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  • How is your company handling its storage needs?

    Even though companies are moving to the cloud to solve their data storage needs, the market for physical servers is very hot. Which direction do you see your firm taking? More cloud or more racks?

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  • How does your company cool its servers?

    Many data centers are skipping computer room air conditioners. Instead, they’re installing racks with integrated cooling and planning for liquid cooling directly to servers. Has your company taken this leap or are you still using air conditioners/fans to keep your servers from overheating?

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  • Will you be upgrading to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1?

    Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1 was recently released with improved storage capabilities, easier management of data centers, as well as additional Red Hat-based cloud provisioning. For Red Hat users, does Virtualization 3.1 offer enough features for you to upgrade to it? What additional...

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  • How much of a difference do server configurations really make?

    Stephen J. Bigelow raises the question: How much of a difference do server configurations really make? I would say a lot. What say you?

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  • How do you teach data analysis to your enterprise clients?

    Facebook has the largest Hadoop cluster in the world, about 100 PB, which ingests 500 TB of new data every day. But even this isn’t enough to collect and analyze all of the data necessary to run the site and support enterprise clients. By employing data discovery tools to transform data into...

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  • How do you measure the success of your enterprise social media initiatives?

    When I first started in Social Media, the goal was to get more followers, more fans, etc.The thought was once we hit critical mass, we’ll figure out a way to make money. That was 10 years ago and it is quite surprising to see companies still engaging in that practice while there are many ways to...

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  • REST or SOAP for mobile applications?

    In a recent article, Todd Biske weighed in on whether REST or SOAP is the better architecture for mobile applications. So what say you? REST or SOAP?

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  • Have you tried Crowdsourcing to improve your processes?

    With social media transforming business, it’s interesting to see how different companies apply social strategies. There are many notable examples of companies who have risen on the strength of crowdsourcing. There are even sites, such as Kickstarter, devoted entirely to raising money for...

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  • What do you think of OpenStack’s momentum?

    OpenStack is on the rise! With vendors such as Dell and VMware making major commitments to the project, Enterprise Management Associates Research Director Torsten Volk explains the push will allow companies to develop specific services rather than on as IaaS model. What do you think of OpenStack's...

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  • Would an Amazon-ruled cloud service space be a positive thing?

    Amazon is going to do to enterprise cloud companies exactly what it did to bookstores. This line, which was the headline in this week's Searchlight also caught Karen Goulart's attention. With the Amazon cloud positioned as a big winner by SMBs as well as CIOs at more established enterprises, do you...

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