Who holds the bag in the rogue cloud?

John Richardson on Friday, March 22, 2013

A recent Symantec survey indicates that 83% of 3000 IT managers in 29 countries admit that their users are using “rogue” clouds. Of that same group, 40% said that confidential data had been exposed by the unsanctioned activity.

Why is your private cloud initiative stalled?

John Richardson on Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Private cloud initiatives are moving up the CIO’s priority list, but very few seem to get to production in a timely manner. Here is a list of some of the headwinds these projects encounter...

Healthcare Case Study: Improving the Patient Experience Through IT

Datalink on Friday, March 08, 2013

Recently, Datalink attended the HIMSS 2013 annual conference and exhibition where the focus of this year's event was on the convergence of three key elements: technology, health IT reform, and delivery of care. As an exhibitor and participant, we had a chance to interact with some of the largest [...]

When IT Universes Collide

Datalink on Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Article Summary: You may be the CIO or IT manager for a fairly complex IT environment. You also may already have begun moving your data center to a private cloud paradigm that offers greater efficiency and agility to meet your company's needs. While there are still a few challenges to work through, most days seem to run fairly smoothly.

Data Center Relocation: An Opportunity for Data Center Transformation

on Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A data center relocation (DCR) project can seem a daunting effort to any organization staring it in the face. The need for DCR may be the result of a merger/acquisition, expiration of data center lease, renewal of a provider’s contract, or the fact that you've run out of space, power or cooling [...]

Resolve conflict by rethinking your virtualization strategies

Kent Christensen on Thursday, February 09, 2012

I spend the bulk of my days talking to mid- and large-size enterprises about the virtues of data center virtualization. Migration paths often vary from company to company. Like anything that is transformational, barriers exist. Internal barriers fall into two groups: politics and culture, and new ways to think about IT. Virtualization also requires new skills.

The trend toward private cloud

Kent Christensen on Monday, February 06, 2012

As I continue to work with customers, the discussion around data center cloud strategies is definitely heating up. Many organizations are well on their way to creating a cloud / virtual data center strategy while many others are realizing an urgent need to define and execute a strategy.

Datalink labs is giving away a Kindle Fire

Datalink on Monday, November 14, 2011

Giving away a $50 Amazon gift card for answering a trivia question that could have been easily Googled was nearly impossible – though it did eventually happen (to a colleague, who writes here as well), even if it took weeks longer than expected. But I'm not letting that deter me... in fact, I'm going to try another contest. But first, let me set the stage...

October 2011 lab update

Datalink on Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Greetings, Constant Reader. A short update on the Datalink Labs[1] equipment injections and build activities over the next month (to hopefully brighten your day):

Hammer of the Gods

Datalink on Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I just returned from five days in Reykjavík, Iceland, which is a beautiful place you should visit before you die; and if you can’t do it before, may I suggest making arrangements to have your earthly remains thrown into a volcano up there.

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