Why Cloud Recovery Services Might Make Smart Business Sense [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Remember when you were little and your parents marked your growth with a pencil on your door frame? We thought it was time to do the same for cloud recovery services now that the market is maturing. Find out what Sungard Availability Services and EMC learned in a new industry survey. … Read more

The Best IT Blogs Of The Week: 10-15-14

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Bob Dylan said it best: “The times they are a-changin." With a new company falling victim to a breach nearly every week, combined with the advent of cloud technologies, it all leads to a ripple effect throughout the IT industry. In response, organizations are switching things up internally and with their offerings as they try to keep pace with the fast-evolving market. Let’s take a look at some of those changes in this week’s roundup! Quick News: JPMorgan, Russian Cybercriminals, and Consumers After all signs point to Russian cybercriminals for the JPMorgan hack, the folks at Bloomberg Businessweek are connecting the dots. In a recently published article they speculate that the large-scale … Read more

3 Questions That Should Drive Your Enterprise Cloud Architecture Strategy

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It seems like everywhere I look these days, there’s a new cloud technology solution promising to deliver all the benefits of hosting applications, data, platforms and even infrastructure in the cloud. Interest and demand for cloud-based solutions has never been higher, and the marketplace has responded with an abundance of solutions that offer every possible permutation of cloud computing architecture: public, private, hybrid, multi-tenant, single-tenant, SAAS (software as a service), PAAS (platform as a service), IAAS (infrastructure as a service)…the possibilities are seemingly endless. With all of these solutions, how can you possibly determine which enterprise cloud architecture approach … Read more

Do Your Homework Before Shopping for Hybrid Cloud Computing Services

Before selecting a hybrid cloud service be sure to know the right questions to ask.

Hybrid cloud services bring together both public and private cloud infrastructure. The public cloud is deployed at a service provider’s cloud data center while the private cloud is deployed at a customer’s data center. A managed hybrid cloud services solution can provide tremendous new efficiencies to an organization’s IT environment. They free internal resources to work on strategic projects rather than maintaining general applications and services infrastructure. Complexity is decreased with the latest cloud-ready architectures and infrastructure. And business agility (flexibility and speed) is greatly enhanced, which can be a competitive advantage. So what do you ask providers of hybrid … Read more

Nightmare On ERP Street: 5 Tips For Avoiding An ERP Cloud Migration Horror

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You have undertaken an ERP cloud migration project to migrate your enterprise planning (ERP) systems to the cloud. At least, that was your intention. Forget supernatural slasher horrors … those are tame compared to this nightmare scenario (at least if you’re an IT professional!): Unfortunately, your new, virtualized servers, network, and storage don’t seem to be cooperating with your ERP applications. You rush around and manage to get that snafu worked out, only to realize that the peripheral systems and portals connected to your ERP applications, aren’t. Aren’t connected, that is. Another mad rush, and you bridge those gaps. Now all the systems are talking to each other! Right? Well, y … Read more

The Best IT Blogs Of The Week: 9-24-14

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Whether you define yourself as an introvert or extrovert, many people find the fast professional world to be just plain exhausting at times. Work requires communicating with fellow employees and strangers and constantly presenting your best self to others. All of it can seem tiresome to those of us who anguish over agonizing small talk and monotonous introductions. Is there any cure out there for the shy ones who just want to thrive? Cue in Paula Marolewski: she saves the day in her article on Forbes detailing this very issue. Her solution to overcome her reservations lies in the power of the mantra. With that, we begin this week’s roundup with stories to help you reach the top of the s … Read more

DRaaS And The Cloud: The Why, What, And How Of Recovery Services

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The network cloud has become a very popular place. All kinds of services can be found there. Now, add disaster recovery to the list. It turns out that cloud service features match customer requirements for backup and recovery solutions amazingly well. Stringent security and high availability in carrier-class cloud environments have been proven and accepted. So if you’ve been waiting on these features to look into cloud services for disaster recovery, the wait is over. Cloud Service Benefits Yes, Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)—a subset of Recovery as a Service (RaaS)-- is booming because customers are feeling confident in the security and availability features in cloud inf … Read more

The Best IT Blogs Of The Week: 9-10-14

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Like, post, share, retweet, regram, go! Social media is an amazing innovation. I can connect and interact with friends all the way from Germany to California in a click. I could go on and on about the benefits of social media, but I’ll stop myself! The truth is, among all the wonders social media brings; there are some risks when you create an account, making it imperative that users stay informed and stay secure. Here’s the social media news YOU should know about: Cyber criminals are clever these days, and they’re licking their lips over your Instagram and Facebook. Even if you’ve got your social media accounts safeguarded, they’ll find another way, like using the “friend fraud” strategy. I … Read more