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Three Things for Understanding Big Data & Cloud Providers

Everyone is talking about big data and cloud computing. From sports teams to airlines to fast food restaurants, big data capture, management and analysis has become a key focus. In fact, I’d argue that big data has replaced cloud as the hottest buzzword in enterprise IT today. However, big data and cloud are actually linked…. Read More

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Harvard Business Review Cloud Report Top Findings

Harvard Business Review Analytic Services recently surveyed 527 of their readers from large and mid-size companies and organizations worldwide asking how they used cloud computing and the value they garnered from it. The cloud report was sponsored by Verizon Enterprise Solutions and while it’s not surprising that 70 percent of respondents say their organization has… Read More

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Verizon Positioned as a Leader in Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Global Network Service Providers

Garter Inc. has positioned Verizon in the Leaders quadrant of its “2014 Magic Quadrant for Global Network Service Providers” report. This is the eighth consecutive year that Verizon has been listed in the Leaders quadrant. Consider the following fast facts about Verizon’s global networks*. Verizon has one of the world’s most interconnected IP backbones operating… Read More

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Three Things to Consider When Considering Hybrid Cloud Solutions

Few enterprises make the jump to cloud completely. They migrate workloads over gradually, especially core applications that are complex and require planning and time to move to the cloud. Additionally, there will always be some workloads that will never move to the cloud – either because they are legacy systems that are cost prohibitive to… Read More

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Three Ways Software-Defined Everything Helps Enterprises

There has been a lot written recently about software-defined computing technologies—from software-defined networking to storage. The move to software-defined everything (SDE) is a growing trend among companies large and small but there are still some questions about what SDE really is and how it helps enterprises. Through software-defined everything, computing infrastructures are virtualized and delivered… Read More

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3 Questions to ask about your cloud SLA

Service level agreements (SLAs) are the foundation of the cloud. Strong, forthright cloud SLAs help enterprises confirm they are making the right investment and getting valuable and reliable service in return. However, it can be tough for enterprises to know exactly what they are getting in an SLA and do an equal and honest comparison… Read More

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White House Report on Big Data: Technology in Education Questions

On May 1, the White House released the report on its 90-day report on big data. “Big Data: Seizing Opportunities, Preserving Values” illustrates uses for and concerns about big data generated in a variety of industries, including education. The report acknowledges that technology – particularly online trainings, instruction and cloud computing – provides enormous potential… Read More

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Top 5 Things When Considering Managed Colocation Services & Colocation Providers

The global market for data center colocation services is strong and is expected to experience significant growth.  A report issued in Dec. 2013 by Research and Markets, an international market research and data firm, predicts that from 2013-2018,the market for managed colocation services will grow from $25.72 billion to $43.34 billion.  Read the Research and… Read More

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Security Check: Find Information Security Threats

Lately I have been pondering the most succinct way to describe the goal of the annual medical checks we all go through. The best description I have been able to come up with is that these examinations are about finding “unknown unknowns.” Why? Because these general checks are not designed to diagnose, they are designed… Read More

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