system work. So how can an IT … Continue reading

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Cloudy Wednesday: Intellectual Property

As more and more companies go after the cost savings and performance benefits of cloud computing, it is important to highlight the need for scrutiny about how the cloud provider handles intellectual property (IP) security. Stephanie Overby reports for Network … Continue reading

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Four Keys to BYOD

BYOD or bring your own device can offer attractive savings opportunities for companies while improving employee satisfaction reports Eric Vanderburg for CIO. 44% of firms surveyed by Citrix have a BYOD policy in place and a whopping 94% plan to … Continue reading

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Juniper Launches New Universal Routers

Evolving Solutions partner Juniper Networks launched a new series of access routers reports Network World. These access routers are designed to provide an on-ramp to the service provider network from residential, business and mobile networks. Juniper’s ACX series Universal Access … Continue reading

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Cloudy Wednesday: Avoiding Cloud Customer Support Worst Practices

David Taber discusses on Network World how social media has changed customer support. Customer support organizations were some of the earliest adopters of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tools and philosophies. Coupled with the need in recent times to cut costs … Continue reading

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Data Storage: Is 100-fold Increase Possible?

Yes, say researchers from York University in the United Kingdom and Nijmegen University in the Netherlands reports Tim Greene from Network World. Researchers have been looking at ways to speed up data storage. Recently, York and Nijmegen University researchers found … Continue reading

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Strategic Virtualization Deployments

Tim Greene of Network World talks about being strategic with virtualization in 2012. For a while now virtualization has been all the rage but there is still a large percent of small and mid-sized businesses who have not taken advantage … Continue reading

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Cloudy Wednesday: Into the Cloud Securely

David Cottingham from CDW reports on CIO that 84% of organizations surveyed have deployed at least one cloud computing application but they do not refer to themselves as “cloud users” or “implementing or maintaining cloud computing”. CDW’s Cloud Computing Tracking … Continue reading

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