Modern Infrastructure Decisions conference coverage

The home for complete Modern Infrastructure Decisions coverage and analysis from New York City, April 11, 2013.

In today's cutting-edge IT industry, IT pros are faced with challenges and decisions of an evolving market. Modern Infrastructure Decisions, in its premier one-day summit, will help IT pros navigate the changing tides in the technology industry, such as the evolution of cloud computing and consumerization, while building effective enterprise data centers. The Modern Infrastructure Decisions conference brings together IT experts and top vendors to dispense their insights and guidance to attendees looking to keep their IT infrastructure changing with the times.

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News direct from Modern Infrastructure Decisions

Tune in for all the news from the floor of the premier Modern Infrastructure Decisions conference. Experts tackle subjects surrounding enterprise IT design trends and common obstacles IT pros look to overcome in the current IT landscape.

Overheard from Modern Infrastructure Decisions conference speakers

Speakers at the Modern Infrastructure Decisions summit are experts in many innovative IT fields. Whether they're discussing prominent security fears of the bring your own device (BYOD) era, the many faces of converged infrastructure or other challenges in the modern IT era, these experts speak their minds about the current IT landscape and the pitfalls that come with it.

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Advice from Modern Infrastructure Decisions speakers

These tips and features give background on many of the innovative topics tackled at the Modern Infrastructure Decisions conference. These experts give insight into introducing a hybrid cloud into your IT environment, coping with BYOD trends and methods for application delivery, among other current challenges facing enterprise IT.

Learn the lingo

When you are trying to figure out how cloud computing, the BYOD movement and software-defined everything can help you reach business objectives, it helps to have someone translate the lingo into plain English. Here are ten important terms explained quite simply:

big data - the voluminous amount of unstructured and semi-structured data a company creates that would take too much time and cost too much money to load into a relational database for analysis.

converged infrastructure – a modular approach to management that relies on a specific vendor and the vendor’s partners to provide pre-configured bundles of hardware and software.

gamification - the application of game theory concepts to engage the participant with a fun activity in order to influence behavior.

hybrid cloud - a cloud computing environment in which an organization provides and manages some resources in-house and has others provided externally.

hyperscale computing - a distributed computing environment in which the volume of data and demand for certain types of workloads can increase exponentially, yet still be accommodated quickly in a cost-effective manner.

identity access management (IAM) - business processes that facilitates the management of electronic identities.

mobile application management (MAM) - the delivery and administration of enterprise software to end users’ corporate and personal smartphones and tablets.

mobile device management (MDM) – optimizing the functionality and security of a mobile communications network, while minimizing cost and downtime.

network access control (NAC) - restricting the availability of network resources to endpoint devices that comply with a defined security policy.

software-defined networking – control is decoupled from the physical infrastructure, allowing network administrators to support a network fabric across multi-vendor equipment.