IT Hardware

Secure Cloud Collaboration with Cisco Spark
OneNeck IT Solutions  |  November 07, 2017
According to an IBM report, 72 percent of CEOs who made collaboration a top priority outperformed their competitors. And while collaboration in the cloud is showing signs of rapid growth, in the past, it has come with some inherent security concerns. Fortunately, Cisco Spark resolves many of the challenges with its next-generation, enterprise-grade cloud solution.
Simply Reliable IT With Hyperconvergence
OneNeck IT Solutions with HPE  |  October 17, 2017
As hyperconverged has become mainstream, more organizations are implementing it and enjoying improved uptime, expanded user flexibility and increased simplicity. But these benefits are more than just marketing buzzwords. Hear straight from HPE and OneNeck in this informative podcast exactly how hyperconverged delivers...
Is it Time to Speed Up the Server Refresh Cycle?
Amy Gregory  |  October 12, 2017
The conventional wisdom has been that computer hardware should be retained for eight years, if not longer. Yet this eight-year lifecycle is no longer tenable in today’s fast-changing technology environment. A May 2017 IDC study confirms this, reporting that businesses that upgrade their hardware more frequently save money on operations, earn more revenue and are better able to adapt on rapidly shifting technology landscapes.
When Milliseconds Matter – Supercharge Your Performance with Flash
OneNeck IT Solutions  |  September 19, 2017
Flash storage is critical for businesses that emphasize performance and move quickly. When milliseconds matter, flash just might be the solution to boost your I/O performance and stay ahead of the competition.
How to “AMP” Your Endpoint Protection
Amy Gregory  |  September 07, 2017
Malware is a broad term that encompasses any form of software designed to damage, steal or corrupt data. Ransomware, trojans, worms and rootkits are common malware examples, but the list is far more exhaustive, making fighting malware a normal part of operations for SMBs and corporations alike. But one cannot begin addressing the threat landscape without considering the risk endpoints bring into an organization.
Composable Infrastructure – The Next Big Thing in the Data Center?
Amy Gregory  |  August 22, 2017
The past several years has seen immense evolution in the data center, and yet again, we’re entering a new phase – composable infrastructure. Its self-service, flexible approach to application provisioning is enabling IT to operate much like a cloud provider by maximizing the speed, agility and efficiency of core infrastructure and operations. But how does it work?
Rethinking IT Security in an Age of Digital Disruption
Amy Gregory  |  August 17, 2017
While digital transformation is reshaping the way companies do business, it is also forcing companies to reshape the way they approach their security. Traditional approaches to security just aren’t good enough anymore. To counter the increasing stealth and persistence of modern cyber threats, organizations need to shift to a more holistic approach to cybersecurity that integrates technology with human behaviors and physical considerations.
4-Step Approach to Mitigating DDoS Attacks
Reanna Gutierrez  |  August 10, 2017
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks aren’t like other types of cyber-attacks. They don’t spread malware into your network, and they don’t directly hijack sensitive data or steal from bank accounts. However, the financial and reputational damage caused by DDoS can be devastating to your business. They are also one of the most difficult types of cyber-attacks to defend against.
Why Should I Care About 802.11ac?
Amy Gregory  |  August 08, 2017
You might be noticing that the office WiFi has slowed down lately. There are many culprits: The increasing number of BYOD devices, more objects connected via the Internet of Things (IoT), heavier VoIP traffic and more business-critical apps eating up network bandwidth. So, what’s holding you back from upgrading your Wi-Fi to 802.11ac?
Understanding the Economic Impact of Cisco ONE Software
OneNeck IT Solutions  |  July 06, 2017
While IT is constantly asked to do more with less, enterprises and SMBs alike are looking for new ways to improve productivity thanks to new innovations in business intelligence.
Happy Tech Dependence Day
Reanna Gutierrez  |  July 04, 2017
Today’s businesses are heavily dependent on IT. This increased reliance on 24/7 access to data and mission-critical applications to get business done makes high availability a top priority for IT, especially when leveraging outsourced support.
Smart City Technology — Making Smart Cities Smarter
Reanna Gutierrez  |  June 27, 2017
Smart cities are popping up all over the world as municipal planners marry urban living with Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and connected technologies.
6 Steps to Smarter Collaboration
Amy Gregory  |  June 20, 2017
Are you ready for a collaboration solution that enables your success now, but also built for the future? Here are six steps that can help you embark on that journey. Migration doesn’t happen overnight, but with the right migration plan—and the right technology partner—you can take team communication to the next level.
Keeping Your Healthcare Data Secure – What You Need to Consider
Reanna Gutierrez  |  June 06, 2017
Electronic patient records, new healthcare applications, connected medical devices and regulatory/compliance changes are making it easier for doctors to share patient records, affect patient outcomes and increase the quality of care; but are also contributing to an explosion in healthcare data.
Epic on UCS - A Perfect Pairing for the Availability & Reliability of Your EMR Data
Amy Gregory  |  May 18, 2017
Epic Systems is the gold standard in (EHR) systems, but it is not without its challenges.
NOW is the Time to Prepare Your Organization for the Internet of Things
OneNeck IT Solutions  |  April 18, 2017
Now is the right time to evaluate and develop your IoT strategy to prepare for the future.
5 Interesting Wearable Technology Trends
OneNeck IT Solutions  |  February 21, 2017
Wearable technology is just beginning to take off. Some of the most impressive trends include smart clothing, healthcare monitoring, wearable headsets, wearable tech payments and the advancement of home tech.
Is Your Workplace Technology Millennial Friendly?
Amy Gregory  |  February 07, 2017
Growing up as digital natives, Millennials are eager to adopt new workplace technologies that will increase productivity, efficiency, communication and collaboration, and it’s this eagerness that’s driving big changes in the workplace.
8 Reasons to Embrace a Hybrid IT Approach
OneNeck IT Solutions  |  January 19, 2017
A hybrid IT approach to building a flexible, scalable and efficient architecture allows organizations to maintain a centralized approach to IT governance while experimenting with cloud computing.
Healthcare Has an Identity Problem
Amy Gregory  |  January 17, 2017
Digital technology, mobility and the Internet of Things (IoT) in healthcare is fundamentally changing the way care and treatment are delivered.
Understanding Software-Defined WAN
Amy Gregory  |  January 10, 2017
SD-WAN is gaining traction as a suitable replacement for the traditional WAN, especially in a cloud-based environment.
Even Santa Has Gone Mobile
Amy Gregory  |  December 20, 2016
Holiday shopping is becoming synonymous with mobile shopping. People who have received gifts of or have gifted themselves with new smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, are loading these tech gifts up with new apps and spending the holidays enjoying all they have to offer. But what about when those devices make an entry onto the corporate network?
10 Considerations When Choosing Flash Storage
Amy Gregory  |  December 08, 2016
The top pain points IT managers face when it comes to storage are reducing storage-related costs, ensuring data compliance and protecting virtual machine data, all while increasing capacity and performance. When choosing a storage solution there are many factors to consider. Flash is now the new normal thanks to its affordability, agility, efficiency and speed – but how do you decide if it is best for your organization?
From Excess to Efficiency
Amy Gregory  |  November 22, 2016
What do Thanksgiving turkey and IT resources have in common?
Today’s Healthcare Demands Always-on Mobility
Amy Gregory  |  November 08, 2016
There’s no question that mobility is transforming healthcare. Physicians and medical staff require reliable and secure Wi-Fi access to medical systems on their mobile devices to view X-rays, radiology and MRI images at a patient’s bedside. At the same time, patients and guests expect ubiquitous connectivity for all of their applications, streaming services and devices—from their beds or the waiting room.
Tackling the Device Mesh
OneNeck IT Solutions  |  October 06, 2016
The device mesh is an expanding set of endpoints—mobile, wearable, consumer, home electronics, automotive and environmental devices, including sensors in the Internet of Things—that people and businesses will use to reach applications and information or interact with others. The potential of this technology offers numerous applications for businesses. In this new environment, companies will be able to provide personalized experiences to customers and employees. However, there are undoubtedly legal and privacy concerns that will need to be approached carefully.
The Pros & Cons of Bimodal IT – Can Day-to-Day IT & Innovation Co-Exist?
Amy Gregory  |  July 19, 2016
In 2014, Gartner introduced the concept of Bimodal IT to separate traditional IT development from new digital initiatives. This initiative has been met with praise, but also with criticism by those who don't believe there should be a separation. By Gartner's definition, Mode 1 is essentially “slow mode,” while Mode 2 is “fast mode.” Gartner believes this allows the IT organization to exploit the benefits of both worlds; however, others are not so convinced and believe it this thinking is a) not something new and b) not sustainable in the long term.
The Importance of Developing an IT Strategy
OneNeck IT Solutions  |  February 12, 2016
Understanding Cisco iWAN
OneNeck IT Solutions  |  February 04, 2016
Many businesses rely heavily on a WAN (wide area network) for processing transactions, providing visibility and enabling collaboration, especially when they operate in multiple locations or branches. Some of these organizations are finding that the load exceeds the capabilities of their existing infrastructure. Rather than replace existing networks or adding new bandwidth, savvy organizations are opting for installation of Cisco’s intelligent WAN, also known as iWAN.
Breaches in IT Security Cause Havoc for U.S. Companies
OneNeck IT Solutions  |  December 26, 2015
Recent reports of large-scale data breaches and corporate hacking show that data security is absolutely critical in business today. Partner with OneNeck and ensure your data is safe and secure.
Devices here. Devices there. Devices everywhere…
Amy Gregory  |  November 06, 2015
Are you considering an Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) strategy in your organization, but aren’t quite sure where to start? It can be overwhelming, as not one size fits all organizations, and navigating the options can be daunting.
Are you drowning in data? Time to take the plunge into EMC Isilon Scale-out Data Lake
Amy Gregory  |  September 30, 2015
Over the next decade, the digital universe is projected to grow 40% per year, expanding to include not only the increasing number of people and enterprises doing everything online, but also all the “always-on” smart devices, unleashing a new wave of opportunities for businesses and people.
Modernizing the Data Center Network with Cisco ACI
Amy Gregory  |  September 01, 2015
Improve Performance using Oracle Smart Flash Cache
Reanna Gutierrez  |  August 24, 2015
Though the cost of ownership for flash array is on the decline, it is still not at a level to replace all spinning disk arrays yet. Flash disks provide performance improvement magnitudes better than traditional hard disk drives (HDD). Flash eliminates rotational delay and seek time, functions that add latency to traditional storage media.
Enterprise Storage in a Flash
Amy Gregory  |  August 07, 2015
In today’s data centers, agility is the primary goal, and yet one of the most difficult to achieve. With a never-ending list of initiatives and competing requirements, on top of simply trying to keep up with SLAs, complex workflows and increasing costs, it’s no wonder that IT departments are overwhelmed.
EMC XtremIO 4.0 Upgrade!
Amy Gregory  |  June 26, 2015
EMC recently announced at EMC World in May a free software upgrade to their XtremIO v3 X arrays. They’ve taken one of the leading Flash arrays in the marketplace and made it even better! There are some really great new enhancements, OneNeck shares them in this post.
INFOGRAPHIC: 5 Essential Characteristics of a Successful Virtualization Platform
 |  April 01, 2015
Do you know the difference between virtualization and cloud computing? While these two topics are often used interchangeably, they are in fact two different things.
Estimating WAN Latency
Bradley Urberg-Carlson  |  February 19, 2014