If you work in DevOps or software development, you’re likely familiar with application containerization. It not only saves you time, but it also saves data center administrators money due to its portability, efficiency and reduced hosting costs. Learn more about application containerization and how it complements the data center.
Being good at designing elegant solutions is just one aspect of being a real AV professional. You also need to coordinate and carry off the installation with minimal setbacks or failure. With that in mind, here are some best practices that will ensure your next AV installation goes smoothly and creates a satisfied customer.
With Ingram Micro announcing the expansion of its Ecosystem of Cloud to include new cloud delivery platforms at Cloud Summit 2016, many channel partners were eager to learn more about the capabilities of each platform, including the Ingram Micro Cloud Store.
It’s that time again, when we make resolutions for the coming year—to start an exercise regimen, for example, or cut down on sweets.
Business travelers are among the most vulnerable targets for cybercrime. After all, it’s easy to get distracted when you’re in unfamiliar surroundings. And having to rely on unfamiliar networks presents added security risks. After a long, arduous day of travelling, when all you want to do is get to your hotel room and unwind, the last thing you want to think about is cybersecurity.
When Amazon announced Amazon Go, its Seattle-based grocery store that allows customers to conveniently make purchases without a cashier or traditional checkout station, the retail world took note. After all, Amazon sets the pace for retail innovation, and while the giant has resources that far exceed those of your average customer, it’s a safe bet that their learnings will trickle down market. Of course, Amazon isn’t alone. Both Starbucks and Panera Bread have piloted stores where customers can order, pay and pick up without interacting with an employee.
Nearly 1.3 million lives are lost in car accidents worldwide each year. That’s more than 3,000 deaths a day. Will we one day see a law passed deeming human driving illegal?
Unified Comm & Collaboration
Research and analyst groups have nothing but positive things to say about the growth of unified communications as a service (UCaaS). But you don’t need analysts to tell you UCaaS is hot. New vendors have hit the market with cloud-based solutions sold as a monthly subscription, while incumbent vendors are changing their solutions to address this shift. Most importantly, your customers are now asking for monthly payments rather than costly CapEx projects.
Organizations today are increasingly adopting DevOps strategies to create a competitive advantage with software innovation and deployment. In fact, the 2016 State of DevOps Report, which included feedback from 25,000 technical professionals, found organizations that use DevOps outperformed their mainstream counterparts by more than 2x. One of the challenges of DevOps, agile development and digitization is the huge pressure it puts on IT departments to adopt and deliver faster results without compromising reliability and safety of the network infrastructure.