Part 2 – Getting ready for the Internet of Things

By | April 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Whatever number of billions of devices you are comfortable with predicting for the Internet of Things (IoT) over the next 5-10 years, no one seems to be arguing that there is not a massive growth of IP-enabled devices already underway. And this expansion of end nodes means more work for network infrastructure, whether it's aggregation [...]

Cost cutting no longer top IT priority – what is?

By | March 27th, 2014|Uncategorized|

IT leaders are less focused on cutting costs and turning their attention to the broader goal of building the business. In a recent survey by McKinsey of 800 IT executives, those citing their top priority as reducing IT costs dropped from 44 percent to 31 percent since 2011. "Improving the effectiveness of business processes" now [...]

Even if it ain’t broke, you might fix it

By | January 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Some of the famous last words in IT are, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." They define the two sides of a coin toss: one side keeps idle hands from causing problems messing with things that should be left alone, while the other side can often perpetuate ______ (software, hardware, processes...) that end up [...]

Federal shutdown highlights need for network automation amid the trend toward doing more with less in IT

By | October 7th, 2013|Uncategorized|

The Uplogix CTO offers an editorial on the overlooked importance of network automation in federal initiatives for data center consolidation and the cloud. With the current federal shutdown, many federal employees are on furlough, yet essential operations continue. For IT groups, this is an expansion of the current trend of being asked to do more [...]

Taking our story down-under

By | December 17th, 2012|Uncategorized|

The winding waterfront of Melbourne A week ago, James Dollar, the founder and CTO of Uplogix had a chance to address the CIOs of one of the largest corporations in the world at a gathering in Australia. It was a chance to introduce a global audience to the concept of local management, as well as [...]

Analyst perspective on Local Management

By | December 17th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) recently published a market perspective on local management technologies, highlighting the Uplogix Local Management Platform. They note an increasing urgency in IT as it deals with a widening human resource gap, ever-present pressures to limit operational expenses, and substantial increases in complexity within IT infrastructure, as driving factors for implementing more [...]

BYON? (Bring your own network?)

By | November 15th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Bring your own device has become a fairly established concept. But what's next? The network? Well, not quite. Cloud Services Providers, typically by taking advantage of virtualization, have made it easier than ever for Line of Business users to rapidly and inexpensively source computing infrastructure, storage, hosted development platforms and enterprise class business applications over [...]

How smart is your data center?

By | May 16th, 2012|Uncategorized|

One in five data centers are soaring at peak efficiency. A January 2012 global study of CIOs and IT managers by IBM concluded that only about one in five data centers have reached the peak of efficiency. How exactly do they define peak efficiency? Like many things -- it depends. For some data centers it [...]

Uplogix partner releases State of the Network report

By | March 29th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Network Instruments recently issued their annual State of the Network report predicting a number of network challenges due to increasing use of video and Cloud technologies. With no shortage of work for IT at most companies, the next year should be busy. The highlights from the study include the following challenges for IT staffs: Moving [...]

Cloud computing: What it might mean for your job

By | March 28th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Over the next few months we'll be talking more about the impact Local Management can have on cloud computing network infrastructure, what does Cloud mean for your job? Looking more at the macro level of the impact of Cloud on IT jobs, two  recent studies show the answer is mixed. On a global basis, Microsoft [...]