The Kelser Blog covers technology and business topics such as Cybersecurity, IT Lifecycle Management, Modern Data Center, Workforce Enablement, and more.
It seems like you can’t open a web browser, scroll through your LinkedIn timeline, or turn on the TV today without hearing about the latest data breach or threat to your cybersecurity. With high-profile breaches like Equifax and global ransomware outbreaks like Bad Rabbit, we’re in a very different world than just a few years ago. Perhaps you find that cyber threats and cybersecurity in general is annoying, overwhelming, or even frustrating but it’s imperative that cybersecurity protection become part of your business strategy. It doesn’t have to be as complicated or costly as you might think.
With Hewlett Packard Enterprise's recent announcement that it will soon be bringing the ground-breaking InfoSight technology to its 3PAR StoreServe, the value of HPE's recent acquisition of Nimble Software is more clear than ever. The move means InfoSight will soon be available across a full portfolio of HPE data solutions: from systems for small businesses all the way up to the largest enterprises. This makes HPE’s storage portfolio the most complete in the industry. Since InfoSight learns by analyzing data from its installed base, it's about to get a whole lot smarter.
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Backing up your data is a necessity. There are simply too many ways in which data can be lost, ransomed, or compromised in some way. Your original information can get deleted - by accident or on purpose. Your system or network can fail. A hurricane or tornado can strike. That’s why you have another copy safe and sound. It’s why you also have a disaster recovery plan in place to make sure your data is safe. You do have a disaster recovery plan, right?
Trust can be a precarious thing. One mistake could ruin it forever. You spend so much time and energy building trust with your customers, vendors, contractors, and partners, that the last thing you want to do is lose it, particularly over non-compliance. Believe it or not, record keeping and data handling is critical to maintaining that trust.
Why you need an IT consultant is the same reason why you need innovation at the workplace—the continued and sustained growth of your company. In a fast-paced world of increased consumer choice and quick-moving competitors, innovation through use of technology isn’t just a nice thing to have; it’s essential for growth. Many organizations don’t have the time or resources to achieve technological gains in house. They usually have other day-to-day responsibilities that consume their time leaving little left to think about innovative strategies. Technology, when applied properly, doesn’t just benefit the IT department—it helps every part of the business run more smoothly and achieve at a higher level.
Kelser’s VP of Professional Services, Matt Kozloski, and Manchester Community College’s Director of Technology, Barry Grant, spoke recently at NERCOMP’s annual conference in Providence, RI. They presented, “A VDI Design for Cultural Change” to a packed crowd of IT professionals that practice in the educational space. Their presentation shared the journey of bringing VDI to MCC. Read the recap of the event here. Here are Matt’s thoughts about the conference and his reflections on the benefits of virtualization in higher education.