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If you rely on HP BladeSystem servers in your enterprise, you need to consider HP Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager. HP Virtual connect helps to increase the productivity of your entire organization, respond in a quicker fashion to changes in workload or infrastructure and even whittl...
No matter how big or small your company is, you need to have plans in place for when something goes wrong. A single disruptive event , whether it’s drastic and dramatic like an earthquake or relatively small like a computer virus, can bring your company to its knees if you don’t know h...
Having been a CIO in the hospitality arena for both restaurants and hotels, and having traveled extensively in my career.  I must say that I have seen the good, the bad, the ugly, the really ugly, and the insane. This past weekend, I was reminded that I as a customer in the end do...
HP Storage Essentials is the ultimate storage and resource management (SRM) software package available, especially if you rely on HP storage products in your company. It is versatile, scalable and will benefit your company in a number of ways. It is an integral part of any storage mana...
Enterprise storage, in the most basic sense, is the use of a centralized storage system to manage, protect and provide access to the enterprise’s data. An enterprise storage solution gives connectivity to that data from whatever source or application can effectively use that data. It’s...
I was sitting in the Delta Sky Club (formerly Crown Room) on Monday and overheard a conversation on Cloud Computing.   The conversation was "So David, if we move our systems to X Company and use their systems, what happens if things don't work out?"  The answer was, "Tha...
Many businesses are not prepared to deal with a major catastrophe. Without the same vast resources that are available to larger corporations, many businesses often face limited options after a disaster. Sadly, closing the doors is all too often the only choice available, especially whe...
One of the biggest concerns of CIOs, IT managers, SAN administrators and even network engineers is the issue of storage provisioning. Storage provisioning, in a nutshell, is the process of assigning storage in order to optimize the performance of your Storage Area Network (SAN). Provis...
I recently reviewed a data center design.  This is of course the first step to planning for a data center move.  What it reminded me of is how complicated and time consuming the planning is for moving and consolidating data centers.  Many companies are contemplating data...
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of reading "Blue Ocean Strategy" by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne.  One quote from the book really hit home with me - “There is no such thing as a permanently great company, nor a permanently great industry.  But there are permanently gre...
A disaster recovery plan is only good if it can actually be implemented in the event of a disaster, and if it addresses the real concerns a business has when disaster strikes. Accordingly, there are some significant mistakes that have to be avoided when making your disaster recovery pl...
As a CIO, I have been through 32 mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions and have thrown away countless other opportunities - I believe 68 of them. The following are tips from my years of experience: 1. KISS - Keep it Simple and Succinct. Yes I know the final "S" is usually somethi...
The storage management needs of most enterprises have, in recent years, grown exponentially. The growth of the Internet coupled with unprecedented automation and the availability of business process applications have all contributed to this fast-growing need for access to data. When co...