This is how Datacate got a great deal on data center space

Datacate, a regional colocation provider, was recently in the market for new colocation space, but had strict requirements: Space had to come at the right price, but timing was the wrinkle. The entire process – negotiating contracts, ordering hardware, constructing cages, and making everything ready for move-in — would have to be completed in just over a month while keeping costs down. That’s a tight timeframe for a full implementation when constructing cages alone often takes several weeks. (more…)...

Read More
Tags: , , ,

The 7 questions you need to ask before starting a 1:1 initiative

How can you ace a 1:1 initiative? It starts with doing your homework. If your school district is planning a 1:1 initiative, you’re probably weighing your options against costs and security – and those are valid considerations (more on them later). But district officials might be failing to think about how devices will be used,…

Read More
Tags: , , ,

The playbook to stopping dark data

Lurking in every data center is an unseen enemy: dark data. This unstructured data causes surging storage costs and exposes organizations to a variety of risks. Win the fight against dark data by developing an information governance program. This plan identifies what dark data exists, how different departments manage data, and when it can be…

Read More
Tags: , , , ,

The 3 biggest takeaways from VMworld 2016

The cloud is here, but it’s complicating life for IT managers. VMware is attempting to cut the complexity out of the equation. That was a theme of this year’s VMworld, as the company shared its vision of delivering any application, on any device, by leveraging any cloud. Many of the innovations debuted at VMworld can…

Read More
Tags: , , , ,

The SHI Summit: Cut the complexity out of mobile, security, and data center solutions

Why do we call it an IT ecosystem? Because everything is interconnected, and one weakness causes ripples up and down your IT environment. Nothing that affects your network exists in a vacuum; for example, providing every member of the sales force with a tablet might cripple your network while confounding the network administrators and security…

Read More
Tags: , , ,

What ENERGY STAR and other eco-friendly labels actually mean

Roses are red, violets are blue, your device is green – wait, is that true? The largest hardware providers are building more energy efficient products while revamping manufacturing to generate fewer emissions and hazardous chemicals. But can you tell whether the laptops your organization is about to purchase are completely energy efficient? There’s no lie…

Read More
Tags: