IT Management

What Is Digital Twin Technology - And Why Is It So Important?

What Is Digital Twin Technology - And Why Is It So Important?

digital twin is a model of a product, service or process. Pairing the virtual and physical models allows researchers to analyze data to prevent problems before they happen. This can reduce downtime and assist in the development of new products and services.

The Future of Enterprise Data Centers

The Future of Enterprise Data Centers

For over half a century, enterprise data centers have been stored and processed vital information for businesses. Though they have evolved with every technological advancement throughout the years, these technical environments are finally feeling the effects of disruption in the technology world.

Due to changes in areas such as hardware/software, telecommunications, artificial intelligence (AI), and operations, traditional data centers are being forced to keep up in order to continue playing such a huge part in data management. The question, of course, is this: what do the infrastructure and operations managers need to do in order to set their enterprise data centers up for success in the future?

The Real Cost of Encryption Gaps

The Real Cost of Encryption Gaps

Network security is still one of the most important and most challenging aspects of running a modern business. Sensitive data is everywhere, and there are a lot of nefarious groups that can make huge money from stealing it. Chances are that you’ve already made some pretty big investments to protect your business from such leaks, but there’s a major issue that is overlooked by most companies today: encryption gaps.

Five Tips to Manage Tech Debt

Five Tips to Manage Tech Debt

IT spending is frustrating. It’s often hard to get good return on investment estimates. Even when you do, it takes time for technology to prove its value. Even worse, there are countless tech traps and pitfalls along the way. Many businesses today lose money every year through IT problems. If you want to get in front of this issue, you need to learn how to streamline your IT spending and manage tech debt.

Email Security Tips for Your Corporate Environment

Email Security Tips for Your Corporate Environment

Internet security is a hot topic among corporate environments. After all, all businesses know they must protect the data they store on the Internet. For many companies, though, they wait until it's too late to put Internet security practices into place, especially when it comes to email security tactics.

If you feel like a data breach will never happen to you, you may want to think again. In 2018 alone, the banking/credit/financial industry endured a mind-boggling 1,707,223 data breaches. The business industry had 22,164,590 breaches of data while the education industry faced 832,115. The medical/healthcare industry had 5,761,001. Government/military entities had 16,766,327. Needless to say, regardless of the industry that you operate in, data protection should remain a top priority. Let's take a close look at email security tips for your corporate environment.

Why In-House Detection Is the Most Important Part of Cybersecurity

Why In-House Detection Is the Most Important Part of Cybersecurity

Network security is important, but you already know that. For any business, the risk of exposing protected data is always one of the great fears. Big, impressive companies have fallen from grace over data breaches, and it can feel impossible to remain safe.

One of the reasons the battle is so uphill is because the biggest threat to your security is not external. Your own vetted users are the greatest obstacle between you and safe data. Today, you’re going to see strong examples to highlight this point and learn how to nip the problem in the bud.

Everything You Need to Know About Windows Virtual Desktop

Everything You Need to Know About Windows Virtual Desktop

Virtualization is one of the ultimate buzz words in enterprise technology. The IT experts speak of it with a light in their eyes and enthusiasm. Every sales pitch mentions it at some point, and in all fairness, virtualization is a large topic with many exciting applications.

The simple truth is that enterprise operations require at least some level of virtualization, and taking control of your virtual destiny is extremely important. It’s also a changing landscape. Microsoft has introduced the Windows Virtual Desktop, and it’s the biggest change to the game since the PC. Maybe.

Should You Still Be Spending Money on Faxes?

Should You Still Be Spending Money on Faxes?

Part of keeping a budget is figuring out what parts of your business are pulling their weight and which areas can afford to trim some fat. For IT, that often comes down to equipment and services. If you’re spending money on something you don’t use, it might be time to cut it from your life. For too many businesses, fax machines sit somewhere in limbo. They still get used, but can you really justify the money? You’re about to get solid answers to that question.

How Hyperconvergence Is Changing Everything

How Hyperconvergence Is Changing Everything

There is a new, growing trend in the world of IT. Hyperconvergence is a word that is gaining steam and getting many IT managers excited. It’s a new approach to managing data centers that is so revolutionary, even small businesses are getting into the game. Take a minute to learn about hyper-convergence. It might be just the hook you need to transform your own tech infrastructure into something more powerful, more competitive and more affordable.

5 Tips for Shared Work Devices

5 Tips for Shared Work Devices

Technology runs the workplace. There’s no escaping it, but allowing technology to run over the workplace is expensive. There are always more devices, tools and apps that feel like they can help. Eventually, you have to focus on reducing your IT spending.

One way a lot of companies achieve that goal is by utilizing shared devices. If one computer can server two employees, it seems like an easy opportunity to save money. If you have shared devices, and virtually every workplace does, you might benefit from a few tips that can improve on that sharing. Here are five.

Negotiation Know-How: Optimizing Your IT Operational Costs

Negotiation Know-How: Optimizing Your IT Operational Costs

Your work involves negotiating software and cloud contracts. You’re aware that time limits can press operations managers to sign contracts as they receive them, and that this, in turn, can lead to unexpected costs…

*Based on the Gartner report, How to Optimize IT Costs.

5 Tips to Optimize Performance Without Buying New Hardware

5 Tips to Optimize Performance Without Buying New Hardware

It’s a frustration we’ve all experienced. A computer, phone or tablet starts getting slow. Sometimes it happens way too soon. Other times we’re trying to hold onto ancient tech because we don’t want to spend money on new stuff. In any case, there are always things we can do before we commit to purchasing hardware. These five tips can help you address performance issues without spending a penny on equipment.

5 Better Ways to Compete for Tech Talent

5 Better Ways to Compete for Tech Talent

Unemployment is pretty low right now. While it impacts industries differently, there’s no question that tech talent is in high demand and low supply. It’s a veritable dog fight out there right now, and if you want to get top talent instead of settling for leftovers, you need a better game plan. These five ideas will help you reimagine recruitment and find different ways to convince great technologists that they should be working with you.

How to Recruit, Develop and Retain IT Talent

How to Recruit, Develop and Retain IT Talent

With the increasing digitalization of the business world, IT has become an ingrained aspect of every business strategy. As such, it should come as no surprise that the demand for top tech talent is at an all-time high, forcing employers to become more creative and determined in not just recruiting new IT talent, but in also developing and retaining new and existing IT talent. The following is a look at a few key strategies companies can employ to improve their own recruitment and retention numbers:

What the Century Link Outage Tells Us About Enterprise Internet

What the Century Link Outage Tells Us About Enterprise Internet

There’s a good chance you noticed CenturyLink’s big internet outage. It wasn’t a massive news story, but it was still a topic of conversations. Enough businesses in enough locations felt the pain that it was hard to make it through the event unaware. While it might put CenturyLink on the spot a bit, this is a great case study to examine how we plan for internet downtime and derive key lessons that can protect your business in the future.