Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Winds of change blowing in the WAN

Best tools for cutting cloud costs | Here's what a Google Fi invite looks like

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Winds of change blowing in the WAN
In the past few years, enterprise computing has experienced major upheavals brought about by cloud apps, Wi-Fi, mobility, and BYOD. The enterprise WAN, meanwhile, has not evolved much since it was transformed into an MPLS Layer 3 VPN infrastructure more than a decade ago. Things are about change.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


How to Quantify the Success of Your Mobile Initiative
Read this whitepaper to learn how to calculate and translate mobile advantages into tangible and quantitative values. Learn More


Mobility in 2015: The Essential Mobility Guidebook
Bring business and IT leaders together with these 10 New Rules for Mobile Strategy and Success. Learn More

Best tools for cutting cloud costs
Cutting cloud costsImage by ShutterstockAs you move workloads to the cloud, you’ve probably already discovered that keeping track of your monthly cloud computing bills isn't easy.For this article, we looked at five shopping comparison services: Cloudorado, CloudHarmony’s CloudSquare, CloudSpectator, Datapipe and RightScale’s PlanForCloud.com. Each brings something unique to the table. The services either go wide or deep but generally don’t do both, so you’ll probably want to make use of at least two or more.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Mobile App Development Platform Critical Capabilities
This New Gartner report evaluates 15 critical capabilities from 11 vendors for mobility use cases in B2B, B2E and B2C implementations. Learn More

Here's what a Google Fi invite looks like
Just in case you've been curious about Google's new Project Fi wireless service but haven't wanted to get on yet another Google list, I've done the dirty work for you and asked for an invite for myself.After I sent along my gmail address and zip code to ensure Google Fi would be offered in my area (and yes, apparently I'm in 4G heaven), Google was quick to reply, within a few minutes. Below you can see what the invite looks like, and if you'd like to apply, here's where to go on the Google Fi site.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Selecting a Mobile App Development Platform Solution
Compare the top mobile application development platforms that should be on every enterprise shortlist. Learn More

Get a raise! Salary negotiation tips from the experts
Videos: IT recruiter Suzanne Fairlie and CIO Angela Yochem share expert tips for tech pros who want to get a pay boost from their current employer or when switching jobs. Read More

IT careers: Security talent is red-hot
From the time he was 9, Daniel Kowalski, now 23, knew cybersecurity was going to be his thing. Captivated by the stealth work of hackers in commercials and in his favorite movie, Live Free or Die Hard, Kowalski nurtured his fascination with security from a young age, pursuing multiple IT and security certifications during high school and earning a degree in computer criminology at Florida State University.[ The CSO Security Career Survival Guide ]After graduation, Kowalski moved through a couple of generic IT contract gigs — each providing some basic exposure to security — and landed an official role in his chosen field in less than a year: He's now an information systems security engineer at defense contractor Harris Corp. "My future lies in security," says Kowalski. "As far as where I want to be in security, it's too early to say — I've not yet specialized in anything, but I've touched on everything."To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

12 ways to improve the customer experience for online shoppers
Consumers today have more places and ways to shop than ever. And they have increasingly shorter attention spans. So if you have an ecommerce business, and you want online shoppers to buy from you, you need to be able to quickly attract their attention – and make the shopping experience pleasant and easy.[ Related: How Ecommerce Businesses Can Beat the Competition in 2015 ]So what can ecommerce businesses do to help ensure that the online shopping experience is a pleasant one? Following are 12 ways to create a customer experience that will have consumers buying from you – and coming back for more.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


18 of the coolest, weirdest, and most important electric cars of all time

From the 19th century's first designs to the Tesla models we haven't even seen yet, here's the evolution of the electric car.


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