Marc Malizia

Marc Malizia

Building a High Growth IT: 5 Tips For 2017

By Marc Malizia | January 17, 2017

High Growth IT Building and maintaining a cloud computing platform will be much different in 2017 than it has been in past years. Today’s business climate is driven by many forces constantly disrupting traditional IT culture. Digital transformation is helping companies

Choosing IaaS or a Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting Provider?

By Marc Malizia | May 30, 2016

Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting Provider We are all familiar with the old saying “That’s like comparing apples to oranges” and though we learned this lesson during our early years we somehow seem to discount this idiom when discussing the Cloud. Specifically,

Finally, The Time For Security Information Event Management (SIEM)

By Marc Malizia | March 2, 2016

The Time For SIEM Security Information Event Management (SIEM) tools have been around for a long time. My first encounter with a SIEM vendor was about twenty years ago while being courted to resell their product. To this day, I

Securing A Mid-Sized Enterprise: When A Little Assistance Goes A Long Way

By Marc Malizia | January 25, 2016

Securing A Mid-Sized Enterprise There is no longer any subjectivity in this statement: security is at the top of list for all CIOs. Every meeting I’ve attended over the last three months has been dominated by the topic of security

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DRaaS: Can Make Providers Life Easier

By Marc Malizia | December 10, 2015

DRaaS Planning Earlier in Part 1 this week we’ve touched on “What Is DRaaS?”. Now we will explore this a little further.  Disaster recovery situations are always high pressure, stressful affairs which require cool heads and excellent planning. What can

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The Profound Effects Of Virtualization Software And DRaaS

By Marc Malizia | December 7, 2015

Disaster Recover As A Service (DRaaS) As a technologist, I am constantly thinking about leveraging the latest software or hardware to provide solutions to problems. My latest thoughts revolve around disaster recovery and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), and

All Enterprises Should Model Themselves After Today’s Startups

By Marc Malizia | November 4, 2015

Startups Leveraging Cloud Services Never in history has it been easier to start a business and fast track growth to dominate a market. Conversely, it has never been possible to transform from market leader to market memory faster than now.

5 Things A Cloud Provider Should Offer – Part II

By Marc Malizia | September 28, 2015

5 Things A Cloud Provider Should Offer Part II I recently posted an article for the CloudTweaks community on “Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting: 5 Things a Cloud Provider Should Offer” and many readers have since asked me to expand upon this

Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting: 5 Things A Cloud Provider Should Offer

By Marc Malizia | August 20, 2015

Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting The IT industry moves at light speed fueled by constant change and advancement. No area of IT has been affected more by this change than the hosting and managed service space. Advancement in the cloud and its

5 Tips For Building A High Growth IT Platform

By Marc Malizia | July 17, 2015

5 Tips For Building a High Growth IT Platform Building and maintaining today’s enterprise computing platforms is a lot more challenging than it was in the past. The competitive and fast moving nature of business requires a corporate network capable

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Using Cloud Technology In The Education Industry

By Minna Wang

Student Collaboration Arguably one of society’s most important functions, teaching can still seem antiquated at times. Many schools still function similarly to how they did five or 10 years ago, which is surprising considering the amount of technical innovation we’ve

Green Cloud Computing – Green Power Usage Effectiveness

By Eirikur Hrafnsson

  A few years back the Green Grid developed the Power Usage Effectiveness metric or PUE for short to measure a data centers’ effectiveness of getting power to IT equipment. What the PUE tells you in simple terms is how

Protect Against Network Failures

Five Things Organizations Can Do To Protect Against Network Failures

By Milind Kulkarni

Protect Against Network Failures It is no surprise that whenever there is an outage in a public or private cloud, organizations lose business, face the wrath of angry customers and take a hit on their brands. The effects of an

Cloudy Apps: New Challenges And Complexities

By Alex Heneveld

Cloudy Apps New technologies often simplify some aspect of life, an aspect which was previously painful. But then, as soon as it is adopted, a technology presents new challenges and new complexities. With cloud computing, you can get a new

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,

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

5 Ways New Technology is Having an Impact on the Energy Sector

By Eric Hebert

Tech Energy Sector We’ve discussed here in the past how cleantech (a blanket term that includes technologies that affect recycling, renewable energy, transportation, and others) is moving energy efficiency into the cloud, and how there are many very well-known technology

Choice: A Critical Factor For A Successful Business

By Isabelle Guis

A Critical Factor For A Successful Business One of the most valuable business assets a company has today is its data. The problem is that most companies don’t know how to structure their information and then effectively leverage it to

5 Things To Consider About Your Next Enterprise Sharing Solution

By Rajesh Ram

Enterprise File Sharing Solution Businesses have varying file sharing needs. Large, multi-regional businesses need to synchronize folders across a large number of sites, whereas small businesses may only need to support a handful of users in a single site. Construction

Cloud Services Providers – Learning To Keep The Lights On

By Allan Leinwand

The True Meaning of Availability What is real availability? In our line of work, cloud service providers approach availability from the inside out. And in many cases, some never make it past their own front door given how challenging it

The Innovation of Automation Has Fueled the Fear of Machines Stealing Jobs

The Innovation of Automation Has Fueled the Fear of Machines Stealing Jobs

Automation and Job Creation What happens when humankind makes a machine more intuitive and efficient than itself? A wake of ...
Big Data Employment Essential for Startups

Big Data Employment Essential for Startups

Big Data Employment Small businesses and startups tend to be more open to innovative new technologies and readily implement fresh ...
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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 ...
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 ...
New Report Reveals Just How Bad The Cybersecurity Skills Gap Is

New Report Reveals Just How Bad The Cybersecurity Skills Gap Is

The Cybersecurity Skills Gap It’s not difficult to find worrying predictions from experts who say the cybersecurity sector desperately needs ...