Data Centers

Renewed Focus on Productivity

We’ve all heard of “costs and standards of living” as it relates to wages, salaries, and benefits, but did you ever think about how that amount is calculated? It actually all boils down to productivity and the fact that in any given hour, you can produce more in terms of products and services than your…

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One Billion Passwords Have Been Compromised!

In a news report it was revealed that up to 1 billion passwords have been compromised. As an IT professional we know to do. Quickly either delete the affected account or change the password. And if we use the same password or naming convention, all other accounts we have get changed too. Even with the…

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Microsoft Windows 7

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Microsoft has officially stopped selling Windows 7. Wait a minute and let that sink in. Windows 7 Professional was cleared for sale until October 31st and is no longer available. Unless there is stock currently available at a store. Windows 10 is listed as being supported indefinitely because, according to Microsoft, it’s the last version…

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Data Archive – FAQ’s

We talk to companies about backup and data protection all the time. We also talk about archiving too… and many times there are questions about the two. Confusion is not the right word, but looking at archiving from a different perspective can be enlightening. Based on some of the conversations we have had with clients,…

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Security Intelligence – visibility into threats and risks

It seems like every week there are security events being reported. Big and small companies alike. And across all types of business – financial services, healthcare, retail, government, media & entertainment and education. Security, specifically cyber-security has become uber important. So as a company, what should we do? What is prudent and responsible? What is…

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Endpoint Backup

The Labor Day Weekend was great! College football. Fantasy draft. Cubs in the playoff hunt. Hey wait a second…the Cubs are in the play-off hunt! … I digress. Seasons and things change. The way we work, our processes, locations(s), how what & when we do “things” change. Presentations, proposals, meeting notes, work plans, documentation, and…

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Data Center Trends

Today’s data centers are under increasing pressure to do more with less. Reliance on information technology continues to grow, while budgets and IT staff shrink. As capacity demands and data center changes intensify, it’s increasingly difficult to ensure that the proper infrastructure support is in place to achieve business goals, whether they be IT expansion,…

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