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Top 7 Steps for Turning IT into a Catalyst for Change

One of the key findings in a recent Datalink-commissioned IDG Research Services survey on IT investment and business outcomes is that in order to be successful, IT organizations must do a better job of linking investments to business outcomes. They must be more proactive and more focused on [...]


Cisco and Pure Storage make important partnership official with release of first FlashStack CVD.

Pure Storage has announced the official recognition of, and partnership with, Cisco with the release of the first Cisco Validated Design (CVD) for FlashStack. The CVD for VDI indicates that FlashStack is now a recognized converged infrastructure solution based on Cisco unified network and UCS.


Why Cisco HyperFlex is a Big Deal

Typically when I write a blog post it is more about observations from the industry, clients and events and less about a specific product (because in general product companies have people to do that). However today Cisco announced a new solution that is not only noteworthy but will be very impactful. Today Cisco [...]


Transforming IT: 5 Tips for Helping CIOs Think and Act like CEOs

A recent IDG/Datalink survey of IT leaders at large U.S. companies revealed that strategic business goals, rather than traditional considerations like IT refreshes, are increasingly driving IT spending decisions. In fact, 68% of respondents believe that strategic objectives are given higher [...]


Datalink achieves third Cisco master certification. Is this a big deal?

In a word, YES!  In order to defend that answer, one must understand what a master certification is and why it matters.


The demand for custom applications is exploding. What’s going on?

Our clients are requiring more custom applications than ever before, and our experience seems to reflect an industry trend.


Chef: A Development Framework that Serves Up Speed and Reliability

It goes without saying that computing concepts can sometimes be difficult to understand. I think it has to do with their inherently complex and intangible nature. You can’t just roll up your sleeves and put your hands on them, or stare at them until they make sense. Communication about and [...]


Event Recap - Veritas Partner Link 2015

Veritas Partner Link 2015, which took place recently in Orlando, was a great event for our team, as we learned from, and shared with, Veritas and others in our industry. Not only was Datalink named Americas Solution Integration Partner of the Year, we also got to participate on a number of panels and [...]


Recap of NetApp Insight 2015

NetApp Insight, a technical conference for customers and partners, kicked off on Monday, October 12. Datalink was a gold sponsor and invited nearly one hundred customers to attend the conference as well as a hosted dinner on Tuesday evening. Datalink treated booth visitors to an NFL experience and live [...]


Phishing Scams: How to Protect Yourself and Your Company from Malicious Spammers

More than 200 billion emails are sent and received each day worldwide. It is within this huge volume of communications that spammers who engage in “phishing” are attempting to scam unsuspecting victims into divulging important personal or company information. While most people are [...]


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