Mergers and acquisitions seem to be in the news almost every day, especially in the managed service provider (MSP) space. It’s an exciting time for everyone involved, but headline-making changes — even positive ones — can also be unsettling. That’s especially true for smaller organizations. In becoming part of a larger company, your employees are […]

For many years, the terms artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) were quickly dismissed as just marketing hype and buzz. It seemed like every new technology had AI working for it somewhere. Some used true AI. A lot, however, were just mechanical Turks, of which the marketplace was aware. Fact is, AI and ML […]

It is widely agreed by experts that the Internet of Things (IoT) needs better security. We are now in a present-time where a simple password solution is no longer a strong enough way to securely protect your accounts. Listed below are a few ways to properly secure IoT at the network level: Improving IoT Device […]

Although organizations continue to run legacy applications and workloads on-premises today, many of these applications are expanding into the cloud. Hybrid IT and multicloud environments took a big step in 2018 and are poised to continue that momentum into 2019. We saw big moves from two major players that validate these claims. Amazon Web Services […]

Disasters come in all shapes and sizes, and usually arrive unannounced at the most inopportune moments. We speak from experience. Just last month our community, co-workers and office were all affected by the Woolsey Fire, which burned over 96,000 acres of land. While the community continues to pick up the pieces, we thanks all the […]

Throughout the years, organizations have evolved in countless ways. Part of that evolution has been in the way data is collected, analyzed and utilized. IBM i has been around for more than three decades, meaning IBM i shops in particular, have collected a large amount of business and system data. While this data provides a […]

At the time Cisco acquired AppDynamics, it was one of the company’s biggest software acquisitions in recent history, at $3.7 billion. A purchase of that size, understandably, takes some time to integrate and optimize. Now that the dust has settled a bit, it’s become more clear just how AppDynamics’ truly exciting technology will be integrated […]

If you work in any area of IT, you’re already acutely aware of how your company’s data is expanding. One of the data types that’s growing and changing the most is video and other media. While this growth is especially prominent in the media and entertainment industries, it’s not limited to them. Sure, media and […]

Overview Rarely a day passes where I do not interact with a client asking about how to leverage SQL services in Azure. There are many reasons why I have these conversations: Older SQL server instances such as 2008/2005/2000 are either out of support or ending soon (SQL Server 2008 SP4 is currently supported but it […]