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Meeting the Challenges of Effectively Managing a Recurring Revenue Model

Meeting the Challenges of Effectively Managing a Recurring Revenue Model

by: Early Bird Savings Today the ability to increase revenue by utilizing recurring revenue models is driving new business for companies in all market sectors. However, delivering the features, benefits, and capabilities necessary to enable companies to offer products or services on a recurring basis can be a challenge. At the same time, companies prefer(…)

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SoftLayer – Ibm’s New Quarterback for Cloud

SoftLayer – Ibm’s New Quarterback for Cloud

by: What typically happens to smaller firms when they are being eaten up by mega-companies like IBM seems pretty obvious – they go to the dogs. Key executives will leave the team, product roadmaps will lose their binding character and strategy will get fuzzy due to the sheer magnitude of the organization and its inherent(…)

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Big Data: Cloud’s Killer App For the Internet of Things

Big Data: Cloud’s Killer App For the Internet of Things

by: It is still very difficult for a traditional enterprise to find a path from current infrastructure deployment models to a pure cloud architecture. I have discussed many times before that a very tangible “Trigger Event” needs to be identified that will get the gears in motion. The recipe for this change, often needs a(…)

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APM Doesn’t Have to Be a Cloud Detractor

APM Doesn’t Have to Be a Cloud Detractor

by: Introduction: The Cloud as a Point of IT and Business Disconnect For years, the benefits of moving to the cloud – including lowered costs, flexibility and faster time-to-market – have been espoused. But among IT professionals, there remains widespread reticence about migrating mission-critical applications over, due in large part to performance concerns. “Can the(…)

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Tomorrow’s Data Centers: Mother Nature Cools Best

Tomorrow’s Data Centers: Mother Nature Cools Best

by: Industry Perspectives, datacenter Exponential growth is the cause of density issues plaguing today’s data centers. Simply put, more powerful computers generate more heat which results in significant additional cooling costs each year, writes Charles Doughty of Iron Mountain. Continue reading at Data Center Knowledge This post is brought to you as part of the(…)

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Open Source Technologies Provide Cloud-Ready Big Data Control

Open Source Technologies Provide Cloud-Ready Big Data Control

by: Bill Kleyman If you’re working with big data, it’s time to look at some powerful, cloud-ready, open-source technologies. Bill Kleyman looks at eight technology projects that can help make sense of the explosion of data. Continue reading at Data Center Knowledge This post is brought to you as part of the VMware Software Defined(…)

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Navy Eyes Cloud Storage

Navy Eyes Cloud Storage

by: Henry Kenyon In effort to trim $1.5 billion from IT, Navy proposes placing most non-classified data into commercial cloud offering. Continue reading at informationweek.com This post is brought to you as part of the VMware Software Defined Enterprise, which provides resources and solutions for the software defined world. Join the conversation on Facebook and(…)

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Gamification: The Long and Short of It

Gamification: The Long and Short of It

by: Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Game applications in business result in both long and short-term success. Short-term effects will occur quickly, while proper implementation and use of game psychology will enable business leaders to maintain this success in the long term. Gain valuable insights into both long- and short-term gamification success(…)

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Data Efficiency at Scale

Data Efficiency at Scale

by: The initial wave of data efficiency features for primary storage focus on silos of information organized in terms of individual file systems. Deduplication and compression features provided by some vendors are limited by the scalability of those underlying file systems, essentially the file systems have become silos of optimized data. For example, NetApp deduplication(…)

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