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Hyper Converged Infrastructure, 2019

With global hyper-converged sales now accounting for around 47 percent of the total converged systems market, Dell has been innovating rapidly with VMware in the space. VxRail, which is jointly engineered alongside VMware, is the foundation for the company’s Dell’s Cloud architecture. VxRail enhancements this year includes new systems based on the latest Intel and PowerEdge server technologies. HCI is not the right fit for everyone, although facing stiff competition from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Dell remains the worldwide leader in servers and storage.

The CI/HCI world continues to evolve and do so quickly. This space did not exist as a tangible market six or seven years ago. Now enterprise IT groups are evaluating CI/HCI solutions with almost every new application deployment, VDI deployment, or infrastructure refresh/growth investment. This topic is one that is discussed in almost every meeting. Here at TIG we would to sit down with you and your team to begin the evaluation of CI/HCI and how these technologies could benefit or transform your business. CI/HCI solutions set the stage for massive IT transformation through elimination of silos and creation of green-field environments for IaaS and PaaS platforms.

 

 

Companies storing data on the cloud face multiple regulatory and compliance hurdles. In addition, economies such as Turkey have regulations that require data to be stored locally, in turn, boosting the demand for HCI systems across the globe. Hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) systems allow organizations to keep data safe in their on premise data centers, and provide multiple data protection features such as snapshots, replication, and encryption. These systems also include features such as redundant array of independent disks (RAID) and erasure coding, which helps to keep multiple copies of data in different systems. Some systems also come with built-in disaster recovery features, which aid in preventing business downtime. Such enhanced data protection offered by HCI systems will boost their adoption during the forecast period.

Here at TIG, as a growing solutions provider, we are acutely aware of the ever-changing demographics and needs in our various customer markets and how these changes influence future technology. For the past 36 years, TIG has consistently delivered innovative technology solutions to an expanding diverse customer base in enterprise, government agency, educational and SMB markets. Our ability to stay agile strengthens us and this commitment is a vital part of our business achievements and essential to our customer’s long-term sustainability. From software and hardware procurement to discovery assessments, strategic planning, deployment, data center optimization, IT asset management and cloud computing, TIG offers custom-built IT solutions for our customers around the globe.

,p>Our Mission TIG will earn its place as a trusted partner to our clients providing only the highest level of service, value and advanced technology to power their strategic business goals.

Solutions Architect
Technology Integration Group

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Dec

2019

Cutting Costs and Increasing Sustainability with Managed Print

Cutting Costs and Increasing Sustainability with Managed Print

Saving Energy, Cut Supply Costs, Reduce Paper and Electronic Waste

It's no secret that printing can be costly for a business, both in terms of printing supplies and generating waste. In an age of increasing concern for sustainable business practices, it's nice to know that going green with your printing practices can also leave more green in your wallet. Advances in energy efficiency, recycling programs and printer management can help you save cash while also helping save the planet.

Over the past decade, printer manufacturers like HP that offer Energy Star certified product and have improved energy efficiency in HP LaserJet printers up to 56%, are passing those savings directly to customers. Reductions in materials used in printers, and an increase in the use of recycled materials, also reduce the environmental impact of manufacturing. Through all phases of development, HP works hard to deliver a high-quality printing system that not only meets the needs of your busy office, but also helps maintain your indoor air quality.

How Printer Upgrades can Save You Money

When it comes time to upgrade to a new printer, recycling programs further minimize the impact of electronic waste. HP offers periodic programs for managing printers at their end of life, including buyback programs for retired devices, recycling programs to manage asset disposal, donation programs for printers that still have some use left, and trade in programs that let you trade any brand of printer toward the purchase of a new HP printer. These programs run for a limited time, but we can help you identify and access available programs when the time is right.

Since every action can make a difference, if you're managing a business with a lot of printing, updating your network can make a big impact. As we discussed in a recent post about the trend toward Managed Print Services, fast-growing businesses routinely find themselves at some point with sprawling printer networks that include a number of outdated, less secure and less efficient printers distributed throughout the business. Taming the sprawl is usually an investment in security and print efficiency, and improved workplace sustainability can be a substantial benefit.

Using Managed Print Services to Optimize Your Print Network

The solution for getting a print network under control with Managed Print Services usually starts with an inventory of print assets, a study of workplace printing needs and practices, and an improved map to allocate the right mix of workgroup, desktop and multifunction printers to maximize user efficiency. To improve security and reduce the cost of management, it typically makes sense to centralize on one brand and printer operating system to eliminate unnecessary complexities.

As these changes are made, the benefits of energy efficiency, improved materials, recycling and trade-in programs across the printer network all add up to a more substantial savings in cost, and in environmental impact. Add to that the use of environmentally responsible papers and paper recycling, and businesses that produce a lot of printing can generate significant savings while also improving network security and workplace efficiency.

If you have an office print ecosystem that has grown out of control, we can help you tame it. We'll assess your current network and work with you to design a system with significant improvements in security, efficiency and sustainability, while helping you cut costs with more effective print management and use of supplies. To find out how to get started

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