The Importer of Record Plays a Critical Role in Global IT Deployments

The Importer of Record Plays a Critical Role in Global IT Deployments

Massive amounts of data travel around the world at the speed of light, so it’s easy to underestimate the complexities associated with moving physical IT equipment across international boundaries. However, organizations must navigate an array of laws, regulations and taxation requirements as well as the logistics of shipping the equipment. The Importer of Record (IoR) is an invaluable ally in this process. The IoR is read more...

How NVMe Helps You Take Full Advantage of High-Performance Applications

How NVMe Helps You Take Full Advantage of High-Performance Applications

IDC has predicted the avalanche of data will reach 44 zettabytes by 2020 and 163 zettabytes by 2025. As data volumes explode, organizations don’t just want more insights from their data. They want those insights faster. They expect the IT infrastructure to support real-time analytics and other high-performance applications that enable faster business decisions, operational efficiencies, and faster time to market for new products and read more...

Why Organizations Need a New Approach to the Campus Network

Why Organizations Need a New Approach to the Campus Network

The campus network, both wired and wireless, has never been more important. Users rely on the campus network for ready access to productivity-enhancing applications and services, both on-premises and in the cloud. In an increasing number of organizations, Internet of Things (IoT) devices also attach to the campus network, collecting and transmitting large volumes of data that drive operational processes and aid in decision-making. Unfortunately, read more...

Are Your PDUs Flexible Enough to Meet Today’s Data Center Demands?

Are Your PDUs Flexible Enough to Meet Today’s Data Center Demands?

You would think that plugging a device into an electrical outlet would be the simplest operation in the data center. However, the diverse and ever-changing array of IT equipment comes with a variety of different power cords, and that makes the selection of power distribution units (PDUs) more complicated than ever. Most servers, PCs and other devices use C13/C14 power cords, which have a maximum read more...

A Layered Approach to Securing Endpoint Devices

A Layered Approach to Securing Endpoint Devices

Employees today are increasingly likely to work from outside the office, employing a variety of endpoint devices to complete business tasks. For all their productivity and collaboration benefits, however, these devices create multiple avenues for introducing malware, exposing sensitive information and compromising user identities. According to the Ponemon Institute’s 2017 State of Endpoint Security Risk Report, organizations of all shapes and sizes reported they are read more...

Networked Sound Brings Business Benefits and Security Risks

Networked Sound Brings Business Benefits and Security Risks

In a previous post, we talked about the evolution of A/V technology from isolated, standalone systems to networked components. Many of today’s A/V components are IP-enabled, which allows you to monitor, manage and control the A/V system over the Ethernet network. Devices can be installed anywhere there’s a network connection, and traditional A/V interfaces can be replaced by intuitive touchscreen panels. This delivers tremendous value read more...

How Digital Menu Boards Build Customer Engagement and Increase Sales

How Digital Menu Boards Build Customer Engagement and Increase Sales

Whenever you go to a fast-casual dining establishment, coffee shop, deli or a movie theatre concession stand, you see a menu board with a list of items, prices, and possibly photos of promotional offers and popular items. Menu boards are essential business tools for these companies because they can help speed up the ordering process and increase sales. Traditional menu boards are printed. Production is read more...

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...