During the pandemic, the collaboration tool video conferencing has turned into a pop culture phenomenon. Social media and TV advertisers use funny web conferencing mishaps to attract “likes” and customers and maybe even go viral. The practical reality is that unified communications (UC) tools have enabled most organizations to make a successful switch to a remote workplace, whether employees are working in sweatpants and pajama bottoms or not. An essential part of a successful business collaboration strategy is using a cloud-based collaboration platform. Cloud-based collaboration provides a way for companies to maximize and unify their business collaboration tools, making the most of their employees and better serving customers. Optimizing the Remote Workplace Collaboration tools are essential now that most companies have [...]
For companies that want to modernize their operations and use data more efficiently and securely, hybrid cloud is a great option. However, for your organization to advance in its digital transformation journey, you need to do more than just adopt hybrid cloud. You must develop a hybrid cloud strategy. Executive SAP Solution Architect Bob Gagnon emphasizes the importance of a hybrid cloud strategy, stating, “What strategy is emerging? Well, the hybrid strategy is gaining a great position: a strategy where a customer virtualizes on-premises for production workloads and leverages public cloud for other workloads. This strategy allows control of, and perimeter hardening of, the data.” A hybrid cloud strategy will ensure that hybrid cloud resources align with your business goals and [...]
The number of cloud models that are available is increasing. Today’s companies can choose between hybrid and multicloud models in addition to public and private cloud. More choices can add to the difficulty of selecting the right cloud model for your company. According to the 2021 State of the Cloud Report, hybrid cloud continues to dominate the market, with 78% of respondents indicating that they use it, while only 19% use public cloud exclusively and a mere 2% use only private cloud. Preferences for certain cloud models fluctuate, but a rise in the popularity of one model doesn’t mean it’s the best one for your business. The cloud model your company chooses should align with company goals and the requirements of [...]
Here’s a scary way to put the rise of big data into perspective. Look at these facts from the hosting tribunal – more data was generated in the last two years than ever before in human history. Google averages 1.2 trillion searches annually. Smart devices produce five quintillion bytes of data each day. And we haven’t even touched on Facebook, YouTube and smartphones. So, how does an organization gather all this valuable data and tame it? Here are the top 7 ways Clear Technologies can simplify data storage to make data work for every size of business: KEEP RAW DATA RAW Raw data really doesn’t need to be accessed much. On the rare occasions when it does, raw data will cost [...]
With the seemingly exponential growth of data storage, it’s no surprise that storage can take up quite a bit of the company's bottom line. Forbes polled executives in 2020 and found that 30% of cloud spending is wasted. It’s a good bet that a large amount of this loss is from the storage area network (SAN). Beyond the price of storage arrays, there are also expenses relating to expansion, maintenance, redundancies, and unused data. The fact that data comes in from different sources and formats, and is unorganized, only adds to the overall cost. THE ROLE OF VSI Visual Storage Intelligence provides a single pane of glass reporting for all storage arrays within the company SAN, regardless of vendor or manufacturer. [...]
By 2025, the World Economic Forum predicts that 463 exabytes of data will be created globally every day. No matter what size, every business is storing and crunching data to keep ahead of the competition. According to IDC, the compound annual growth rate of data storage should reach almost 17.8 percent, with the volume of global data stored expected to double every four years. With all that data considered, Clear Technologies has the plan to help companies solve their current and future storage challenges, beginning with: DELIVER GREAT PERFORMANCE WITH MODERN FLASH STORAGE The move to flash storage has been swift, as hard disks have inherent latency issues. Whether it’s flash memory chips or flash arrays, they are lightning quick compared [...]
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