Coined by Intel in 2009 when their employees insisted on bringing their personal devices to work, the term “BYOD” (bring your own device) didn’t come into full prominence until the year 2012 as other corporations also began to recognize the benefits. Not only did BYOD allow employees to further customize their work […]
Zynga was at it again. Times had changed, and they needed to change with them. Back in 2009 in an effort to curb excess technology spending, Zynga made the decision to migrate partially out of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and onto a hybrid cloud powered by CloudStack. However, when you grow like Zynga has things tend to […]
Since their foundation, logistics companies have delivered from manufacturers to distributors to customers. They honed the process and streamlined it into a (transportation) science. UPS, for example, became famous for their “no left turns” policy1. But for a long time traditional logistics nursed a growing problem. […]
Upgrading equipment, decommissioning apps, or migrating to a new data center can be a risky time in any IT lifecycle, and when you’re decommissioning hardware and moving on you need to be prepared. We’ve done a few of these in our time, so we’ve pulled together a couple of questions to help you navigate the choppy […]
Procurement is a tough gig. You have pressures from all sides. From your suppliers who are trying to creep costs up over time to stakeholders who demand an increasing speed of business to management who wants to cut costs as far as possible. You’re more than a buyer of things, and it’s time to prove it.
Think ITAD is just for old, out-of-date hardware? Think again. The high-frequency trading industry it renowned for it’s cutting edge technology improvements. They helped ditch fiber and move to microwave to increase the bandwidth and reduce latency between New York and Chicago. The speed of light1 wasn’t fast enough […]
As we head into the Gartner Symposium this coming week, I wanted to take a moment to focus on a topic that will continue to be emphasized by Gartner for the remainder of the year: bimodal IT. Not just the basic plan of separating your IT development into two halves, traditional and innovative – that’s been done to […]
Where do electronics go when they die? Why do we send them there? Do all servers go to heaven? We will answer these questions and more in this series covering the basic ideas of IT Asset Disposition (ITAD). Each post will introduce (or reintroduce) tech specialists to the afterlife of IT from ‘how to’ to ‘have to’. […]