Datalink Achieves Cisco Channel Customer Satisfaction Excellence

Datalink on Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Cisco Systems is pleased to recognize and congratulate Datalink for achieving Cisco Channel Customer Satisfaction Excellence.

Change Leads to Opportunity

Phil O'Konski on Wednesday, December 19, 2012

I have talked to many clients recently who have experienced the challenge of trying to replace a rare skill set within their organization. Unexpectedly watching that skill set and knowledge walk out the door puts a strain on operations, and usually puts high business impact efforts on hold. Those same clients are [...]

Cloud Validation for Our Rapidly Changing Times

on Thursday, December 06, 2012

Like any business project that relies substantially on information technology, companies considering a new cloud computing use case should undergo the standard two-level validation process: business validation and technology validation.

Proving What’s Doable with the Cloud

Kent Christensen on Tuesday, December 04, 2012

It has been a busy two months since we launched internally our Datalink On Demand Labs cloud and cloud use cases. We got DoD Labs up in time for our Cloud & Clear conference in Chicago. Partners and customers immediately took advantage of being able to visualize real use cases that apply to their organizations.

Swing Shift Hybrid Cloud

on Monday, November 26, 2012

There is currently much discussion about the fast paced potential growth of the use of hybrid cloud. Hybrid cloud is generally defined as the informational and managerial relationship between an organization’s internal, private cloud and someone else’s cloud, be it public, or hosted private cloud.

Was it luck or preparedness?

Alberto Jimenez, CBCP, PMP on Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Over the last few weeks, I've kept in touch with friends, colleagues and clients in New York and New Jersey to find out how they are coping with the Hurricane Sandy aftermath. Thankfully, while not without material losses, most of them and their loved ones are well. Many clients had to stop doing business for a few [...]

Big Data tidal wave?

on Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Many articles and books have been written comparing Big Data to a tidal wave, a metaphor for the onslaught of data as a voluminous, impactful giant wall of water. Having spent time at the Hadoop World/O’Reilly Big Data conference in NYC recently, I liken it more to a tsunami — a wave of not only great volume, but also of [...]

Interesting times as cloud gets a little clearer

Kent Christensen on Thursday, November 15, 2012

You have heard us talk about the energy around the virtual data center and how orchestration is an important component in the drive toward IT as a service (ITaaS) or cloud. In fact, we built our “proving what’s doable in the cloud” campaign and Datalink on Demand Labs Cloud using those solution [...]

Making IT Experts

Juan Orlandini on Friday, November 09, 2012

A few years ago, Malcom Gladwell wrote Outliers. One of the major premises of this book is that to become an expert at any field requires 10,000 hours of practice. He based that number on research that established most experts in any field only achieved greatness after spending at least that amount of time honing their crafts. [...]

Your disaster recovery wake-up call

Alberto Jimenez, CBCP, PMP on Thursday, November 08, 2012

Hurricane Sandy is the latest reminder of the power of nature and the fragility of our infrastructure. Unfortunately, sometimes it takes a natural disaster like a hurricane, earthquake, or tornado to remind us about organizational business continuity management (BCM) capabilities and the importance of a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy.

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