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Navigating Your Company’s Culture for Device Refresh Buy-in

Posted by Kevin Kistner on Jan 31, 2018 1:07:42 PM

The foundation of a successful device refresh requires defining objectives, KPIs, and milestones to gain stakeholder approval and workforce buy-in. This process must be shaped by a specific approach and components that include:

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Topics: Device Refresh

How to Set the Shortest Path to Device Refresh Success

Posted by Kevin Kistner on Jan 23, 2018 11:30:57 AM

It’s often the lack of a comprehensive device refresh strategy that compounds challenges for IT leaders and the employees tn employees. At the heart of that problem for you as an IT leader is how best to evaluate your current device arrays in order to know how, when and where to implement the refresh strategy.

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Topics: Insider, computing, Device Refresh

How Company-Owned Devices Help Reduce Risks of BYOD

Posted by Kevin Kistner on Jan 16, 2018 4:49:22 PM

Many CIOs face the challenge of knowing when to provision devices for employees vs. allowing a full-fledged, robust BYOD program. The questions that pop up are inevitably: Which devices are best, ones serviced and controlled by our firm, or devices employees are most comfortable with because they use them in their personal lives.

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Topics: IT Solutions

How New Devices Can Help Secure Enterprise Networks

Posted by Kevin Kistner on Jan 15, 2018 9:10:00 AM

IT departments across industries are now faced with a technology ecosystem that’s constantly changing. This creates a situation where IT leaders now manage an environment that’s increasingly complex and rife with new security threats.

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Topics: IT Security, Networking, Technology Solutions, hardware

Exploring Object Storage Trends in Enterprise Health Care

Posted by Kevin Kistner on Jan 10, 2018 11:34:25 AM

Health care providers are continuously generating a large amount of data. They’re also tasked with storing and managing large lakes of highly sensitive patient data which has to be kept secure while enabling rapid access to the information when required.

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Topics: IT Security, Storage, data center

How Enterprises Can Solve Their Data Growth and Storage Issues

Posted by Kevin Kistner on Jan 3, 2018 4:23:23 PM

Enterprises across industries are now dealing with massive storage challenges that are directly related to the unprecedented growth of data. As data keeps multiplying by terabytes and petabytes annually, several organizations are now facing a scalability crisis. 

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Topics: data, IBM, Storage

7 Steps to Prepare Your School for Digital Transformation

Posted by Kevin Kistner on Dec 28, 2017 9:46:00 AM

Educators might be highly averse to change, but the fact is that change is at the doorstep of every school in the country, making it imperative for school districts to embrace more upgrades in technology.

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Topics: Tech Updates, Networking, Technology Partner, IT Solutions, VAR, procurement, Technology Solutions, cloud, digital transformation in education, getting your school ready for digitization, technology in school

Why Tape Will Remain a Solid Enterprise Storage Solution

Posted by Kevin Kistner on Dec 21, 2017 4:13:51 PM


We’ve found many executives charged with implementing the best data storage solutions are facing a two-part dilemma:

  1. How to choose the most affordable and effective storage solution today, and
  2. How to prepare for data storage demands in the foreseeable future.


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Topics: Cyber Attacks, Storage, Technology Solutions, cloud, IBM Spectrum

Top 3 Challenges of Transitioning to Flash Storage Solutions

Posted by Kevin Kistner on Dec 20, 2017 9:16:10 AM

For many progressive firms, the most efficient way to store data will be flash. Enterprise adoption is driven by key characteristics like high speed and enhanced reliability that make flash storage ideal for modern Tier 1 applications such as ERP systems.

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Topics: IT Security, data, IT Solutions, Storage

Creating Scalable Growth in Storage Environments with Multi-Platform Apps

Posted by Kevin Kistner on Dec 5, 2017 7:14:14 PM

In a rapidly evolving digital world, data has grown to become the driving force that helps businesses remain competitive. This has become a major challenge for enterprises as they are now tasked with leveraging large volumes of data to deliver strategic value while keeping costs down.

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Topics: Enterprise IT, IBM, IBM Spectrum