Living Small- Data Center Virtualization

The demands on IT operations for applications, processing, storage, and reporting never stop growing, and when growth is measured in square feet, that can be costly. Fortunately, increasing capability doesn’t necessarily require corresponding growth in data center size. In fact, it may be possible to shrink the facility even while capacity expands, reducing costs of power and cooling along with “real estate” requirements.

Friday, October 18, 2013/Comments (0)/

What to Outsource and Why- Consolidated Communications

Outsourcing Tips from Enventis

Sure, you can hire people to provide tech support, but those positions tend to turn over every few years, and training new arrivals can take months. And new people bring their own approaches, which can turn your system into a patchwork. Tactical outsourcing, on the other hand, can provide continuity and eliminate that new-hire learning curve while supporting your strategic plans.

Monday, September 23, 2013/Comments (0)/
Categories: IT Services

“Unfogging” the Cloud

Moving to the cloud is a big decision. It will change the way you operate, but because IT is changing—technology is becoming more user-driven—that may happen anyway. The good news is that the cloud lets IT outsource some of the least strategic aspects of their operations and focus on those that are most unique to the company, making IT (and IT staff) more valuable corporate resources.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013/Comments (0)/
Categories: Cloud Services

BYOD: Device, Data, or Disaster?

You’ve probably heard the phrase BYOD (bring your own device), the practice of allowing employees to access corporate data on their own laptops, tablets or smartphones. Employers' approaches to BYOD today vary a lot, from relatively uncontrolled access to absolute prohibition. But no matter what your current position, there’s a good chance that things are going to change.

Thursday, July 25, 2013/Comments (0)/

Network Management: What Utilization Numbers Really Mean

It’s a fairly common scenario: users complain that the system is responding slowly; the network engineer checks port utilization stats, sees that during the busiest parts of the day the network port is at 50 percent utilization, and can’t understand what users are complaining about. In fact, there may actually be a network management problem that is being hidden by the granularity of the report.

Thursday, July 25, 2013/Comments (0)/