Technology Challenges of Distributed, Multiplayer Virtual Environments

To play any popular online computer game, all a user needs is a computer and an Internet connection. But there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes than this gamer may realize. In order to interact in a shared virtual environment, the system the user connects to requires technology capable of creating, operating, and modifying persistent, distributed, three-dimensional virtual worlds.

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Reinventing Data Masking: Secure Data Across Application Landscapes: On Premise, Offsite and in the Cloud

Be it personal customer details or confidential internal analytic information, ensuring the protection of your organization’s sensitive data inside and outside of production environments is crucial. Multiple copies of data and constant transmission of sensitive information stream back and forth across your organization. As information shifts between software development, testing, analysis, and reporting departments, a large "surface area of risk" is created. This area of risk increases even more... Read More

Performance Feedback beyond the Annual Appraisal: Feedback via Technology Linked to Positive Employee Attitudes

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Effective feedback is critical for employees to improve their work performance, which, in turn, drives business growth. Feedback helps to reduce ambiguity and uncertainty about what goals to pursue, to understand what behaviors are required for success, and to know how others view and evaluate one’s performance.

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Veeam and FlexPod Availability for the Modern Data Center

Data centers today are complex business environments that provide IT administrators with a host of challenges. Customers, partners, suppliers, and geographically-dispersed employees require constant access to information. This document from Veeam Software outlines the company’s approach to data management, including scaling capacity and reducing overall IT costs. Read More

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