Data – When Is Enough, Enough?

In his 2005 book The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology, futurist Ray Kurzweil imagines a time when intelligence becomes nonbiological and far more powerful than ever before. Little more than a decade later, the continuing exponential progress of information technology has brought us to the point where we are indeed beginning to transcend biological limitations, stimulating creativity and enabling new paradigms of work, thought, and even life.

To understand the exponential progress of information technology, think for a moment about the accelerating timeline of technological progress over the past 52 years since Fairchild Semiconductor’s (and later Intel co-founder) Gordon Moore plotted a handful of data points that tracked the increasing number of integrated circuits that could be placed on a single chip. Continue reading

The engineered system that’s simple, optimized, and affordable

Oracle Database Appliance

Whether you’re running a small-to-medium sized business or operating a remote or branch location, field office, or clinic, Oracle now has a better way to manage your database: Oracle Database Appliance (ODA).

ODA is a highly-configured, easy-to-deploy, all-in-one package of software, servers, storage, and networking in a single box. It’s optimized to help you run your Oracle Database and applications, with all hardware and software components engineered and supported by Oracle. That means maximum reliability, efficiency, and security. Continue reading

Meet the challenges of digital business

Cisco Digital Network Architecture

Legacy business processes are becoming increasingly digital, requiring fast and flexible network services to facilitate and support them. On top of that, business leaders and the IT professionals who run them are under pressure to accelerate adoption of big data, mobile, cloud, video, and IoT technologies.

Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA) gives you a clear and efficient way forward. DNA centers around a network infrastructure that is not only fully programmable and open to third-party innovation, but can also fully and seamlessly integrate the cloud as an infrastructure component. Continue reading

Revolutionize your company’s data storage

Businesses today struggle with the increasing amount of data that they need to store, manage, and back up.Netapp-Blog-graphic-742x388 Growing competitive pressure and 24-hour business cycles require that your mission critical business processes and data remain accessible around the clock.

With your business environment in a constant state of evolution, you need a more agile approach to storage that can eliminate downtime, improve the efficiency of your infrastructure and your IT staff, scale nondisruptively as your business grows, and quickly adapt to changing business requirements.  Continue reading

An easier way to address IT issues

Cisco One Makes Software Buying Simple

At Zones, we’ve found Cisco ONE Software to be a valuable and flexible way for customers to buy software for the data center, WAN, and access domains. At each stage in the product lifecycle, Cisco ONE Software helps make buying, managing, and upgrading your network and infrastructure software easier.

Instead of choosing from hundreds of separately priced software features, IT leaders can purchase a single Cisco ONE Software product. Instead of a single perpetual license tied to the lifetime of your hardware, it offers flexibility with a choice of licensing options.

Your Cisco ONE Software investment can grow in value through ongoing innovation, updates, and upgrades. And soon, Cisco ONE Software will give you the freedom to deploy your licenses on physical or virtual machines.

You benefit from lower costs and lower TCO. And because Cisco ONE Software licenses are not tied to specific hardware, they are portable to the next generation of applicable devices. Continue reading