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Eight Steps for a Successful Data Migration

Eight Steps for a Successful Data Migration
May 18, 2015 No Comments »

Why are migrations such a headache for IT departments? When they are not thoroughly planned and carefully executed, a migration can result in potential downtime and revenue loss. Knowing this fact, are the risks worth the reward? According to IDC, ... Read More »

How to Overcome the Windows 2003 Server End-of-Support

How to Overcome the Windows 2003 Server End-of-Support
May 14, 2015 No Comments »

As of July 15, Microsoft will cease support of its Windows Server 2003. At that point, security patches, bug fixes and other mission-critical updates will no longer be available. The result is that those businesses that run Windows 2003 servers ... Read More »

Security Considerations for Protecting Your Gaming Site

Security Considerations for Protecting Your Gaming Site
May 13, 2015 No Comments »

Since becoming popular in the mid-1990s and early 2000s, online gaming websites have experienced steady yet significant gains in users and monetary value. In fact, according to Newzoo’s 2014 Global Games Market Report, the international games market is expected to ... Read More »

Will Machines Displace Humans From the Workforce?

Will Machines Displace Humans From the Workforce?
May 12, 2015 1 Comment »

It’s a perennial worry: will machines (whether hardware or software) take all the jobs, leaving no work for human hands? As technology proves capable of accomplishing an increasing diversity of tasks, one could easily extrapolate that trend to the point ... Read More »

Data Virtualization: Long-Term Enterprise Benefits

Data Virtualization: Long-Term Enterprise Benefits
May 11, 2015 No Comments »

Growth Strategy = Data Sharing The new mantra for business goes something like this: companies that can use data on the back end to personalize interactions on the front end thrive. In today’s business climate, companies are gathering data faster ... Read More »

Who Benefits From Subscription Software?

Who Benefits From Subscription Software?
May 7, 2015 No Comments »

For every software-licensing model there is a hypothetical user who will benefit by paying less in the long term. When Adobe changed from outright software sales to a subscription-only approach, one of its claims to appease its customer base for ... Read More »

Democracy Rising: A New Era in Software Licensing

Democracy Rising: A New Era in Software Licensing
May 6, 2015 No Comments »

For most of the history of enterprise software, the model for how organizations have purchased applications has largely been the same. The perpetual license has dominated, whereby companies pay the full price of the software up front and are allowed ... Read More »

Is Government Research Funding Critical to IT?

Is Government Research Funding Critical to IT?
May 5, 2015 No Comments »

A dearth in research and development funding is threatening U.S. technology companies, universities and, ultimately, consumers—or at least that’s what some MIT professors argue in a report entitled “The Future Postponed: Why Declining Investment in Basic Research Threatens a U.S. ... Read More »

How Optical Transceivers Affect Server Technology

How Optical Transceivers Affect Server Technology
May 4, 2015 No Comments »

Data centers are processing tons of data and need to retrieve the data at record speeds. This situation requires that every aspect of the design be optimized, including optical transceiver technology. Since most data centers are connecting at 100 Mbps ... Read More »

IT Wages: Which End Is Up?

IT Wages: Which End Is Up?
April 30, 2015 No Comments »

Sifting through the raw data on wages for IT and, more broadly, STEM is a tough job. Perhaps that’s why reports are so contradictory. For instance, according to the Computerworld IT Salary Survey 2015, average total compensation rose 3.6% year ... Read More »