Evaluate Your IT Infrastructure

Chris Poelker of Computerworld provides us the following recommendations to reduce infrastructure costs: Dedupe your backup environment: In an optimized IT model, Mr. Poelker points out that backup and recovery can be the largest benefactors from a cost savings perspective. Start first by taking inventory of your existing backup environment, business objectives for recovery time … Continue reading “Evaluate Your IT Infrastructure”

Cloudy Wednesday: Aligning the Application & Operations Teams

Lanir Shacham of The Data Center Journal recognized that for the most part the typical operations and application support teams have operated in silos.  Fast forward to today where technologies such as server virtualization, cloud computing and mobile access have rapidly expanded and he finds operations teams are starting to take a larger part in … Continue reading “Cloudy Wednesday: Aligning the Application & Operations Teams”

Computers in 2017

In IBM’s annual “5 for 5″ list of technology predictions for the next five years the actual five senses were the focus reports Jared Newman of PC World. A sense of smell? A sense of taste? Maybe so. Check out what IBM predicts: Smell. IBM is predicting that computers could smell your breath to determine … Continue reading “Computers in 2017”

DNA for Data Storage

Lucas Mearian reports for Computerworld that during the next eight years the amount of data produced will exceed 40 zettabytes which equals 5,200GB of data for every man, woman and child on Earth. Many analysts have started to tackle the challenge this increase will bring to the data storage field. Recently, groups from both Harvard … Continue reading “DNA for Data Storage”

Michael Sly Now IBM Certified Infrastructure Systems Architect

We are pleased to announce that Senior IBM Power Consultant, Michael Sly, is now an IBM Certified Infrastructure Systems Architect (ISA). The IBM Certified Infrastructure Systems Architect (ISA) certification is designed to enhance the technical sales and solution design skills of an individual within a Business Partner firm to be better able to define and … Continue reading “Michael Sly Now IBM Certified Infrastructure Systems Architect”