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Improving Storage Optimization for Delivery of New Media Content

Improving Storage Optimization for Delivery of New Media Content

The Internet has evolved over the past couple decades from serving simple static HTML pages to a rich collection of formats.  The New Media consists of video, audio, images, scripts, etc. that are all combined to provide an engaging user experience.  At the same time, the total amount of content and the aggregate bandwidth being delivered to users continues to grow at a tremendous pace.   Cache Storage at the Origin data center and at various points in the delivery network has become a critical element of the ecosystem in order to scale these services in a cost-effective manner as well as provide good user experience.  In this article, I examine some key aspects of optimizing the data storage architecture to meet the challenges and growing demand in this domain.

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How to Use Master Data Management to Enhance Customer Service, Reduce Costs and Increase Sales Effectiveness

How to Use Master Data Management to Enhance Customer Service, Reduce Costs and Increase Sales Effectiveness

In today’s economic environment, IT organizations know they have to make smart decisions on spending amid the ongoing financial uncertainty. Some companies are drastically slashing IT spending and waiting for better times to return. But other forward-looking companies have chosen to maintain or even increase spending in areas that can help increase revenue and cut costs. Some of these companies are examining ways to more effectively manage and define customer data through master data management (MDM).

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Seven Tips to Help Manage Data Storage Growth

Seven Tips to Help Manage Data Storage Growth

IT Managers are in a bind. Faced with massive file growth and stagnant (if not shrinking) budgets, IT professionals are no longer able to simply buy their way out of the pain.

IT has to get more efficient.

At a time when IT departments are being forced to do more with less, the traditional approach of buying more data storage simply isn’t an option. Since managing more data costs more, IT managers have to rethink and reevaluate how they manage their growing data.

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The Tide Is Turning Toward Online Data Backup

The Tide Is Turning Toward Online Data Backup

Small businesses usually fall into one of three areas when it comes to backing up their business files. The first group isn’t backing up their data at all and is truly playing with fire. According to U.S. Dept. of Labor Statistics, 43 percent of all businesses that have data disasters never reopen. Some 29 percent of the rest fail within two years.

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Corporate IT Goes Green

These are challenging times for IT organizations everywhere. After all, never before has IT had so many mission-critical applications to support, such stringent service level agreements (SLAs) to meet, or more complex infrastructures to manage. Given these circumstances, it would be understandable if IT organizations opted to put green IT projects and initiatives on the backburner.

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