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Daymark Volunteers Support Habitat for Humanity

During two hot July days a team of dedicated Daymark employees traded a couple of days in the office for a great cause at the build site of the current Habitat for Humanity project in Boston. The Daymark group of volunteers worked tirelessly on the construction of Habitat Greater Boston’s newest location, a five-unit condominium on Balina Place in Dorchester, MA. The units at Balina Place will be three stories, approximately 1,300 square feet each, and each unit will have three or four bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, a kitchen, and a living room-dining area.

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Mon, Aug 20, 2018
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2018 Run to Home Base – Another Home Run

Thanks to All on Team Daymark

For the 9th straight year, Daymark employees, their families and clients supported “Run to Home Base” an annual event committed to helping veterans suffering from mental trauma and brain injuries. It’s an inspiring event that Daymark employees are fully committed to. At this year’s event we were able to offer our clients the unique opportunity to join “Team Daymark” thanks to our partnership with Cisco.

This year, “Team Daymark” was 31members strong joining the more than 2,400 others who participated in this great cause on July 28th. With this year's fundraising of more than $25,000, “Team Daymark” has now raised more than $145,000 for Run to Home Base.

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Fri, Aug 03, 2018
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Daymark Has a New Website – Check it Out!

It’s no secret that technology is moving fast – really fast! And its impact on how business is conducted cannot be overstated. To better reflect how we’re helping our clients navigate all the changes in IT, we’ve given our website, www.daymarksi.com, a makeover.

It includes a clean new design, easier menu navigation, faster load times and some really beautiful images in keeping with Daymark’s nautical theme. There’s a lot of great info on: 

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Mon, Jan 23, 2017
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Cost Justifying a Data Protection Service

To date, we’ve looked at making a compelling financial case for an investment in software and making the business case for a new disk array. In this last blog, I’ll talk about making an increasingly frequent IT decision, seeking the expertise of an IT Managed Service Provider.

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Wed, Nov 30, 2016
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Cost Justifying a Software Management Tool

In my last post, "Making the Business Case for a New Disk Array," I talked about using TCO and ROI to make a decision on whether to replace or upgrade an aging disk array. Now, we’ll look at how to cost justify a new software investment.

Example:

  • The Situation: A business is contemplating investing in a software management tool which will allow them to have a better understanding of their application workloads, infrastructure utilization and know where and when bottlenecks exist within the infrastructure.
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Tue, Nov 15, 2016
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Making the Business Case for a New Disk Array

 

Now that we’ve talked about how how to make IT Investments for the future and how TCO and ROI differ, let’s look at a few examples and see where TCO and ROI analysis might come into play for a business.

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Tue, Nov 08, 2016
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IT Investments: ROI vs. TCO

Today’s CIOs take an active role in helping the business be more competitive, drive revenue and innovate. When new IT investments are needed to support the business, a cost justification, either in the form of TCO or ROI is required. When should you make the case for each? When do you need both?

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Mon, Oct 31, 2016
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Financial Analysis of IT Investments with an Eye on the Future

Today more than ever businesses are being challenged to make sound, financially prudent investments in their IT infrastructure. CIOs are under pressure to contain spending while at the same time deliver the IT services needed to support the business’ increasing desire for applications that are more agile, perform better and are available 24x7.

It is in this context that IT decision makers must decide what infrastructure (servers, storage, networks, software) will be used to support the business’ applications. And this is not a one-shot deal.

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Fri, Oct 21, 2016
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The Top 10 Buzz Words from VMWorld 2014



VMWorld 2014 is a wrap!

 
Feels good to finally get back to work and reflect on the great lineup of speakers, new trends, and general buzz from the conference.
 
Speaking of buzz, while it's still fresh on my mind, I'd like to share my top 10 buzz words from the 2014 conference.

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Wed, Sep 03, 2014
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VMworld 2014 Keynote: VMware's Evolution to the Cloud



Greeting From #VMWorld

 
VMware kicked off their annual VMworld Conference with the usual showmanship, to more than 22,000 attendees, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. VMware’s focus remains unchanged and they will continue to be bringing their vision of the Software Defined Data Center, Hybrid Cloud (now called AIR) and End User Computing to fruition over the next year. For certain there have been many enhancements over the last 12 months to VMware’s offerings to further their goal of being the common platform for everything.
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Tue, Aug 26, 2014
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