The Truth Behind the Scope of the Endpoint Problem in the Enterprise

The Evolution of the “Endpoint” Over the past few years, the perception of what an “endpoint” is, and therefore the definition, has changed. The original perception was a user workstation independent of operating system. With the expansion of functionality, data persistence, Internet connectivity, and ultimately the threats against them, that definition no longer applies. Laptops became included, then smartphones, servers, tablets, internal file shares, and dedicated or special function devices such as point of sale terminals and processors. This change in perception is actually a great awakening on the part of IT and business personnel. They are more willing to accept that ...

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Enterprise IT Trends in 2017

Customers in 2017 will demand solutions to claim back today’s massive CAPEX and OPEX waste of over 50% of their total IT spend. All our 2017 predictions are directly derived from the rapidly increasing pressure to reclaim these resources and leverage them to achieve direct business advantages in today’s highly competitive and fast moving marketplace. Decreasing OPEX: 30% of resources in enterprise IT are entirely unused or do not contribute to any business objectives. Additionally, resources that do have a business purpose are often vastly oversized. Identifying and reallocating this free capacity – hardware, software, management, datacenter resources – is high ...

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5 Resolutions for BI and Analytics for 2017

Last year I spent a lot of time looking at cloud analytics and how organizations are adopting and growing their cloud deployments. In addition, I had the opportunity to see how companies are implementing analytics more broadly and how solution providers are meeting customer needs by creating more flexible offerings. Through all of this, there were overarching ideas and success factors that could be easily applied to both cloud and on-premises implementations. Below are 5 of the transferrable resolutions that all organizations looking at analytics should consider and apply within their projects. Throughout the next couple of months I will be expanding ...

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VMware Introduces VMware NSX – Network Virtualization Their Way


At the VMware user conference VMworld this week at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, VMware officially rolled out the early release (for testing not production) network virtualization platform VMware NSX. The product is based on the Nicira acquisition and will replace VMware’s vSwitch and the vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS). Previously, VMware took a minimalist [...]



By | September 9th, 2013|IT Management, Network Management, Tracy Corbo|0 Comments

VMworld 2013 Digest – 8 Companies You Should Take a Closer Look At


Every year after VMworld EMA receives countless inquiries regarding the most notable vendors on the show floor. This time around, we have compiled a list consisting of startups taking a new look at traditional IT challenges, as well as larger and more mature companies that have launched industry transforming initiatives. Ultimately, this list of eight [...]



By | September 3rd, 2013|IT Management, Systems Management, Torsten Volk|0 Comments

The Impact of Cloud on Data Protection: Ripple or Sharknado™


It’s always like that in enterprise IT. There’s this incredible new technology that lets you do things you could never even fathom possible. But then, once the honeymoon is over, the old problems come back to bite you with a vengeance. Data Protection Reloaded – This Time it’s Non-Trivial Now let’s translate this scenario to [...]



By | August 14th, 2013|IT Management, Systems Management, Torsten Volk|0 Comments

OpenStack Thoughts – Part 2: Impact on VMware


At EMA, we constantly receive inquiries regarding what OpenStack means to the VMware portfolio. Is it a competing technology? Are OpenStack and vCloud complementary? Why did VMware join OpenStack? What are the typical use cases for OpenStack as opposed to vCloud? To address these questions, let’s take a step back and take a look at what [...]



By | June 20th, 2013|IT Management, Systems Management, Torsten Volk|0 Comments

PRISM: The End of the Cloud?


Who can watch the PRISM fiasco and NOT wonder about its impact on public Cloud computing? If the government can monitor your phone calls, it can certainly force SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS vendors to provide access to your financials, your sales records, your data, and anything else you do or store “in the Cloud”.  And [...]



By | June 10th, 2013|IT Management, Julie Craig|0 Comments

Maybe We Should Call It The “Pre-Post-PC” Era?


IT marketing hype has generated quite a few ridiculous and sometimes outright bizarre phrases to describe trends in technology adoption, but few on the list of the absurd top the insistence that we live in a “post-PC” era.  The concept of “post-PC” derives from the (correct) fact that mobile device adoption has broadly accelerated, but [...]



By | June 6th, 2013|IT Management, Steve Brasen, Systems Management|0 Comments
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