In this article we would like to explore Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) and how it helps government and commercial businesses to address a variety of IT challenges. More organizations than ever before are counting on quicker and more dependable storage performance. By merging compute, storage, and networking into a single system of HCI, businesses can simplify management, consolidate resources, and lower operating costs.
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Power X, a large energy conglomerate, allows remote employees and contractors to access company systems via a Virtual Private Network (VPN). The company’s technical team would prefer on-site access only, but they learned quickly during the COVID-19 pandemic that such security precautions seemingly hinder business continuity.
The COVID-19 pandemic altered the way people work all over the globe. Many companies now openly recognize that a remote workforce can be productive, cost-effective, and collaborative. The well-known insurance company, Allstate, perfectly illustrates the movement towards remote work. Before the pandemic, only 20% of its workforce was remote; now, 75% work from home.
Digital Transformations in Legacy IT Systems (Adding Automation & Orchestration to Your IT Strategy)
In just ten years digital transformation has made the jump from buzzword to IT strategy. For years, so-called transformation strategists hawked one process after another, each guaranteeing success if organizations would just commit the right amount of money and time. But even before there were success stories and case studies from organizations who claim to have transformed their IT systems, we all knew what we were trying to accomplish, even if we didn’t quite know how. The goal: creating value for your organization through adopting digital technology.
Let’s Talk About Value-Added Resellers
In the world of so-called value-added resellers (VARs), most VARs look pretty much the same from the outside. Some are very large; others are more boutique in size. But all in all, most VARs, particularly those that sell to the US Federal government, share similar characteristics because that’s the business; they “resell” other vendors’ products. The “value-added” part is where a particular company can distinguish itself by claiming to offer something others do not.
The Winning Formula for Effective Data Access Controls
Traditional access controls have focused primarily on a Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) model for securing sensitive assets. Organizations needed to predefine all potential functions and assign each user a certain level of security privileges, granting or denying access to data based entirely on their role. This rigid, one-size-fits-all method quickly becomes unwieldy and error-prone with significant security risks when deployed at scale.
A new year is just around the corner, and defense undersecretary for research and engineering, Heidi Shyu, recently expanded the Pentagon’s list of technologies for prioritized development. The usual suspects are included, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity – but so are some unusual ones, like materials science and biotechnology.
The scenario: A massive cargo ship travels somewhere between the Panama Canal and Gibraltar. It’s late August and a new tropical storm just formed off the coast of Africa, headed straight up the middle of this heavily used shipping channel.
Today's organizations struggle with a paradox: we live in the most technologically advanced period of history. Yet, while we all use technology to make our personal and professional lives better, our trust in those technologies has never been lower.