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Knowing isn't hot but it should be

Knowing isn't hot but it should be

Last week Jason Newton at HP blogged about what his company thinks (or at least wants you to think) are the hot trends in the data center for 2009. He provides a good list that's less a reflection of what enterprise customers are necessarily doing but certainly what they should be thinking.

January 26, 2009 by in Hardware

Adaptive infrastructure no longer vision

Adaptive infrastructure no longer vision

At the beginning of this decade HP put forth a vision for the future data center that they have now fulfilled with both products and services offerings. Viewed by some at the time as a reaction to IBM Applications on Demand, HP coined Adaptive Infrastructure as its vision for a "composable" data center that let resources  be quickly and easily assigned to business services based on their needs and for IT Ops to achieve and maintain high utilization of their data center resources.

January 21, 2009 by in Cisco

Should your email live in the cloud?

Should your email live in the cloud?

Should your email live in the cloud?Colleague Chris Voce and I have written a pair of reports to answer that question from the perspectives of an information and knowledge management professional and an infrastructure and operations professional.

January 12, 2009 by in Collaboration

Wi-Fi: the only network you need?

Wi-Fi: the only network you need?

CES, the showcase of all tech that is likely to make a splash over the next year, is upon us. While reserved primarily for, as the name implies, consumer technology, there are fundamental tools and technologies that will impact businesses as well.

January 7, 2009 by in Hardware

Mark Twain, US Politics, and the state of enterprise BI

Mark Twain, US Politics, and the state of enterprise BI

If you haven’t yet heard the latest news on the American political scene, let me fill you in: Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit fraud and soliciting bribery. Among the alleged offenses is that the Governor planned to sell the Senate seat of President-elect Barack Obama to the highest bidder, or, if no offers met his expectations, to take the seat for himself for personal gain.

December 10, 2008 by in Tech & Work

Extranet collaboration platforms - coming soon, but many-to-many problem remains

Extranet collaboration platforms - coming soon, but many-to-many problem remains

In our conversations with many information and knowledge management professionals, it's clear that their distributed and multicompany teams need better extranet collaboration tools.And they feel the problem is only getting worse as companies go virtual, global, distributed, outsourced, green, travel-less, and partnered, thus driving the need for ever-better collaboration tools that work outside the firewall.

December 3, 2008 by in Networking

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