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As our reliance on effective data centers continues to grow, we run into more and more issues that must be addressed to ensure security and availability. We've been turning to virtualization solutions for some time now, and many organizations have come to believe that it is the cure-all that will save them money and reduce the level of complexity. However, virtualization isn't a plug-n-play kind of thing. You can't just set it and forget it, because if it isn't done exactly right, you will only shift the costs and complexities rather than eliminate them. In order to get the most value out of the data center, it is important to understand the challenges and implement the associated best practices. As the number of business applications and volume of data continues to increase, data centers need solutions like virtualization to remain profitable - but simply installi... (more)

What Does the Geek in Your Life Really Want for the Holidays?

If you flat-out asked your resident nerd what gifts they are hoping for as the holidays get into full swing, you might get a response like, "You mean besides for an uncut Blu-ray version of the original Star Wars Trilogy? Hmm, let me think..." But even if the family Jedi is less than helpful at giving you insight on their wish list, you simply need to avoid some common pitfalls on gift-giving and remember: when in doubt, the basics are always best. There's actually a shocking variety in geekdom when you start drilling down into it, so you really have to know your geeky loved one's... (more)

What's in Store for Technology in 2013

As we get into the full swing of the new year and put another CES behind us, it’s time to take a look at the current trends in technology and get a feel for some of the developments we can expect in 2013. There are a lot of interesting products just around the corner – some of them will seem revolutionary while others will be a big update to current technology – and many of them are well worth a look. Touchscreen Ultrabooks The release of Windows 8, which was optimized for touchscreens, is encouraging a lot of companies to really innovate with their laptops. Last year we saw the... (more)

Software Deployment Tips and Tricks with ITNinja

Many organizations are trying to find the time to do remediation and updates with software such as Windows 7. In some cases it's taking them 6-8 months just to complete these tasks, especially when complications like Windows 8 are added in. So the question is - are there quick tips that your IT team can access in order to streamline the process to save time and money? Utilizing ITNInja will help build your IT team's knowledgebase. Keeping up with changes in technology and understanding the demands of doing so is critical, especially in business. ITNinja is a resource site with exc... (more)

What Is the NEBS Level 3 Certification and Why Is It So Important?

As our technological infrastructure has become more advanced, it has also become more critical to our daily lives and the very functioning of the world economy. With all of that weight resting on sometimes fickle devices, manufacturing to meet stringent usability and operational standards has become even more important. NEBS Level 3 Certification The Network Equipment-Building System (or NEBS) is such a standard, attempting to force device builders to engineer their products to withstand extreme conditions. The Level 3 certification is a compliance standard that addresses safety... (more)