Archive for: November 2014

Brand-new look for MTS retail outlets

MTS Allstream unveiled its new flagship retail store in Winnipeg Tuesday, complete with a floor-to-ceiling video wall to help showcase its products and services. The new Kildonan Place Shopping Centre outlet is the first MTS store to receive a complete makeover.

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Green Data Centers: Sorting myth from reality

Five years ago, large organizations were just starting to become aware of the green agenda. Recycling and cutting their carbon footprint could improve their image, they realized. They gave the responsibility to their corporate social responsibility (CSR) officers and prepared to invest.

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How to Ensure Fast Failover and Disaster Recovery for Enterprise Apps

Your applications are critical to your business and your users. In fact, much of the focus around mobility, content delivery, and data control directly revolves around virtualized enterprise applications.

Both new and legacy applications are moving to virtualization because it reduces cost, improves hardware utilization and simplifies management. Originally, proprietary virtualization platforms were the dominant forces in the industry.

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Hybrid Cloud Managed for You

Peter Lacoste

EMC has recently unveiled a hybrid cloud that can be up and running in 30 days or less using a simple, engineered solution called the EMC Hybrid Cloud 2.5. Developed using the lessons of many thousands cloud projects, we’ve refined this solution to ensure we are enabling our customers to speed their transformation to a third platform of IT.

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Room to grow: Tips for data center capacity planning

Capacity planning needs to provide answers to two questions: What are you going to need to buy in the coming year? And when are you going to need to buy it?

To answer those questions, you need to know the following information: current usage, normal growth, planned growth, headroom, timetable. From that information, you can calculate the amount of capacity you expect to need for each resource by the end of the following year with a simple formula…

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Rackstuds: The Simpler, Faster, Safer Cage Nut Replacement

Rackstuds™ are the revolutionary replacement for cage nuts which are used to mount IT, Pro A/V, Security, and Telecommunications equipment in 19” racks.
Unlike cage nuts, Rackstuds™ go in from the front which greatly simplifies their installation. Cage nuts can be quite tricky to get in, especially when the rack starts to get populated or the rack is in situ with the side panels installed. Rackstuds™ can be installed in seconds and are just as easy to remove and reuse. They’re also tool free.

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How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition

In home automation, Crestron , an integration solution provider, offers complex, dedicated home systems with rich user interfaces. Product companies are also facing challenges from other nontraditional competitors like Apple, which recently launched a …

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APIs are Connection Points for Everything in the Cloud

In the center of cloud growth there is one very specific technology (or rather platform) that has been shaping how we communicate over the cloud. The need to enhance the cloud experience and have cross-cloud compatibility has helped push the cloud API (Application Programming Interface) model forward. The ability to cross-connect various applications – and even physical platforms – is an important need for many different industries across a number of verticals.

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The Future of Workplace Productivity: Smart Desks and UltraSharp Monitors

Our customers operate in highly competitive industries where every ounce of productivity is critical. Creating a workplace that empowers employees to be productive continues to be one of the key priorities for organizations of all types. While we know there are many factors that influence a workplace’s productivity, customers keep listing one issue as a priority—ensuring their employees are provided with the right tools to ensure their success.

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