The Best IT Blogs Of The Week: 9-24-14

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Whether you define yourself as an introvert or extrovert, many people find the fast professional world to be just plain exhausting at times. Work requires communicating with fellow employees and strangers and constantly presenting your best self to others. All of it can seem tiresome to those of us who anguish over agonizing small talk and monotonous introductions. Is there any cure out there for the shy ones who just want to thrive? Cue in Paula Marolewski: she saves the day in her article on Forbes detailing this very issue. Her solution to overcome her reservations lies in the power of the mantra. With that, we begin this week’s roundup with stories to help you reach the top of the s … Read more

The Best IT Blogs Of The Week: 9-17-14

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As we all know, the workplace is transforming right in front of our eyes. Changing work environments and technology are giving us more freedom in ways unimaginable twenty years ago. But that’s not all: as older employees remain in the workforce while younger prospects enter the professional world, there’s a whole combination of generations and skills at the table. Need an example? Let’s get to it. New Trends In a piece by Natalie Burg, she observes that senior employees are a powerful bunch in business, and they’re here to stay. Senior employees tend to have more experience in leadership, dedication, and have better communication skills than today’s cyber youth. But what’s important lies in … Read more

The Best IT Blogs Of The Week: 9-10-14

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Like, post, share, retweet, regram, go! Social media is an amazing innovation. I can connect and interact with friends all the way from Germany to California in a click. I could go on and on about the benefits of social media, but I’ll stop myself! The truth is, among all the wonders social media brings; there are some risks when you create an account, making it imperative that users stay informed and stay secure. Here’s the social media news YOU should know about: Cyber criminals are clever these days, and they’re licking their lips over your Instagram and Facebook. Even if you’ve got your social media accounts safeguarded, they’ll find another way, like using the “friend fraud” strategy. I … Read more

The Best IT Blogs Of The Week: 9-3-14

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This past week was HUGE for IT. Why? The much-anticipated VMworld 2014 came in with a bang, breaking down barriers and revealing new strategies and innovations that we’ve never seen before. In fact, the theme of the conference was ‘No Limits,’ and VMware seemed to reiterate that theme with its drastic changes announced in the recent month. Were you there? If not, let’s review what exactly went down in San Fran: • Software-defined EVERYTHING: that’s right. Jude Chao of Enterprise Networking Planet sat down with VMware User Group director Piergiorgio Spagnolatti to talk about the new trend. “Users and customers exposed a need for more holistic storage management,” Spagnolatti said. Thus emerge … Read more

The Best Cloud Computing Articles Of The Month

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Think you know everything there is to know about cloud? Think again. Actually, a lot of people find the cloud to be a complex concept, but it doesn’t have to be! For that reason, we’ve created a special roundup this week getting down to the nitty-gritty. We’ll take a look at the fundamentals: cloud’s capabilities, where it’s going, and ultimately, what the cloud really is and what it isn’t. The Cloud Is… Getting Big Self-built and third party provided cloud is at 70% in 2014, but that’s expected to skyrocket in the coming years. So much so, that the now $41 billion private cloud market will expand to a $69 billion dollar market by 2018. But something still remains the same: security is a t … Read more

Fill In The Blank: Cloud Computing Is Not Possible Without _____

According to these experts, cloud computing cannot exist without factors like a migration plan and application compatibility with the cloud.

We polled cloud experts around our company to see how they would fill in the blank of this sentence: “Cloud computing is not possible without _________.” It’s certainly interesting to see how varied (and yet valid!) all the responses were: Dominick Paul, National Vice President, Strategic Solutions “Cloud computing is not possible without abstraction from infrastructure. In order to gain the benefits of a scalable, portable, and flexible architecture, applications have to be developed and deployed with the cloud in mind. Eliminating the dependencies on hardware or even operating systems allows enterprises to focus on the end interaction, (it’s all about the app, isn't it?) rather than how t … Read more

As Good As IT Gets 6.11.14: The Best IT- Cloud Computing – Security Blogs This Week

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You can thank us later for reminding you – but, don’t forget Father’s Day this coming Sunday. If you are anything like me, you are scrambling to find something - anything but a tie - that will demonstrate your affection for your Dad in a way befitting his manliness. And, if you are anything like me, you are stuck. Thank goodness there are people out there who knew we would be in this predicament. PC Mag and CIO.com both have some cool ideas for Father’s Day gifts. Check out these links if you need some inspiration: • 10 Father's Day Gifts to Help Dad Feel Young and Cool • Top Tech Father's Day Gift Ideas After a quick review of the gadgets on these lists, I wouldn’t blame any fathers ou … Read more

As Good As IT Gets 6.4.14: The Best IT- Cloud Computing – Security Blogs This Week

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Not long after we celebrated the start of summer with barbecues and pool parties, we are already preparing for hurricane season. Last week, May 25-31, was National Hurricane Preparedness Week. According to the National Weather Service, “History teaches that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. By knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster.” Please check out these two links for more on hurricane preparedness to help you protect yourself, your loved ones, and the things you cherish. • National Hurricane Preparedness Week: Ready For The Storm • NOAA Hurric … Read more