What is Microsoft Azure?

In short, Azure is Microsoft’s cloud platform: a growing collection of integrated services—compute, storage, data, networking, and app—that help you move faster, do more, and save money. But that’s just scratching the surface…                            “With Microsoft Azure, we gain velocity because we can…

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Top 4 Benefits of Azure HDInsight

Apache Hadoop is open-source software for storing and analyzing massive amounts of structured and unstructured data–terabytes or more of everything from emails to sensor readings to server logs to Twitter feeds to GPS signals to just about anything else you can think of. Hadoop can process big, messy data sets for insights and answers–which helps…

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The MCSA: Office 365 Is Now A Path to 3 MCSEs

The Office 365 MCSA Certification Opens Doors to Three Other MCSEs To better align with how technology professionals deploy Lync, Exchange and SharePoint, the Microsoft certification team has updated the following MCSE Certifications: 1. MCSE: Communication (Lync Server) 2. MCSE: Messaging (Exchange Server) 3. MCSE: SharePoint Candidates can now satisfy the prerequisites for pursuing three…

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VMware Certifications Increasingly Valuable Assets

The way in which people work is changing every day. Much of this has to do with concepts like the cloud and virtualization. If there’s any company out there that understands these things, it’s VMware. VMware first made a name for itself in the virtualization market. While it has gotten its hands into several other…

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IT Trends Expected for 2014, 2015 & Beyond

Ten Information Technology Trends for 2014 & Beyond The pace of change in IT today is greater than ever. And it’s been said that the changes we’re due to see in 2014 and beyond start with the way people think. Perhaps this means that a lot of the transformation taking place is due to the…

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What does Cloud Computing Mean for Project Managers?

Project Management & Cloud Computing Whether software development or infrastructure, the manner in which cloud computing projects are delivered is altered enough to require a slightly different approach to project management. While the same elements exist on cloud computing projects as any other, the sequence in which they need to be done is a bit…

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IT Security Spending to Exceed $70 Billion in 2014

By the End of the Year, IT Security Spending will Exceed $70 Billion A recent study from Gartner found that global security spending will top $71 billion by the end of the year, increasing almost 8% from 2013. The report also projected that, by the end of 2015, spending on information security will rise another…

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Top 5 Ways Businesses Benefit from Server Virtualization

Reap the Benefits of Server Virtualization Virtualization is not an IT trend. It is also not new, but it is new in many organizations, as companies of all sizes invest in virtualization technologies to reap it’s many benefits: energy savings, server and desktop provisioning, reduction in physical servers, increased uptime and availability, better disaster recovery…and…

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October 2014: National Cyber Security Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2014 October 2014 marks the 11th Annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center. According to the Department of Homeland Security, “National Cyber Security Awareness Month is designed to…

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How To Build an All-Star Virtualization Team

Building A Virtualization Dream Team If your organization understands all of the many compelling benefits that virtual apps and desktops provide, and is mobilizing your team to move from physical to virtual desktops, then this article is perfect for you. You may have been involved in big IT projects and migrations before, but virtualization is…

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4 Key Benefits of Desktop Virtualization

Desktop Virtualization Can Help Solve Business Problems Desktop virtualization is an increasingly important technology for many organizations. As businesses face restrictive budgets, uncertain funding, demands for BYOD  strategies and pressures to collaborate over a dispersed workforce, desktop virtualization allows companies to provide a simple, cost-effective and secure way for employees to access applications and resources…

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Where Virtualization Does and Doesn’t Make Sense

Be Selective With Your Virtualization Virtualization can provide some big cost savings and reduce network complexity. But according to Wayne Cullen, Cisco Senior Manager, Service Provider Architectures, “Virtualization is like chocolate. You eat too much and some bad things can happen.” Along with cloud computing, machine-to-machine (M2M), collaboration, and hoodie sweatshirts, virtualization is a trend…

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What does Cloud Computing Mean for Project Managers?

Project Management & Cloud Computing Whether software development or infrastructure, the manner in which cloud computing projects are delivered is altered enough to require a slightly different approach to project management. While the same elements exist on cloud computing projects as any other, the sequence in which they need to be done is a bit…

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