Networking

Data Center Networking Market to Intensify Business Growth

The global data centre market has been facing stiff competition to address the more practical challenges of digital innovation. Many networking companies like Cisco, HP and Brocade that are currently leading the data centre industry have come up new products and services to cope up with the challenge. Although, these companies offer a variety of solutions, one of the main focuses has remained on innovative technologies.

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The Secret to a Paperless Organization

   By Cassio Vaquero, Regional Director, Information Management division, Kodak Alaris.

The tremendous amount of digital information that companies have to manage nowadays certainly throws a new kind of challenge for IT busineses to deal with. Isin’t it? Are we entering into a whole new era of digital automation with a paperless society? In the age of digital information, the problems of paper is still binding. As new non-paper inputs are coming into the organization (e.g. emails with or without PDF attachments), we almost by default still print and thus convert them to paper. Notes are scribbled on these printouts, sometimes endorsed with signatures, and then scanned into soft copies. In fact, it is estimated that 45% of the documents that are scanned are born digital.

While organizations are moving towards making information more fluid and are increasingly hosting digital data in the cloud, data is still streaming in from various sources, especially paper.

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A New Era of Business Opportunities

   By CK Lam, Director, Data Center Fabric and Virtualization, Asia Pacific, Brocade.

Most organizations that are now focused to leverage the benefits of innovative technologies also understood the real risk in experimenting with new business processes and systems. Although, Innovation is the main driver of the technology industry, it is critical to access whether your organization is fully prepared to change its operational strategies to achieve innovation. In a scenario like this, much depends on how your key leadership team responds to critical situations and how effectively it creates new ways to provide value to customers.

From the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s, the mainframe terminal and host model was the primary platform for business innovation. Analyst firm IDC calls this the “First Platform” for innovation. The network for the First Platform included private line connectivity and IBM’s proprietary Systems Network Architecture, which was created in 1974.

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