Displaying articles for: 04-15-2012 - 04-21-2012
Here’s something that seems obvious: To get your money’s worth out of powerful new technology, first you have to get the company to deploy it. Then you have to get users to use it properly.
Presence and instant messaging (IM) are known as core unified communications features, and bring big benefits to organizations that are new to this technology. In the past, users were happy to have IM and presence only, but today things are different. New generations of workers are accustomed to Skype, FaceTime, and similar on-line and mobile applications; they tend to expect the same kinds of technology in their workplace communications.
I’m from the Midwest—America’s heartland. Instead of sandy beaches or snowy mountains we have “amber waves of grain.” Our cities have only a handful of tall buildings, and downtown areas usually fit within a few city blocks. Some are routinely described as “cow towns.” Even we, who live here, have to agree things are a bit, well, simple. On the other hand, much of the food that feeds the U.S. is grown in the region; we have a strong manufacturing base, some great universities and people who are into getting things done. As unexciting as the Midwest might appear to others, people here have a solid, workmanship approach to life that keeps things moving forward. And, of course, we’re working to make things even better.
Once it's implemented, Lync tends to spread like wildfire in an organization. HP AppSystem for Microsoft Lync helps you get over the initial implementation hurdles.
I read an article recently about data center disasters. These are events—man-made or acts of God—that take an entire data center out of service and give data center managers an unwelcome chance to test those disaster recovery procedures they have put so much planning into. Unfortunately, many CIOs and data center managers are experiencing a disaster in slow motion—they’re investing tens of millions to transform their IT infrastructure to meet 21st century business needs for efficiency and agility, but underlying the whole thing are vendor support arrangements that are stuck in the 1990s.