Stretch your IT budget with open source and free products and services. Added win: Open source tools' opportunity for customization.
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BackupPC does exactly what it sounds like --- it backs up PCs. In this case, the open-source tool will back up multiple Windows or Linux-based workstations to disk on a server. Deduplication cuts down on storage space and bandwidth needs. "Easy to configure and quick to setup and get started for many of the most common backup needs," Thorpe said.
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?
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