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Mac in the Workplace

Mac in the Workplace

Built for Business Inside and Out

by Teri Grossheim | 06.24.14

With the growing number of BYOD and employee choice strategies being implemented in today’s business environments, many employees are choosing Mac® to get their work done. IT organizations are often not sure how to get started when supporting Mac computers in business environments. Best practices for Mac deployment, management, security, and support are dynamic and typically specific to each individual IT environment. Successful integration enables IT to demonstrate value and a willingness to support employees—and therefore supporting the business.

Tags:AdobeAppleBYODEducational InstitutionMicrosoftMobilityRemote WorkersSmartphonesStudent AdvantageTabletsTouchscreen

Data Security

Users Want More Access—You Need Stronger Data Security

Make Security Management More Manageable

by Bill Virtue | 06.12.14

I have been talking to IT professionals over the past several months, and it’s no secret that users today need access to more data than ever—and they want it anytime, from anywhere and from any device. But before IT can allow a user access to the data, there needs to be some assurance that the user has authorized access to it. How do we ensure user attestation, data availability, and security? Read on to find out. 

Tags:Data CenterIT StaffingMicrosoftMobilityNetworkingSecurity

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

What SQL 2014 Really Means

Timing is Good for Business, but Software Assurance Is Even Better

by Patrick Renzi | 06.03.14

When Microsoft announced the actual release date for SQL 2014 many modern businesses simply looked at the latest database offering from Microsoft and saw just that: new software. Sure, it’s easy to get caught up in all the features—like enhanced BI tools, easier management through Always On, enhanced memory utilization, and the ease of scaling your on-premise SQL deployment to the Azure platform. Since it’s been ranked the most secure database platform for the last five years running, it is simple to see why so many IT Directors and CTO/CIOs are jumping ship from Oracle and shifting their platforms to SQL. There are a plethora of high-end capabilities that businesses are able to leverage from this incredible software. I, however, want to focus on something that might go unnoticed by far too many. That something is timing.

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Windows 8 Interface

Should you move to Windows 8?

Unification of user interface is a compelling reason to make the move

by Eric Bruno | 05.29.14

Microsoft has put a lot of effort into Windows 8, as have OEMs such as Lenovo. Do features like the tablet-friendly Windows 8 touch interface justify the move?

Tags:MicrosoftOS EfficiencySoftwareSoftware UpgradeUpgradingWindows 8

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