Why channel partners are engaging in ManageEngine’s PitStop

Why channel partners are engaging in ManageEngine’s PitStop

The single biggest purpose of community is to bring together people with similar interests and provide a sense of belonging. Typically, IT communities foster a culture where members learn, connect with their peers, and feel encouraged to engage with each other. Businesses build communities to further collective actions and provide…

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How to navigate the ERP purchase decision-making process

How to navigate the ERP purchase decision-making process

When purchasing a strategic software solution such as a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, making the right decision is vital. Many organisations wrongly assume that when it comes to ERP, the old adage of ‘one-size-fits-all’ holds true. This couldn’t be further from the truth, particularly for enterprises operating in…

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How to win the customer through their digital experience

How to win the customer through their digital experience

Organisations drive digital transformation through creating systems of engagement, based upon rethinking how to engage with their target audiences. Most of the innovative systems of engagements are purpose-built to meet key customer demands and are aligned to specific behavioral contexts over a defined engagement timeline. Customers discover, explore, buy, use,…

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Building internal firewalls to curb insider attacks

Building internal firewalls to curb insider attacks

Traditionally cyberattacks on corporate networks have come from outside the organisation. With the growing usage of personal mobile devices and the rise of the Internet of Things, the danger now comes from within. The world moves swiftly, the IT security world even more so. Just a couple of years ago,…

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Leveraging video communication to boost productivity in enterprises

Leveraging video communication to boost productivity in enterprises

Unified collaborative communication is key for enabling businesses across all industries to boost their productivity. Today, flexibility is a consideration for existing employees and potential employees when assessing a workplace - they increasingly look for mobile and remote working opportunities especially in global organisations. It has been estimated that close…

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Three classical data challenges your business may face and its solutions

Three classical data challenges your business may face and its solutions

Travelling through Dubai’s rush hour traffic recently, I was reminded of the idea that a city cannot build its way out of congestion. As the theory goes, creating more roads does not solve the issue of traffic, because extra supply only increases demand. This just means more vehicles, more disruption,…

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Why you need to plan for all-flash storage tomorrow

Why you need to plan for all-flash storage tomorrow

Hard disks have had a fantastic run by any measure, happily spinning in datacentres across the globe. However, it is likely nearing its conclusion, at least for most primary data storage use cases. There is no denying that flash media is on its way to becoming the dominant technology in…

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How to build an availability solution for remote offices

How to build an availability solution for remote offices

We have all heard about fantastic new datacentre technologies, but all too often it looks like these technologies only seem to apply to the largest organisations with a wealth of centralised resources. Because data does not just live in the datacentre, we often face daily challenges when data is put…

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Building tomorrow’s IoT applications using three layer model

Building tomorrow’s IoT applications using three layer model

The Internet of Things is changing business IT and holds great potential for companies. By analysing data from networked devices, they can automate their business processes, increase productivity and lower costs. This requires a scalable, reliable and secure IT infrastructure, which should be based on standardised components and protocols and…

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Replacing that card based access with a mobile one

Replacing that card based access with a mobile one

Physical access control is a key component of many organisations and can be used for anything, from opening doors to car parks, buildings, secure rooms or even accessing computer files. Much of the technology and systems have remained the same over the past twenty years, but as technology is developing,…

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Can’t get application delivery controllers right? Here are ten tips

Can’t get application delivery controllers right? Here are ten tips

Application Delivery Controllers are networking devices that reside in the datacentre and serve as a key part of an application delivery network. With the explosion in Internet traffic, business applications, and the number of Internet-enabled devices, application delivery controllers provide the front-end intelligence that supplements and enhances business application flows.…

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Why AIM systems will now be included in cabling procurement

Why AIM systems will now be included in cabling procurement

Automated infrastructure management systems are not new. They have been around in one shape or form since the early nineties. They also polarise opinion in the structured cabling world like possibly nothing else. The range of opinions is extreme. At one end are those who will pay almost any premium…

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What's wrong with software licensing today and how to fix it

What’s wrong with software licensing today and how to fix it

Today’s software end users are increasingly connected and mobile. In addition, they’re looking to have software delivered to them as a service on the device of their choice, and they only want to pay for what they use. These changes and others are fundamentally shifting the way software vendors conduct…

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Time to fix security inside critical infrastructure

Time to fix security inside critical infrastructure

A couple of months ago I was discussing datacentre security with a panel of IT managers from critical infrastructure providers. One representative from a major energy provider said that he had no intention of segmenting his network. When I asked him how he monitors his network looking for attacks that…

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