Business Issues, Cloud

Cloud computing is changing the world, so it’s time to keep up!

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When it comes to emerging technologies, cloud computing has drawn more controversy than any other tech out there. These two words have driven countless debates, caused numerous arguments in IT departments and, more often than we like to admit, have left many in the industry profoundly confused.


Business Issues, Cloud, Converged Infrastructure

Simplify Your Business With Cloud Automation

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There has been a lot of talk about cloud automation, what it is and how to know if it’s the solution for you. Cloud automation is a must have for all cloud environments, and gives you advantages over companies that don’t have this technology by providing automatic scaling and simple infrastructure management.

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Technology, Cloud

Cloud storage apps and their “super powers”

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Cloud storage is easy to come by these days, and there are many fluffy options up there in the proverbial sky. Maybe you need unlimited storage, or maybe you need a free service to store your data. However, the best cloud storage providers give you more than just storage. They offer availability, multi-platform support, security, app integration, and more. Here’s a list of the popular cloud storage apps and what they can do for you.


CIO Leadership, Applications

Mobile Apps For Smart Workers In The Cloud

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In today’s business world agility is everything. Clever businesses are discovering that a cloud-app strategy pushes the concept of collaboration, improving workflow and idea sharing among the office, while remote workers are taking productivity to new levels. Requiring only a web browser interface, cloud-based apps paired with a communication-centric device are prompting companies to update how their employees communicate, collaborate and stay productive.


CIO Leadership, Cloud

What Questions SHOULD YOU Ask About the Cloud?

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Whether you are pursuing cloud computing for the sake of convenience, added security, economic reasons or all of the above, it’s worth asking: What are the capabilities and what are the limitations when it comes to the cloud?

The 21st century business person has to accept the fact that many of our assets and means of production are being wrapped up by the digital tendrils of the information age. But no matter the era, the timeless truth remains: knowledge is power, sometimes you just have to know what questions to ask.


Business Issues, Cloud

Choosing the Right Cloud Provider for Your Business

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As cloud computing becomes an increasingly important part of any IT organization’s delivery model, assessing and selecting the right cloud provider also becomes one of the most strategic decisions that business leaders undertake. The accumulation of the necessary data to base cloud buying decisions is often achieved in production, or reproduction models mainly as paid customer engagements or trial engagements – which often occurs AFTER the major decisions have been made in the sales process.

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CIO Leadership, Cloud

How about a cloud assessment?

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In a world where everyone is becoming more interested in cloud computing, I believe that awareness regarding the potential and scope of cloud has significant importance. I often hear questions like: “What specific value will cloud computing bring to my business?”, “Which areas of my business will benefit most?”, “What new opportunities does it present?”, “How do those benefits and opportunities translate to the bottom line?”, “How much will it cost?”, “Should I even invest in it?”. And my answer is almost always “you need a cloud assessment”.


Technology, Cloud

Happy clouding, 2014!

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2014 is going to be an especially exciting year for cloud computing, don’t you think? With the triumph of cloud computing underway, this year will surely hold great developments in the field. We should expect to see many articles next year proclaiming the success of one cloud application or another and how cloud computing made such an application possible when it never could have existed before.


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Cloud assessments make the smoothest cloud migrations

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Cloud computing has proven its value to enterprises and service providers. On the business side, the cloud represents potentially lower costs thanks to pay-as-you-go pricing and the option to scale easily as the user base grows. For service providers, cloud computing keeps customer acquisition costs low, translating into higher operating margins. Basically, we might agree that cloud computing is a win/win for all involved. However, without a proper plan experience has told us this is not always the case.

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Monitoring your application performance in the cloud

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Application performance monitoring involves the supervision of applications to ensure optimal performance and availability. As distributed IT environments have grown to be more complex, IT departments have increasingly turned to a more network-centered approach for application performance management, using tools that bridge application and infrastructure, while displaying application activity across a range of platforms in a single dashboard view.

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