Unified Communications in Healthcare – the future for digital access

Polycom has a long history of providing cutting-edge solutions to the healthcare industry. For over 20 years everything from audio through to telepresence solutions, has been helping to improve patient care. Now, every single clinic or hospital in the UK has some form of Polycom tool within it, whether in a clinical, surgical or administrative setting. The solutions available today have evolved considerably and are continuing to develop across a range of medical disciplines.

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Preventive Care: How Fit is Your IT Operation?

A Proactive Approach To Monitoring the Health of IT Can Help Maximize Efficiencies, Reduce Costs, and Enhance Customer Satisfaction   By Mike Morris, IT Director of Customer-1, NetApp   Any company that has gone from a startup to a global player knows the pains in keeping up with the infrastructure required to support large-scale

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How Intelligent Asset Management Directly Impacts Your Data Center ROI

There’s no way you can intelligently control your complex data center platform without some type of proactive monitoring solution. The distributed nature of the modern data center has created new types of demands around resource utilization and control.

Here’s the bottom line: As companies continue to absorb the flow of electronic data in astronomical quantities, greater attention is being paid to the infrastructure that holds the data and the escalating costs of its management.

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Come Together, Right Now…..Over Video and Audio

As the number of people working from home rises, how can we strike the right balance and adopt to new working practices? Organizations need to make a much better use of modern technology in all workplaces to facilitate agile, comfortable communications among far-flung extensions of the business environment, and enable them to defy distance while collaborating in real-time.

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Weak Commissioning Poses Risks to Reliability, Safety

ORLANDO, Fla. – The data center industry isn’t serious enough about testing the performance and safety of new facilities, according to Chris Crosby, who says this practice will lead to problems unless it is addressed.

Crosby, the CEO of Compass Datacenters, is an ardent advocate of the importance of commissioning, the thorough testing of mission-critical systems in new data centers.

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Standards & Ratings: Maximizing Generator Set Reliability for Data Center Applications

Data centers can consume up to 100 times more energy than a standard office space, and often rely on dependable backup power supply systems to prevent data loss, customer dissatisfaction or lost business in the event of a power outage.

Selecting the right generator for a data center’s needs requires an understanding of several considerations, including ratings and performance standards.

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Water-cooled Solutions for High Density Rack Cooling

Server densities are steadily increasing for HPC applications in legacy, government and institutional data centers. As densities increase, traditional cooling systems are struggling to keep up. Water cooling is a concern for many data center operators. However, the heat transfer rate of water is about 3-4 thousand times that of air so the efficiency of water cooling is compelling.

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Data Center Migration: Critical Lessons Learned

Today’s reliance on technology in the business world has placed many more workloads into the modern data center platform. So, as your organization grows – your data center must stay agile as well.

This is where the challenge comes in. When planning out a data center project – how do you know what’s the right direction? What makes sense to best fit into your business plans?

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Enabling Alternating Phase Power Distribution at the Data Center Rack Layer

The modern data center is a complex engine processing the world’s most complex workloads. Industry and user trends are indicating that reliance on data center resources will only continue to grow. This means that requirements around efficiency and rack-level density will grow as well.

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Choosing the right devices for BYOD and CYOD

To make the most of your bring-your-own-device (BYOD) or choose-your-own-device (CYOD) program, employees need the right devices. Whatever smartphones, tablets, laptops and other devices you choose, they must help boost mobile productivity, enable enterprise IT management and help maintain security.

But given the wide variety of device types, device vendors and operating systems available today, how do you make your selections? A few simple guidelines can get you started in the right direction.

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