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What Is Really Driving Cloud Adoption?

By Josh Hamilton | June 15, 2017

Driving Cloud Adoption Cloud adoption is growing at an astounding rate, with companies big and small undergoing digital transformation towards cloud computing. In the Gartner 2017 CIO Agenda report, cloud services and solutions was ranked as second among top technology

Has Cybersecurity Become Too Reactive in this Day and Age?

By Josh Hamilton | June 6, 2017

Cybersecurity Too Reactive? Cybersecurity today has become far too reactive. The constant innovation of hackers has meant that defenses are made up of a patchwork of web application firewalls, end-point protection, data-loss protection, and more. This can lead to a

Viewing Digital Payments as a Boulevard of Commerce

By Steve Prentice | March 20, 2017

Digital Payments A boulevard is a wide street that runs in two directions and usually has a median in the middle. This is important to remember for anyone looking to build a strategy for payment and commerce in the mobile

How Printers Help Hackers Hide In Plain Sight

By Steve Prentice | January 26, 2017

Printers and Hackers Spies and thieves often do their best work by hiding in plain sight. No one suspects the person sipping coffee at the table across from you in the coffee shop – the one who happens to be

Visual Data Analytics Helps To Illustrate The Big Picture

By Jennifer Klostermann | November 29, 2016

Visual Data Analytics We’re consistently hearing how valuable data is today, how important it is to the success of every organization, along with the stats of the exponentially-increasing amounts and sources of data now available. But what most find when

The Skill & Training Mandates of Big Data

By Jennifer Klostermann | November 8, 2016

Big Data Mandates For some years a dearth of data scientists and analysts has caused concern, with McKinsey expecting a demand for analytical expertise 60% greater than available supply by 2017. Additionally, Gartner predicts a shortage of 100,000 data scientists

Ransomware’s Great Lessons

By Steve Prentice | September 28, 2016

Ransomware The vision is chilling. It’s another busy day. An employee arrives and logs on to the network only to be confronted by a locked screen displaying a simple message: “Your files have been captured and encrypted. To release them,

Hybrid IT Matures Just In Time To Tackle Complex Challenges

By Jeremy Daniel | May 26, 2016

Tackling Complex IT Challenges Today’s sophisticated business environment demands a dynamic and robust IT infrastructure which is a far cry from the closed, controlled environments that most IT departments were created to handle. A hybrid IT infrastructure, drawing services from

AT&T Pinpoints 4 Key Elements To Achieving Security With The Internet of Things

By Jeremy Daniel | March 4, 2016

Internet of Things Security The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly becoming a part of many of our business processes, often without us even noticing how quickly things are changing. And while it’s liberating to realize that many of the

Internet Performance Management In Today’s Volatile Online Environment

By Jeremy Daniel | February 16, 2016

Internet Performance Management It’s no exaggeration to say that the Internet is now the heart of the global economy. Competition is intense and the performance of an organization’s web-based assets can make or break its future. Business continuity, which is

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The Paradox of Colocation Solutions

By Michael Hollander

Colocation Solutions According to Aberdeen Group and Ventana Research, one out of four enterprises surveyed expect their data to grow by more than 30 percent in the next year. In order to cope with the explosive increase in data, we

Cloud Proving To Be Major Resource For Hedge Funds

By CloudTweaks

Major Resource for Hedge Funds As we near the end of Q1 2013, hedge fund managers continue to generate higher returns. Following several years of sub-par performances from global hedge funds, investment managers have turned to cloud computing and infrastructure-as-a-service

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 Access Management: Access Everywhere

By Dean Wiech

Cloud Access Management As the utilization of cloud applications has become a standard of using in nearly every industry, there needs to be solutions available to help manage these applications. One way for admins to effectively manage their organization’s applications

Do You Have The Right IT Monitoring And Management Strategy?

By CloudTweaks

IT Monitoring And Management Strategy As more organizations embrace hybrid IT, the task of monitoring and managing these environments becomes more complex. Virtualization and cloud add layers of abstraction, making detection and resolution of a performance/availability issue extremely challenging for

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

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

Backups And Disaster Recovery Are Not The Same Thing

By Ed Dryer

Backups And Disaster Recovery Most business owners are aware of the consequences of losing data. Much of the value of a modern business is in its data: customer records, analytics, marketing data, product catalogs, bookkeeping and accounting data, emails 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

How artificial intelligence and analytics helps in crime prevention

By CloudTweaks

How Artificial Intelligence Helps Crime Prevention According to a study released by FBI, there is an annual increase of 4.1% in violent crimes and 7.4% in motor-vehicle thefts in the United States in 2016. Despite having stringent laws and intense

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The Importance of Cloud Backups: Guarding Your Data Against Hackers

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The Importance of Cloud Backups Cloud platforms have become a necessary part of modern business with the benefits far outweighing ...
5% Of Companies Have Embraced The Digital Innovation Fostered By Cloud Computing

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Embracing The Cloud We love the stories of big complacent industry leaders having their positions sledge hammered by nimble cloud-based ...
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Egress Fees Don’t Work for Users – Unlimited Free Egress Is Here

Unlimited Free Egress All of the leading object storage vendors – Amazon, Google, and Microsoft – charge for egress (“egress” ...
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The Cloud Isn’t a Security Issue; It’s a Security Opportunity

Security Issue In order to stay ahead in today’s competitive business landscape, companies need to constantly innovate. Development teams must ...