Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Why the journey to IPv6 is still the road less traveled

Google seeks $19.8M tax break in Iowa | Enterprises failing to keep up with digital change, EMC study says

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Why the journey to IPv6 is still the road less traveled
The writing's on the wall about the short supply of IPv4 addresses, and IPv6 has been around since 1999. Then why does the new protocol still make up just a fraction of the Internet?Though IPv6 is finished technology that works, rolling it out may be either a simple process or a complicated and risky one, depending on what role you play on the Internet. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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Big Pharmaceutical Company Upgrades Compliance
This case study demonstrates how a big pharmaceutical company leveraged Globanet to help them pick a messaging platform that would satisfy companywide needs, while also installing Globanet Merge1 to capture and archive those messages. View now

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Governmental Agency Manages Social Media Compliance
This case study offers a close look at how a large government agency addressed their challenge of managing the use of social media inside the organization by such a massive number of employees. View now

Google seeks $19.8M tax break in Iowa
Google needs a tax break like Bill Gates needs food stamps, yet that isn’t stopping the search giant from asking for $19.8 million in “economic development incentives” from Iowa to build a $1-billion expansion of its growing data center facility in Council Bluffs.And, well, why not ask? The company has already been given $16.8 million in tax breaks to build out the various stages of the existing Council Bluffs facility, which opened in 2007.According to this Omaha World-Herald report, the latest tax break is expected to be approved by the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Council Bluffs City Council with little or no opposition.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Enterprises failing to keep up with digital change, EMC study says
At a swanky dinner in San Francisco last week, execs from EMC and the Institute for the Future (IFTF) previewed the company's Information Generation report to a small group of journalists. And EMC President Jeremy Burton made it clear how the trends identified in the report played into the kinds of technology decisions made by his company's customers.Rachel Maguire, research director for the IFTF in Palo Alto, California, explained that the survey of 3,600 business leaders in 18 countries across 10 industries revealed the top business attributes essential for success over the next 5 to 10 years:To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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How a Fortune 500 Mutual Fund Ensures Compliance
This case study illustrates the compliance benefits that a mutual fund derived from their use of Globanet Merge1. Globanet managed the transition to a standardized financial messaging system and the installation of Globanet Merge1. Read more to discover how it all came together. Learn more

Great customer experience is an elusive goal
Every company says it wants to provide a top-notch customer experience; how many actually do is another matter.To wit: Although improving the customer experience is a strategic priority at a full 73 percent of businesses surveyed for a new Forrester Research report released Monday, only 1 percent of companies currently deliver an excellent experience, the study found.That’s a problem, Forrester says, because customer experience (sometimes called CX) has become a more strategic imperative than ever.“Growth is now the top priority for business leaders, and to achieve that you have to improve customer experience,” said Kyle McNabb, a vice president of research strategy with Forrester. “Traditionally we’ve all worked toward metrics like ROI, but now the metric is impact on experience.”To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

IT consulting: Is moving out on your own the right move?
Have you ever thought about building your own tech consulting business? If so, you're not alone. Creating your own schedule, getting paid better, working closer to parts of projects you're passionate about and specializing in a specific area of expertise are appealing benefits.Whether you're a full-time W-2 employee or consultant getting a 1099, remember that the grass isn't always greener. The role you will excel at will depend on who you are and what you want. "Both are viable career paths and it can largely be a choice based on personal style and preferences," says Alan Levine, principal and CIO at Enabling Digital.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

WEBCAST: Alcatel-Lucent

The Three Industry Trends Changing Enterprise IT
This webinar will look at how CIOs can leverage three intersecting trends – cloud, new technologies, and web-scale IT – to help their companies respond rapidly to new business opportunities. Learn More

Nokia wants to buy Alcatel-Lucent, seeking growth and integration of fixed and mobile
Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent are in advanced merger talks, the companies confirmed Tuesday following media speculation that a deal was in the works.The talks could still fall apart, but a deal is on the table that would see Nokia acquire Alcatel-Lucent in a stock swap, the companies said.A merger would give the combined entity a broader product portfolio and greater scale, but would bring its own challenges.It makes sense for Nokia, a mobile broadband specialist, to merge with Alcatel-Lucent, which has a strong position in fixed networks, according to Mark Newman, chief research officer of Ovum’s telecoms research business.As mobile and fixed networks become increasingly integrated, not having the latter is becoming a disadvantage for Nokia, Newman said. The growing worldwide popularity of smartphones has increased the focus on mobile networks, but fixed broadband networks are still needed to deliver high-resolution video content and to provide backhaul for Wi-Fi networks in homes. The integration of Alcatel-Lucent’s fixed offering with the best parts of the two companies’ respective mobile offerings could in that regard be a boon for end-users, he said.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

IBM sales dip 12 percent despite lift from new mainframe
IBM reported a 12 percent drop in revenue for the last quarter despite a big boost from its new z13 mainframe, which went on sale last month.Revenue for the quarter ended March 31 was $19.6 billion, with profit down 5 percent to $2.4 billion, IBM announced Monday.Two-thirds of the company’s business comes from overseas, and the strong U.S. dollar weighed on its results. Without the currency impact, and adjusting for businesses that IBM recently sold off, revenue would have been flat from a year ago, CFO Martin Schroeter said on IBM’s earnings call.Like its rival Hewlett-Packard, IBM has been watching its business shrink for several quarters as customers spend less on expensive hardware and IT services and devote more to cloud computing and mobile.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Revenge of the Nerds: Starting salaries for Class of 2015 techies top $100K
The nation’s premier tech colleges are reporting white-hot demand for seniors majoring in computer science and other IT-related fields.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More

Big Data and cloud projects can go horribly wrong. Don't let this happen to you.
IT projects are not bulletproof. They are as likely to fail or encounter obstacles before coming to completion than they are to go smoothly. But when it comes to cloud and Big Data projects, the failure rate is disturbingly high.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More


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