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  • White Paper

    Harness IT -- An Introduction to Business Intelligence Solutions

    Posted March 7, 2014 - 4:30 pm

    Learn the key selection criteria required to provide your organization with the capability to address structured data, unstructured data and mobile demands so that employees can view and manipulate data on their own, from virtually any location.
  • White Paper

    Business Intelligence Shows its Smarts

    Posted March 7, 2014 - 4:30 pm

    Today's Business Intelligence (BI) tools provide a new way to think about data with self-service capabilities and user-friendly analytics that can be used by nearly everyone.
  • 6 IT strategies to stay ahead of data center trends

    Posted March 7, 2014 - 3:00 pm

    Automation, virtualization, cloud computing -- these technology trends are transforming the data center and enabling companies to lower costs, increase flexibility and improve reliability. However, these shifts require IT, and their outsourcing providers, to rethink traditional strategies.
  • Revisiting Cisco's newest data center

    Posted March 6, 2014 - 12:24 pm

    We were last in Cisco's new data center in Allen, Texas, in the fall of 2010 when the company was just putting the finishing touches on the 160,000 square foot building with 35,000 square feet of "raised floor" (they still use that lingo even though this facility doesn't use raised floors).
  • Network firewalls aren't dead yet

    Posted March 6, 2014 - 12:11 pm

    After 20-plus years of service, the technology remains a core part of the IT security stack despite its long predicted demise.
  • At Goldman Sachs SDN is déjà vu all over again

    Posted March 6, 2014 - 12:01 pm

    Goldman Sachs has been doing SDNs for a long time. It just wasn't called SDNs when the investment giant invested in network programmability. It was just a bunch of APIs, software development kits and other code used to cobble together a large number of various specialized networks – trading, investment banking and the like -- across the globe.
  • US school offers first-of-a-kind graduate degree in data center engineering

    Posted March 5, 2014 - 7:03 pm

    Plenty of people have engineering degrees but not many have one specific to data centers. A university in Dallas is offering what it says will be a first-of-its-kind graduate degree in data center engineering.
  • Webcast

    Make or Break: New Auto Products Must Go To Market On Time

    Posted March 5, 2014 - 1:45 pm

    This Webcast quantifies the value of time to market for the auto industry and highlights how Primavera Enterprise Portfolio Management can help organizations.
  • White Paper

    ROI Benefits from Automating Application Delivery Solutions

    Posted March 4, 2014 - 2:00 pm

    One of the key tenets of a modern data center is the ability to leverage technologies that enable automation in order to accelerate business processes and ultimately time to market.
  • White Paper

    5 Reasons To Migrate From Cisco (ACE) to Riverbed Stingray ADC

    Posted March 4, 2014 - 12:45 pm

    As you consider refreshing your legacy Cisco ACE application delivery infrastructure, consider migrating to the Riverbed® Stingray™ family of products and learn the 5 key differentiators that can help you plan, stage, and implement your migration.
  • Review

    First Look: Cisco ACI re-imagines the enterprise data center network

    Posted March 3, 2014 - 5:55 pm

    Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) is a revolutionary re-thinking of how to provision and manage data center networks. While the early version we looked at has some rough edges, and Cisco still has some hard problems to solve, ACI has the potential to completely change the way that large, highly virtualized data center networks are configured and built.
  • White Paper

    It's Who You Know: CDW + HP Networking

    Posted March 3, 2014 - 1:31 pm

    HP's networking innovations focus on reducing complexity, increasing flexibility and supporting new data center demands. And as the top HP Networking partner in North America, CDW has the networking experts and HP expertise to make them work for you.
  • White Paper

    It's Who You Know: CDW + HP Networking

    Posted March 3, 2014 - 1:31 pm

    HP's networking innovations focus on reducing complexity, increasing flexibility and supporting new data center demands. And as the top HP Networking partner in North America, CDW has the networking experts and HP expertise to make them work for you.
  • White Paper

    Keep Your Network Available, Efficient and Secure

    Posted March 3, 2014 - 1:30 pm

    Make the most of your network by working with experts who "get it." CDW and F5 have partnered to keep networks highly optimized. Keep your network highly available and redundant even during times of heavy traffic
  • White Paper

    Developing Big Data Capabilities to Govern and Influence Sentiment

    Posted February 28, 2014 - 1:31 pm

    The explosion of Big Data represents an opportunity to leverage trending attitudes in the marketplace to better segment and target customers, and enhance products and promotions.
  • White Paper

    The Perils of Over-Complicating Data Warehouses

    Posted February 28, 2014 - 12:30 pm

    IT organizations and architects often over-design data warehouse environments, adding unneeded complexity. Adding complexity can drive costs of ownership, upgrade and maintenance issues, integration hassles, and end user dissatisfaction.
  • Webcast

    IBM Flash Webcast: Optimizing your Datacenter for Efficient Storage & ROI

    Posted February 26, 2014 - 1:46 pm

    Register for this webcast to learn the benefits of flash storage from IBM Customer, Leonardo Irastorza of Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd and Storage Expert, Jon Toigo.
  • Programmers say the darndest things

    Posted February 26, 2014 - 7:00 am

    Developers and managers share some of the silliest answers to technical interview questions that they’ve heard - or given
  • 5 data center gaffes in popular Hollywood movies

    Posted February 25, 2014 - 5:34 pm

    Hollywood isn't afraid to bend the truth to tell a tale. The data centers depicted in five popular movies prove this point -- as do the ways characters get into them and steal data from them.
  • Helping data centers cope with big data workloads

    Posted February 25, 2014 - 3:38 pm

    Big data workloads tend to suck up enormous amounts of compute resources, which can create serious log jams in your data center if the workloads aren't scheduled optimally. Adaptive Computing's Big Workflow is designed to leverage HPC and cloud technologies to help data centers adapt to big data.
  • White Paper

    IDC Whitepaper: Optimal Path to the Cloud

    Posted February 25, 2014 - 3:30 pm

    Find out what IDC says about Selecting the Optimal Path to Private Cloud in this analyst white paper. Learn the challenges and benefits of various cloud paths
  • White Paper

    ESG Whitepaper: Integrated Computing Platforms: Infrastructure Builds Tomorrow's Data Center

    Posted February 25, 2014 - 3:30 pm

    Thought Leadership Report: 'Integrated Computing Platforms: Infrastructure Builds for Tomorrow's Data Center.' Highlights the challenges customers face when planning to deploy a Cloud Infrastructure.
  • Webcast

    Maximize Efficiency in Your Virtual Environment with Converged Solutions

    Posted February 24, 2014 - 3:15 pm

    Efficiency is the key to success in IT, especially in a virtual environment. But traditional infrastructure management and inflexible architectures can be costly and complicate matters.
  • White Paper

    Data Center Convergence

    Posted February 24, 2014 - 2:01 pm

    Data Center Convergence includes several aspects that an organization needs to consider for better management and optimal performance of mission critical applications.
  • White Paper

    Rules of Citizen Engagement: To Protect and Serve Data

    Posted February 24, 2014 - 2:00 pm

    Government agencies have many of the same business imperatives that their IT counterparts have in the private sector. Similar pressure exists across common areas like networking in the data center, unified communications, mobility and security.
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