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The Lurking Threat Called Passivity

By Steve Prentice | February 22, 2016

The Lurking Threat What is lurking inside your company’s systems that is making them vulnerable to attack? Hacking, phishing and other types of attacks are often considered to be externally driven, with gangs of anonymous hackers operating from halfway around

Security: The Goodwill Virus That Keeps On Giving

By Steve Prentice | February 11, 2016

The Goodwill Virus When Caitlyn Jenner officially introduced herself to the world by way of a Vanity Fair cover story in June 2015, the event was unique not only for the groundbreaking content but in the way it was produced.

Hybridization: A Mindset Approach

By Steve Prentice | February 3, 2016

The Social Data Cloud One of the most amazing attributes of the cloud and its related technologies is its sheer openness. New companies and ventures spring up daily, fueled, in some cases, by one single good idea. They launch first

Hybridization: The Executive Roundtable

By Steve Prentice | January 27, 2016

Hybridization When discussing migration to the cloud, the use of hybrid cloud and all other cloud-related issues, people generally place the focus on the technology itself. What sometimes gets overlooked is the group of individuals who are — or at

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Video Meetings And The Face To Face Conundrum

By Steve Prentice | December 17, 2015

The Face To Face Conundrum Meetings have been a scourge on business productivity for many decades. British comedy genius John Cleese released a corporate training film back in 1976, entitled Meetings, Bloody Meetings, which not only became an instant classic,

The Blended Mindset – Converging Through The Screen

By Steve Prentice | December 7, 2015

The Blended Mindset It has been a long time since a phone was just a phone. In fact, people start to show their age when they refer to their device as a “cellphone.” It is far more than that. The

Furthering Business By Seeing Beyond

By Steve Prentice | October 22, 2015

Furthering Your Business Here is a typical customer service story that illustrates the gap between the power of modern commerce and the struggling mindset of business. John is a retail customer, who, like many people, enjoys shopping at specific stores.

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP ARCHIVE

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

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,

5 Ways the Cloud and IoT Have Transformed the Transportation Industry

By Cloud Syndicate

IoT Transportation Industry The Internet of Things has caused many industries to evolve – but few more than transportation. Here are just a few ways it’s changed the delivery of goods. Remember when websites like eBay and Amazon were in

IT Service Management Strategy

Automation and the IT Service Management Strategy

By Brian Day

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,

Cloud Native Trends Picking Up – Legacy Security Losing Ground

By Chenxi Wang

Cloud Native Trends Once upon a time, only a select few companies like Google and Salesforce possessed the knowledge and expertise to operate efficient cloud infrastructure and applications. Organizations patronizing those companies benefitted with apps that offered new benefits in

Best Practices for Implementing Cloud Collaboration

5 Best Practices For Implementing Cloud Collaboration

By Christian Buckley

Best Practices for Implementing Cloud Collaboration Over the past decade, the momentum for enterprise collaboration has shifted from the building of massive intranet solutions, usually developed and maintained by internal IT organizations, toward more flexible and cost-effective cloud-based collaboration platforms.

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

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

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

Small Business Security 

5 Small Business Security Concerns Online

By CloudTweaks

Small Business Security Fear of the cloud has been around since the Cloud began. SMBs were traditionally afraid of security issues, while large companies fretted about increasing the complexity of their IT infrastructure. What many budding start-up companies don’t realize

Economic Arguments For Cloud-Based ERP

Economic Arguments For Cloud-Based ERP

Cloud-Based ERP If your business has reached the point where an ERP system is necessary and it’s time to decide ...
Work In The Cloud Era: Are We Ready For Virtual Teams?

Work In The Cloud Era: Are We Ready For Virtual Teams?

Getting Ready For Virtual Teams Technological developments are ushering in a new era of work. Cloud computing has changed not ...
Mitigating Cyberattacks: The Prevention and Handling

Mitigating Cyberattacks: The Prevention and Handling

Mitigating Cyberattacks New tools and technologies help companies in their drive to improve performance, cut costs and grow their businesses ...
Technology Certification Courses

Top Five Technology Certification Courses To Choose From In 2018

Technology Certification Courses Gartner predicts that the global public cloud services market is projected to grow by 55 percent in the ...
3 Challenges of Network Deployment in Hyperconverged Infrastructure

3 Challenges of Network Deployment in Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Hyperconverged Infrastructure In this article, we’ll explore three challenges that are associated with network deployment in a hyperconverged private cloud environment, ...
Don’t Forget Networking In Your Travel Plans To The Cloud

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

Don’t Forget Networking The term “cloud” was first used by the telecomm industry in early schematics of the Internet to ...
GDPR Compliance

A Quick and Dirty Guide to GDPR Compliance

GDPR Compliance Set a reminder: On May 25, 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation directive from the European Union ...
Is Machine Learning The Future? Making Your Data Scientists Obsolete

Is Machine Learning The Future? Making Your Data Scientists Obsolete

Is Machine Learning The Future? In a recent study, almost all the businesses surveyed stated that big data analytics were ...
Finding and Implementing Startup Tools

Finding and Implementing The Right Tools For Your Startup

Implementing Startup Tools Many startups believe implementing cloud tools help reduce operation costs as well as the time taken to ...
The Economics, Concepts and Fundamentals of Cloud Computing

The Economics, Concepts and Fundamentals of Cloud Computing

Fundamentals of Cloud Computing Addressing security concerns of the Public Cloud Enthusiasm for cloud computing has as much to do ...