Category Archives: Operation

Energy Retrofits and Building Automation Save the Life and Expenses of a Building

The environmental impact buildings have in the UK is at alarming levels — accounting for 40% of the nation’s energy usage and an equal percentage of carbon output, and, when you consider water consumption, waste management and vehicle transportation for … Continue reading

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Nine Tips and Technologies for Network WAN Optimisation

Although there is no way to actually make your true WAN speed faster, here are some tips for  corporate IT professionals that can make better use of the bandwidth you already have, thus providing the illusion of a faster pipe. … Continue reading

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The Importance of Video to Unified Communications

Enterprise Connect was held last week in Orlando. Among what seemed to be a great deal of interesting presentations and tutorials was a discussion on the role of video in unified communications. John Bartlett, the principal of NetForecast, posted at … Continue reading

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Be Sure to Plan Carefully When Virtualizing Your Infrastructure

There is a lot of excitement around Microsoft virtualization technologies these days and rightfully so. One of the ‘hottest’ areas right now appears to be making virtual machines highly available using Windows Server R2 Failover Clusters so end users can … Continue reading

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Five Steps on the Journey from Virtualization to Private Cloud

Agility is one of the primary benefits of a virtualized environment, and as a result, many organizations virtualize with the hope of improving their IT infrastructure’s ability to provide business value. Having completed a number of P2V transitions, they are … Continue reading

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Hybrid clouds – merge the benefits of private and public clouds

In order to fully leverage the benefits of both public and private cloud computing, it seems that some kind of hybrid cloud computing could be the viable solution many enterprises are seeking. By implementing a hybrid cloud strategy, enterprises perhaps … Continue reading

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