Why Structured Cabling Is Critical for the Industrial Internet of Things

Why Structured Cabling Is Critical for the Industrial Internet of Things

The structured cabling market is expected to grow from $11 billion in 2018 to $25 billion by 2025, according to newly published research by Report Consultant. That represents a compound annual growth rate of more than 14 percent. Rapidly increasing network complexity is driving demand for the deployment and maintenance of structured cabling plants. In addition, organizations in the industrial sector are shifting toward modern read more...

Why Your Data Center Buildout Should Be Managed by Infrastructure Experts

Why Your Data Center Buildout Should Be Managed by Infrastructure Experts

When it comes to building out a data center, it’s important to partner with a solution provider who has expertise in power, cooling, cabling and other aspects of the physical infrastructure. It also makes good sense to have that solution provider involved in the implementation of the IT equipment. Unfortunately, many customers bring in specialists to deploy servers, storage devices, or network gear. These people read more...

Software-Defined Perimeter Addresses Modern Security Risks

Software-Defined Perimeter Addresses Modern Security Risks

Mobile and cloud technologies may not have entirely erased the network perimeter, but they’ve certainly punched a number of holes in it. As a result, organizations must rethink traditional network security practices. For decades, IT security was designed to create a hardened perimeter that shielded the company network from the outside world. However, organizations today are highly dependent on external sources of data, applications, and read more...

How to Close Data Center Skills Gaps with the Right Training and Certifications

How to Close Data Center Skills Gaps with the Right Training and Certifications

Read our latest Press Release In many industries, a professional certification or license shows that you have the minimal educational background and experience necessary to offer a service. IT is not one of those industries. Unlike doctors, lawyers, CPAs and many other practitioners, IT professionals can provide services without certification. Many types of IT certifications do exist, but the responsibility generally lies with the individual read more...

Demystifying Pixel Pitch in Direct View LED Walls

Demystifying Pixel Pitch in Direct View LED Walls

By Simon Daniel Jerke Video walls were once exclusively used by high-end retailers, stadiums and entertainment venues. Today, organizations in a wide range of industries are putting up video walls for a variety of use cases. In fact, the top buyers of video wall solutions are in the education and healthcare markets. Companies are also using video walls in board rooms, training facilities and customer read more...

Collaboration Standards Help Make Teams More Effective

Collaboration Standards Help Make Teams More Effective

The right collaboration technology can deliver real business benefits by improving communication, streamlining workflows and enhancing decision-making. In many organizations, however, workers are using so many different collaboration tools that they have the opposite effect. A recent survey conducted by CITE Research found that the average knowledge worker uses four separate team collaboration applications. More than two-thirds (68 percent) said they navigate between these apps as often read more...

Why Tape Storage Is Seeing a Renaissance in the Modern IT Environment

Why Tape Storage Is Seeing a Renaissance in the Modern IT Environment

Despite repeated predictions of its impending demise, tape storage remains a remarkably healthy technology. In fact, industry analysts expect exponential increases in the tape storage market due to emerging use cases as well as the need for low-cost, high-capacity data archival. Continued improvements performance, capacity, and reliability have allowed tape to transcend its traditional role as a backup and archival medium. Today, tape is effectively read more...

Why More Organizations are Moving Disaster Recovery to the Cloud

Why More Organizations are Moving Disaster Recovery to the Cloud

Even with increased awareness of the cost of downtime, the majority of North American businesses aren’t ready to deal with an IT-related disaster. In a recent survey of about 1,000 IT professionals and executives, 68.5 percent of respondents admitted to having an incomplete disaster recovery (DR) plan. When asked if their DR plan had been formally implemented, just two-thirds said “yes.” In addition, 16 percent read more...

Do You Have the Data You Need to Prove the Value of Your IT Investments?

Do You Have the Data You Need to Prove the Value of Your IT Investments?

By Marc Eisenberg Technology investments can create value for the organization by reducing costs, increasing productivity, enhancing customer service, or supporting growth. But many IT leaders are hard-pressed to prove that value and therefore justify their expenditures. IT teams typically do extensive research and due diligence in selecting technology products. They look for solutions that will not only meet immediate requirements but will be manageable read more...

AI Technologies, Practical Use Cases and the Road to Adoption

AI Technologies, Practical Use Cases and the Road to Adoption

Once limited to science fiction movies and conversations about what could be, artificial intelligence (AI) now has use cases that touch virtually every area of an organization. McKinsey Global Institute recently released a discussion paper that dives into the potential contributions of AI to the global economy and its impact on various industries. McKinsey estimates that about 70 percent of organizations will be using at read more...