Nick Earle

Bimodal IT Is Not The Death of Traditional IT

By Nick Earle | July 6, 2015

Not The Death of Traditional IT If you are a CIO, no doubt you are getting pressure from your line of business managers to provide a more agile IT environment so they can take advantage of faster, easier to use

The Success Formula For Private Cloud Deployments

By Nick Earle | April 8, 2015

OpenStack For Private Clouds On February 15th Tom Bittman of Gartner published a blog which asserted that 95% of Private Clouds are Failing. When an industry analyst makes a statement that big, in one of the top three priorities for enterprise

Why Hybrid Cloud Delivers Better Business Agility

By Nick Earle | March 4, 2015

Why Hybrid Cloud Delivers Better Business Agility A CIO friend of mine once told me that a hybrid cloud model enables him to “own the base, rent the spike” when it comes to unplanned events. Let’s face it – maintaining

Three Factors For Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy

By Nick Earle | January 27, 2015

Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy A few weeks ago I visited the global headquarters of a large multi-national company to discuss cloud strategy with the CIO. I arrived 30 minutes early and took a tour of the area where the

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP ARCHIVE

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,

State of the Cloud Report In 2017

By Byron Deeter

Cloud Report 2017 As the definitive guide to the biggest trends in the cloud industry, this year’s “State of the Cloud Report” includes: State of the Cloud 2017 from Bessemer Venture Partners 1. A Look Back at 2016  2016 was

Overcoming the impact of a major disaster on their IT infrastructure

By CloudTweaks

Overcoming IT Infrastructure Disaster One of the least considered benefits of cloud computing in the average small or mid-sized business manager’s mind is the aspect of disaster recovery. Part of the reason for this is that so few small and

GDPR Compliance: A Network Perspective

By CloudTweaks

GDPR Compliance Regulations can be a tricky thing. For the most part, they’re well thought out in terms of mandating actions that a company can or cannot take – they do a really good job of telling us what we

Why Reliable Cloud Performance Matters

By Richard Seroter

Reliable Cloud Performance People are right to be wary of any vendor claiming to be the “top performing!” or “fastest!” cloud provider. Most folks know that ANYTHING can look spectacular – or unspectacular for that matter – if you stack

Mitigating the Downtime Risks of Virtualization

By Paul Mercina

Mitigating the Downtime Risks Nearly every IT professional dreads unplanned downtime. Depending on which systems are hit, it can mean angry communications from employees and the C-suite and often a Twitterstorm of customer ire. See the recent Samsung SmartThings dustup

Move Over Brick And Mortar, Education-As-A-Service Is Taking Over

By Scott Skinger

Education-As-A-Service As Bob Dylan once said, “the times they are a-changin’.” Its a verse that sticks like glue in the back of my mind when I reflect on the technology landscape today. Just a few years ago, data analytics services

Four Recurring Revenue Imperatives

By Tom Dibble

Revenue Imperatives “Follow the money” is always a good piece of advice, but in today’s recurring revenue-driven market, “follow the customer” may be more powerful. Two recurring revenue imperatives highlight the importance of responding to, and cherishing customer interactions. Technology

Cybercrimes And The Growing Importance Of SDN Technology

By CloudTweaks

Last months Cloud Security Alliance Central Eastern Europe Summit gave a good opportunity to learn about the Cloud Computing market in areas of Europe that are less reviewed. The congress, held in the center of the old city of Ljubljana,

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

Server-less Computing Necessitates A Significant Mind Shift

Server-less Computing Necessitates A Significant Mind Shift

Server-less is More The author of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, Robert Browning, is one of my favorite English poets ...
Who Leads Digital Transformation? Historically, It Was The CIO

Who Leads Digital Transformation? Historically, It Was The CIO

Who Leads Digital Transformation? On my way to the office last week, I was stopped at a stoplight that only ...
Malware Will Cripple Cloud And IoT Infrastructure If Not Contained

Malware Will Cripple Cloud And IoT Infrastructure If Not Contained

The Malware Cloud Concern This year we’ve had two cyber attacks in which malware was used to cripple government computer ...
Multi or Hybrid Cloud, What’s the Difference?

Multi or Hybrid Cloud, What’s the Difference?

Multi Cloud You’ve likely heard about the latest trend in cloud computing commonly referred to as multi-cloud, and it is ...
How artificial intelligence and analytics helps in crime prevention

How artificial intelligence and analytics helps in crime prevention

How Artificial Intelligence Helps Crime Prevention According to a study released by FBI, there is an annual increase of 4.1% ...
Mitigating the Downtime Risks of Virtualization

Mitigating the Downtime Risks of Virtualization

Mitigating the Downtime Risks Nearly every IT professional dreads unplanned downtime. Depending on which systems are hit, it can mean ...
Are you being served by an empathetic Bot! And do you even care?

Are you being served by an empathetic Bot! And do you even care?

Are you being served by an empathetic Bot! Move over chatbots - it is time for the empathetic bot. Say ...
Turn to the Cloud as Part of Your Data Breach Strategy

Turn to the Cloud as Part of Your Data Breach Strategy

Data Breach Strategy The latest Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report is out, and the verdict is in: data breaches are ...
Is 2018 the Tipping Point in Digital Transformation?

Is 2018 the Tipping Point in Digital Transformation?

“Survival, in the cool economics of biology, means simply the persistence of one’s own genes in the generations to follow.” —Lewis ...
Best Practices in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

Best Practices in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

Best Practices in Disaster Recovery Hope for the best, prepare for the worst, and expect to be surprised. While that ...