Friday, November 14, 2014

BYOD tablets cheaper than corporate-owned devices, says Gartner

Enterprises benefit more from bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies for employee tablets than to deploy enterprise-owned smartphones and laptops, said Gartner.

At a recent Gartner Symposium/ITxpo the analyst firm predicted the cost of a BYOD strategy is nearly half that of implementing a corporately owned, personally enabled (Cope) scheme – but only if the organisation passes some or all of the running costs to the employee.

“IT leaders can spend half a million dollars to buy and support 1,000 enterprise-owned tablets, while they can support 2,745 user-owned tablets with the same budget,” said Federica Troni, research director at Gartner.

“Without a stipend, direct costs of user-owned tablets are 64% lower. When organisations have several users who want a tablet as a device of convenience, offering a BYOD option is the best alternative to limit cost and broaden access.”

Gartner predicted that, by 2018, there will be double the amount of employee-owned devices used for work than corporate-issued devices.

But enterprises will only save money using these methods if firms do not reimburse employees for voice and data plans, or if subsidies are set at a low level.

Tablet adoption

Tablet adoption has been growing over the last year, withtablet ownership in the UK increasing by 20% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2014.

Enterprises have also seen an increase in tablets. Earlier this year, Dell found at least 90% of IT decision-makers in most countries claim tablets are a standard part of their company’s IT strategy.

Gartner said 90% of organisations will support some form of BYOD plan in the year 2017.

However, a recent survey by Ovum and Dimension Data found over 60% of organisations are unable to adopt a BYOD policy due to business risk and compliance rules.

“A balanced mix of enterprise-owned and user-owned devices with different levels of stipends will be the most effective way of capitalising on the benefits of BYOD programmes, both in cost reduction and in the level of access to mobile technology,” said Troni.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Global Mobile Data Center Market Analysis and Forecast

Researcher’s analysts forecast the Global Mobile Data Center market to grow at a CAGR of 39.45 percent over the period 2013-2018.

One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the

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rapid provisioning of enterprise computing infrastructure.

The Global Mobile Data Center market has also been witnessing the increasing adoption from the government and military. 

Key vendors dominating this space include AST Modular, Dell Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., and Silicon Graphics International Corp.

Other vendors mentioned in the report are Bull Ltd., Cirrascale Corp., Cisco Systems Inc., Emerson Network Power Inc., Oracle Corp., Schneider Electric SA, and Silicon Graphics International Corp.

Enterprises are highly dependent on their data center’s efficiency and application’s performance to improve employee productivity, reduce operational costs, and increase revenue. To achieve these objectives, virtualization, simplification, and consolidation are the three most crucial initiatives for enterprises. These objectives demands for high-performance server and networking technologies as well as integration between the two to achieve optimal performance. Hence, proper integration of server and simplified networking infrastructure is pivotal.

The data center networking vendors are focusing on delivering best-in-class dynamic network infrastructure that can help to consolidate applications and servers and virtualizes its system resources along with improving overall performance, availability, and energy efficiency, thereby providing a more flexible and dynamic Information Technology (IT) infrastructure. Today’s data center networking infrastructure solution is based on open standards. It optimizes performance and enables consolidation which in turn increases network scalability and resiliency, simplifies operations and streamlines management along with lowering the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). This solution also automates the network infrastructure management, making existing infrastructure easily adaptable and flexible, especially for cloud service providers, for third party application deployments.

Researchers expect an increasing adoption of data center networking solutions, as major vendors are aggressively investing and rigorously working toward building cost-effective and virtualized data center network architecture, in an effort to meet the rising bandwidth demands and  business agility. 

The total market is expected to grow from $12.49 billion in 2013 to $21.85 billion by 2018, at an estimated Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11.8% from 2013 to 2018.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Send your IT Requirements and donate for SERIOUS REQUEST from your savings and our profit!

Serious Request is a benefit event hosted the week before Christmas each year by Dutch radio station 3FM. 

The project, started in 2004, collects money for Red Cross initiatives

During 3FM Serious Request three radio DJ's live in a glass house for six days on a juice-only fast. 

They broadcast on radio throughout the whole 6 days but it's also being transmitted on television. 

For the first three years, the house was at Neude in Utrecht. 

In 2013 it was held in Leeuwarden

Since 2007, the location of the house has changed each year; While the radio DJ's are in residence, they play songs requested by internet-based listeners or visitors. 

When requesting a song, listeners are expected to donate money to the project; Dutch celebrities also donate money and auction their possessions. 

The Serious Request project has also been adopted by Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, Kenya and South Korea.

Serious Request will be helt 2014 in Haarlem 

PROJECT 2014: HANDS OFF OUR GIRLS (supporting victims of sexual abuse)

design for IT will be supporting Serious Request by sharing a part of the profit made on revenue from you if you agree to share  a part of your savings on your purchases from design for IT!

Send us your RFQ and we will contact you to discuss the amount of money which will be donated to Serious Request 2014.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

DIT (Design For IT) Physical and logical access control for corporations; help improve security, increases organizational efficiency and cost savings!

After a rash of media reports exposing corporate vulnerability to information security threats, SMB's and ​large corporations are more diligent than ever in trying to pinpoint security system vulnerabilities that may compromise their confidential data. 

The introduction of high frequency DIT (Design For IT) Global contactless smart cards, at a price point that is comparable to proximity, has prompted large enterprises to employ the use of a single card for multiple applications. This improves security, increases organizational efficiency and cost savings.

Whether it’s basic IDs for contractors and visitors or more sophisticated cards for access to sensitive areas and networks, DIT Global smart cards support issuance from a single location such as company headquarters, or can be networked for providing access at different locations. Some applications these smarts cards are handling for large corporations include:

☆ Logical access
☆ Secure document printing☆ Regulatory compliance☆ Authentication☆ Project tracking system☆ Physical access control including use of biometrics

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