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Dan Stephens, UC Practice Manager
02/25/13 at 04:44 am
Over the last two years I have been atop my soapbox screaming VIDEO…VIDEO…VIDEO! The one question that stumps the sales guys and customers alike is, Why? Why video and why now? It’s been around for 25 years and hasn’t gone viral so what is different about today. Three things are at the epicenter of this movement, Bandwidth, Quality and Relationship Management.
Dan Stephens, UC Practice Manager
02/25/13 at 04:44 am
Over the last two years I have been atop my soapbox screaming VIDEO…VIDEO…VIDEO! The one question that stumps the sales guys and customers alike is, Why? Why video and why now? It’s been around for 25 years and hasn’t gone viral so what is different about today. Three things are at the epicenter of this movement, Bandwidth, Quality and Relationship Management.
Dan Stephens, UC Practice Manager
02/25/13 at 04:41 am
What is the difference between these two phrases, Mobile Collaboration and Collaboration Mobility?  I would suggest that the difference is in the connotation, technicalcapability versus defining a business challenge.
Dan Stephens, UC Practice Manager
02/25/13 at 04:41 am
What is the difference between these two phrases, Mobile Collaboration and Collaboration Mobility?  I would suggest that the difference is in the connotation, technicalcapability versus defining a business challenge.
Dan Stephens, UC Practice Manager
02/25/13 at 04:41 am
What is the difference between these two phrases, Mobile Collaboration and Collaboration Mobility?  I would suggest that the difference is in the connotation, technicalcapability versus defining a business challenge.
Dan Stephens, UC Practice Manager
02/25/13 at 04:41 am
What is the difference between these two phrases, Mobile Collaboration and Collaboration Mobility?  I would suggest that the difference is in the connotation, technicalcapability versus defining a business challenge.
Steve Kaplan - VP of Virtualization and Cloud
02/25/13 at 04:37 am
Desktop-as-a-Service as Part of IT-as-a-Service IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) as a concept is pretty well defined with lots of players and products in the space such as VMware vCloud Director, Cisco Intelligent Automation, CA AppLogic, VCE Vblock, etc. Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS), on the other hand, tends to invoke thoughts of a cloud provider offering hosted Windows desktops. But when considered as a subset of ITaaS, DaaS enables greater synergy, efficiency and agility.   Just another Set of Workloads
Steve Kaplan - VP of Virtualization and Cloud
02/25/13 at 04:37 am
Desktop-as-a-Service as Part of IT-as-a-Service IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) as a concept is pretty well defined with lots of players and products in the space such as VMware vCloud Director, Cisco Intelligent Automation, CA AppLogic, VCE Vblock, etc. Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS), on the other hand, tends to invoke thoughts of a cloud provider offering hosted Windows desktops. But when considered as a subset of ITaaS, DaaS enables greater synergy, efficiency and agility.   Just another Set of Workloads
Steve Kaplan - VP of Virtualization and Cloud
02/25/13 at 04:37 am
Desktop-as-a-Service as Part of IT-as-a-Service IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) as a concept is pretty well defined with lots of players and products in the space such as VMware vCloud Director, Cisco Intelligent Automation, CA AppLogic, VCE Vblock, etc. Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS), on the other hand, tends to invoke thoughts of a cloud provider offering hosted Windows desktops. But when considered as a subset of ITaaS, DaaS enables greater synergy, efficiency and agility.   Just another Set of Workloads
Steven Reese
02/25/13 at 04:26 am
Have you ever stopped to think about how many times per workday someone attempts to reach you? On an average workday, someone tries to reach me every 1.78 seconds (approximately). I “beep” or vibrate are the result of email, phone / video calls, text messages, instant messages, and several others.
Steven Reese
02/25/13 at 04:26 am
Have you ever stopped to think about how many times per workday someone attempts to reach you? On an average workday, someone tries to reach me every 1.78 seconds (approximately). I “beep” or vibrate are the result of email, phone / video calls, text messages, instant messages, and several others.
Steven Reese
02/25/13 at 04:26 am
Have you ever stopped to think about how many times per workday someone attempts to reach you? On an average workday, someone tries to reach me every 1.78 seconds (approximately). I “beep” or vibrate are the result of email, phone / video calls, text messages, instant messages, and several others.
Bob Cagnazzi, Presidio CEO
02/23/13 at 04:13 pm
The world is without a doubt getting more connected. A recent Gartner report declared the Internet of Things has officially evolved into the Internet of Everything; meaning everything will eventually be impacted by connectivity. The connected world is well articulated by Mary Meeker in her State of the Web, where she describes the re-imagination of nearly everything, powered by new devices and connectivity. She predicts that by mid-2013, combined smart phones and tablet numbers will reach an inflection point and surpass the over 1.6 billion existing PC install base. The global workforce is becoming more mobile and the expectation of application delivery as a utility is following suit. This connectivity is changing the way everyone does business.
Andrew Sherman, VP Advanced Consulting and Steve Kaplan, VP Virtualization and Cloud
02/23/13 at 03:55 pm
The traditional physical data center consists of a hodgepodge of equipment, tools and systems—all driven by project-based funding. This budgeting anachronism is an anathema to a virtualized data center that utilizes shared resource pools and can absolutely derail a planned transition to a private cloud model. When implementing a private cloud solution, organizations should transition to a chargeback model.
Andrew Sherman, VP Advanced Consulting and Steve Kaplan, VP Virtualization and Cloud
02/23/13 at 03:55 pm
The traditional physical data center consists of a hodgepodge of equipment, tools and systems—all driven by project-based funding. This budgeting anachronism is an anathema to a virtualized data center that utilizes shared resource pools and can absolutely derail a planned transition to a private cloud model. When implementing a private cloud solution, organizations should transition to a chargeback model.
Andrew Sherman, VP Advanced Consulting and Steve Kaplan, VP Virtualization and Cloud
02/23/13 at 03:55 pm
The traditional physical data center consists of a hodgepodge of equipment, tools and systems—all driven by project-based funding. This budgeting anachronism is an anathema to a virtualized data center that utilizes shared resource pools and can absolutely derail a planned transition to a private cloud model. When implementing a private cloud solution, organizations should transition to a chargeback model.
Vijay George, CIO for the Texas Comptroller’s Office, and Philip Parker, Consulting Healthcare CIO, were both major contributors to this article.
02/23/13 at 03:52 pm
A CIO recently told me that one of his business units was threatening to move all of its servers to Amazon Web Services. This bears out a statistic I read not long ago claiming that over half of the virtual machines on AWS are now purchased directly by business units via credit card. IT, though, remains responsible for the performance integrity and regulatory compliance of all of the organization’s servers, wherever they reside.
Vijay George, CIO for the Texas Comptroller’s Office, and Philip Parker, Consulting Healthcare CIO, were both major contributors to this article.
02/23/13 at 03:52 pm
A CIO recently told me that one of his business units was threatening to move all of its servers to Amazon Web Services. This bears out a statistic I read not long ago claiming that over half of the virtual machines on AWS are now purchased directly by business units via credit card. IT, though, remains responsible for the performance integrity and regulatory compliance of all of the organization’s servers, wherever they reside.
Vijay George, CIO for the Texas Comptroller’s Office, and Philip Parker, Consulting Healthcare CIO, were both major contributors to this article.
02/23/13 at 03:52 pm
A CIO recently told me that one of his business units was threatening to move all of its servers to Amazon Web Services. This bears out a statistic I read not long ago claiming that over half of the virtual machines on AWS are now purchased directly by business units via credit card. IT, though, remains responsible for the performance integrity and regulatory compliance of all of the organization’s servers, wherever they reside.
Steve Kaplan, VP Virtualization and Cloud
02/23/13 at 03:49 pm
Organizations frequently evaluate virtual desktops as replacements for physical units. They expect to achieve the same type of results as when virtualizing servers. But unlike servers, virtualizing desktops often has a less obvious ROI and directly impacts hundreds or thousands of users with differing expectations and perceptions. A virtual desktop deployment without a strategic approach is more difficult to justify, and, even if implemented, more likely to stall out at the pilot phase or fail completely. It also misses the opportunity for accelerating a successful transition to cloud computing.