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Artificial Intelligence Grows, with the Help of Human Intelligence
October 26, 2016 by

Industry Insights

Artificial intelligence has dominated many IT headlines this year. One theory on why AI is taking off now is that its predictive capabilities are becoming popular in this data-driven world. It’s getting better and more business-worthy, too. Salesforce recently announced Einstein, an AI addition to its product that promises customer personalization via machine learning. The
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Boom Goes the “Dyn”amite
October 21, 2016 by

Industry Insights

The internet crashed today. It wasn’t the normal WiFi reset, network congestion, single-site outage or even the obscure mouse-ate-the-cable. The east-coast internet was under attack due to a DDoS attack that took down Dyn, a leader in DNS services for much of the east coast of the United States. Dyn’s status page has been kept
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Weekly Packet: Predictions, Patriots and Phone Addiction
October 20, 2016 by

Industry Insights

We’re nearing late October, which means it’s time for… IT conferences and industry predictions! During Gartner’s ITExpo and Symposium this week, analysts forecasted a nearly 3% rise in global IT spending for 2017. That will bring spending to $3.5 trillion, with software and IT services expected to grow the most. That makes sense, as IT
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IT Checklist for Setting up Remote Locations
October 17, 2016 by

Industry Insights

Building from scratch is never easy. A good plan, like anyone who has ever built Legos will know, can make it much simpler. Setting up a new remote office can be an exciting time for a business. New environments can breed creativity and bolster productivity if set up correctly. But what if the marketing department
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Weekly Packet: Sometimes Technology Throws a Curveball
October 14, 2016 by

Industry Insights

It was a rough week for Samsung and its combusting phones. This piece breaks down the supply chain issues facing global manufacturers like Samsung. It comes down to visibility—there are so many moving parts in building a product like a smartphone that it can seem nearly impossible to see every step of the process. We
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Better Salesforce Performance, Better Business Success
October 13, 2016 by

Industry Insights

Salesforce uptime and performance have driven plenty of business success. What today’s users like about Salesforce is that it has a lot of customization capabilities and can integrate with other popular, business-critical apps. It’s possible for a company to connect Salesforce with any number of other tools, including email and marketing automation, financial systems and
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Weekly Packet: All Cloud, All the Time
October 7, 2016 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

This week, we came across some nice hard numbers on cloud infrastructure spending, based on IDC research. They expect that spending on cloud infrastructure will pull even with spending on traditional IT infrastructure within five years. That’s a pretty amazing shift when we look back over the past decade or so in IT. With all
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Weekly Packet: Nothing Lasts Forever (Especially in Tech)
September 30, 2016 by

Industry Insights

This week brought Elon Musk’s announcement about his plans to build a sustainable city on Mars. Specifics are scarce, but we’re hoping Musk has considered the quality of WiFi service on Mars, or those travelers might be quite disappointed when they arrive after a six-month flight. Maybe Google’s new Station tools will help. The details
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Weekly Packet: IT Daydreams and Cloud Buzzkills
September 23, 2016 by

Industry Insights

We came across a new IT buzzword this week: immutable infrastructure. The concept is that infrastructure components get replaced wholesale—essentially a new build or deployment whenever a change or fix is needed. So, no patching needed! It’s a way to move toward easier infrastructure automation, and cloud computing can allow it room to really develop.
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Weekly commentary on networking performance and cloud

Weekly Packet: IT Gets Busier, Downtime Gets Pricier
September 16, 2016 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

Welcome to Friday, and may yours be pleasant and relaxed, even in light of this piece of news: IT may need to add User Awareness and Adoption as something to consider along with the rest of its big to-do list, according to a recent Nemertes Research webinar based on its research. The “UAA” acronym refers
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