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Two years ago there was excitement in the air about the impact of Internet of Things (IoT) on the consumer market and how it was positioned to take hold in the business world. In 2014, we could finally run our house from our smartphone, with immediate alerts when the temperature spiked, the dog ventured into … Read more

Power of Azure - May 2016

Microsoft Azure Stack enables you to deploy a private Microsoft Azure cloud platform that you can run and manage in your own datacenter, on your own IT infrastructure.                       What is Microsoft Azure Stack? Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Azure Stack share a common foundation. Both … Read more

IT Governance is not the most sexy topic in the world of IT. Even to people that wake up every morning thinking technology and who actually do get excited about trends and innovations in the sector, this topic is boring.  But when things aren’t working properly, or files are missing, or when data gets corrupt, … Read more

The road to the modern IT department has taken several twists and turns over the years, which has forced the CIO position to consistently challenge the mold. The following viewpoint has been formed by many years of helping multiple companies solve business critical problems as it pertains to the strategy chosen to operate the IT … Read more

Technology projects are constantly growing in complexity. With multi-level integrations between systems, infrastructure and business intelligence; talented minds and skill sets regularly need to interact at the same table to accomplish upgrades, new features or even resolve critical problems. When these times present themselves; a capable Project Manager or an individual with strong Project Coordination … Read more

The fastest way to lose end user support of a new technology implementation is to see system crippling slowness, making the solution unusable – either public facing to customers/clients, or internally facing to staff. Understanding system resource planning, system end to end testing, and capacity planning can change the user experience and increase reliability of … Read more

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We are constantly challenged with trying to keep our network and computer performance acceptable for our business. I continually hear complaints about carriers not offering a full solution for a business, “my WAN optimizer isn’t keeping up,” or “it’s simply too expensive to pay for bandwidth needed to meet our performance goals.”  How do we … Read more

Providing a managed service monitoring system is not as simple as setting up a good checking policy to meet a client’s needs. There’s constant work and effort needed to maintain the system both from the service provider and from the customer side. Often times, the ongoing maintenance is overlooked by both the provider and the … Read more

There are various ways to look at technology within an organization, however, many mid-sized organizations tend to see it as a necessary evil. Like chairs the employees sit on and the heating/cooling system that keeps the office at a comfortable temperature, IT infrastructure is just another tool needed for business.  While you might have a … Read more

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As mentioned in the first I/O and YOU post there is more to SQLIO (disk subsystem benchmark tool by Microsoft) then what was covered. This post will go into a bit more detail with the tool and explain some terminology used when troubleshooting I/O performance. SQLIO and how to get the most out of it: … Read more