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The Challenge of IT Cost vs Performance

In over 30 years in the IT business, I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve heard an IT manager say, “The budget is not a problem. Cost is no object.” It is as true today as it was 30 years ago.  That is, increasing pressure on the IT infrastructure, rising data loads and demands for improved performance are pitted against tight budgets.  Frankly, I’d … [Read more...]

How to Improve Cloud Security and Productivity Through IP Whitelisting

Reading Time: 4 minutesManually whitelisting IP addresses can be a time-consuming process that needs constant management which is why utilizing a service that does this for you can boost employee productivity and improve cloud security. IP whitelisting allows IT administrators to assign any team member a single, static outgoing IP address. This capability enables new types of cloud … The … [Read more...]

Can you relate? 906 IT Pros Talk About I/O Performance, Application Troubles and More

We just completed our 5th annual I/O Performance Survey that was conducted with 906 IT Professionals. This is the industry’s largest study of its kind and the research highlights the latest trends in applications that are driving performance demands and how IT Professionals are responding. I/O Growth Continues to Outpace Expectations The results show that organizations are struggling to get … [Read more...]

Undelete 11 coming soon – User Feedback Drives New Features

Soon to be released is a new major version of Undelete. I have been able to preview a pre-release version of this new Undelete and wanted to share the new enhancements. These changes were driven from current Undelete customer feedback looking for further improvement of the product. In a later blog, I will go into each new feature in more detail, but for now, I just wanted to briefly list some of … [Read more...]

How a VPN Can Help with HIPAA Compliance

Reading Time: 3 minutesHIPAA compliance affects healthcare organizations, insurance agents and more. In this recent podcast, we’ve outlined the easiest way to secure your data so that you can meet HIPAA compliance obligations easily and cost-effectively.  Public Wi-Fi is dangerous for both people and businesses, especially for those dealing with confidential and sensitive data. Due to a … [Read more...]

Meet your risk assessment requirements with vsRisk Cloud

Risk assessments play an essential role in information security, as they are the primary way organisations identify vulnerabilities and the ways data breaches can occur. The results of the risk assessment dictate defence strategies and are used by senior staff to allocate information security and business continuity budgets. This shouldn’t be a surprise for organisations that follow the … [Read more...]

Fix SQL Server Storage Bottlenecks

No SQL code changes.No Disruption.No Reboots.Simple!   Condusiv V-locity Introduction     Whether running SQL in a physical or virtualized environment, most SQL DBAs would welcome faster storage at a reasonable price. The V-locity® software from Condusiv® Technologies is designed to provide exactly that, but using the storage hardware that you already own. It doesn't … [Read more...]

How to make NVMe storage even faster

This is a blog to complement a vlog that I posted a few weeks ago, in which I demonstrated how to use the intelligent RAM caching technology found in the V-locity® software from Condusiv® Technologies to improve the performance that a computer can get from NVMe flash storage. You can view this video here:    A question arose from a couple of long-term customers about whether the … [Read more...]

Kerio Connect serves up to the competition

Information travels at a mile a minute, or so they say. If your business is not using email, you might as well admit that you are working in the Stone Age and realize you are missing out on opportunities. News sources predict there will be 19 billion email users by 2019 worldwide. While your business […] … [Read more...]

Financial Sector Battered by Rising Compliance Costs

Finance is already an outlier in terms of IT costs. The industry devotes 10.5% of total revenue to IT—and on average, each financial industry IT staffer supports only 15.7 users, the fewest of any industry. All over the world, financial services companies are facing skyrocketing compliance costs. Almost half the respondents to a recent Accenture survey of compliance officers in 13 countries … [Read more...]