Brian Day

IT Service Management Strategy

Automation and the IT Service Management Strategy

By Brian Day | September 5, 2014

IT Service Management Strategy It’s true. The full potential of automation cannot be fully realized until it is informed and supported by an effective IT service management strategy (ITSM) that encompasses your entire IT environment, as well as business objectives,

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GDPR Compliance

A Quick and Dirty Guide to GDPR Compliance

By Brad Thies

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

Is Machine Learning The Future? Making Your Data Scientists Obsolete

By Guha Ramasubramanian

Is Machine Learning The Future? In a recent study, almost all the businesses surveyed stated that big data analytics were fundamental to their business strategies. Although the field of computer and information research scientists is growing faster than any other

Do Not Rely On Passwords To Protect Your Online Information

By John Barco

Do Not Rely On Passwords Simple passwords are no longer safe to use online. John Barco, vice president of Global Product Marketing at ForgeRock, explains why it’s time the industry embraced more advanced identity-centric solutions that improve the customer experience

The Great Arms Race For Security: Virtualization

By Gavin Hill

The Great Arms Race For Security Since its infancy in the early seventies when the first computer virus was created, the malware and anti-malware business has grown into multi-billion dollar industries. No longer are script kiddies creating malware for notoriety,

New Year, New Cloud? Managing “Extreme Data”

By David Eisner

Managing Extreme Data Companies are familiar with the concept of “big data”; every piece of information they generate from day-to-day business processes or when interacting with customers is considered valuable, so long as these pieces are quickly analyzed and converted

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

Want to dip your toe into the cloud? Start with Disaster Recovery

By James Kessinger

Disaster Recovery and the Cloud Migrating to the cloud can be a daunting task. First you have to go through an exhaustive process deciding what to migrate, then you have to do plenty of scripting and re-architecting to get all

Don’t Forget Networking In Your Travel Plans To The Cloud

By Mike Johnson

Don’t Forget Networking The term “cloud” was first used by the telecomm industry in early schematics of the Internet to identify the various, non-specific uses data was put to at the end of their cables. The transmission of data was

CIOs Can Tackle Cloud Fears 

5 Ways CIOs Can Tackle Cloud Fears

By Robert Grazioli

CIO Cloud Fears  CIOs are tired of hearing about cloud computing concerns. They’ve spent years reading about how cloud resources are subject to risks, and wonder – what can they do to help people trust the cloud?  The truth is

3 Challenges of Network Deployment in Hyperconverged Infrastructure

By Ariel Maislos

Hyperconverged Infrastructure In this article, we’ll explore three challenges that are associated with network deployment in a hyperconverged private cloud environment, and then we’ll consider several methods to overcome those challenges. The Main Challenge: Bring Your Own (Physical) Network Some of

ERP Ain’t Got the Same Soul, I Like that Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll

ERP Ain’t Got the Same Soul, I Like that Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll

Designing Enterprise Software around People Looking back, business owners talked to their customers and employees in person or by phone ...
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How Can Blockchain-as-a-Service Help Your Business?

Blockchain-as-a-Service “Have you seen the price of Bitcoin?”, “You gotta get in on Ripple, it’s going through the roof!”, “Are we in ...
5 Reasons to Head for the Cloud – Part 1

5 Reasons to Head for the Cloud – Part 1

Head for the Cloud Last month Salesforce held its 14th annual Dreamforce event in San Francisco. It has become the ...
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The Coming Era of Simple, Fast, Incredibly Cheap Cloud Storage

Cheap Cloud Storage Is On Its Way Data storage, like other commodities such as bandwidth, electricity, or simple computer power, ...
A Closer Look at the Hidden Costs of Collaboration Solutions

A Closer Look at the Hidden Costs of Collaboration Solutions

The Hidden Costs of Collaboration Solutions Collaboration technology is key to efficient communication and productivity for a dispersed and global ...