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COVID-19 Stimulates Creative IT Financing – Forbes blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Tuesday, May 5th 2020

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A recent survey by Evaluator Group investigated how enterprise IT administrators were coping with the impact of stay-at-home orders showed that they were often scrambling for new infrastructure. The two most needed requirements were additional networking gear and other types of infrastructure...

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Azure Stack Hybrid Cloud Appeals to MSPs, HCI, Data Center – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Monday, May 4th 2020

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This is the third in a series of articles on making hybrid cloud a reality. The first two looked at Google Anthos and AWS Outposts. In this article we’ll examine Microsoft’s Azure Stack hybrid cloud family (which includes Azure Stack...

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Google Anthos: Hybrid Cloud on Your Infrastructure – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Monday, April 6th 2020

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This second in a series of articles, on making hybrid cloud a reality, looks at Google Anthos, how it works, the deployment options, how it compares with AWS Outposts and who should consider it. Read the first installment here.  The...

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Value of Face-to-Face Meetings and Events

By Randy Kerns, Monday, April 6th 2020

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The challenging time we are in has led to many creative approaches to continue operations in some manner.  In the information technology industry, the work-from-home concept has been taken to a new level, straining network connections in some locales.  Online...

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Cloud Services Providers: Please Make Healthcare A Priority – Forbes blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Monday, April 6th 2020

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In my last blog post I mentioned that hospital information systems now face multiple challenges. Their systems are now being called upon to support medical staff dealing with an unplanned-for influx of new COVID-19 patients needing critical care. On top of that,...

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COVID 19 – The New IT Reality – Forbes blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Tuesday, March 31st 2020

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I and one of my co-workers are now engaged in a research project to determine how the impact COVID 19 and the resulting social distancing measures are impacting enterprise IT.  The impact is significant and cause for a pause to...

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AWS Outposts: Enabling Hybrid Cloud – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Wednesday, March 11th 2020

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In the first of a series of articles on methods for making hybrid cloud a reality, we examine AWS Outposts, explaining how it works, how it compares cost-wise with non-hybrid AWS cloud services and who should consider it. On paper,...

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How Technology Trends are Changing CI and HCI Solutions – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Wednesday, February 19th 2020

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From AI and advanced analytics to edge computing, containers and more – today's top technology trends are bringing new life to converged and hyperconverged infrastructure solutions. There are several big technology trends whose impact is being felt throughout the data...

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Can IBM’s New Duopoly Produce A Unifying Vision? – Forbes blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Sunday, February 16th 2020

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IBM has announced the replacement of current CEO Ginni Rometty with a duopoly – Arvind Krishna as CEO with Jim Whitehurst as President. Why? And, why? Reading the published reports on the reasons for succession, it becomes clear that Ginni Rometty’s tenure...

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Storage Briefings Roundup: Computational Storage, Micro Edge – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Monday, January 13th 2020

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Evaluator Group looks back at 2019 storage briefings, highlighting four products in three technology areas (computational storage, software-defined servers and micro edge computing). As an analyst with Evaluator Group, I receive storage industry briefings several times a week. While many are...

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