Much of this still sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, and that’s evidence of how far this technology has come in recent years. Businesses small and large are already contemplating how AI can support their goals, and some are already implementing it. There’s just one problem: Often, we have no idea how it works. (more…)
The world’s enterprise data is doubling every two years, but for most organizations, it isn’t doing much good. One in three businesses relies on incomplete or unreliable data, and only 4 percent are using best practices to get the most out of their data.
Unfortunately, most data uncertainty comes from simple mistakes business owners don’t realize they’re making. Data can be immensely helpful, but left unchecked, human error can turn a data lake into a swamp and render your data useless. (more…)
Most greeting cards are basically the same: cookie-cutter messages in standard formats, each looking like the next. They get the job done, but most are one size fits all.
Which is why I recently started using Punkpost, an app that sends personalized, handwritten cards. Even if two cards are the same on the outside, the handwriting adds a unique touch that gets a better reaction than typical greeting cards. Each card is an individual work of art. (more…)
Secondary: coming after, less important than, or resulting from someone or something else that is primary.
It’s not a particularly exciting word, and investing in something with “secondary” in its title may seem like it’s not worth the time or money. Secondary storage, however, breaks that mold—it isn’t all it originally appears. (more…)
Technology continues to become more and more integrated into our everyday lives—it’s hard to find a company that doesn’t use software to help run their business more smoothly. At SHI, we help organizations across a number of industries find the solutions they need, from printer security to healthy cubicle hacks and more. It gives us a great view of some of the trends that emerge each year, including what hit it big in 2016. (more…)
When was your last time downtime incident? If you’re like the respondents in a recent IHS survey, you’ve seen five downtime events in the past month.
That adds up to millions of dollars in lost revenue and productivity – midsize companies reported one downtime event cost approximately $1 million — and possible equipment repairs or replacements. Lost or damaged data is an unquantifiable cost.
If you don’t already have a proper battery backup and power protection plan in place, it’s time to do so. An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system that costs a few hundred dollars will pay for itself many times over if it gets your organization through even a single power failure. (more…)
But they fall prey to the same challenges facing every new teacher: classroom management, lesson planning, and one-on-one interaction with students, among others.
As technology drives new teaching strategies and learning opportunities, it also gives new teachers better tools to save time, spark student interest, and measure their progress. Let’s look at three tech resources designed to help any young teacher. (more…)
There are a few clear signs that your school’s network deserves a failing grade. Do students in the computer lab struggle to do research because the administrative offices are hogging bandwidth? Is it difficult to scale and manage, especially across multiple buildings? If so, it might be time to rethink your networking.
For many, multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) is the gold standard for wide-area network (WAN) routing. But if you’re experiencing the challenges above, it might be time to look into SD-WAN. (more…)
Last July, the Office of Personnel Management announced it had discovered a huge data breach: The background check records of current, former, and prospective federal employees and contractors were stolen, including 21.5 million Social Security numbers. Like many security breaches, this one could have been averted with the right tools in place.
In its 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report, Verizon found that 84 percent of organizations that suffered a security breach the previous year had evidence of that breach in their logs. Every action your employees — or nefarious outsiders — take generates a kernel of information, which can become evidence of unusual behavior, or a trail of crumbs to follow after an attack to see how it was carried out.
But with so many logs and so much information to sift through, most organizations don’t tap the information these logs contain. (more…)
- vSphere Enterprise
- vSphere with Operations Management (vSOM) Standard
- vSphere with Operations Management (vSOM) Enterprise
Though your organization can’t purchase new licenses for these products after that date, you do have several options moving forward. Let’s review. (more…)