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General Dynamics Itronix introduces the new semi-rugged GD3015 tablet PC. Weighing less than three pounds, the durable GD3015 delivers the full functionality of a notebook with the critical components and options needed by mobile professionals working in public safety, utilities, transportation, warehousing, and industry field services. Equipped with Microsoft Windows 7 operating system, embedded security and a 10.4-inch sunlight-viewable screen, the modular GD3015 also offers magnetic strip reader, barcode scanner, camera, 3G wireless network connectivity and additional options that adapt to the unique requirements of mobile computer users. According to Mark Johnston, director of Strategic Computing Solutions of General Dynamics Itronix, “The GD3015 pairs ruggedness with the Windows-based operating system so that budget-constrained IT managers have a computing sol... (more)

Gridstore to Showcase Scale-out NAS Solution During Campus Technology 2011

Gridstore, the leader in scale-out NAS solutions for the SMB market, announced today that it will showcase its Gridstore Scale-out NAS solution during Campus Technology 2011 in Boston, MA, July 25-28, in booth #757, at the Seaport World Trade Center. Gridstore’s Scale-out NAS offering combines the simplicity, convenience and affordability of NAS with the scalability, performance and reliability of enterprise-class storage at half the cost of proprietary solutions. The Gridstore next-generation storage solution consolidates distributed NAS islands into a powerful, enterprise-clas... (more)

Five Best Practices for Data Integration

Michael Zuckerman, CMO, Queplix The explosion in information technology tools and capability has accelerated. Our information technology environment is moving at absolute light-speed. Yet, the back of data integration is broken. 90% of customers are using 20-year old ETL technology designed to move batch files into the data warehouse at 1:00 am. It is a manual process. Worst of all, is that some vendors have even put this 20-year old technology in their newly minted 1-year old cloud. Who wants 20-year old technology in a 1-year old cloud? To add insult to injury, data quality is ... (more)

Nexsan Announces Availability of 3TB Hitachi 5700 RPM Drives

Nexsan, an independent provider of disk-based data storage systems, has announced immediate availability of 3TB Hitachi 5700 RPM drives as an option for all Nexsan E-Series storage systems. Enhanced with Hitachi’s CoolSpin technology, Hitachi’s 5700 RPM 3TB drives run cooler and are energy efficient to complement Nexsan’s AutoMAID power savings technology. Combined with E-Series storage systems, the new high capacity drives are ideal for digital video storage (DVS), disk-to-disk backup and archival applications. Who: Nexsan Corporation What: 3TB Hitachi 5700 hard drives with Co... (more)

The Value of Online Task-Based Video Training

By Brien M. Posey In many organizations, users who have questions about how to use various application features typically call the help desk for assistance. However, it has started becoming apparent that the help desk may not always be the best source of support in these types of situations. The Limitations of a Help Desk There are several reasons why the help desk may not be able to help the user to the degree that might have once been possible. The first reason revolves around the fact that the help desk staff is often overworked. When a user calls the help desk for assista... (more)