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Bring Your Own Device policies have fascinated both the corporate world and the tech world for some time now. Part of the allure is the added productivity and the added ease of use for workers. But, that doesn't explain why there are thousands of tech pieces on BYOD policies, failings and warnings. The truth is, we're all fascinated by how it flawlessly bridges the gap between home and work life. BYOD first sprung up as Millennials demanded more flexibility, more control. They wanted less of a barrier between work and home life, and working from their iPads while watching Netflix at home struck the perfect balance. Then, there were the problems that inevitably followed. Companies realized that employees' devices are almost never as secure as corporate machines. When devices got stolen, there weren't many options to deal with the situation, and sensitive company inf... (more)

Agile Development Drives Enterprise DevOps & Public Cloud Adoption

In the past decade, many companies have moved towards the agile method of development rather than the traditional waterfall methodology. Even companies that do not strictly adhere to agile development will usually use a blend of both agile and waterfall techniques. Agile development has many characteristics that make it more suited to modern technology than the waterfall method. Today, agile development is very closely related to DevOps and the cloud. Moving toward agile development Agile development allows companies an adaptability and flexibility that is simply not possible th... (more)

Embracing the New Enterprise IT: Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

During the recent bout of intense winter weather throughout the Midwest, many folks were able to receive the news on office closings by receiving work email messages through their personal laptops and smartphones. Access available anywhere is becoming a given for many people who can receive updates on their personal devices no matter where they are. For the typical enterprise IT department, the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy has become a standard, and it’s not uncommon to see different brands and models of laptops throughout the office. This is all the latest evidence of th... (more)

Embracing the New Enterprise IT: Flash Storage

Computing is a rapidly changing industry. Gordon E. Moore was one of the first to recognize and discuss this in 1965, when he described what's now known as Moore's law: The number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles approximately every two years. The effects of this progress are evident in the continuous increases in processing speeds, data storage capacity and the sensitivity of digital camera sensors. For decades, computing has continued to advance, sometimes incrementally and sometimes almost exponentially. Now we're in the middle of another major shift in computing... (more)

Embracing the New Enterprise IT: The Public Cloud

Cloud this and cloud that are on the lips of every IT professional. Beyond being an overhyped buzzword, cloud computing is a technology that’s innovating the way that many businesses, from startups to enterprises, handle their IT needs. Whether it’s specific applications or a complete infrastructure, cloud technology continues to transform the IT landscape. What is the public cloud? Businesses have a few different cloud options to choose from: Public cloud services are run through third-party providers, whereas the private cloud is controlled directly by the business itself and di... (more)