Building Open SANs with Multi-switch Fabrics

The ratification of standards is important to any industry. Now, in the realm of storage area networks (SANs), new standards are being put in place to ensure user-friendly and heterogeneous fibre channel switches that allow for multiple vendors and increased interoperability. Before incorporating a multi-switch fabric into your SAN, however, you should know the whys, whats, and hows involved.
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Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence Solutions

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For many companies, traditional business intelligence (BI) software is costly and resource-intensive. So are open source alternatives that require significant configuration and integration. In contrast, software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions can reduce the cost of a BI deployment by providing automation and pre-integration. Compare total cost of ownership (TCO) for traditional, open source, and SaaS BI solutions. Read More

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Whether you’re ready for it or not, the future of work is now. The new way of work is multi-generational, multi-geographical, multi-cultural, location-agnostic, and device-independent. Work-team structures have morphed into more matrixed (vs. hierarchical) arrangements. And people have different expectations of how, where, and what they use to get their jobs done. With this new way of work, organizations need to understand that attracting and retaining the best talent at all levels requires being more in tune with employees’ wants and needs. Read More

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A migration from T1/PBX (public branch exchanges) to voice over IP (VoIP) takes some planning and IT support, but the savings can be substantial. This short checklist can help get you started to make the switch to VoIP.  Read More

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