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  • May 01, 2015 01 May'15

    IT talent shortage may be a misperception

    The perceived IT shortage of talent may be exaggerated; natural biases and hiring processes seem to be ruling out appropriate candidates.

  • May 01, 2015 01 May'15

    Smarter storage from metadata, object stores

    One of the distinguishing features of object storage systems is their ability to package more metadata with each object they store. That metadata could be used to restrict access, define a file's lifecycle and its ultimate disposition. Other storage products are emerging that can do the same or similar type of data classification. This allows data management tasks to be automated via policies set by IT, thus creating smarter storage systems.

    Enterprise file sync-and-share use has taken off in many organizations, but consumer file sync-and-share use can leave corporate data unprotected. In-house EFSS can help guard against data loss by giving IT oversight and control.

    Today, organizations face a wide array of storage challenges. Luckily, there are myriad training and certification opportunities for IT pros looking to bolster their knowledge of the storage technologies.

  • April 10, 2015 10 Apr'15

    Collaborate conference needs to go back to square one, says presenter

    Michael Brown thinks that the Collaborate conference has gotten away from its roots in education. At Collaborate 15, he is presenting sessions for new users and experienced ones.

  • April 03, 2015 03 Apr'15

    Acronis rolls out enhanced Acronis Partner Program in North America

    This week in channel news, recovery and data protection vendor Acronis redesigned its partner program; Ingram Micro and Arcserve signed an exclusive distribution deal; more news.

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  • Need directions for the VMware certification roadmap?

    What do you need to do if you are already certified and want to update your qualifications in light of the recent changes by VMware? Continue Reading

  • WAN 2.0: Say goodbye to network provisioning delays

    Network engineers have long suffered the consequences of slow provisioning times for many traditional wide area network (WAN) connections like point-to-point T1 lines or MPLS networks. They're at the mercy of carriers that can take as long as three months to install these services.

    It's a longtime challenge that has, actually, not gotten worse over time. Provisioning lead times has gradually shortened over the years.

    But, as we explore in this issue of Network Evolution, enterprises today are feeling the consequences of these delays more acutely. That's because IT departments are under increased pressure to make sure their infrastructure is agile and dynamic in the face of ever-changing demands. Real-time provisioning in other areas of IT, such as server virtualization, has also exposed the WAN as an obstruction to innovation at times.

    In this issue’s cover story, we speak with network engineers who make sure they're always ready with a "plan B" if the business' needs are outpacing the time it takes to install a new WAN circuit or add more bandwidth to an existing one. Meanwhile, carriers are getting serious about using software-defined networking (SDN) to reduce WAN provisioning times. We talk to one service provider that claims customers in its SDN pilot program can adjust bandwidth on a WAN circuit with a few clicks -- without any human intervention from the carrier -- and see the changes live on their network within minutes.

    Also in this issue, we look at an emerging trend around video conferencing analytics -- a capability that some enterprises use to get the most out of their video conferencing deployments. These tools look at usage and performance of video equipment, cluing in IT professionals as to whether a dedicated video conferencing room might be better off as an all-purpose conference room, or vice versa.

    Finally, this issue of Network Evolution dives into the wireless networking skills gap that many engineers face, due to the lack of wireless-intensive training in college-level IT courses and similar settings. And as wireless becomes a pervasive and primary means of connectivity for more enterprises, network engineers need the right skills to keep up. Continue Reading

  • IT certification guide: Vendor-specific information security certifications

    Newly updated, experts Ed Tittel and Mary Kyle guide you through the crowded field of vendor-specific information security certifications. Continue Reading

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