Verizon Releases Second Annual Cloud Market Report

IT controls the cloud, so says the Verizon State of the Market: Enterprise Cloud 2014 Report. While there has been much written lately about growing pockets of “shadow IT” within the enterprise, 80 percent of cloud spend is managed by the IT department and more than half is actually directed by the CIO, according to… Read More

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Kevin King
Kevin King

Data Breaches & Cyber-Attacks: Hope is not a Strategy

While IT and security professionals are trying to piece together information about how the recently reported  U.S. data breaches happened and how many customers are impacted, one thing is very clear: today’s cyber-attacks are very sophisticated, well planned, and expertly executed. Many media outlets report that more breaches could be disclosed in the near future—with… Read More

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Rafeeq Rehman
Rafeeq Rehman

What to Consider When Choosing a Cloud Service Provider

As the cloud market grows rapidly, companies are often inundated by new cloud service providers claiming to have the answer to all of their business problems. How, then, do enterprises determine which cloud solution is the right solution for their business? Finding the Right Cloud Service Provider for Your Business Needs New cloud technology and… Read More

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Stacy Clark
Stacy Clark

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

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