Improving customer experience, digital presence, and sales and marketing effectiveness rank highest
February 7, 2020
Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis — Top End User Priorities in Digital Transformation, Global, 2019 — measures the current use and future decision-making behavior toward IT and communications, monitors the status of digital transformation (including the implementation plans for emerging technologies, such as AI, IoT, and blockchain), and evaluates drivers behind investments and challenges across verticals and regions.
Driven by demand for public cloud services and continued growth in social networking
December 24, 2019
New data from Synergy Research Group shows that hyperscale operators accounted for 33% of all spending on data center hardware and software as of the third quarter (Q3) of 2019, up from 26% in Q3 2017 and 15% in Q3 2014.
Many business owners or IT managers overlook what unanticipated downtime could mean for their business. In fact, many are well-prepared for planned downtime events (such as migrations, scheduled maintenance, etc.). However, when the unexpected happens, they are stuck between a rock and a hard place.
At the end of the day, which route you decide to take really depends on your situation. Leasing the equipment may be more economical in the short term, but in the long term, building out your data center with your own equipment could cut down on costs and is especially useful in instances where you want more control over sensitive data.
Whether an organization starts out with a modest, on-premises IT infrastructure or uses a public cloud provider to meet its data and networking needs, it will eventually reach a point where that solution is no longer viable.
A new LogicMonitor study of 300 IT decision-makers examined the impact infrastructure and software brownouts and outages have on organizations in North America, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, and if such events are preventable
As we noted in the last issue, many data center owners and operators have concluded that both our power generation and transmission capacities in the U.S. are so overburdened that we need to consider alternative and renewable sources of energy in order to meet the exponential demand of our IT facilities.
In our first issue of the year, we reveal the 2019 Facility Manager of the Year winner. But that's not all — we also take a look at data center site selection, cybersecurity, and hyperscale network architecture as we explore the cloud.