Sarah Patrick

The Rise Of BI Data And How To Use It Effectively

By Sarah Patrick | July 12, 2016

The Rise of BI Data Every few years, a new concept or technological development is introduced that drastically improves the business world as a whole. In 1983, the first commercially handheld mobile phone debuted and provided workers with an unprecedented

Are Cloud Solutions Secure Enough Out-of-the-box?

By Sarah Patrick | March 14, 2016

Are Cloud Solutions Secure? Although people may argue that data is not safe in the Cloud because using cloud infrastructure requires trusting another party to look after mission critical data, cloud services actually are more secure than legacy systems. In

3 Considerations To Help Businesses Navigate Cloud Implementation

By Sarah Patrick | February 12, 2016

Cloud Implementation Cloud computing technology has improved significantly in the past year, making it an appealing tool for businesses of all sizes. Cloud computing can benefit businesses in many ways, from cutting costs, to increasing business efficiency, to guaranteeing data

The Cloud Showdown: How To Determine The Best Cloud Solution For Your Business

By Sarah Patrick | February 1, 2016

The Cloud Showdown For small and medium businesses (SMB) seeking to grow in 2016, options for increasing efficiency abound. The Cloud offers many benefits for businesses, including slashing IT expenses, providing a more efficient and reliable way to store and

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP ARCHIVE

Everyone Has Data, but the Ones Who Can Optimize It Will Be the Winners

By Robb Heineman

Big Data Strategies Data is ubiquitous, but success apparently isn’t. Companies using big data strategies are running headlong into an 85 percent failure rate as a result of resistance from management, a lack of adequate training, and an inability to integrate the

Cloud Gaming Is Ready: The Games Industry Isn’t

By CloudTweaks

Cloud Gaming The current perception of cloud streaming technology in the Games Industry, particularly in the Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) marketplace, is to put it mildly ‘mixed’. Recent comments at Gamescom 2013 have only cemented for some that while Cloud Gaming

Predictions For The Enterprise – Interconnected Cities

By Mark Barrenechea

Predictions For The Enterprise The IoT will be reality In 2016, we’ll work smarter, not harder. Human beings, appliances, homes, factories, cars, businesses, and cities will become more interconnected. If these items aren’t already, they’ll soon be “talking” to the

Built to Last: Choosing the Right Infrastructure Partner for Your Game

By Robert Van der Meulen

Choosing the Right Infrastructure Partner There are millions of gamers around the globe, and according to gaming market research firm Newzoo, they’ll drive roughly $108.9 billion in revenue for the industry by the end of this year. As video games

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

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

Breakthroughs in Clinical Trials Utilizing the Power of the Cloud

By Craig Morgan

Cloud Computing and the Medical Field Clinical trials play an essential role in the drug development process by effectively demonstrating the efficacy and safety of a pharmaceutical compound. Although lead by scientific endeavor with patient safety and therapeutic benefits in mind,

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

Business Transformation And The IT Journey

By CloudTweaks

Business Transformation IT Journey When we look at significant business model changes during the past thirty years, technology has often been at the core. From mainframes to mini-computers to microcomputers to client/server to the Internet – technology change has been

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

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 ...
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 ...
Cloud Migration and Cyberwar

Cloud Migration and Cyberwar

Cyberwar Concerns This last week the Washington Post published a bombshell story on the recent attacks on the US election infrastructure ironically ...
Quantum Computing opens new front in Cloud!

Quantum Computing opens new front in Cloud!

Quantum Computing As the amount of data in the world is rapidly increasing, so is the time required for machines to ...
How IoT and OT collaborate to usher in the data-driven factory of the future

How IoT and OT collaborate to usher in the data-driven factory of the future

The Data-driven Factory The next BriefingsDirect Internet of Things (IoT) technology trends interview explores how innovation is impacting modern factories and supply chains ...
Cloud Native Trends Picking Up – Legacy Security Losing Ground

Cloud Native Trends Picking Up – Legacy Security Losing Ground

Cloud Native Trends Once upon a time, only a select few companies like Google and Salesforce possessed the knowledge and ...