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Why IT Due Diligence Is Critical to Any Merger or Acquisition

There are many reasons that Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) run into problems, one reason need not be among them. In the increasingly complex and regulated world of Information Technology, investors engaged in mergers or acquisitions often ignore this crucial aspect of business operations at their own peril. (more…)

Taming the Mergers and Acquisitions Monster – Partnering Tips for CIOs

Mergers and Acquisitions happen almost every day, but anyone who has experienced an M&A first-hand knows they are not business-as-usual.  This is especially true if you happen to be the CIO in charge of integrating the IT systems from two separate organizations.  In these complex situations, savvy CIOs often look for seasoned partners to offer perspective and additional skills to facilitate a smoother transition. (more…)

Part 3: Is Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Changing Everything?

This is the third in a series of a three blog posts on Software-Defined Technologies, which include posts on: 1) Data Centers, 2) Storage, and 3) Networks.

Software-Defined Networking is changing everything about how networking is provisioned, monitored, and supported. At a fundamental level, SDN is changing the face of data center operations and providing new opportunities to enhance cloud computing environments, integrate with enterprise data centers, and support individual IT Outsourcing providers. (more…)

Part 2: Software-Defined Storage (SDS) is Here and Now

This is the second in a series of a three blog posts on Software-Defined Technologies, which include posts on: 1) Data Centers, 2) Storage, and 3) Networks.

Software-Defined Storage is a fundamental component of the Software-Defined Data Center.  Like SDDC, SDS abstracts storage resources to enable pooling, replication and on-demand distribution of data to multiple storage devices.  The benefits of SDS are across-the-board reduction in cost and a simplification of the storage process. (more…)

Part 1: The Software-Defined Data Center – What’s the Big Deal?

This is the first in a series of a three blog posts on Software-Defined Technologies, which include posts on: 1) Data Centers, 2) Storage, and 3) Networks.  

The world of technology, our world, loves new things.  This past year has seen a landslide of exciting and potentially game-changing innovations.  I will not tick off all the new and amazing ‘technology’ gold nuggets that have been uncovered, but you probably know most of them.  I will, however, remind you of Moore’s Law, because it is important to understand that we are living on a technological treadmill that never stops, in fact – it keeps speeding up. (more…)

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