Margins for most service providers are razor thin. Many are asking: How can we add new, breakthrough value to customers? What new sources of revenue can we tap? Many are turning to managed services. In doing so, they are generating new, recurring revenue from services that complement their core business and add significant value to customers.
By Jerome Wendt
Integrated backup appliances have spent the last few years illustrating that they are another step in the evolution of data backup and recovery. Combining the reliability and familiarity of physical server hardware; the increased throughput that memory, SSDs, and 10 gigabyte Ethernet and/or FC networks provide; plus throwing in virtualization and deduplication capabilities for good measure; integrated backup appliances make deploying and implementing backup in enterprise environments easier and faster than ever before.
By Luke Walling
Practically everyone has been taking their mobile phones to work since they infiltrated our lives a few decades ago. Initially they stayed in our coat pockets or bags, or rested quietly on our desks, but they’ve since evolved beyond a means for simple voice or text conversations.
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