Best IT Podcasts 2018: 50 Informative (and Entertaining) Shows for IT Pros

If you’re anything like us, people are always making suggestions on what to read, what to buy, or what to listen to during all that downtime in your schedule.  Yah right.  Downtime is that other word for your daily commute or maybe the few minutes between brushing your teeth and that morning cup of coffee.…

Is Your IT Consultant Costing You Money?

“Of course my IT consultant costs me money,” you may be thinking. “Consultants aren’t free.” No, they’re not, but they also shouldn’t be wasting your company’s hard-won budget on inefficient systems. A great IT consultant should be finding you ways to improve efficiency, lower costs (and monetize your investment), thereby providing value to your organization…

Top 5 IT Trends for 2017: VertitechIT Experts Look into the IT Crystal Ball

What’s hot, what’s not, and what never will be?  The Kardashians may be the barometer for teenage fashion trends, Apple may set the bar on things like wearable gadgets, and festivals like SXSW may determine what you will be listening to for the next twelve months.  But where are things going in the exciting world…

Putting Together a Hybrid Cloud Strategy: Challenges & Common Mistakes

Considering a hybrid cloud IT strategy? It’s a little like deciding where to park your car.   Is the garage in a safe neighborhood?  Are there multiple layers of security, besides just a guard dog behind a chain link fence? Do you drive it in yourself, or are you required to turn the keys over to…

How Does Software-Defined Networking Stand Up to the Hype?

Real-world applications for a VMware NSX SDN platform By Paul Korzeniowski TechTarget – June 14, 2016 Early users of VMware’s NSX report that network maintenance requirements diminished after VMware cleared a few ramp-up challenges. There’s a question that typically arises among tech professionals whenever a new technology, such as software-defined networks, starts to take shape.…