Assessing a technology’s end game: weighing risks vs. benefits | #VTUG

| February 10, 2017

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While a product may look great on paper or in a demo, it’s a good idea to consider how much risk is involved. “We have to assume a certain amount of risk on behalf of our customers as we [explore] new technologies,” said Benedict. He explained that organizations need to avoid jumping at technologies just because they are perceived to be the latest and the greatest.

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Inferencing at the Edge with HyperFlex

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How virtualization helped Dell make a pandemic pivot

Article | April 14, 2021

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Will VMware's New License Fees Trigger Rush to the Cloud?

Article | February 20, 2020

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