4 Considerations When Ramping Up Multi-Cloud Interconnect Services

As discussed in an earlier post, in many enterprises, cloud deployments developed organically to meet ever-changing business needs. With the realization that not all data and applications reside in a single cloud, enterprises now struggle to efficiently manage complex, multi-cloud environments. One of the tools available for managing these environments is a multi-cloud interconnect service… Read More

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Kevin King
Kevin King

SDE: Software Defined Everything

As we get close to year-end, everyone in the IT industry takes out their magical crystal balls to predict what will become the next big thing in the year to come. While big data and IT consumerization remain continuously growing trends, I would point out that Software-Defined-Everything (SDE) is where the next wave of innovation… Read More

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Kevin Clarke
Kevin Clarke

Why Managed Security Services Matter, Especially in the Cloud

We have all seen the news reports over the past year of troubling retail data hacks. Unfortunately, the list of data breaches shows no sign of abating. These retailers were PCI compliant and had the best tools in place, tools that monitor a network for suspicious behavioral patterns and zero day threats. So what went… Read More

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Michael Marrochello
Michael Marrochello

High Demand for Enterprise IT Managers to Fill Cloud Leadership Roles

From IT departments to executive suites, there is a prominent skills gap in cloud-based technologies—and companies are feeling the pain. As organizations around the globe struggle to fill cloud leadership positions, a major talent shortage is looming. A recent study by International Data Corporation (IDC) found that less than half of all European companies are… Read More

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Ryan McDermott
Ryan McDermott

Addressing Cloud Security Issues through Better Enterprise Cloud Network Access

Unless they have been living completely off the grid, most people are well aware that public cloud services generally are not guaranteed to deliver any kind of business grade service level agreement, creating various cloud security issues. That level of security and service is usually sufficient for consumers storing family pictures or backing up their… Read More

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Beth Cohen
Beth Cohen

Navigating the Benefits and Risks of Cloud Computing

When tackling any IT challenge, evaluating the pros and cons of different technology options is often one of the first steps. Read on to learn about navigating cloud computing risks and opportunities, including the direct effects it can have on a business. In addition, find out how the integration of Big Data and cloud computing… Read More

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Stacy Clark
Stacy Clark

Five Benefits of Subscription-Based Software Licensing from Oracle and Verizon

As enterprise IT continues to evolve, subscription-based software and on-demand consumption of application infrastructure will be key elements driving an organization’s move to cloud-based services. The Oracle and Verizon collaboration announced early this year is playing a critical role in removing key barriers and potential risks related to cloud adoption. This is particularly true in… Read More

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Anne Plese
Anne Plese

Cloud Computing Strategy: New Users and Recent Adopters

Since the introduction of cloud computing there have been early adopters that have embraced cloud enthusiastically and late adopters who have shown more caution due to specific industry challenges. Two recent articles provide advice on how a different cloud computing strategy should be developed for different kinds of companies, internal audiences and security needs. Millennials… Read More

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Ryan McDermott
Ryan McDermott

Top 5 Common Uses of Cloud Computing in 2014

Today, enterprises are turning to cloud service providers for their expertise in transitioning their workloads to the cloud. With the evolution of cloud computing technology, the role of IT for business has transformed from a tactical maintenance play to a strategic tool for innovation and process improvement. Companies leveraging cloud for competitive advantage are using… Read More

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Kevin King
Kevin King

How IT Departments Manage Shadow IT

As big data, cloud computing, mobility and data center management technologies evolve they continue to influence how organizations operate. IT Departments continue to manage IT Infrastructure but internal departments have increased their demands for rapid deployment, flexibility and the autonomy to execute the applications to do their jobs. When IT departments don’t meet their needs,… Read More

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Stacy Clark
Stacy Clark

Three Things to Consider Before Adopting Subscription-Based Software Resources

Subscription-based software is valuable for enterprises because it provides the flexibility to use and pay for only the technology (software, infrastructure, etc.) they need when they need it. There are obvious financial benefits to this approach but being able to quickly increase or decrease software resources to respond to changing business needs can provide a… Read More

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Melanie Posey
Melanie Posey

Energy Management Systems Advance with Smart Meter Technology and the Cloud

Everyone benefits from being able to use our planet’s limited energy and water resources more efficiently. By using the power and flexibility of cloud technologies combined with smart sensors and other energy management systems, utility companies can now deliver better service to their customers and save energy at the same time. Utility companies need to… Read More

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Beth Cohen
Beth Cohen