How to Integrate a CMDB With IT Asset Management (ITAM)
CMBD, also known as a Configuration Management Database, acts as a data repository warehouse of sorts for IT installations. They are used to keep track of the state of assets such as products, systems, software, facilities, and people at a specific point in time. IT directors are charged with keeping track of these assets to […]Read more
Windows 10 Migration
Windows 10……it’s time to make the move! Windows dominates the personal computer world, running by some estimates, more than 90 percent of all personal computers. Windows provides graphical user interface (GUI), virtual memory management, multitasking, and support for many peripheral devices. In addition to Windows OS for personal computers, Microsoft also offers operating systems for servers and personal […]Read more
IoT: The Internet of Things
The Internet of Things, or "IoT," is constantly evolving and taking on new meanings as technology penetrates industries that generally have not relied on IT to grow. At its fundamental definition, IoT can be seen as the convergence of multiple technologies, including wireless communication, real-time analytics, machine learning, commodity sensors, and embedded systems. IoT is also the inter-networking of physical […]Read more
Staffing: Outsource vs. FTE
Projects are the lifeblood of an IT organization. Prioritizing projects are sometimes based on business drivers, like mergers & acquisitions, application development, or in some cases, refreshing legacy IT assets, all of which can be a very costly endeavor. Once these projects have been identified, companies can determine their staffing models. Outsourcing providers generally work […]Read more
What is Big Data Anyway?
Most IT professionals understand the definitions of Big Data, but what they often struggle with is understanding how to monetize Big Data to deliver new insights for their organization. Ninety percent of all data was created in the past two years and continues to grow without limits. Truth be told, most IT departments focus on keeping the lights on […]Read more
Choose the Right Tech Provider
Who would have thought that a mail order retail company would revolutionize how organizations make IT decisions? Who would have thought that an online search tool would define how schools and universities communicate with their staff and students? Who would have thought that a mobile app would turn taxi cab providers upside down? The Cloud […]Read more
Is it Time to Consider a New Server?
Is it time to consider a new server? One would think that this is an easy question to answer. However, given the long list of factors that should be considered and the ever changing landscape of hardware, this question needs a good bit of thought and some technical analysis. In fact, some organizations set a firm […]Read more
VMware in the News: Support Research and Education
What happens when the IT industry's leading virtualization software company partners with California’s largest nonprofit research and education network? Everyone wins! In late April of this year, VMware and CENIC announced an agreement that will streamline the purchase of VMware technologies by its members. The end goal is to improve security, reduce costs, and simplify information […]Read more