Brad Thies

GDPR Compliance

A Quick and Dirty Guide to GDPR Compliance

By Brad Thies | November 15, 2017

GDPR Compliance Set a reminder: On May 25, 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation directive from the European Union will go into effect. Although its goal to protect consumer data is admirable, about a third of global companies don’t know whether

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP ARCHIVE

Marc Malizia

Virtualization + Cloud Equals Perfect Storm For Recovery Services

By Marc Malizia

Data Recovery Services Not very long ago disaster recovery was a luxury afforded by only the very large companies due to the prohibitive cost and effort required. Frequently even these large companies were unable to justify the investment and went without

Your Office 365 Data Security – Is It Properly Protected?

By Jeff Erramouspe

Office 365 Data Security As more and more people collaborate and access data from outside the office and across multiple devices, the potential for SaaS data loss increases dramatically, and the damage can be catastrophic. A staggering 60 percent of

Business Versus Technical Cloud Service Brokers And Why It Matters

By CloudTweaks

Cloud Service Brokers Gartner predicts “By 2015, at least 20% of all cloud services will be consumed via internal or external cloud service brokerages, rather than directly, up from less than 5% today.” Thus, it is important to understand what

Storage Stalemate: Why Current Trends Are Breaking Old Storage Solutions

By CloudTweaks

Old Storage Solutions While new technologies are being adapted at lightening pace across all kinds of industries, one thing has not changed: IT departments are expected to use antiquated storage solutions to meet their new storage needs. Just as we

Leveraging Carrier Ethernet To Connect To The Cloud

By Mary Stanhope

Connecting To The Cloud Determining the Best Cloud Connectivity Solution With the Cloud only being as good as employees’ ability to effectively access it, the overall user experience depends highly on enterprise network connectivity. Today, the Internet is the predominant

IT Transformation Journey

Self Discovery and the IT Transformation Journey

By Kevin Gruneisen

IT Transformation Journey At its most basic level, travelling along the IT transformation journey from conventional data centers to the dynamic, intelligent environments of cloud computing is an adventure in self discovery that has a way of changing you as

Bridging The Chasm Between Business And IT – The GRC Way

By Rajesh Raman

Business And IT  In today’s world, company operations function at two distinct levels: the business operation level and the IT infrastructure operation level. While the two functions operate independently, IT exists to support the business. Many of the IT operations,

Why Your Cloud Project Needs A Strong PMO

By Vinny Hu

Cloud Project Needs A Strong PMO Cloud projects are highly complex. Without a strong project management office, they have a tendency to go off track. As enterprises in all verticals look to modernize application and infrastructure stacks, Project Management Offices

Small Business Security 

5 Small Business Security Concerns Online

By CloudTweaks

Small Business Security Fear of the cloud has been around since the Cloud began. SMBs were traditionally afraid of security issues, while large companies fretted about increasing the complexity of their IT infrastructure. What many budding start-up companies don’t realize

Rainmaking From The Cloud – CIOs Struggle To Keep Pace With IT Demands

By Brendan O'Brien

Rainmaking from the Cloud In the digital era, where customers can select virtually anything with a click of a button, they are demanding more choice; not only in products, but in how and when they pay for them. They expect

cloud computing certification

Why Certification Matters for Cloud Service Providers

Certification for Cloud Service Providers As of 2017, the concept of “cloud” has become more of a norm for companies ...
How Will Artificial Intelligence Really Impact Jobs?

How Will Artificial Intelligence Really Impact Jobs?

Artificial Intelligence Jobs Hamilton is my favorite Broadway musical. The show follows the life of one of America’s founding fathers, ...
How Security Certification Helps Cloud Service Providers Stay Transparent and Credible

How Security Certification Helps Cloud Service Providers Stay Transparent and Credible

Security Certification Helps Cloud Service Providers If you are a cloud service provider (CSP), you know your customers have a ...
What Skills Do I Need to Become a Data Scientist?

What Skills Do I Need to Become a Data Scientist?

Becoming a Data Scientist Leveraging the use of big data, as an insight-generating engine, has driven the demand for data ...
Cloud Accounting Industry

Skills for faster innovation in financial services

Banks and insurance companies are going through a lot of changes. Read on to see my thinking on how to facilitate that ...