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IT complexity harming operations of enterprises: VMware CEO

This week at VMworld 2016, company CEO Pat Gelsinger highlighted the massive adoption of cloud but also pointed out there is a minimal connection across these clouds and businesses are grappling with this constraint. Gelsinger cited an August 2016 Economist Intelligence Unit global survey, commissioned by VMware, which found that the majority of its 600 respondents noted IT complexity is harming the operations of the enterprise. » Read More

Mobile Experts ‘slice up the IoT pie’

Today, Mobile Experts released what it described as “the most comprehensive analysis ever published on the Internet of Things market space.” The new report, entitled IoT: The Big Picture 2016 takes a broad look at 36 different technologies and mapping 26 applications of the Internet of Things. » Read More

IDC predicts IT spending to reach US$2.7 trillion in 2020

A new published update to the Worldwide Semiannual IT Spending Guide: Vertical and Company Size from International Data Corporation (IDC) finds that worldwide revenues for information technology products and services will grow from nearly US$2.4 trillion in 2016 to more than $2.7 trillion in 2020. This represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.3% for the 2015-2020 forecast period. » Read More
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Eaton’s Intelligent Power Manager Software receives upgrade

Power management company Eaton recently launched Intelligent Power Manager software version 1.53, which it said provides IT managers with improved protection for data centre IT equipment through integration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) OneView and new functionality with the OpenStack management platform.
Through these integrations, the company added, the software gives IT professionals the insight and control they need to manage and mitigate issues such as overheating equipment and power anomalies in order to improve availability of critical resources and maintain business continuity. Operators of data centres require significant visibility into their infrastructure, as adverse events such as overheating and power loss can lead to significant revenue loss. Through the integration of Eaton’s Intelligent Power Manager software with HPE OneView, users can maintain business continuity by addressing issues such as overheating down to the server level. » Read More

Celliboost mobile system designed to be used in rugged terrain

Israeli entrepreneurs have developed and begun marketing secure mobile broadband technology for rugged terrain. The technology, developed by start-up Celliboost, is based on a standalone mobile system that uses ordinary mobile infrastructure for fast transmission of large-volume landline-quality high-resolution data, audio, and video communications.
Designed for communications in rural and open areas, the Celliboost system is suitable for militaries, security and homeland security organizations, law enforcement, and emergency services, as well as telecommunications companies, such as radio and television stations.
The technology offers broadband access for both Internet and control centres of end-customers and allows the simultaneous use of up to four mobile channels, independent of the mobile operator, and supports two operating methods — bonding and load balancing.
According to the company, the algorithm-supported system can link to any communications interface, including satellite and ADSL, across all operating characteristics of the broadband channel. » Read More

BICSI Fall Conference

Sept. 11-15
Location: San Antonio, Tex. » Read More

Microsoft Ignite

Sept. 26-30
Location: Atlanta, Ga. » Read More

Canadian Wireless Trade Show

Oct. 26-27
Location: Toronto, Ont. » Read More