Can Your Data Center Racks Withstand a Seismic Event?

Can Your Data Center Racks Withstand a Seismic Event?

On Oct. 18, more than 55 million people worldwide will participate in the Great ShakeOut, a drill designed to help individuals, businesses, schools and other organizations better prepare for a major earthquake. The centerpiece of the drill is an exercise called Drop, Cover and Hold On — drop to the ground, take cover under a table or desk, and hold onto it. Participants should stay read more...

Data Migration Requires Careful Planning and Execution

Data Migration Requires Careful Planning and Execution

A U.K.-based bank recently discovered the risks and challenges associated with data migration. When it was acquired by a Spanish banking group, the bank was faced with transferring customer data from one system to another. Many things went awry, resulting in disruption of some operations and the compromise of data privacy. Worse, some customers lost money due to fraud. The bank had to pay millions read more...

Employee Demand and Business Value Drive Video Conferencing Adoption

Employee Demand and Business Value Drive Video Conferencing Adoption

Video conferencing has become an indelible part of the enterprise landscape. Organizations are implementing video conferencing systems to reduce travel costs, encourage team collaboration and better engage with customers. Employee demand also continues to be a primary driver of video conferencing adoption, as workers expect to have the same video collaboration capabilities they enjoy on their personal smartphones, tablets and laptops. While video conferencing was read more...

Using Technology to Improve Productivity Requires a Strategic Approach

Using Technology to Improve Productivity Requires a Strategic Approach

Most organizations could be more productive. Many business processes and workflows have bottlenecks that impede the productivity of individual employees and the organization as a whole. Given that “productivity” is defined as “yielding results, benefits or profits,” it becomes clear that “improving productivity” should be an operational imperative. But how do you achieve that objective? A new Techaisle study of small to midsize (SMB) business read more...

The ‘Integrated Environment’ Benefits Both Users and IT Operations

The ‘Integrated Environment’ Benefits Both Users and IT Operations

The traditional IT environment is built using best-of-breed components to support monolithic applications. Distinct teams of individuals are tasked with administering and maintaining servers, storage subsystems and networking equipment. As a result, IT personnel tend to view this environment as a discrete set of systems, with only a vague idea of how they function as a whole. The IT environment is evolving as organizations implement read more...

LED Video Walls 101: What They Are and How They Work

LED Video Walls 101: What They Are and How They Work

Digital signage is great for engaging customers and boosting sales. It allows you to deliver custom video, images and text based on the time of day, location, business goals and even an individual customer’s preferences. As powerful as digital signage can be, however, you can’t beat the impact of a video wall. Think of that same content from a single digital sign being delivered on read more...

In-Rack Cooling: Flexible, Agile and Highly Efficient

In-Rack Cooling: Flexible, Agile and Highly Efficient

As organizations implement more powerful systems for data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and other compute-intensive workloads, they often find that their existing data center cooling environment is insufficient. The graphics processing units (GPUs) used in many AI and deep learning applications consume a lot of power and thus generate a lot of heat. But does it make sense to re-engineer data center cooling systems to read more...

5 Winning Ways to Optimize Data Center Performance

5 Winning Ways to Optimize Data Center Performance

It’s the start of the 2018 college football season, and student athletes across the country are working hard to optimize their performance. Proper diet, exercise and training help ensure they have the strength, stamina and skills to help their teams win games. Data center managers are also concerned with sustaining peak performance and should develop a program for continually evaluating and fine-tuning the IT environment. read more...

A Deeper Dive into the Components of a Digital Signage Solution

A Deeper Dive into the Components of a Digital Signage Solution

In our last post, we discussed the top five benefits of a digital signage solution. Digital signage can reduce the costs associated with printing and updating traditional signs while enabling you to deliver highly relevant messaging to your target audience. You can also integrate digital signage with other technologies to track engagement and better understand customer behavior. As we noted in our last post, digital read more...

The Top 5 Benefits of Digital Signage and How to Capitalize on Them

The Top 5 Benefits of Digital Signage and How to Capitalize on Them

Organizations around the world are recognizing the benefits of digital signage as a transformative technology with many applications. Digital signage replaces static images with dynamic displays to enhance business communications and create a more powerful marketing message. Unlike traditional print signage that pushes advertising onto the customer, digital signage pulls customers in with vivid video and audio and relevant information. Digital signage can also be read more...