Top 5 Considerations for Building a Successful VDI Strategy

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) allows users to work anywhere, anytime, and on anything with an internet connection, without compromising workstation performance or security. With many great platform options and service models available, there are solid benefits for IT workers too, including centralized device maintenance, simplified scaling (up or down) as needed, and individual security control.

But where there are options, there must be decisions. Should you choose a cloud‑based VDI solution? Desktop as a service (DaaS)? Maybe a managed solution? From a platform perspective, should you choose hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), composable, or a rack solution? Here are the top five considerations you need to bring into your VDI decision‑making process. 

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Navigating Your Hybrid Multicloud Vision

Cloud computing has undoubtedly changed how enterprise IT is delivered. It has opened the door to compute and storage resources without limits, as well as a  wealth of cloud services (e.g., artificial intelligence, weather data, etc.) for IT administrators  o leverage and create the next wave of enterprise innovation.

Today, cloud computing provides many opportunities to run your enterprise infrastructure more effectively including on-demand access to compute resources, disaster recovery solutions, invisible infrastructure maintenance, security patches and more. Whether you’re creating an on-premises private cloud, leveraging one or more off-premises public clouds (i.e., multicloud) or taking a hybrid cloud approach, cloud infrastructure capabilities can expand your business opportunities.

Given this broad range of technologies, how can you create a technology roadmap in an approachable and methodical manner? Download this free e-book to learn more.

Micro Strategies Featured on CRN’s 2021 Solution Provider 500 List

CRN‘s Solution Provider 500 ranks the top integrators, service providers and IT consultants in North America

Micro Strategies announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Micro Strategies to its 2021 Solution Provider 500 list. CRN announces its top 500 solution providers list each year, ranking the leading IT channel partner organizations across North America by revenue. This year’s impressive list represents a remarkable combined revenue of over $403 billion, underscoring the immense impact and influence these partners have on the IT industry today.

“We’re honored to be included on CRN’s Solution Provider 500 list for the fifth consecutive year,” said Anthony Bongiovanni, CEO, Micro Strategies. “For nearly four decades, we have been privileged to deliver our comprehensive portfolio of IT solutions and services to organizations throughout the northeastern United States. I’m proud of how our teams continue to deliver best of class solutions and services that empower our customers to focus on their strategic business goals.”

“CRN’s Solution Provider 500 list serves as the industry standard for top-performing technology integrators, strategic service providers, and IT consultants, which makes it a valuable resource for technology vendors looking to partner with today’s best-of-breed IT solution providers,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “On behalf of The Channel Company, I’d like to congratulate these companies for their incredible contributions to the growth and success of the IT channel.”

The complete 2021 Solution Provider 500 list is available online at www.CRN.com/SP500.

 

About Micro Strategies

Drawing on over three decades of experience, Micro Strategies brings together the right mix of solutions, expertise and resources to address an organization’s unique challenges and use data to drive results by empowering them to focus on their core business.  Micro Strategies focuses on the unique needs of organizations across all industries in the areas of security, analytics, core infrastructure, business processes and business and technology operations. Learn more at www.microstrat.com.

 

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with their dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, they connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers, and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, they draw from their deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelcompany.com

Micro Strategies Drivers Score in NHRA Action

Bongiovanni Racing has been on the gas the last few weeks, racing in Reading, Pennsylvania and Charlotte, North Carolina. Team drivers Anthony Bongiovanni, Ken Miele and Dan Fletcher went rounds, scored points and collected a few trophies, too.

Anthony had his 2014 Micro Strategies Super Stock Mustang flying at Maple Grove Raceway. In front of a home crowd, Anthony scored a win, taking the Super Stock Factory Stock Class final when he delivered a .027 reaction time and 8.75 pass at 154 mph to top Ed Longhany in his ’74 Plymouth Duster.

Moving to Charlotte, it was all Dan Fletcher, who outlasted the field in Super Stock to win his 105th NHRA national event. “I feel like my mechanics are solid,” said Dan. “My starting line and finish line strategies are good.”

 

Despite a winning slump that’s lasted since 2018, Dan made the final and converted for his 105th career national win. Fletcher had things go his way with a bye run and four red-lights against him in six rounds including the final against Herbie Null Jr.

“No one ever red-lights against me and I had four of them this week and a bye run,” Fletcher said. “This is pretty exciting. My wife is here. My daughter is here. This is my first win since teaming up with Anthony Bongiovanni and Micro Strategies,” said Fletcher. “It’s been a while since I got one and I probably drove a lot better at other events than I did here today. There is just so much luck involved. The Lord blessed us today and we got through. And my son Tim even scored a win this weekend in our Micro Strategies Nova at Galot Motorsports Park.”

With 105 wins in the books, Fletcher is now focused on breaking the tie with legendary Alcohol Funny Car driver Frank Manzo and earning win No. 106. His next shot to do that should come next month in Bristol, a track where he’s previously scored wins in 2001, 2011, and 2015. Fletcher will obviously take any win, but given a choice he’d also love to win in Super Stock, behind the wheel of his prized ’69 Camaro.

“I’m glad I tied the record in my dad’s car and I’d sure like to surpass Frank in dad’s car,” said Fletcher. “It’s actually an honor to tie Frank. I’ve known him forever and he came over to the winner’s circle in Charlotte and said, ‘Hey, we’ve got 210 wins right here.’ Tying Frank was wonderful but I’m just glad that I got to win something.

“Obviously, I wouldn’t still be out here if I didn’t have a lot of support from people like Anthony Bongiovanni at Micro Strategies. He has been fantastic to work with and together we can turn on a lot of win lights.”

Panorama: Document Metadata Management for Box

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AI or image processing solutions don’t always get you the metadata you require like expiration date or counter party name.     

But you need visibility into those documents. 

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Introducing Panorama: A Document Metadata Management Application for Box

  • Quickly and easily add search metadata to your documents stored in Box
  • Facilitate the completion of a low-priority task by making it easier to complete
  • Provide users with a higher value search capability 

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Micro Strategies Among New Jersey’s Top 250 Privately Held Companies

PARSIPPANY, N.J., August 23, 2021 – Micro Strategies, a leading technology solutions provider in the northeastern United States, has been named by NJBiz as one of the “Top 250 Privately Owned Businesses” in New Jersey and recognized as a growing technology leader.

“When we started Micro Strategies, our goal was to help our customers,” said Anthony Bongiovanni, CEO & Founder of Micro Strategies.  “In recent years, we’ve focused on teaming with our clients to deliver innovative technology solutions that drive business outcomes. By delivering results and helping our customers grow, we’ve had the good fortune to experience our own success.

“This recognition is an acknowledgement of our team’s hard work and dedication to providing clients with solutions that help their organizations to be successful. We’re honored to have been named to the list and look forward to continued success as part of the New Jersey business community.”

The Top 250 Privately Held Companies List is a ranked list published annually by New Jersey’s leading business journal, NJBIZ. The list acts as a key indicator of overall business growth throughout New Jersey. The “Top 250 Privately Owned Companies” were officially announced in the August 23, 2021 print issue of NJBiz. This year, Micro Strategies ranked at number 55.

 

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About Micro Strategies

Micro Strategies enables modern businesses, by leveraging technology investments to drive business outcomes. As a leading technology solutions provider in the northeastern United States, they draw on over nearly four decades of experience to bring together the right mix of solutions, expertise and resources to address an organization’s unique challenges.  Headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, Micro Strategies is adept at leveraging data and insights to drive business results in the areas of security, analytics, core infrastructure, business processes and technology operations.  Learn more at www.microstrat.com.

 

About NJBiz

NJBIZ, New Jersey’s leading business journal, produces a weekly print edition and provide 24/7 business news coverage through its NJBIZ.com website. Founded in 1987, the publication is based in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.

Micro Strategies Scores at the Class Racer Nationals

This past weekend Bongiovanni Racing headed to scenic Numidia Dragway just west of the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania for a weekend of drag racing at the Micro Strategies Class Racer Nationals. This is a special event, held annually, where Stock and Super Stock racers are the stars and where competitors had the chance to win over $10,000 in cash and prizes over two days of competition.

Being a non-NHRA points event, the atmosphere was laid back as the Class Racer staff had a host of special awards for everything from Best Appearing car to Dirtiest Car and Worst Reaction Time. The event also included a second-chance race, a special Runner-up runoff for $500, plus the wheelstanding Top Stockers also thrilled the crowd.

Anthony Bongiovanni and Dan Fletcher took the reins, with Anthony competing in his 2014 Resource 1 Super Stock Cobra Jet and Dan driving his trusty 1969 Micro Strategies-backed Camaro. Both drivers drove in Saturday’s Super Stock eliminator with Anthony lasting a handful of rounds before losing a close battle when he unfortunately ran quicker than his predicted dial-in. Meanwhile, Dan was on a roll taking it all the way to the final round, where he split the purse with fellow competitor Billy Ryan.

“It’s always great to be at Numidia Dragway, it’s one of our favorite tracks,” said Anthony. “This was the second-annual Class Racer Nationals and it’s a race we love to support. I was driving well and lost a tight race, but I’m proud of Dan for making it to the final.”

“It was also nice having my brother Michael at the track. He’s come out to support us in the past, but this time we put him behind the wheel. He drove one of our 1,000-horsepower Cobra Jet Mustangs and was able to make the required six passes needed to earn his NHRA competition driver’s license. He ran in the 9.0 range at 150 mph and did quite well considering this was his first time on a drag strip.”

“Michael drove our Micro Strategies 2008 Cobra Jet Mustang Super Stocker. It’s a very consistent and fast racecar, it’s the one normally driven by my daughter Michelle,” Anthony added. “We started him off with burnouts and launches, then he progressed to half-track runs and two 1,000-foot pass. Finally, he made two full runs to the finish line.”

“It was a thrill and much more intense then I expected,” said Michael Bongiovanni. “I’ve driven a lot of different high-performance cars, so I wasn’t nervous in the pits before my runs. But once I strapped in it was a different story,” he said. “It’s intimidating and I had butterflies in my stomach. The engine is incredibly responsive and there’s so much to remember. It takes a lot of finesse to do everything well, and you must in drag racing. One minor mistake can cost you a race. It’s amazing when the car launches, it’s like nothing I’ve ever felt before. It was it was an amazing opportunity. It looks easy from the outside, but I would have a lot to do before being ready for competition,” he added.

Bongiovanni Racing will be back on track at New England Dragway running in the NHRA Lucas Oil Divisionals series August 20-22. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram @bongiovanniracing.

The CxO Guide to Accelerating Growth at Scale with Modern AI

Disrupters in every industry have set new standards in customer experience, speed-to-market and innovation. The use of artificial intelligence (AI) has reached an inflection point where leading organizations are demonstrating groundbreaking results, reshaping the marketplace and setting themselves apart in their industries. At the heart of AI are strategic enablers: automation, prediction and optimization.

Your organization’s ability to automate mundane tasks, predict outcomes and optimize your resources is vital to your growth. Indeed, high-growth companies are meeting the business imperatives—creating superior customer experiences, speeding product and service delivery, streamlining operations and capitalizing on the ecosystem—as well as meeting compliance and risk management requirements at scale.

This paper explores:

  • Characteristics of AI investments by high-growth leaders
  • Why you need a data and AI platform
  • What you should look for in a data and AI platform: automation, prediction and optimization
  • Benefits of building and scaling AI with trust and transparency

By reading this paper, you will gain insights on how industry leaders are taking advantage of AI, the importance of the platform approach, and the benefits that a data and AI platform offers. Additionally, this guide highlights what actions you can take.

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EIGHT WAYS TO MODERNIZE YOUR DATA MANAGEMENT

The days of data being narrowly defined as highly structured information from a few specific sources are long gone. Replacing that notion is the reality of organizations looking to leverage a wider variety of data types and structures coming from multiple  sources. All of this is in service of providing everyone from IT, to line-of-business(LOB) employees, to C- level executives with insights that can have an
immediate and transformative impact.

Effectively using and managing information is critical to pursuing new business opportunities, attracting and retaining customers, and streamlining operations. However, these needs create an array of workload challenges and increase demands on underlying IT infrastructure and database systems that are often not up to the task.

The question is, how will you solve for these challenges? Will you allocate more staff to keep up with patches, add-ons and continual tuning required by existing systems, or simply ignore the potential insights that lie in this wealth of new data? Many businesses are facing this challenge head-on by seeking out new solutions that leverage artificial intelligence (AI) as well as multiple capabilities and deployment options from on-premises, public and private clouds to innovate their
data infrastructure and business.

This ebook presents eight ways in which enterprise architects and CIOs can modernize their data management to overcome information architecture challenges and identify new business opportunities, with included opinions from industry analysts and real-world customer experiences.

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