AWS Cloud

New cloud features and tools from Amazon Web Services (AWS)

The adoption of the cloud has been widespread and has been increasing at an astonishing rate.  Organizations from all verticals and sizes have looked to migrate their IT environment from an on-premise platform to the cloud.  Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been on the forefront of this trend.  The benefits of migrating to a hosted cloud environment are being realized …

Room scheduling optimizes collaboration

Businesses count on streamlined collaboration and communication to spur innovation, improve processes and increase efficiencies.  Having the latest in video conferencing and collaboration technology is only as effective as what processes manage them.  The larger the business, the more of a need to manage meeting rooms, conference rooms and huddle spaces arise. IT departments can utilize room scheduling technologies with …

Collaboration In the Cloud

The Cloud: Revolutionizing Business Collaboration

Sharing information and ideas at anytime from anywhere has been long sought after by businesses.  Companies must continually innovate their processes and products to maintain competitive advantage.  Internal and external collaboration is a critical component of product innovation, process improvement, and a healthy environment for organic growth. Businesses migrating their IT environment into the cloud have been doing so at …

Cyber Security

Managing Cyber Security Risks: The Internet of Things (IoT)

Leading technology analysts predict the Internet of Things (IoT)  as the next big installment for the technology landscape.  To put into perspective, over 20 billion devices will connect to IoT.  These devices could be managed through a single pane of glass brings a variety of possibilities to the table.  IoT would completely revolutionize the way we interact in our daily …

IT managed services

Selecting an IT Managed Services Provider: Partner with the right company

The role of IT is changing in businesses.  Technology is revolutionizing the way businesses communicate, collaborate, innovate, and ultimately grow.  Once thought of as a “break/fix” department, organizations have realized IT departments can be utilized as revenue generating centers.  There is still the need for IT departments to address the day-to-day updates.  For instance, these tasks include patches to endpoints …

Huddle Spaces: Collaboration Redefined

When we think of the term “collaboration”, we think of ways people can communicate to achieve a goal.  Collaboration is an essential part of success in any aspect of life, and the business world is no different.  Individuals from the same department must share knowledge and resources to achieve desired results for their projects.  Departments must effectively communicate and share …

Hyper Converged Infrastructure

Converged and Hyper Converged Infrastructure: The Evolution of the Data Center

Traditional Data Centers have been the backbone of many organizations’ IT environment for many years.  The traditional set up included Servers, Storage and Network.  This set up realized that Data Centers needed a significant amount of physical area and power requirements as they grew.  In conclusion, large enterprises were spending millions of dollars to grow and maintain their Data Centers. …

Cyber Security: Physical Infrastructure to Web Applications

Cyber-attacks can be devastating. Not only are they becoming increasingly prevalent, they are also becoming more destructive. In December 2014 Target experienced a huge cyber-attack. Hackers stole data from up to 40 million credit and debit cards from shoppers that visited the store during the holiday season. The repercussions were huge as Target’s profits fell significantly. This is just one …

Virtual Reality: Interactivity on a new level

Virtual Reality (VR) is a concept that we’ve all probably heard of. If you haven’t here’s the basics: Virtual Reality is a computer generated experience where the user has a three-dimensional, physical presence in an environment that is completely generated using computer technology. In other words, VR users can interact in real time with their environment, allowing them to have …

Smart Stores – Staying competitive in the digital age

With the introduction of Amazon Prime’s free 2-day shipping, Target’s free shipping for REDCard holders and many other sites offering free shipping and easy, lenient online return policies, shoppers may not want to travel to a store anymore. If your business model depends on a brick and mortar store-front you need to read this and begin thinking about new strategies …