Tag: Cloud Computing

Tech Update 2012 – FREE Event on Wednesday May 2, 2012

IT Pro Tech Update 2012

 

IT Pro Tech Update 2012

On Wednesday May 2nd 2012, the IT-Pro User Group is hosting Tech Update 2012 an all day FREE event. Come join us for this FREE event and discover the next phase of Information Technology as we discuss Windows 8 in the business environment, Virtualization, Security, Interoperability, and Systems Management. Here is your chance to learn what the impact of Windows 8 server and desktop will have and how you can leverage them to your advantage. We all know that Virtualization is huge but are you sure your virtual machines are secure enough? Will Windows 8 make a difference in the Virtual world? How does virtualization in the cloud work? Come learn the answers to these questions and more from some of the top experts in these fields.

This is a multi-session, multi-track event so it will draw a crowd of the right people. These are primarily IT Professionals in southern New England that are interested in advancing their knowledge and use of system management, virtualization, and cloud computing in an effort to know how to move their companies forward.

Open Wi-Fi and power will be available at seats.

Register for this event online:
http://www.IT-Pro.org/event2012

Event Type: Tech Fest

Location:
1408 Division Rd.
East Greenwich, RI, 02818

Best for: Developer and IT Pro and Public Sector and Student.

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Learning Tools & Resources from Microsoft

On many occasions I have had people ask me “Where can I learn about Microsoft’s product X”, or “Is there anywhere I can go to get free training”. Well, here is a list of just a few of the resources Microsoft provides to us all so we can get educated and try out many software titles before making an investment. Continue reading

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Cloud Computing: Why Go to the Cloud?

What is Cloud Computing?

There are many definitions as to what constitutes “Cloud Computing”. Some organizations say that server failover clustering is a requirement. Others say that metered services are required. At its core, cloud computing simply means that these products/services are hosted on the web and you pay for what you use (to varying degrees). Continue reading

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When is a computer too old? The Cloud may be changing how we think about this.

When is a computer too old? This question is getting harder and harder to answer. Traditional PC lifecycle thinking says that a PC is efficient to use up to 4 years old, and no longer cost effective to use beyond 5 years old. This is because the cost of maintaining the system is greater than the value of this old PC or laptop. Continue reading

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Deep Dive 2012 Registration is open

The Fourth Annual Virtualization Deep Dive Day is in coming soon. New date and new location this year. Bigger and Better than ever!

The Keynote for the event will be delivered by Brian Madden, world famous blogger and speaker on Desktop and Application Virtualization.

In “The Current State of the Desktop Virtualization Market”, Brian will take us beyond the hype and speak about what real enterprises are actually doing. In his role as a professional blogger (Really? You can make money doing that?) for the self-named BrianMadden.Com, a Tech Target Company, Brian travels the world speaking with both leading edge vendors and with companies that are implementing these technologies. With all of the choices on how to provision desktops and applications, what are people doing and why? Brian talks about these questions, but not just from an IT perspective, also from the view of end users.

Brian Madden Independent Industry Analyst and Blogger. He is known throughout the world as an opinionated, super technical, fiercely independent desktop virtualization expert.
Be sure to arrive early to get a good seat for this one!

Be sure to register by Feb 17th for the Early Bird Discount!

http://deepdive2012.eventbrite.com/

For more information about the Virtualization Deep Dive Day 2012 event visit the Virtualization Group Boston’s website at http://www.virtg.com/DeepDiveDay2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Will Cloud Computing Be Getting More Affordable?

Microsoft cloud computingIf you haven’t read it yet, check out Microsoft’s recent white paper on the economics of cloud computing. How do you reduce your IT infrastructure costs by 80%? Well Microsoft thinks that one day cloud could be that cost effective! Microsoft released a new white paper in November called The Economics of the Cloud which describes in detail how the cloud could become so inexpensive (compared to traditional infrastructure) that may not consider anything else. Microsoft looks at a vast array of factors from cost saving per server as larger datacenters get larger, to making physical host servers more efficient by analyzing the time of day each client virtual machine is most highly utilized. View Microsoft’s white paper at: Technet Blogs

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Microsoft’s Replacement for BPOS: Microsoft Office 365

office_365What Is Office365?
Office365 is an integrated cloud solution for hosted Exchange email, hosted SharePoint, and hosted Lync. It is not, however, the next version of Microsoft Office. This service is an upgrade to Microsoft’s existing BPOS (Business Productivity Online Suite) cloud offering. In addition, this service offers several new packages which should be attractive to both very small businesses and large enterprises alike.

 

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