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One of the truisms in information technology is that everything old is new again - well, except maybe for punched cards. We went from big corporate data centers to regional/division corporate data centers back to big corporate data centers and now to even bigger cloud data centers. We have gone from dumb terminals were everything was done on the mainframe, to PCs, and now to virtualized desktops - where everything is run on the central servers. And now, we are back to talking about the IT advantages of telecommuting. Telecommuting is certainly nothing new. But what is changing is how people are telecommuting and the IT processes and procedures that support them. Gone are the days of modem banks and analog days. Gone are the days when IT departments handed out PCs so people could work from home. And gone are the days when connecting remote employees meant connecting t... (more)

Virtualization – The Easy Way

We all know that our computer systems are underutilized. Most new desktops come with far more storage than is going to be used (or, to be more exact - should be used given file servers). Processors desktops and servers are busy only 20% of the time, and we always buy more memory than we need just in case. We are left with spending large amounts of capital for hardware that will sit idle most of the time. The solution is Virtualization - one of the latest buzzword floating around Information Technology. It seems that we have been talking about virtualization for a while now, but ... (more)