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Re: Enabling Mobile Users Across the Distributed Enterprise - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/91...
"Very true." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Enabling Mobile Users Across the Distributed Enterprise - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/91...
"Great point on wearables. That's the next layer to be added to the puzzle for IT." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Enabling Mobile Users Across the Distributed Enterprise - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/91...
""Complete the Jigzaw Puzzle" This is something that never really gets done. There's always 'something new' to be added to the puzzle. It is a never ending battle for IT." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Breaking Down Silos with Converged Infrastructure - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/89...
"True Scott. There's a great deal of work that needs to be done. I think Data transformation must be included in these types of projects." - Eric D. Brown
Re: WAN Optimization Yields Impressive ROI - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/90...
"Great story of the benefits that can be found with WAN optimization. The ROI example is outstanding...that's the type of case study companies can use to make decisions on whether or not to undertake this type of project." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Remote Operations Spawn User-Initiated Solutions - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/88...
"Agreed...that's why Shadow IT has flourished and will continue to do so." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Remote Operations Spawn User-Initiated Solutions - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/88...
""Users are sometimes quick to find and deploy their own solutions when they need access to files and information" So true. User's have a need and can't find a solution quickly/easily within the current IT offerings so they go find a solution that works for them. Shadow IT at its finest." - Eric D. Brown
Re: 5 Trends in Global Enterprise Transformation - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/87...
"This is a good one for sure. Taking those bandwidth-hungry away from the data center and putting them in the cloud can do wonders for the organization's data center and network." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Don’t Forget the Branch Office in Your Data Center Consolidation Projects - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/86...
"Well said. I've had people say that Barclays must have been terrible at managing IT if they had 9000 servers that they didn't need. They've missed the point...it wasn't that they had servers they didn't need...they had servers that were underutilized and that had been cobbled together over many years." - Eric D. Brown
Re: IT Taking the Spotlight with Centralized Performance Management - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/85...
"Completely agree on all counts. The IT group should have always been business focused, but many times the organization didn't want IT anywhere near "the business"." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Don’t Forget the Branch Office in Your Data Center Consolidation Projects - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/86...
"Agreed Scott. There's plenty that needs to happen during a transformation...there are lots of moving parts, but often times some of those moving parts are forgotten." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Multiple Locations and Multiple Versioning - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/81...
"Same here. I work from multiple devices. I live partly within the Apple world with a Mac Mini, Macbook Pro and an iPhone but also have a couple of Linux servers along with a Windows 7 PC. The cloud lets me sync everything I need between all the devices without being locked into one app or system." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Chatting Brings Remote Locations Together - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/79...
"Interesting...I thought Sametime went the way of the DoDo years ago. I did like their journaling capabilities. We actually built a system to read those journals and try to automatically build FAQ's from them at one company." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Chatting Brings Remote Locations Together - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/79...
"Like Pete and Scott mentioned already, taking the time to find out what systems might work best within the organization is much better than picking one and dictating its use." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Chatting Brings Remote Locations Together - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/79...
"Same here Pete. Email is the lifeblood of every organization." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Cutting Costs While Creating Culture with WAN Optimization - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/84...
"Well said Scott..very true. Shadow IT has been created exactly for this reason." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Cutting Costs While Creating Culture with WAN Optimization - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/84...
"I like this response: "Don’t have an expectation that they’ll change the way they work for the technology you choose" That is something that many CIO's and IT professionals must understand. Just because you put new technology into place, don't expect the business to change their methods of doing business. Make sure you pick your systems/platforms based on how your business works." - Eric D. Brown
Re: IT Taking the Spotlight with Centralized Performance Management - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/85...
"I laughed at the "avoiding eye contact and making excuses". I worked in an IT shop where this was the standard operating procedure as taught from the VP of IT. Thankfully we were able to turn things around there." - Eric D. Brown
Re: IT Taking the Spotlight with Centralized Performance Management - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/85...
"The should definitely be the role of IT In any business. Making sure the business problems are solved quickly and efficiently." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Multiple Locations and Multiple Versioning - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/81...
"Chrome OS and the recently released iOS8/Mavericks integration show some great promise on device independence." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Multiple Locations and Multiple Versioning - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/81...
"Good point Paul. I can use Dropbox today to sync all of my documents from multiple machines. The catch to that, however, is that I may not be following best practices for security within the organization that I'm working in. IT needs to get ahead of these sync platforms and ensure they have implemented an easy to use, secure solution." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Multiple Locations and Multiple Versioning - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/81...
"Oh yeah...I recall working with Outlook and traveling. It was a nightmare before the cloud come into the picture. Glad those days are over." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Address These Three Risks to Better Enable Distributed Offices - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/80...
"Budgets in the branch office are a huge issue. If the central IT group don't hear of any real issues or concerns, they won't necessarily worry about any budgetary issues to help solve any problems." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Address These Three Risks to Better Enable Distributed Offices - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/80...
"Well said. We have some many methods of communication today, but yet we often don't communicate well (or at all)." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Address These Three Risks to Better Enable Distributed Offices - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/80...
"The use of the telephone is a lost art these days." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Audit Trails Provide Oversight to Branch Office Security - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/72...
"True, but it's how things have worked in many branch office locations. Thankfully, we are seeing that changed lately." - Eric D. Brown
Re: IT Taking the Spotlight with Centralized Performance Management - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/85...
"Very true." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Multiple Locations and Multiple Versioning - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/81...
"True. I haven't used this particular feature (although I have both iOS 8 and Mavericks) but I do see the value in it." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Cutting Costs While Creating Culture with WAN Optimization - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/84...
"I think more companies are starting to see the value in sharing data and information. That said, it has been a fairly slow change." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Cutting Costs While Creating Culture with WAN Optimization - http://www.convergeyourbranch.com/84...
"I've seen this happen as well. Providing access to data and services across the organization starts to improve communication and destroy those silos that exist." - Eric D. Brown
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