Archive for: July 2015

Smart Solutions for Smart Buildings: The Next Generation of Energy Efficiency

In most industries today, technology is seen as a driver of human potential, making businesses and their employees smarter, faster, and more effective. This means constantly adapting to new tech, which is introduced and implemented at increasingly breakneck speeds.

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PTS Educational Facility Services are Cool for Schools

The experts at PTS can help you integrate technology effectively into education and help you realize the full benefits of current technology. Following are a some of our services tailored toward educational facilities:

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A great blend of performance and price: Why Gresham Computing chose PowerEdge 13G

We are always striving to better understand how our customers are using our server platforms, in order to deliver the best possible technology to meet their needs. I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Christopher Young of Gresham Computing to talk about how they are using PowerEdge R630 servers to speed up their solutions and decrease their TCO. You can find more in this series of interviews with customers here, here, and here.

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The 10 Coolest Virtualization Startups Of 2015 (So Far)

Few startups today want to be known as being focused on virtualization, because cloud computing is where the action is. Yet virtualization is the key enabling technology for cloud, and many startups are working on virtualizing storage, servers, networking, management and even user-profile information. Here CRN presents our picks for the coolest virtualization startups of 2015 so far. There’s some well-known names on this list, as well as some new ones.

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4 ways to engineer a collaborative workforce

There are four areas of consideration which should be top of mind for IT when designing, creating and supporting the workplace of the future. Research consistently shows that the top business objectives for IT center on enabling the workforce through the right tools and solutions. It is through this that IT is adding value to the enterprise; tools let people achieve 100% of their productivity, innovation and creativity potential. This has a large part to play in expanding the capabilities of an organization.

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How to Make Your Network Security Infrastructure Future-Ready

It is clear that today’s businesses require reliable network connectivity, and access to both corporate and Internet resources. Connections to and from business units, external customers and SOHOs are all equally important to ensure continuity. Business runs all day, every day, even in off hours. Most companies run operations around the clock, so it is important to realize that solid business continuity strategy and redundancy technology should be considered and implemented.

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CRN Exclusive: New Cisco Channel Chief Says ‘Change Is In Our Partners’ Best Interest’

New Cisco channel chief Wendy Bahr says partners need to embrace the changing landscape as the networking giant begins a new era with incoming CEO Chuck Robbins at the helm. Bahr, a 15-year Cisco veteran, will become the first female channel leader at the company starting July 27, replacing Bruce Klein, senior vice president of Cisco’s Worldwide Partner Organization.

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Best Practices for Designing Your Physical Security Infrastructure System

One of the most critical aspects of designing a data center is the physical security infrastructure system. Here are five best practices for ensuring that it is effective and compliant: Physical security is much like information security in that it should be viewed in layers. For example, access control systems act as the primary keys to the castle and should use methods that cannot be shared, such as biometric access.

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CommScope Focuses on User Experience in Latest DCIM Software Release

CommScope’s latest release of the iTRACs data center infrastructure management platform focuses on making it simple to use. The latest iteration has a new interactive interface called iTRACs SimpleView and better role-based management to provide privacy and security. Vendors in the DCIM software space are in a race to offer a suite with the most complete and rich functionality. Unfortunately, this evolution often adds complexity to what is already viewed as complex.

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Enterprise Data Center Investment Expected to Grow

Despite the popular belief that cloud services are well on their way to replacing enterprise data centers, most mid-size and large businesses are planning to increase spending on their mission-critical facilities in the near future. That’s according to a recent report by 451 Research, which said nearly 90 percent of data center operators surveyed in North America and Europe had plans to increase data center facility spending.

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