Month: June 2014

  ata is increasingly defining our culture. How so? It’s pretty simple really. The information that we share on the web is constantly being collected and mined by all sorts of organizations that use that specific data to interact with us and market to us, among other things.Data, and especially big data, has become very […]

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June 27, 2014 | Crowne Plaza Hotel 2270 Hotel Circle North San Diego CA 92108 [button link=”http://www.cbjonline.com/a3sdbj/events/Emergency_Flyer.pdf” style=”blue” window=”true” size=”small”]More Info[/button] [button link=” https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1567791″ style=”red” window=”true” size=”small”]Registration[/button] The Business Emergency Preparedness Panel Discussion is presented by the San Diego Business Journal. The morning panel discussion is slated for Friday, June 27, at the Crowne Plaza […]

This is scary stuff.Beyond all the potential device hijinks, just think how quickly electronic medical records could be populated with gibberish, false readings, and red herrings from ne’er-do-wells.Here’s hoping that hospital IT staff are as paranoid as Carrie Mathison on Homeland.Article by Kim Zetter in Wired.Emphasis in red added by me.Brian Wood, VP Marketing——- It’s […]

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June 23-26, 2014 | San Diego Convention Center111 W Harbor DriveSan Diego, CA 92101[button link=”http://www.sandiegobusiness.org/news/events” style=”blue” window=”true” size=”small”]More Info[/button] [button link=”https://www.eventbrite.com/e/san-diego-regional-edcs-49th-annual-dinner-tickets-10544142815″ style=”red” window=”true” size=”small”]Registration[/button]The BIO International Convention is hosted by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and […]

AIS commissioned Joseph Kleinpeter, PhD — a highly experienced IT outsourcing expert — to write a 3-part whitepaper and deliver a webinar on what YOU should be thinking about when outsourcing IT infrastructure and services.The whitepaper is called, “Keys to Successful IT Outsourcing for the Intelligent CIO”Dr. Kleinpeter has been an independent consultant doing business […]

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AIS commissioned Joseph Kleinpeter, PhD — a highly experienced IT outsourcing expert — to write a 3-part whitepaper and deliver a webinar on what YOU should be thinking about when you outsource IT infrastructure and services.The whitepaper is called, “Keys to Successful IT Outsourcing for the Intelligent CIO”Dr. Kleinpeter has been an independent consultant doing […]

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AIS commissioned Joseph Kleinpeter, PhD — a highly experienced IT outsourcing expert — to write a 3-part whitepaper and deliver a webinar on what YOU should be thinking about when you outsource IT infrastructure and services.The whitepaper is called, “Keys to Successful IT Outsourcing for the Intelligent CIO”Dr. Kleinpeter has been an independent consultant doing […]

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The data loss infographic below from Imprima (http://www.imprima.com/) was posted in FierceITSecurity.The lead-in:Close to three-quarters of businesses that suffer a major data loss close down within 24 months, according to an infographic put together by security firm Imprima.This “suggests that the most effective strategy will be to focus on preventing breaches from occurring in the […]

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We knew that cloud was booming, but we didn’t know that it was projected to be $191B in 2020.As Paris Hilton says, “That’s hot!”By Nicole Henderson in The WHIR.Emphasis in red added by me.Brian Wood, VP Marketing——- Public Cloud Market Gears Up for Hypergrowth Phase, Reaching $191B in Revenue by 2020 The public cloud services […]

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Energy is constantly on everyone’s mind. Homeowners, smaller businesses, and now even large-scale data centers are monitoring energy usage like never before while looking for ways to improve efficiency. Ultimately, decreased energy usage is good for everyone: more energy becomes available, it’s better for the environment in the long run, and it helps keep energy […]

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June 17, 2014 | CyberTECH1855 1st Avenue, First FloorSan Diego, CA 9210112:00 to 8:00 PM[button link=”http://www.cybertechsamfest.org/” style=”blue” window=”true” size=”small”]More Info[/button] [button link=”http://event.celebrations.com/samfest” style=”red” window=”true” size=”small”]Registration[/button]Join us for the launch of CyberTECH’s Internet of Things incubator and shared workspace – iHive. Following the ribbon cutting will be the first annual SAM Fest (Startups, Art, Music) during […]

  There are many reasons why companies seek a colocation facility for their data center needs.Perhaps it’s the benefit derived from a cost-effective, quick-access solution. Or, there may be a desire for a higher tier-level facility with better infrastructure and tighter security.Whatever the drivers, for the desired results to be achieved a critical step is […]

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Streaming media content (audio/music, video/movies, etc.) is a pretty familiar activity these days thanks to the explosion of broadband connections (cable modem and DSL).Companies like Netflix, Amazon, and Pandora serve up content in a way that appears like a continuous connection — but behind the scenes, a lot is going on in order to make […]

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  “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” — Warren Buffet Sounds simple, doesn’t it?  Then again, Warren Buffet has always had a knack for understanding the symmetry between price and value.In many ways, one could apply this same adage on price and value when calculating the return on investment or Cloud ROI.Today, […]

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Continuing with the current theme of energy efficiency and data centers, we’ve looked at ways that data centers are slowly improving. But what prompted them to improve? Was it the need to keep up with the world’s trend of focusing on energy consumption and conserving it? Was it the need to save money? Whatever the […]

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June 13, 2014 | Westin Kierland Resort6902 E. Greenway ParkwayScottsdale, AZ 852459:30 AM to 5:00 PM[button link=”http://interfacetour.com/tour/phx14/” style=”blue” window=”true” size=”small”]More Info[/button] [button link=”http://interfacetour.com/register/” style=”red” window=”true” size=”small”]Registration[/button]It’s critical to stay current with the technology that runs your organization and secures your operational infrastructure. INTERFACE addresses these IT issues through informative, non-sales oriented, educational seminars customized to the specific […]

Summary: the sky is not falling and personal responsibility is as important as it ever was.First article by John Zorabedian in Naked Security and second article by Mark Stockley, also in Naked Security.Emphasis in red added by me.Brian Wood, VP Marketing——- What we learned from Edward Snowden Edward Snowden now holds a permanent place in […]

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In a previous piece, we talked about cloud computing and pointed to four ways corporate IT can benefit from the cloud. In this part we will address what should be going on “behind the scenes” of a 21st century data center services provider. For the last 5 years the term “cloud computing” has been used […]

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It’s safe to say we’ve all heard someone reference “the cloud” at one point or another. While the term may be used more casually in tech conversation these days, some may be left scratching their heads as to what the cloud actually is/means. So what exactly is “cloud computing”?At its core, cloud computing in the […]

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CEOs are constantly challenged with finding ways to transform their businesses and to take old problems and turn them into new opportunities. They are also looking for ways to effectively differentiate themselves from their competition. One area that holds significant promise for companies in fast growth mode or in emerging markets is the IT area. […]

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