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December 15th, 2009

Lippis Report 138: IT Industry Predictions for 2010

December 14th, 2009

nicklippis.jpgIn this Lippis Report Research Note we offer our 2010 top ten predictions for the biggest issues that the IT industry will confront. Our predictions span technology, industry structure and IT budgets. This Research Note is based upon a Lippis Report Podcast recorded with Nick Lippis and Zeus Kerravala of the Yankee Group. This end-of-year, forward-looking analysis is one of our most popular research notes, so we offer it to our subscribers as a holiday gift with wishes for a great holiday season and prosperous New Year.

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Beverage Distributor Virtualizes Data Center

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December 14th, 2009

By Cisco Systems

Coca-Cola Bottling Company adopted 10 Gb Ethernet, consolidating from 80 servers to 4 and reducing cabling costs. Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated is the second largest Coca-Cola bottler in the United States, with territories in 11 states and serving more than 18 million consumers. The company makes, sells, and delivers carbonated and non-carbonated beverages. Low-cost servers, used for applications such as sales force automation and workgroup collaboration, had contributed to server sprawl, causing the data center to outgrow available power and cooling capacity. Server virtualization helped but had begun to slow network performance. “We wanted 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity without the expense of building a new data center,” says Rory Regan, network and telecom manager of Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated. “We decided to build a new data center network that would continue to work with our existing servers and storage as we gradually migrated to a unified fabric.”

Find out how Rory exploited 10Gb Ethernet to scale up its Data Center Virtualization project by downloading this paper.

2010 Top Ten IT Predictions

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December 14th, 2009

lippis-kerravalaZeus Kerravala of The Yankee Group and I make our annual top ten IT predictions. This year we make ten predictions ranging from data center/cloud/virtualization/IT Budgets, etc., to which firms will be gone by the end of the year. Enjoy, Nick

Cisco 2009 Mid-year Security Report

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December 14th, 2009

By Cisco Systems

This security report from Cisco has become one of the industry’s more important views into security threats that are confronting the industry. The report also provides trend lines for specific threats which IT leaders need to develop mitigation strategies. The Cisco Mid-year Security Report presents an overview of Cisco security intelligence, highlighting threat information and trends from the first half of 2009. The report also includes recommendations from Cisco security experts and predictions on how identified trends will evolve.

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