Robin Gareiss

Cloud Security is Top of Mind

At the annual security RSA Conference, the focus was all things cloud. Forget for a moment that definitions of "cloud" are still in flux, or that aside from SaaS, the adoption rate is still in the margin-of-error range (just 2% of...

Hosted VOIP Needs QoS

MegaPath, Inc. announced the release of its Duet hosted IP-PBX. The offering, aimed at SMBs (both single and multiple locations) is delivered over its fully managed MPLS Virtual Private Network (VPN). It includes either T1 or...

Microsoft Shifts Gears

While most of the excitement in the media surrounds the iPhone, there's still a large group of enterprises who have deployed Windows Mobile to their employees. But Microsoft has always struggled to gain marketshare and momentum...

Remember Security In Your Mobile Plans

Cisco announced AnyConnect Secure Mobility to provide encryption and authentication for a wide range of devices: Desktops, laptops, netbooks, smartphones and their operating systems. As an enhanced virtual private network (VPN),...

IT in Healthcare: Lagging or Innovating?

In the 1990s, I used to write practice management pieces for the American Medical News. Often, I explored ways information technology could make medical practices and healthcare, in general, more efficient.While interviewing...

Co-lo Highlights Power Density Issue

Verne Global is building a data center in Iceland to provide co-location services. Situating in Iceland provides a power cost of $0.04 per Kilowatt-hour – one-fourth to one-fifth the power cost in New York and London – and plenty of...

Salesforce.com's Chatter Underscores Growth of Social Computing

Salesforce.com launched a private beta of its “Chatter” social networking hosted service, giving customers the opportunity to leverage a private Facebook-style environment to collaborate. With Chatter, Salesforce enters the...

Number Crunching

We’re knee-deep in our latest round of research here at Nemertes, which mean we’re having fascinating, in-depth conversations with about 200 IT professionals on everything IT strategies on everything from virtualization to WANs to...

Minimize Mobility Providers

When it comes to devices and services, centralize procurement. Although this is easier said than done, organizations will see both cost savings and better alignment with an overall mobility strategy. Nemertes recommends companies...

Own the Phone!

When it comes to mobile equipping your workers, its best practice for companies to explicitly "own" and retain all rights to the phone numbers they allocate to employees. This is to minimize relationship breakage in the event that...

Mobility Budgets on the Move

Mobility represents one of the fastest-growing line items on most IT budgets today, as a rising number of employees request and receive an increasing range of mobile services. Companies must consciously define a mobility strategy and...

Teen Mobility: How it Will Change Corporate Hiring, Networking

My nephew recently asked a girl to an eighth-grade dance via text message, despite persistent advice from his cousin (my daughter) to ask the big question in person. She insisted texting was lame, until I reminded her that she broke...

Cloud = Borderless Network

The ultimate borderless network is the cloud: Private, hybrid or public. Currently, security and compliance concerns are holding back adoption of cloud computing (Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service) to less than...

Simplifying Endpoint Environments

A borderless network knows no endpoint bounds—all endpoints must be supported in a seamless manner. Along these lines Microsoft announced Office 2011 for the Apple Mac, scheduled to ship in 4Q-2010. Core to Microsoft’s new Mac...

Expanding the Network Often Requires Help from Third Parties

The never-ending IT debate is what to insource and what to outsource. The pendulum has swung back and forth from the 1980s through the early 2000s. But the majority of companies have selected a strategy that seems to be standing the...

Policies Vs. Freedom: Which Should be Paramount?

We’re deep into our next round of research, which means we get the opportunity to talk to hundreds of IT leaders, one-on-one, to discuss their latest challenges, plans, and opportunities, among many other things.In recent...

UC and Open Source: Finding the Magic LAMP

What is the LAMP stack of UC? The coalescence of LAMP—Linux, Apache, MySql, and PHP—revolutionized the use of open source for enterprise Web servers and applications. Combining these 4 separate open source projects into a...

BC/DR Benefits of Virtualization Apply to Borderless

The virtualization of unified communications applications highlights virtual infrastructure's critical role in improving service availability to borderless networks. Virtualization facilitates more than 10% of organizations...

Virtualization: Ready for VOIP

Back in October 2009, VOIP vendors jumped on the virtualization bandwagon by introducing virtualized versions of their products. They are joining a trend that has plenty of momentum: Enterprise data centers are moving to...

Link Between E-Discovery, DLP Teams

There are benefits for people responsible for e-discovery team to work with people responsible for data leak prevention (DLP). Many people don’t consider the direct relationship between the two: Both require a complete inventory of...

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