Kurt Marko, May 2, 2013
Have your engineers caught software-defined networking fever yet? While SDN is currently most appropriate for test labs or tech-savvy cloud operators like Google and Facebook, that’s poised to change. As the technology matures and products proliferate, enterprise IT executives need a grasp of the potential benefits.
Kurt Marko, Feb 19, 2013
A burst of innovation in storage hardware and software means better performance and integration. Some highlights: Ethernet is taking off, with a combined year-over-year boost of 20 points in iSCSI and FCoE; 60% now encrypt at least some stored data; and good help is hard to find, as 26% cite insufficient staffing as a top concern, up from 19% in 2012.
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Kurt Marko, Oct 12, 2012
Tablets do work better than laptops for some people and tasks. Tailor the device to the workload.
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Kurt Marko, Sep 12, 2012
Do you know everywhere business documents reside? Storage pros are often tasked with aiding discovery, yet as IT increasingly relies on cloud repositories while employees substitute mobile devices for PCs, that question is getting much harder to answer. Problem is, in the event of litigation, courts won’t accept ‘the cloud ate my homework’ as an excuse. Here’s how to cope.
Kurt Marko, Sep 11, 2012
It's almost impossible to avoid the wall-to-wall media blitz around Surface. So we'll spare you the marketing spin and focus on what IT pros need to know about how Windows 8 changes the end user and mobile experience. Hint: There's more to it than just a radically new, tablet-optimized UI.
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Kurt Marko, Aug 7, 2012
The native vs. browser debate is still raging, with each strategy garnering 74% of respondents to our 2012 Mobile Application Development Survey who plan to deploy custom applications. What's not in dispute is RIM's decline: Just 22% will develop for the BlackBerry, compared with 71% focusing on iPhones.
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Kurt Marko, Jul 23, 2012
New scale-out, solid-state, and cloud-integrated products may be a better fit for companies than monolithic systems.
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Kurt Marko, Jul 20, 2012
A new generation of scale-out, solid-state and cloud-enabled storage products is emerging to meet changing information needs. Here's what you need to know and four steps you can take to get started with these innovative storage architectures.
Kurt Marko, Jul 18, 2012
Distributed denial-of-service attacks can do serious damage. Get ready before there's a flare-up.
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Kurt Marko, Jul 11, 2012
DDoS attacks--often organized by criminal syndicates or tech-savvy activists like Anonymous--can cost your business serious money and are nearly impossible for most organizations to repel with standard defenses. Enter mitigation services designed to prevent or undo damage. Should you buy protection?
Kurt Marko, Jul 5, 2012
In one corner: the iPad and rival tablets, like the new Google Nexus 7. In the other corner: laptops and ultrabooks. These device camps--and the vendors behind them--are fighting to be the dominant enterprise productivity tool. In some situations, tablets do work better than laptops. Some--but not all. IT teams need to tailor the device to the workload; here's how.
Kurt Marko, Jun 27, 2012
It's time to tackle server virtualization vulnerabilities.
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