Resources (621)

  1. The Role of Hyperconvergence in Retail Environments

    With 41% of consumers worldwide reporting that they use two or more channels during their purchase process, 90% of retailers are already implementing or planning to invest in omnichannel.  Most retailers recognize the importance of providing a seamless consumer experience, but many organizations are struggling to define their path to success. To achieve omnichannel success, retailers need to m… Learn More

  2. 044 – Dynamic Networks Require Dynamic Security

    IT infrastructure has changed dramatically over the years. Data centers are no longer castles surrounded by moats that are entirely self-contained and shut off from the outside world. And that means the ways of securing the castle have to change, too. Faraz Aladin, Head of Technical Product Marketing at Illumio, talks with ActualTech Media Partner James Green about those changes in this episode… Listen Now

  3. Converged, Hyperconverged, Composable Infrastructure, Integrated Platforms EcoCast

    The one thing that all businesses have in common is that they want and need IT solutions to make their lives easier, more efficient, and more affordable, particularly as digital transformation efforts take center stage. Converged, hyperconverged, composable, and other integrated platforms (collectively, integrated systems) all have the potential to accomplish these goals which can allow the IT or… Learn More

  4. 5 Ways To Break Up the Cloud Deployment Logjam

    As trees and other debris float along waterways, logjams can accumulate and obstruct water flow, causing flooding and other problems. Breaking up logjams can be hazardous, requiring professionals with heavy equipment and even explosives. Many enterprises all over the world are embarking on a cloud transformation journey, and risky logjams involving people and processes are starting to threaten… Read More

  5. Levers of Human Deception: The Science and Methodology Behind Social Engineering

    No matter how much security technology we purchase and chuck into the data center, we still face the most fundamental of security problems, which is the hardest to overcome: people.  People are susceptible every day to charismatic tricksters seeking to separate organizations from their data and their money. This webinar will explore the different levers that social engineers a… Learn More

  6. 043 – Getting Fox Sports Connected

    There’s no doubt that computing is moving rapidly to the edge – this is the idea behind the Internet of Things, as well as increasing use of mobile and branch networks. One area you may not have thought of is the infrastructure necessary to run a live sports show. SD-WAN vendor Cradlepoint provides that infrastructure for Fox Sports. Cradlepoint CMO Todd Krautkremer discusses how his compan… Listen Now

  7. You’re PCI Compliant. But Are You Secure?

    According to the 2018 Verizon Data Breach & Incident Report, there were 2236 confirmed breaches in 2017. In many instances, these organizations passed their PCI audits prior to the discovery of the breach.  But PCI audits are just one part of an overall PCI security strategy. Too often, organizations fall back to a "checkbox-based" compliance mentality that relies on prescriptive, outdated tec… Learn More

  8. The Security-First Approach to the Modern Datacenter

    More than three-quarters of organizations have been victims of one or more successful cyber attacks. What about your business? Will you be next? The infrastructure you choose impacts your ability to protect your business from cyber threats. When looking to modernize your datacenter, it's important to not only consider removing complexity, increasing efficiency, enabling cloud use cases, and cut… Learn More

  9. 6 Experts Weigh in on the IoT Connected World in 2019 and Beyond

    The Internet of Things is nothing like it was just a few years ago. Throughout the past few years, we have seen a massive IoT explosion in not only businesses but people’s lives. Millions of home and businesses around the globe are now connecting more devices than ever, and it is not expected to stop anytime soon; in fact, it's become more advanced. According to some findings from Cisco Systems,… Read More

  10. CapEx and OpEx Savings With Private Cloud

    HCI continues to be viewed as a key enabler of private clouds. HCI leverages commodity hardware to host applications provided as VMs (and containers). The definition of HCI varies by vendor, but can be separated into two broad models: HCI appliances and HCI software. Both HCI models provide OpEx benefits, especially when compared to traditional three-tier architectures. HCI software provides Ca… Read More

  11. PanelCast Recap: The Enterprise IT Landscape in 2019

    Those working in the world of enterprise IT maintain a delicate balance between what is and what will be. Most CIOs have one foot in the data center and one in the future, and that can be tricky when it comes to anticipating not only new services and new technologies to implement, but also the climate of the organization you work for. Our inaugural PanelCast event addresses these issues in a di… Read More

  12. PanelCast 2019 Predictions: Accelerating Pace of Change in IT

    The speed at which innovation is expected is driving the need for containers, serverless, etc. What does this mean for how organizations view the role of IT? [su_note note_color="#e1f2ed"]This blog post was created following ActualTech Media's inaugural PanelCast event, held in December of 2018.  This event addressed 2019 enterprise IT predictions in a discussion moderated by Scott D. Lowe, alo… Read More

  13. PanelCast 2019 Predictions: The Rise of Edge Computing

    Edge computing appears to be the next big area for growth. How do you think it will play a role in enterprise architecture in 2019? [su_note note_color="#e1f2ed"]This blog post was created following ActualTech Media's inaugural PanelCast event, held in December of 2018.  This event addressed 2019 enterprise IT predictions in a discussion moderated by Scott D. Lowe, along with four industry expe… Read More

  14. PanelCast 2019 Predictions: Hyperconvergence and the Next Wave of Systems Integration

    Hyperconvergence has become a force unto itself. What comes after HCI? Is it extensions that turn HCI into a broader platform or is it a whole new architecture altogether? [su_note note_color="#e1f2ed"]This blog post was created following ActualTech Media's inaugural PanelCast event, held in December of 2018.  This event addressed 2019 enterprise IT predictions in a discussion moderated by Sco… Read More

  15. PanelCast 2019 Predictions: A Sustained and Deeper Focus on Security

    Security incidents seem to be the daily news these days. As multi-cloud environments take center stage, how can enterprises ensure a standard security architecture across both the private and public cloud? [su_note note_color="#e1f2ed"]This blog post was created following ActualTech Media's inaugural PanelCast event, held in December of 2018.  This event addressed 2019 enterprise IT predictions… Read More

  16. PanelCast 2019 Predictions: Economic Volatility Will Impact Enterprise IT in 2019

    The economy can’t be ignored. We’ve enjoyed a decade-long rally that has propelled startup fortunes and enabled enterprise customers to make new investments. Do you think that will change in 2019 as we see increased market volatility and, if so, what do you think the outcomes look like? [su_note note_color="#e1f2ed"]This blog post was created following ActualTech Media's inaugural PanelCast… Read More

  17. PanelCast 2019 Predictions: The Future of Interoperability and Integration

    Is interoperability and integration between product manufacturers increasing or decreasing? [su_note note_color="#e1f2ed"]This blog post was created following ActualTech Media's inaugural PanelCast event, held in December of 2018.  This event addressed 2019 enterprise IT predictions in a discussion moderated by Scott D. Lowe, along with four industry experts, including Sirish Raghuram of Platf… Read More

  18. PanelCast 2019 Predictions: How Public Cloud Costs Are Driving Organizations to On-Prem and Back

    Presently, it seems that cloud run costs/subscriptions can easily exceed on-premises costs for general workloads beyond small systems. Do you see this changing moving forward, and how soon? [su_note note_color="#e1f2ed"]This blog post was created following ActualTech Media's inaugural PanelCast event, held in December of 2018.  This event addressed 2019 enterprise IT predictions in a discussion… Read More

  19. PanelCast 2019 Predictions: The Evolution from Alignment to Digital Transformation and Going Beyond Hardware Buys

    IT needs to meet all the needs of the business, but the business isn’t always interested in buying more stuff – tools, software, platforms, hardware, storage, networking, etc. How does the business forge ahead without IT just continuing to buy? [su_note note_color="#e1f2ed"]This blog post was created following ActualTech Media's inaugural PanelCast event, held in December of 2018.  This eve… Read More

  20. Ransomware Goes Local As Governments, Infrastructure, Port Authorities Take a Hit

    In the age of cyber warfare, holding up banks and taking hostages are relics of the pre-digital heists of the past. The target for this new generation of criminals is data; holding a company or organization to ransom electronically is becoming the go-to tactic. After the city of Atlanta found itself at the center of the SamSam ransomware attack this summer, a plethora of other small, local publ… Read More