Hyperconvergence is the latest buzzword in the IT sector, especially among data center circles for its capability to seamlessly integrate all IT components. Since the infrastructure solution can be developed, delivered and supported by a single vendor, its operational efficiency and low-cost factors are driving more and more enterprises to adopt this trending technology.
What is Hyperconvergence?
Hyperconvergence runs as a software-defined data center that provides flexibility and agility to the new-gen businesses solutions. The economic model of hyperconvergence is based on a cloud-like model that mows down data-center expenditures and total ownership cost for the entire solution. The technology has exhibited higher performance, improved agility and increased reliability; attributes that every modern enterprise is in pursuit of. Continue reading
With emerging digital disruptions like cloud, mobility, analytics, and social media, IT challenges for Small and Mid-Sized Business (SMB) have increased manifold. They have to adapt to these new changes and ensure business continuity while looking for more growth opportunities.
Today, we bring you the top 5 IT challenges encountered by small and mid-sized business:
Data integrity challenges
70% of small firms that experience a major data loss go out of business within a year. The most common challenge is data loss, majorly due to absence of adequate back up in the first place. The situation gets even more complicated with many increasing data complexities like structuring varied data types from disparate sources. Since most of the SMB don’t have dedicated professionals to deal with data challenges, it becomes difficult to maintain a minimum service level in case of a data disaster.
The average cost of per-minute downtime was $7,900 in 2013. SMB frequently faces database, hardware, and software downtime than their larger counterparts, as they don’t have the right kind of infrastructure or adequate investment in IT that allows them to maintain full-fledged IT maintenance services. Continue reading
The prediction then:“80% of business leaders predict that mobile-first companies will disrupt mature industries in 2013.”
_ 2013, IDC Report
The reality now:
“Enterprise mobility is the manifestation of a much broader shift to new systems of engagement.”
_ 2015, Forrester Report
How mobility is transforming the enterprise today?
Mobile has taken center stage in our lives. Today, mobile devices have become a personal extension. People communicate, share and interact through mobiles. They stay connected to internet 24/7, thanks to mobile. Continue reading
In infrastructure management, the traditional practice has been to deploy IT resources in isolated fashions to keep pace with the growth of business applications and the mountains of data generated. Each set of resources was dedicated to one particular computing technology or application and could not be adjusted to support varying usage loads.
This style led to high operations costs, reducing productivity, and zero agility. Not surprisingly, according to a 2009 InformationWeek survey, maintenance and operations comprised two-thirds of an average IT budget, with only about a third of the budget left for new IT initiatives. This ratio hardly supported new business initiatives or responded to real application demands. Continue reading
All Companies want to influence and drive both customer as well as employee behaviors to increase profits, cut down risks and enhance brand image.One of the most recent promising approach, which is gaining popularity, is the use of game design techniques and game thinking to enhance non-game applications and processes and make them engaging in order to encourage users to adopt them and it is called “gamification.” Continue reading
The IT security landscape is in flux and, subsequently, it affects how IT security experts function. Keeping data of companies safe is an increasingly uphill task given the growing number and intensity of threats. Configuration Management is an option that has been ignored for long due to its laborious nature. But, in the future, companies may no longer have this choice.
What is it?
Configuration Management (CM) is a systems engineering process for establishing and maintaining consistency of a product’s performance, functional and physical attributes with its requirements, design and operational information throughout its life1. In software engineering, software CM tracks and controls changes in software and included revision control. Continue reading