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4 Things Cloud Users Say They Need from Cloud Providers

One of the key findings of the Verizon State of the Market: Enterprise Cloud 2014 Report is that 72% of respondents expect to put more than half their workloads (including SaaS) in the cloud by 2017. As more cloud workloads are deployed and become increasingly complex, companies’ expectations of cloud providers are evolving too. Below… Read More

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Verizon Releases Second Annual Cloud Computing 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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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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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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Why Managed Security Services & Your Provider 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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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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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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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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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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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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