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DCIM—helping the Offensive Linemen of IT get their due

DCIM—helping the Offensive Linemen of IT get their due

By Richard Arneson You usually don’t hear about it until you’re touring a data center in person, if even then. While starstruck by the vast collection of colored cables, twinkling equipment and shiny racks, you probably didn’t give it a thought, much less any credit. Let’s change that. So today—Valentine’s Day—let’s give some much-earned love…

A road less traveled…than you’d think

A road less traveled…than you’d think

By Richard Arneson According to a recent study by a New York-based IT consultancy firm that works exclusively with Fortune 1,000 corporations, large companies aren’t transforming into truly data-driven organizations as fast as you’d suspect. The big boys, as it turns out, are a little behind the curve when it comes to utilizing data and…

Who doesn’t want to modernize?

Who doesn’t want to modernize?

By Richard Arneson COBOL. Remember it? Haven’t heard that name in a while, right? No, it hasn’t gone the way of Novell Networks or Blockbuster Video. Even though it dates back to the 1950’s, it’s still used, and used widely, today. In fact, according to InformationWeek, over seventy percent (70%) of business transactions are still…

What is Digital Transformation?

What is Digital Transformation?

By Richard Arneson We’ve all heard of it; we know our company should be striving to achieve it; but what exactly is…digital transformation? Many people, at least those outside of the IT and telecommunications industries, may have been first introduced to the digital world through clocks or CD’s, leaving them with the question, “Haven’t we…

Why this market will grow 1200% by 2021!

Why this market will grow 1200% by 2021!

According to an IDC report that was released in 2017, it was predicted the SD-WAN market would grow from a then $700M to over $8B by 2021. They’ve revised that figure. Now it’s over $9B. SD-WAN is often, yet incorrectly, referred to as WAN Optimization, but that’s actually a perfect way to describe what SD-WAN…