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Buyer Beware: “Total Production Environment” Licensing Pitfalls

How to Avoid a Logistical Compliance Nightmare

by Lane Shelton | 07.09.14

You’ve probably noticed a constant shift in the licensing landscape as software publishers strive to accommodate evolving customer requirements (thought I’d put it nicely). For example, bundling is a popular tactic, where products are grouped together and additional discounts or advantageous use-rights applied when you acquire the bundle. In many cases, a bundle represents an attractive option; however, at times they also include unintended pitfalls. Lately, I’ve seen one specific issue surface quite a bit. What’s more, it has serious compliance ramifications so I’d like to spend some time getting you up to speed. If you currently have a Microsoft Enrollment for Application Platform (EAP), or the newest incarnation called the Server/Cloud Enrollment (SCE), you should know that from a logistical standpoint there could be a dark cloud looming over your organization, so please read on. [MORE]

Tags:ComplianceLicensingSoftwareWindows 8

Enterprise mobility means many things. It’s the bring your own device (BYOD) phenomenon that has employees downloading business apps to their personal smartphones. It’s the traveling executive connecting her notebook computer to corporate servers via a virtual private network (VPN). It’s the Internet of Things when mobile sensors send information to a central database. And it’s field service staff tapping into company information from their tablets. [read more]  

Tags:BYODCloud StorageMobilityStorage

A Sunny Outlook For Cloud Storage

A Sunny Outlook for Cloud Storage

Scalability, affordability, and headache-free IT are just three of the reasons companies are considering moving data storage to the cloud.

by Stephanie Neil | 06.10.14

Any organization embarking upon an IT modernization effort—be it for an XP upgrade, an infrastructure consolidation after an acquisition, or a legacy system swap-out—must factor storage into the equation. Specifically, the introduction of big data analytics and mobile applications are increasing the need for more, and more flexible, processing power and storage capacity.

Tags:Cloud ComputingCloud ServersCloud StorageData CenterHybrid CloudMicrosoftPrivate Cloud

Data Center - Cisco Servers

It's Time to Refresh Your Data Center

Take the Modern Approach to Servers with Cisco® and Intel®

by Justin Zuill | 03.28.14

Want to discover the health of your data center infrastructure in a single question? Call someone in IT and ask, “How old is our server?” Seems simple enough, right? But be ready to be asked which server you’re specifically asking about. Applications, storage, email—you may have several assigned to just as many tasks. And that’s part of the problem.

Tags:CiscoData CenterInfrastructureStorageVMware

Network Upgrade - 10 Gigabit Ethernet

Discover the Power of 10 Gigabit Ethernet

When, Where, and Why to Invest in Network Upgrades

by Corey Jimmo | 04.24.14

Have you ever wondered if 10 Gigabit Ethernet is a worthwhile investment for your organization? If so, you’re not alone. A lot of the customers I talk to are considering making the jump from their existing infrastructure, whether it’s Fast Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet. Their biggest concerns are, “Is 10 Gigabit the right fit for my environment?” and “Where should I deploy it to get the most bang for my buck?” I recently hosted a new video segment called a “Chalk Talk” that explores this topic and provides a step-by-step explanation of when, where, and why to use 10 Gigabit for the greatest ROI. Read on to learn more.

Tags:EthernetHPNetworkingSwitching

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