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How Big is a Yottabyte? [Infographic]

How Big is a Yottabyte? [Infographic]

This year it’s become clear that data is scaling to such an degree that you have to change how you manage your desktop and your entire information architecture in order to not just manage your daily work but to succeed.

It’s the core issue of our day, one that’s that’s a top priority when planning to adopt a virtualized infrastructure that…

What it Takes to Power the Cloud [Infographic]

What it Takes to Power the Cloud [Infographic]

Our infographic to end the week is one of the better ones I’ve run across recently. It’s about data centers, one of the more talked about topics in recent months. This one explores power consumption by making comparisons between standard usage and what can be accomplished with more efficient technologies.

It was produced by ABB, which, of course…

5 Reasons Why Skype Will Be an Office Hit

5 Reasons Why Skype Will Be an Office Hit

When Microsoft announced its acquisition of Skype, it marked another turning point for many early adopters who have known the simplicity and usefulness of the service since its first days of availability back in 2003.

What the acquisition also represents is the potential for greater adoption by business people. Of course that will depend on how…

What the Social Business Professional Gets Paid [Infographic]

What the Social Business Professional Gets Paid [Infographic]

The 2.0 Adoption Council created an infographic this week to show who is driving the use of social business technologies in the enterprise. The findings are based upon the responses from 96 people.

The results show that the median salary is about $114,000 for people who play a role in Enterprise 2.0 adoption. The highest paid person survey…

Poll: Are Google Chromebooks a Good Deal?

Poll: Are Google Chromebooks a Good Deal?

The question is coming up a lot. Google Chromebooks are priced at $20 per month for students and $28 for business. Is that a good deal?

It’s considered a deal for the school systems that have tried it. Rachel Wente-Chaney, CIO of High Desert Educational Service District in Oregon said it will actually help retain IT staff. The district will not…

5 Questions to Ask Before Renting Google Chromebooks

5 Questions to Ask Before Renting Google Chromebooks

The desktop issue is one of the biggest challenges to face the enterprise. Tablets, smartphones, laptops, netbooks and personal computers are all part of the mix.

Google’s Chromebook for business is symbolic of this shift. It represents the mainstream acceptance of conducting business online and how we view the role of the desktop in the…

Poll: Which Ruby Platforms Will Be Victors Once the Mist Clears?

Poll: Which Ruby Platforms Will Be Victors Once the Mist Clears?

You’d have to change your list almost weekly if you were to put together one of all the cloud computing platforms.

Andy Hu put together a list that includes more than 50 platforms across multiple programming languages and frameworks. It has been updated multiple times, as has Roch Delsalle’s list of PaaS.

For our purposes, we thought it would…

5 Pros and Cons of the Mobile Desktop

5 Pros and Cons of the Mobile Desktop

As CEOs take the stage and talk about the next big thing, as they often do this time of year, reality is getting a little distorted.

This year, without a doubt, it’s talk of the mobile enterprise and the idea of BYOC (bring your own computer) to work. This is an undeniable trend, but we also have to look at the issue objectively. We see a race…

Why the DevOps Movement Will Only Grow in Importance

Why the DevOps Movement Will Only Grow in Importance

Turning to virtualization can lead to a management problem. Hundreds of servers have to be managed in a way that makes it easy for everyone to keep doing their work. Behind the scenes there can be a host of complexities. DevOps is process that helps developers and IT operations work together. But when it comes to DevOps, organizations must also…

White Paper: How To Avoid a Breakdown in a Virtualized Network

White Paper: How To Avoid a Breakdown in a Virtualized Network

A problem sometimes occurs in the enterprise when it is time to backup and restore data from a cluster of virtual machines.

Here’s what happens. Everything comes to a grinding halt.

In this white paper, learn how IBM Tivioli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments provides an effective solution to this challenge. The paper explore how to off…