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Premise To Cloud: Unified Communications – Converge, Collaborate, Compete

Premise to Cloud: Adopting Hosted Unified Communications to Converge, Collaborate, and Compete Collaboration is the linchpin to being competitively relevant. And being relevant is not solely defined by the products or services that an enterprise now offers. Relevancy is defined by how quickly and effectively an enterprise responds to market needs, incubates new ideas, and…

Cloud Management And The New Paradigm Of Computing

Cloud Management And The New Paradigm Of Computing Cloud computing has definitely revolutionised the IT industry and transformed the way in which IT Services are delivered. But finding the best way for an organization to perform common management tasks using remote services on the Internet is not that easy. Cloud management incorporates the task of…

Cloud: Start Thinking IT Service Delivery…

Cloud: Start Thinking IT Service Delivery…

Cloud: Start Thinking IT Service Delivery… Few of our clients understand the difference between operating a cloud infrastructure and operating a traditional datacenter, but it’s not that they’re dumb; it’s just that the whole idea of cloud is new and different. There aren’t a lot of fully functioning cloud infrastructures out there so, obviously, there’s…

Cloud Infographic: Some Scary Data Loss Scenarios

Cloud Infographic: Some Scary Data Loss Scenarios

Cloud Infographic: Some Scary Data Loss Scenarios We have included a few of our previous articles outlining some of the examples of data loss, and the solutions available surrounding disaster recovery. Earthquakes and Cloud Computing MARCH 14, 2011 Switch on the television, and there’s only one news item grabbing headlines around the globe – the earthquake in Japan. Unless…

Press Release: U.S. Department Of Defense’s Shift To Cloud Computing Saves Costs

Frost & Sullivan: U.S. Department of Defense’s Shift to Cloud Computing Saves Costs, but Unlocks Network Security Threats MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – April 18, 2012 – The high costs of operating, securing and maintaining a large variety of often redundant legacy stove-piped networks has steered the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) toward mature commercial off-the-shelf (COTS)…

Cloud Computing Q&A: IBM SmartCloud

Cloud Computing Q&A: IBM SmartCloud A few questions have been put together for Rebecca Buisan, who is the Director of Product Marketing for IBM. When it comes to cloud computing, as with any technology solution, small businesses need to address a unique set of challenges and concerns. What are some of the things small business owners need to keep…

Cloud Computing: Determining The Cost Of The Cloud – Part 3

Cloud Computing: Determining The Cost Of The Cloud – Part 3 Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) This service model enables user organizations to forgo deployment of new datacenter equipment to handle growing operational needs. Rather, the business obtains needed IT infrastructure – servers, security, storage, networks, etc. – from a cloud services provider, often via…

Research Findings: US Far Behind The World In Cloud Endorsement

Research Findings: US Far Behind the World in Cloud Endorsement Tata Consultancy Services have spilled the beans on one of their most astounding discoveries. The analytics firm has come up with insight into how rapid global cloud endorsement by large and medium sized ventures. Statistics show that Europe and the United States have a large…

Top Industries To Benefit From Cloud Applications’ Adoption

Top Industries To Benefit From Cloud Applications’ Adoption According to the (USA Cloud Adoption & Trend 2012), cloud services are now a reality to be taken into account by any organization, and the trend is upwards in both capability and coverage. The top five industries to widely adopt cloud services are, according to the cited…

The Open Performance Grid: Utopia Comes To Tech

The Open Performance Grid: Utopia Comes To Tech

The Open Performance Grid “For what greater wealth can there be than cheerfulness, peace of mind, and freedom from anxiety?” So wrote the English author and philosopher Sir Thomas More in his novel, Utopia, almost 500 years ago. More’s utopian dreams continue to thrive in one guise or another to the present day; in the…

The Cloud on Your Terms – What to look for in an EFSS Provider

The Cloud on Your Terms – What to look for in an EFSS Provider

The Cloud on Your Terms Your company has a mandate to go to the cloud and now it’s time to decide which services to use to help your business grow. You might be wearing several hats or you might be a dedicated IT professional and the responsibility has now been handed to you. So what…

Cloud Computing – A Requirement For Greater Innovation

Cloud Computing – A Requirement For Greater Innovation

Cloud Computing Innovation Sao Paulo, Brazil has had trouble with both energy and water supplies as of late. Despite it is the rainy period. Unfortunately Sao Paulo is very dependent on its rain as a majority of its power is generated from large dams. No water, no energy. Difficult situation for a city of some…

Consequences Of Combining Off Premise Cloud Storage and Corporate Data

Consequences Of Combining Off Premise Cloud Storage and Corporate Data

Off Premise Corporate Data Storage Cloud storage is a broad term. It can encompass anything from on premise solutions, to file storage, disaster recovery and off premise options. To narrow the scope, I’ve dedicated the focus of today’s discussion to the more popular cloud storage services—such as Dropbox, Box, OneDrive—which are also known as hosted,…

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