Cybera Makes a Strong Case for Accelerating Your IT Refresh Cycle

This is the story of how a well-established and respected managed network services provider decided on an aggressive, business-bolstering 3-year server refresh cycle. We take it for granted that our experience at the gas station, grocery store, bank, or doctor’s office always offers fast, easy, and secure transactions, as well as readily available inventory and immediate updates to loyalty points. Ever wonder how merchants offer this seamless experience? Chances are the merchant you visit depends on Cybera cloud-based managed network services for their applications, security, and PCI compliance. In turn, the Cybera services rely on PowerEdge … READ MORE

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Formulating a Digital Rescue Plan

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is here. Think of this as the data era; a time of deep connectivity driven by technology and powered by unprecedented amounts of data.  We are at a pivotal point in human history where the possibilities are endless, and the implications are huge. The first three industrial revolutions were also pivotal points in human history. Each unique, but all common in their impact on life as we knew it at the time. Each period introduced new ways to harness energy to drive improvements. These improvements fundamentally changed and created new industries and … READ MORE

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Data Management: Design Principals

In the recent blog “Redefining Data Protection,” Sharad Rastogi discusses unlocking the value of data capital by evolving data protection to that of a leverageable service to help drive business outcomes. In this context, data protection transitions to data management. Sharad describes key aspects of a data management solution, including use of any data source, target, service level objective, location, use case, consumption model and business model. With those considerations in mind, the next question is, what are the design principles for a data management solution? At the highest level there are two primary design principles: … READ MORE

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Growing the Dell EMC partnership with NVIDIA

Dell EMC announces resell of  the NVIDIA DGX-1 deep learning server available to organizations around the world. For years, Dell EMC has worked to bring the power of GPU-accelerated computing to our high-performance computing customers. This is a quest that continues today, with more momentum than ever before. During ISC 2019, Dell EMC announced a portfolio of AI systems which now includes the NVIDIA DGX-1, offering high performance for the most challenging AI workloads. You can now find NVIDIA GPUs inside several Dell EMC servers and Ready Solutions, including the new Dell EMC DSS 8440 server … READ MORE

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Be a Smart Port City of Call!

Port of Rotterdam Authority, Photographer: Eric Bakker Over the years, ports have constantly evolved and embraced innovation to stay relevant. Just think about the advent of the bridge crane and shipping containers, which radically transformed how materials were shipped and handled. Once again, the winds of change are blowing. Homogenous competition among ports is forcing operators to think about value innovation. With Brexit coming down the tracks and the US negotiating new global trade agreements, things look set to become even more complex. The current business model of seeking competitive advantage and profitable growth by focusing … READ MORE

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Meet Deep Learning with Intel – The New Addition to the Dell EMC Ready Solutions for AI Portfolio

This post is co-authored by Carlos Morales, Senior Director of Deep Learning Systems, AI Products Group, Intel The new Dell EMC Ready Solutions for AI – Deep Learning with Intel accelerates AI insights, optimizes TCO and offers a fast on-ramp for deep learning workloads. In a quest to bring the promise of artificial intelligence to life and capitalize on the massive amounts of data generated on a 24×7 basis, many organizations are rushing to pull together the different technology elements needed to power deep learning workloads. Today, this quest just got a lot easier with the … READ MORE

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Finding the Sweet Spot When It Comes to Your Server Refresh Cycle

Nothing lasts forever. Despite the rumors, even Twinkies have a limited shelf life. Which is why the server refresh cycle is so important for organizations today. Servers don’t last forever, and waiting too long to replace can result in downtime and put your core business functions at risk. But on the flip side, if you refresh too soon and for the wrong reasons, it could be a costly decision that eats up most of your IT budget. So How Do You Find That Server Refresh “Sweet Spot”? When it comes to server refresh, there are plenty … READ MORE

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Taking the Fear Factor Out of AI

For decades, films like Space Odyssey, War Games, Terminator and The Matrix have depicted the future and what it would be like if artificial intelligence (AI) took over the world. Fast forward to 2019 and AI is quickly becoming a reality. The things we only used to see in the movies are improving our daily lives and we often don’t realize it. We’ve been living with AI assistance for quite some time. We use Waze and Google Maps to help us predict traffic patterns and find the shortest driving routes. We let Roomba navigate our homes … READ MORE

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Not Just Another G: What Exactly is 5G?

We have all heard about 5G, but what exactly is it? 5G is simply defined as the fifth generation networks. It’s not just another G. Yes, this wireless system upgrade delivers data to our mobile phones at remarkably fast speeds. But while 5G will indeed make our smartphones faster, it will also play a large role in the development of other kinds of wireless technology including but not limited to artificial intelligence, drones, IoT, TeleHealth, Autonomous vehicles etc. Uber is considered the ‘app that 4G built’ so what will 5G build? The possibilities are endless with … READ MORE

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That’s Entertainment, Folks!

Next time you settle down on the couch to watch a Netflix movie, give a passing thought to the technology at the backend powering your entertainment. We talk about how technology has transformed the way we do business, but I think the changes have been equally radical on the home front. Just ten years ago, we all had cable or terrestrial TV and cell phones were there to make calls while on the move. To quote W.B Yeats’ famous lines, ‘All has changed, changed utterly.’ Streaming TV content Today, we’re viewing on-demand, streaming TV services, like … READ MORE

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