IT Infrastructure in Manufacturing: A Use Case (Part 2 of 2)

We left off with ABC Manufacturing researching their options for the infrastructure upgrade. A Hybrid Cloud solution was chosen over Full Virtualization or On-Premise because it integrates both virtual and physical environments. To transition, ABC partnered with a local “As a Service” company for deployment, management, and support. To fully utilize the existing investment, the […]

IT Infrastructure in Manufacturing: A Use Case (Part 1 of 2)

ABC Manufacturing had a decision to make. How could they effectively allocate their capital IT budget to fulfill their current needs? This blog will explore ABC Manufacturing’s existing infrastructure deployment and performance. Background Information: — ABC has two locations, Plant #1 and Plant #2. They are not geographically close to one another. — At Plant […]

Why Your School’s Future Depends on Desktop as a Service

It’s 2018 and numerous assets are available to elevate the education experience. However, limited budgets often deter school districts from purchasing new technology resources. Despite the clear benefits for students, faculty, and administration, IT adoption seems just out of reach. So, what if there was a solution that improved efficiency/productivity and maximized your budget? There […]

3 Reasons Why Your School Should Consider an “aaS” Provider

As of 2017, an EducationSuperHighway study found that “94% of school districts have reached federal high-speed internet access targets and 88% now say they have sufficient classroom access to WiFi” (Government Technology). These statistics are incredibly satisfying to see, as administrators and teachers are realizing the organizational and instructional opportunities that technology brings.  However, the […]

Shadow IT Part 2: Light in the Darkness

Part 2 is a continuation of our Shadow IT discussion from Traveler’s whitepaper, “Shining a Light on Shadow IT”. We’ve learned what Shadow IT is and how it arises, but what are the specific risks? And how does the IT team work to combat them? Technology vulnerability is scary for the IT department, as it’s […]

Shadow IT Part 1: The Hidden Threat

According to a recent whitepaper from Traveler’s, an international insurance provider, Market pressures often lead to information technology (IT) projects that are conducted on a “Shadow” basis – out of compliance with official company policies and without oversight from the company’s corporate IT function. The whitepaper, “Shining a Light on Shadow IT”, discusses how employees […]

Edge Computing: Data in Real-Time

What is Edge Computing? Growth in business is all about connections. The ability to access data in real-time requires a high-performance network that delivers content instantly. This strategic approach starts at the source of data generation, leveraging analytical information to make choices based on learned experience. By moving the processing component directly to the device […]

Ransomware: A Major Factory Threat

Ransomware is a type of software that worms its way into a network, encrypts files, and locks them down until a ransom is paid. These malicious attacks exploit a company’s vulnerabilities by blocking access to critical business data, leading to lost money, productivity, and consumer trust. Phishing emails and compromised websites are the most common […]

How Disaster Impacts Manufacturing Production

What happens to plant production when disaster strikes? Who takes charge to get it back up and running? Whether the disaster is natural, human error, or invasive malware, it causes significant disruption to your product/service cycle. Every minute of downtime is money and customer satisfaction lost. It is the business’s responsibility to respond effectively to […]

Managed IT in a Patient-Centered Healthcare Organization

Technology practices in healthcare have changed. Fifteen years ago, IT meant the guy that came and fixed your computers. Today, the complexity of patient medical information, billing systems, and surgical machinery must be supported by an automated IT network. Additionally, patients are engaged in their own healthcare like never before; from digital fitness apps to […]