Emerging technologies such as cloud computing, analytics, social media, and mobility are transforming businesses, helping companies lower costs, increase production outputs, and improve business processes and operations.
Multi-platform data center are no longer an exception. They have become quite normal. Several years ago, most data centers were pretty homogeneous; all of the data residing there typically came from one vendor.
Regardless of size and industry, many of today's organisations struggle with exploding volumes of data, and the concurrent need to enlist copious amounts of storage without breaking the bank (or growing the IT staff roster).
IBM announced in April that the local availability of the Virtual Desktop for Smart Business, a new workforce mobility solution offering anytime, anywhere, access to corporate data from mobile devices, such as tablets or laptops on the move.
There are certain factors a CIO or IT manager should consider before the ink dries on a contract, because getting it wrong can have a devastating effect on the business, says Clive Longbottom, founder of analyst group Quocirca.