A great blend of performance and price: Why Gresham Computing chose PowerEdge 13G

We are always striving to better understand how our customers are using our server platforms, in order to deliver the best possible technology to meet their needs. I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Christopher Young of Gresham Computing to talk about how they are using PowerEdge R630 servers to speed up their solutions and decrease their TCO. You can find more in this series of interviews with customers here, here, and here.

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CRN Exclusive: New Cisco Channel Chief Says ‘Change Is In Our Partners’ Best Interest’

New Cisco channel chief Wendy Bahr says partners need to embrace the changing landscape as the networking giant begins a new era with incoming CEO Chuck Robbins at the helm. Bahr, a 15-year Cisco veteran, will become the first female channel leader at the company starting July 27, replacing Bruce Klein, senior vice president of Cisco’s Worldwide Partner Organization.

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The 10 Coolest Flash Storage And SSD Products Of 2015 (So Far)

If you are a solution provider whose customers need to squeeze every bit of performance out of their data center infrastructures, boy, do storage vendors have something for you. SSD and all-flash storage array development has blossomed over the past couple of years, culminating in several major breakthroughs in the first half of 2015.

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Images + Video + Audio Render Immersive 360° View of World’s Largest Cave

The wind is roaring and howling at the entrance of a black hole into which you are about to descend. As you repel down into the cave, the opening of light disappears in the distance. Suddenly you’re at the end of your rope standing in pitch darkness, only able to see the 20-30 feet in front of you illuminated by your headlamp. It’s an experience few can have, but Dell helped make it possible for you to get a 360 degree view inside the world’s largest cave.

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New Technologies And Strategies To Enhance Data Center Efficiency

As the most progressive data center in the Rocky Mountain region, and a leader in our industry, Fortrust saw an opportunity to provide an outstanding example of how a data center should operate and contribute to a sustainable environment. Together as an organization, it created the “Fortrust Sustainability (Green) Initiative” in 2011, which was a strategic plan to reduce our energy consumption and carbon footprint while encouraging our employees, customers, vendors and partners to join us in our efforts to improve our impact on the planet as well as the industry and our community. 

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“Technical Issue” Halts Trading on NYSE

Operators of the New York Stock Exchange have suspended trading Wednesday morning because of an unspecified technical issue. NYSE, owned by Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), said the outage was not caused by a cyber attack. The company has not provided any details about the issue, saying on Twitter it was “doing our outmost to produce a swift resolution and will be providing further updates as soon as we can.” It suspended trading across all symbols at 11:32 am ET.

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NEC Display Solutions Adds 55-Inch Display with Ultra-Narrow Bezel to Video Wall Portfolio

Forward-looking organizations continue to deploy video walls for strategic business advantage. According to market research firm DisplaySearch, the global large-screen display market is expected to grow 27 percent this year to more than 3-million units shipped, and video walls are contributing to that expansion.

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Data Migration Series Part I: Why Dell Made the Jump to Statistica

The term “analytics platform migration” can elicit the same reaction as “root canal” or “Can you take me to the airport?” It is—for most companies—necessary at some point, but not particularly pleasant. In the coming weeks, we’ll share our own Dell-on-Dell story of migrating from one analytics platform, SAS, to the platform we purchased, Statistica.

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CommScope Focuses on User Experience in Latest DCIM Software Release

CommScope’s latest release of the iTRACs data center infrastructure management platform focuses on making it simple to use. The latest iteration has a new interactive interface called iTRACs SimpleView and better role-based management to provide privacy and security. Vendors in the DCIM software space are in a race to offer a suite with the most complete and rich functionality. Unfortunately, this evolution often adds complexity to what is already viewed as complex.

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Do we have an education system suitable for the 21st century?

Andrew Graley, director of Healthcare, Government and Education, EMEA at Polycom, discusses collaboration in the classroom and providing a suitable platform for learning. In a post-modern age of ubiquitous all-day high speed connectivity, students are finding their own ways to make use of the tools they have access to in order to learn. They are regularly adapting platforms intended for social interaction such as Twitter, Facebook and Skype, and turning them into make-do collaboration tools.

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