1. Opinion

    5 Ways To Break Up the Cloud Deployment Logjam

    As trees and other debris float along waterways, logjams can accumulate and obstruct water flow, causing flooding and other problems. Breaking up logjams can be hazardous, requiring professionals with heavy equipment and even explosives. Many enterprises all over the world are embarking on a clou… Read More

    By Robert Christiansen
  2. Opinion

    6 Experts Weigh in on the IoT Connected World in 2019 and Beyond

    The Internet of Things is nothing like it was just a few years ago. Throughout the past few years, we have seen a massive IoT explosion in not only businesses but people’s lives. Millions of home and businesses around the globe are now connecting more devices than ever, and it is not expected to s… Read More

    By ActualTech Media
  3. Opinion

    PanelCast Recap: The Enterprise IT Landscape in 2019

    Those working in the world of enterprise IT maintain a delicate balance between what is and what will be. Most CIOs have one foot in the data center and one in the future, and that can be tricky when it comes to anticipating not only new services and new technologies to implement, but also the clima… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  4. Opinion

    PanelCast 2019 Predictions: The Rise of Edge Computing

    Edge computing appears to be the next big area for growth. How do you think it will play a role in enterprise architecture in 2019? [su_note note_color="#e1f2ed"]This blog post was created following ActualTech Media's inaugural PanelCast event, held in December of 2018.  This event addressed 2019… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  5. Opinion

    PanelCast 2019 Predictions: Hyperconvergence and the Next Wave of Systems Integration

    Hyperconvergence has become a force unto itself. What comes after HCI? Is it extensions that turn HCI into a broader platform or is it a whole new architecture altogether? [su_note note_color="#e1f2ed"]This blog post was created following ActualTech Media's inaugural PanelCast event, held in Dece… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  6. Opinion

    PanelCast 2019 Predictions: A Sustained and Deeper Focus on Security

    Security incidents seem to be the daily news these days. As multi-cloud environments take center stage, how can enterprises ensure a standard security architecture across both the private and public cloud? [su_note note_color="#e1f2ed"]This blog post was created following ActualTech Media's inaugu… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  7. Opinion

    PanelCast 2019 Predictions: Economic Volatility Will Impact Enterprise IT in 2019

    The economy can’t be ignored. We’ve enjoyed a decade-long rally that has propelled startup fortunes and enabled enterprise customers to make new investments. Do you think that will change in 2019 as we see increased market volatility and, if so, what do you think the outcomes look like? [su_no… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  8. Opinion

    PanelCast 2019 Predictions: The Future of Interoperability and Integration

    Is interoperability and integration between product manufacturers increasing or decreasing? [su_note note_color="#e1f2ed"]This blog post was created following ActualTech Media's inaugural PanelCast event, held in December of 2018.  This event addressed 2019 enterprise IT predictions in a discuss… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  9. Opinion

    PanelCast 2019 Predictions: How Public Cloud Costs Are Driving Organizations to On-Prem and Back

    Presently, it seems that cloud run costs/subscriptions can easily exceed on-premises costs for general workloads beyond small systems. Do you see this changing moving forward, and how soon? [su_note note_color="#e1f2ed"]This blog post was created following ActualTech Media's inaugural PanelCast ev… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  10. Opinion

    PanelCast 2019 Predictions: The Evolution from Alignment to Digital Transformation and Going Beyond Hardware Buys

    IT needs to meet all the needs of the business, but the business isn’t always interested in buying more stuff – tools, software, platforms, hardware, storage, networking, etc. How does the business forge ahead without IT just continuing to buy? [su_note note_color="#e1f2ed"]This blog post was c… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  11. Opinion

    PanelCast 2019 Predictions: Accelerating Pace of Change in IT

    The speed at which innovation is expected is driving the need for containers, serverless, etc. What does this mean for how organizations view the role of IT? [su_note note_color="#e1f2ed"]This blog post was created following ActualTech Media's inaugural PanelCast event, held in December of 2018. … Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  12. Opinion

    Ransomware Goes Local As Governments, Infrastructure, Port Authorities Take a Hit

    In the age of cyber warfare, holding up banks and taking hostages are relics of the pre-digital heists of the past. The target for this new generation of criminals is data; holding a company or organization to ransom electronically is becoming the go-to tactic. After the city of Atlanta found its… Read More

    By Caroline Seymour
  13. Opinion

    A Microsoft Teams vs. Slack Update: Three Weeks In

    A lot of people commented on my original article detailing why my company, ActualTech Media, made the jump away from Slack to Microsoft Teams. Now that we’re at the three-week point, it’s becoming clear where we’re seeing benefits and where there are challenges that we hope Microsoft addresses… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  14. Opinion

    Putting Things in Context: Why We’re Ditching Slack for Microsoft Teams

    I don’t often write about the inner workings of ActualTech Media. It’s not because I don’t want to, but is due primarily to having a whole lot to stay on top of. But we’re doing something that many may think crazy, so I thought I’d tell the world! We’ve ditched Slack and adopted Micro… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  15. Opinion

    On Women’s Equality Day, Five Women in Tech Leaders Share Their Insights

    This Sunday, Aug. 26, is Women’s Equality Day, which commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1878, granting women the right to vote. In 1971, the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as Women’s Equality Day. Since then, women have made great strides in breaking i… Read More

    By Keith Ward
  16. Opinion

    13 Things You Need To Do at VMworld 2018

    It’s August and you know what that means! VMworld is here. Since 2004, VMworld has been the preeminent conference for many a virtualization admin, and 2018 is no exception. Of course, over the years, we’ve seen constant change and constant adaptation as purveyors of all things virtual continuall… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  17. Opinion

    How Digital Transformation Is Like a Diet

    I don’t like to bring too much personal baggage to my writing and this may be a little corny, but one of my current undertakings has some real-world parallels to a modern technology-centric business trend, so here I go… Big Change Requires Big Commitment As so many know, losing weight is reall… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
  18. Opinion

    How To Become an NSX Expert in 72 Hours

    My journey toward NSXpertise started with a Tweet: “So, if I had 72 hours to go from 0 to NSX expert, where would I start?” Despite what the “Learn C++ in 24 hours” books of old would have you believe, a long weekend is not enough time to gain more than a passing knowledge of a topic.… Read More

    By Cody Bunch
  19. Opinion

    5 Things to Look for Before Diving In With an Azure Stack Vendor

    When someone tells me I can have it all, it’s usually too good to be true. Yet, that’s exactly what Microsoft is delivering to cloud customers with its popular Microsoft Azure Stack cloud platform. Microsoft Azure Stack is a hybrid cloud platform that enables you to deliver Azure-consistent s… Read More

    By Paul Miller
  20. Opinion

    Top 5 Tips for VDI Success

    Last week, ActualTech Media hosted the VDI and End-User Computing EcoCast (which you can still watch On Demand here). The purpose of the event was to discuss the latest innovations in End User Computing and hear from some manufacturers of products that can make deploying VDI solutions more straightf… Read More

    By James D. Green
  21. Opinion

    What If Domino’s Stopped Making Pizzas: Jettison the Technology Hyperbole to Achieve Better Alignment

    What if Domino’s stopped making pizzas this very minute?  What would happen?  If you answered, “well, they’d go out of business” then you already have a grasp on why one of today’s favorite phrases should be jettisoned from your business phrasebook. Every so often in the technology wo… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe