Published By: dinCloud
Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
Under the leadership of Stephen Arndt, consulting CIO, Medicalodges – a Kansas-based post-acute healthcare company – was looking to transition away from maintaining its own hardware on premises and needed a partner to help its small IT team maintain and monitor its data center infrastructure. As a healthcare services provider, Medicalodges is subject to HIPAA regulation. In order to maintain compliance, the company required a solution with inherent business continuity and redundancy.
Information technology is undergoing rapid change as organizations of all types begin to embrace the idea of
moving computing infrastructure from on-premises to the cloud. It is easy to understand why the cloud has taken
off faster than any technology phenomenon in recent memory. The cloud has the potential to reduce total cost of
ownership (TCO) while enabling quicker responses to fast-moving markets and ever-changing customer needs.
“Being able to flex your compute resources based on changes in volume and customer demand increases agility,
making going to the cloud a very attractive proposition for our customers,” says Brian Johnston, chief technology
officer for QTS in Overland Park, Kansas, a provider of data center solutions and fully managed services.
In this video, at a high-tech ballistics center managed by National Technical Systems in Camden, Arkansas, HP simulated a gas leak using real explosives to blow up a data center. Every system failed-over after the explosion in less than two minutes—including data on an HP StorageWorks XP12000 Disk Array which failed over flawlessly to an HP StorageWorks XP24000 Disk Array.
As it stands today, 33 states – Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia – and Washington D.C. now permit the medical use of marijuana.
Currently, there are ten states that have authorized the legal use of marijuana for anyone 21 years old or older (Calif. is “over 21-yrs old”): Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont and Washington (and Washington D.C.). Although criminal and civil penalties saw a dramatic change, it’s imperative to note that each of these states’ laws specifically provide that employers do not need to accommodate employee marijuana use at work. Employers are still authorized to prohibit the use of “recreational” marijuana,
Learn how a comprehensive upgrade of their wireless and telephony systems modernized teaching and learning for a Kansas school district, which allowed for enhanced classroom learning and collaboration opportunities.
Wi-Fi in major sports stadiums is still not the norm, but a growing number of teams are following the Cardinals playbook. Those leading the way in IT upgrades — the Atlanta Falcons, Washington Redskins and Kansas City Chiefs — are realizing great success.
To get a handle on what was possible, and all that would be involved, Bob Stirton, director of information technology for the Kansas City Chiefs football organization, sent Network Engineer Scott Fletcher on a scouting mission to the 2012 Super Bowl at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Fletcher watched first-hand the inner workings of a recently installed Cisco Systems wireless network in full-on, gameday action.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Feb 17, 2016
Strategies for State, Local, and Education IT Management
View this webinar to learn about how the explosive growth of data calls for new approaches from IT management. You'll hear from a panel of state, local, and education IT decision makers how increasing scale and complexity of data collection and storage are challenging their departments to adapt.
Mark Meyers is the CTO and DIS Director of the state of Arkansas
Dr. Paul Kim is the CTO and Assistant Dean of the Graduate School Education at Stanford University
Leo Leung is the VP of Corporate Marketing at Scality
Bob Schaar is the Segment Solutions Leader for SLED and SMB at Hewlett Parckard Enterprise
Wyatt Kash is the VP of Content Strategy at Fedscoop