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4 Common Problems Solutions Integrators See In Today’s IT Landscape

Posted by Laura Hayes on Apr 27, 2015 8:07:00 AM

The rate of change in today’s IT landscape has led to an increase in the number of technologies, cloud initiatives, data creation, and security holes. These increases, in combination with limited resources, time, and expertise, have led many organizations in search of a trusted advisor to cut through all the noise. As a solutions integrator, we are constantly having discussions with organizations about what problems they are encountering. We polled our team to find out what these were, and four common problems emerged:

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Topics: Infrastructure, IT Security, Virtualization, Cloud, Data Management

The IoT is here - are businesses prepared?

Posted by Aoife McMonagle on Mar 25, 2015 12:07:17 PM

Although relatively modest forecasts have pegged the Internet of Things to become more prominent a few years down the road, this has simply not been the case thus far, as public sectors and private businesses have rushed to embrace the trend. When looking at headlines regarding lacklustre sales of smartwatches and other wearables, business leaders might take that as a sign that the IoT is not necessarily catching on and, as such, does not demand their attention. 

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Topics: Data Management

Where are IT expenditures heading?

Posted by Aoife McMonagle on Jan 15, 2015 3:07:19 PM

In the past few years, a wider variety of businesses hailing from a range of industries have started to put a bit more stock into information and communications technologies, with IT budgets taking up a larger portion of overall spend than ever before. As a result of constantly evolving technological assets and strategies that are meant to guide their use, major trends in cloud computing, big data, mobility and more have begun to surface already in 2015. 

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Topics: Data Management

The management side of modern IT

Posted by Aoife McMonagle on Jan 9, 2015 11:13:06 AM

As many business leaders already know all-too-well, the rate of new technological advancement and innovation has been accelerating throughout the past decade, challenging firms to keep pace and not allow themselves to get bogged down in the solutions that were popular a few years back. This is a perfect illustration of the double-edged sword that new technology has become for the average company and industry. 

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Topics: Data Management

Big Data

Posted by Aoife McMonagle on Mar 11, 2014 4:30:00 AM

By Michael Traves, Solution Architect at Scalar.

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Topics: Big Data, Data Management, Storage

More reasons to converge cloud, big data, mobility strategies

Posted by Aoife McMonagle on Feb 24, 2014 9:07:12 AM

The three hottest topics in corporate IT throughout the past several years have been cloud computing, big data and enterprise mobility, and all for very good reasons. Each of these technologies and trends comes with distinct advantages when compared to traditional IT management strategies, providing businesses with an opportunity to become more flexible, efficient, effective and intelligent for lower costs than would be imaginable only a decade ago. 

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Topics: Data Management

6 recommendations for comprehensive data protection management

Posted by Aoife McMonagle on Feb 19, 2014 5:45:00 AM

By Shea Stewart, Solution Architect at Scalar.

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Topics: Data Management

Data management becomes complex amid increasingly mobile economy

Posted by Aoife McMonagle on Feb 13, 2014 10:07:06 AM

When looking at the large breadth of research and projections related to enterprise mobility strategies, it is impossible to deny that the global economy is becoming more on-the-go with the passing of each day. Although mobility security concerns are coming to a head, many companies have not even started to consider the other data management implications that come with BYOD. 

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Topics: Data Management

Where data management, security meet

Posted by Aoife McMonagle on Jan 9, 2014 6:07:05 PM

Big data has been one of the hottest topics in the corporate and public sectors throughout the past several years, but general information governance outside of this advanced trend should still be a focus area for decision-makers. Data management, regardless of volume, is a critical aspect of overall security and corporate integrity, and cannot be overlooked at any stage of operations. 

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Topics: Data Management

All eyes on big data in 2014

Posted by Aoife McMonagle on Jan 3, 2014 9:07:17 AM

As data management continues to make progress among businesses from a variety of industries and regions, new solutions and tools are rising in popularity. Big data has likely been one of the most powerful and transformative technologies in corporate computing to date, and many researchers believe that these tools will be relatively ubiquitous throughout the next several years. 

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Topics: Big Data, Data Management