UPS – Battery Backup and Surge Protection

As we close in on the end of the year, it is a good opportunity to review your entire IT operation. For this discussion, we are going to focus on UPS and battery backup. There have been advances in battery technology. The sealed Lead Acid battery is still used for most UPS systems. There have…

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Guest Wi-Fi is Expected Almost Everywhere… Some Tips On How To Set It Up

Guest Wi-Fi

Wireless technology has been advancing, improving and becoming much more prevalent. There is a tremendous amount of innovation taking place in the space. And many markets & use-cases being served, such as: IoT (internet-of-things), BYOD, Smart-cities, sporting event stadiums/arenas, hospitality, and corporate businesses. Some of the Wi-Fi vendors have added security and analytics features to…

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A Problem Organizations Cannot Ignore

Did you know ransomware is now the primary security concern for organizations? That was true even before the WannaCry ransomware cyber-attack made global headlines for impacting more than 230,000 organizations in over 150 countries. Not only are the number of attacks up in 2017, but the actual ransom demands (usually money) are up as well.…

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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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Hitachi Addresses Capability Gaps in Public Safety

Picture this. A terrorist is targeting one of the major high-rise buildings downtown. He picks up his cell phone and types an update to Facebook so his family knows he’s ok. Just as he hits “Post,” law enforcement swoops in from every angle and surrounds him so there is nowhere for him to run. They…

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Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud. What Does My Organization Need?

The rumors are true. Adopting a cloud infrastructure can save yourorganization money in the long run, but it is important to choose the right cloud solution for your enterprise needs in order to maximize resources with an investment that aligns with your budget. Unfortunately, it’s the leg work that goes into choosing the right cloud…

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How Hybrid Cloud Technology Compares

If the predictions come true, 2017 will be a groundbreaking year for organizations to accelerate cloud adoption and enhancements. In the IT Trends Report 2016: The Hybrid IT Evolution, 92% of IT professionals surveyed confirmed that adopting cloud technologies was critical to their organization’s long-term success. Since so many businesses are weighing the pros and…

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Is Your Organization In Need of a Converged Infrastructure?

Until a few years ago, IT infrastructures would respond to new challenges by increasing budgets, staff, equipment, and outside services. This was the way IT projects were handled for more than two decades! For the short term this solution worked, but in the long term it’s creating more problems with various disparate IT systems, vendors,…

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Develop a Data Strategy that Achieves Your Business Objectives

Over the last year, we saw a significant pivot by global businesses to not only see data as an important business driver, but to inform the goals and actions of a variety of departments to achieve business objectives. Forging a data strategy for a company is an imperative step to not only drive decisions, but…

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Maintaining Security in a Mobile Workforce

Every day, employees are using their own devices to work. Whether they are answering calls on their cell phones, emailing from their tablets, or sharing corporate files on their public cloud accounts from their laptops while sitting in coffee shops. The fact is that more people are working remote, using readily available tools to complete…

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