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How Augmented Reality Can Help the Enterprise

27 Feb, 2017

Augmented reality is usually seen as the stop-gap measure to the more technically advanced virtual reality, but this view overlooks the fact that in the emerging digital ecosystem it’s the application that counts, not the technology.

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AMD: Back on Its Feet?

27 Feb, 2017

For chip designers of all stripes, the justification for high-end models will have to be pretty strong if they hope to maintain share of a market that is becoming less interested in the inner workings of the hardware it uses.

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Priorities: Technology and Digital Transformation

22 Feb, 2017

Perhaps the most important distinction between today’s digital transformation and the technology evolutions of the past is the fact that achieving the desired user outcome is now the driver of technology decisions, rather than the other way around.

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The Hyperconverged Approach to the Hybrid Cloud

21 Feb, 2017

Development of data infrastructure along cloudy, hyperconverged lines undoubtedly has its share of twists and turns in store, but it produces a data environment that is highly scalable with vastly reduced operational responsibilities.

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When Open Source Meets the Enterprise

20 Feb, 2017

Few organizations will need to convert all of their proprietary technology to open source, but open source will be desirable when it comes to supporting applications and services that are distributed across multi-platform cloud infrastructure.

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Slow Progress Toward IoT Standardization

17 Feb, 2017

If the IoT is going to get off the ground at all, the data community as a whole needs to come up with some pretty powerful standards, and quick.

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Where, and How, to Become Agile

15 Feb, 2017

With agility in infrastructure management and software developments, organizations have the means to pivot processes on a dime so they can respond to changing market conditions quickly and capitalize on new opportunities.

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Fine-Tuning the Enterprise Container Environment

14 Feb, 2017

At this point, it seems unlikely that the container juggernaut will be derailed even slightly. The issues facing the technology are largely centered in implementation rather than operation.

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Cloud Services Can Boost Productivity, But Are They Safer?

13 Feb, 2017

Across the board, cloud providers are adding a wealth of new capabilities to their cloud platforms aimed at making enterprise data more productive. Security is in the details.

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Cisco Jumps on the Azure Bandwagon

10 Feb, 2017

Cisco's goal is to provide an easily deployable, cloud-ready solution for the data center that can support infrastructure- and platform-as-a-service architectures for highly scalable, dynamic workloads.

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Decisions, Decisions: IT in a Changing Digital Environment

08 Feb, 2017

The speed of emerging data operations will dictate that changes will be fast and furious going forward, so IT infrastructure must be flexible above all, and that includes the people who oversee it.

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Chatbots Poised to Invade the Enterprise

07 Feb, 2017

Functions ranging from infrastructure provisioning and deployment to social collaboration and workflow management will likely change radically through chatbot conversational user interfaces, to the point where the enterprise itself becomes a living member of the team.

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The SDDC Ready to Step Up

06 Feb, 2017

If the advantages of software-defined infrastructure over hardware-defined infrastructure can be summed up in one word, it would be flexibility.

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Striving Toward the Optimal Data Environment

03 Feb, 2017

A fully optimized data ecosystem, of course, is a constantly moving target. Once a certain level of service has been achieved, the push begins for the next level.

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Tapping the Real Benefits of the Cloud

01 Feb, 2017

As the cloud becomes more adept at providing highly targeted, even customized, enterprise services, its efficacy as a means to support even critical workloads will soon be too great to ignore.

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No Easy Answers to Digital Integration

31 Jan, 2017

One way or another, digitization will hit every enterprise. The only question is whether a given organization will manage the change in ways that suit its particular needs or be swept along in broader currents.

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In the Consumer/Enterprise Technology Divide, Consumers Are Winning

30 Jan, 2017

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the same technologies and applications that inhabit our personal lives should infiltrate our workdays as well.

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Is the Storage Industry as Stable as It Seems?

27 Jan, 2017

The evolution of storage may not be as cut and dried as many experts think, perhaps even today’s disruptive technologies may themselves become disrupted by the end of the decade.

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Where AI Will Hit the Enterprise First

25 Jan, 2017

By taking on much of the tedium in basic level data and infrastructure management, AI not only provides for a more trouble-free data experience, it allows people to excel at what they do best: engage in creative problem-solving and develop high-value opportunities.

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The Right Time and Place for Object Storage

24 Jan, 2017

Object storage can wear many hats in the enterprise, but user needs should always come first. Until it can support the full gamut of applications and workloads, object storage should at best remain first among equals in the storage environment.

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