Today’s businesses are far more heavily dependent on technology than their predecessors. Learning more about the most popular and effective additions to digital working environments can allow business owners to find and select the best tools. The following four resources highlight just a few of the most common and essential pieces of hidden technology that digitally-inclined businesses have come to rely upon:
Managed IT Services
Staffing and maintaining a professional IT department often entails considerable expense. Managed IT services provide digitally inclined businesses with access to cost-effective solutions that might otherwise fall outside of their financial reach. Flexible and scalable IT services that can fit a variety of price points and service needs are a resource that few businesses can afford to be without.
Business Process Management (BPM) Applications
Managing multiple platforms, applications and workflow processes often requires considerable time and effort. BPM software and applications …
As technology becomes more evolved with every single day, the trends that were yesterday novel seem to be today extinct. This can be seen in a simple drive on the highway. You may have noticed the advertising has taken a new shift as metal towers display colorful signs that will get your attention no matter what. This display controlled by a remote control is possible with the help of a DVI extender. It is clear that it is not in your advantage to be far from the display, but in many cases the control station is really far from the digital sign. The remote connectivity is given with the help of these extenders.
Even if some digital signage is not that far away from the unit which controls it, it is not something unusual to ask for this. In the case of hospitals the displays need …
Are you considering Cloud Services for your business? The following article will explain all that you need to know that will help you taking your decision. Cloud services have two components, the first is the computing technology and the other one is Virtualization. As the name suggests, Virtualization is a process through which the data are virtually stored. Means it is not available on any physical machine but stored on a virtual platform from where it can be retrieved any time. Cloud virtual services provide storage space, networking solutions, hardware requirements and operating system requirements as well. Cloud services are the best option available when the efficiency and security are the main concerns of a business.
In virtual setup, a virtual machine is dedicated to a client. This machine has an operating system installed and works like any physical machine. A physical machine of host i.e. client is connected with a …
By: Patrick Burke
Patrick Burke is a writer and editor based in the greater New York area and occasionally blogs for Rackspace Hosting.
Cloud computing is being embraced by companies both large and small, and those potential employees with skill sets that include cloud know-how are, accordingly, growing in demand, a study released by CompTIA, the IT vendor industry association, reveals.
The increased use of cloud computing by small, fledgling businesses and established enterprises means changes in job descriptions, and a need for vendors and enterprises to reconsider the type of working relationships they have, according to the CompTIA study of 500 IT and business professionals.
More than three out of five companies report they are adding new types of skill sets to their IT departments to keep up with growing cloud requirements. Skills now in demand include private cloud developers and administrators, departmental liaisons, integration specialists, cloud architects, and compliance specialists, the report states. …
With more and more applications that offer cloud computing services, many small businesses have made the move to adapt their operations to this trend. Cloud computing offers a wide range of benefits, such as increased collaboration, communication, and flexibility. While cloud computing has revolutionized the way we do business, it also brings its own fair share of complications and challenges. Before integrating the cloud into your everyday operations, you may want to consider the following to determine whether it’s right for your business:
1. Compatibility When choosing a cloud computing service, you’ll want to make sure whether your current system is able to meet its system requirements. It can be a waste of time and money to install a program, realizing too late that you’re unable to access the service. In addition, you want to make sure whether you and your team are able to utilize the tools. For example, if your employees are …
Corporate giant Sears Canada has joined the green movement big leagues with its recent decision to utilize CloudApps technology to monitor energy usage. Going green is a savvy corporate business move, having the potential to save millions of dollars by slashing wasteful spending at every step of the supply chain. With growing energy prices and increasing production costs around the globe, Sears and other corporations are looking for new ways to save money and improve sustainability.
Keeping Energy Use in Check With Cloud Computing
Technological advances in cloud computing make it possible to monitor large-scale energy use. CloudApps utilizes cloud computing to track energy usage across retail stores, corporate offices, production sites and other facilities. This software suite allows Sears to closely monitor its energy expenditures, carbon footprint and waste generation. It calculates energy usage in real time, creating detailed metrics to track performance and sustainability milestones, and to tailor energy reduction programs.
CloudApps estimates …
Employee portals are nothing new. In fact, well over 10 years ago, they were being touted as the next big thing in enterprise tech. Since then many companies have adopted portal development strategies that often have included online timesheets, internal wiki systems for keeping company tech documents up to date and rich analytics solutions that can be accessed by multiple employees throughout a large corporation.
Whatever the use of employee portals, the big idea has always been to use enterprise information portals (EIPs) to distribute massive sets of business-specific information to as many employees possible. But by the end of the 2000s, the idea of employee portals seemed archaic on the surface. Then cloud computing and social media arrived on the scene, which some are saying might have breathed some life back into enterprise-level portal systems or “portlets.”
Cloud Security and Employee Portals
As cloud computing becomes overhyped, the cloud security debate gets even more …
Cloud computing is gaining in mainstream popularity, and that interest isn’t expected to slow down anytime soon, however a new era is on the horizon as web hosting and cloud computing provider Rackspace partners with several big names in technology in an effort to standardize the cloud. The company has teamed up with NASA, among other big name partners, to create an open source cloud computing system named OpenStack, which is made up of tried and tested code that Rackspace already uses for its Cloud Servers and Cloud Files. Additionally, some code from the NASA Nebula Cloud Platform is also being used in this project.
Open source cloud software will allow individuals and companies to create their own products, which will help to standardize the cloud. Standardization will make it easier for applications and software programs to work together and help to prevent cloud lock-in. Allowing customers to choose, and freely change, their cloud providers …
There has been lots of attention given to the basic concept of cloud computing. It is not as complex as it sounds to be. In fact, the real objective of cloud computing is to simplify things to a great extent. The entire cloud server is actually a vast and easily accessible network of number of arenas which are useful for people. In other words, the entire system of cloud server hosting or computing has made some of the crucial systems of the online analysis and information surveys accessible to people who require it. So, one can understand how the cloud hosting facility has made things more economic and even simple for people with different needs. But let’s see more about what the benefits of computing are.
For those, who are practically running their businesses with the aid of websites, there are some big savings on the usual expenses which are incurred usually in analysis. The …