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Supreme Court Overturns Lexmark’s Patent Win: How This Will Benefit Your Business

In a 7-1 ruling last week, the United States Supreme Court struck down a ruling by a lower court that had a direct bearing on patent holders and third-party companies. The case in question involved Lexmark International and Impression Products, a “remanufacturer” of Lexmark ink …

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WannaCry Ransomware: Safeguarding your Company from Future Attacks

In what has been described as the worst ransomware attack in history, WannaCry has had far-reaching consequences. Financial institutions, government agencies, factories, transport systems and many other industries were all impacted, with varying degrees of loss and damages. Even more significant was the intellectual and …

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Top 5 Reasons to Have a Hyperscale Data Center

These days technology architects are truly getting excited at the potential of a hyperscale data center. They can build technical masterpieces of limitless scale, which can be connected in many ways, and be manipulated or repurposed to serve multiple functions. Granted, these engineers aren’t building …

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What is SLA Management?

It is estimated by 2020, around 1.7 megabytes of data will be created every second for every single human being, resulting in 44 trillion gigabytes of accumulated digital data. In light of such mind-boggling numbers, it’s important for companies and organizations to meet the challenges such growth will …

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Making Predictions: The Future of the Hyperscale Data Center

Three Different Hyperscale Service Offerings and How Each Will Evolve Over the Next Decade Disruptive businesses in just about every industry have contracted a hyperscale data center to make their dreams of digital transformation a reality, enabling new strategic opportunities. Enterprises that want to avoid being …

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Third-Party Data Center Benefits for Advanced Technologies

What happens when you don’t have a third-party data center? Delta Airlines made headlines1 when some 2,000 flights were grounded in August 2016 as a result of a data center outage. The resulting cost was a staggering $150 million. While the cost of the Delta …

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Independent Service Organizations: What They Are and Why You Need One

Analyst firm Gartner conducted a survey of companies to determine what their IT budget priorities were going into 2016. Of the companies that participated, 95% prioritized increasing efficiency and business processes, with 43% of those companies defining that as a major priority. In addition, 91% …

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Protect Your Data Center Investment: Benefiting from Enhanced SLAs

Basic Warranties vs. Enhanced SLAs 1. Basic Warranties A common practice in the data center industry is to rely on the basic OEM warranties provided by the various equipment vendors. These warranties do provide a basic level of protection. There are, however, serious limitations to …

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How SMBs Can Sidestep 3 Major Pain Points 
of After-Hour Coverage

Three Major Factors That Negatively Influence After-Hours Performance Our always-on global economy demands that today’s businesses operate 24x7x365 days a year. Despite the fuzzy demarcation line between our professional and our personal lives, most members of the workforce get to break away at the end …

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4 Reasons to Consider an Enhanced Support SLA for Your Data Center

Having SLA support from the OEM of your data center equipment is a great way to ensure you’ll receive timely service and repairs. However, while the idea of a basic SLA is superb, it doesn’t always work out that way in reality. Many times, providers …

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