December 2014 Newsletter

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A Diet for Big Data Growth: Cloud Recovery Emerges

The enormous amount of electronic information your datacenter handles on a daily basis is overwhelming. In fact, from now until 2020, the digital universe is expected to practically double every two years, according to a study sponsored by EMC. That’s the equivalent of more than 5,200 gigabytes of data for every man, woman, and child […]


Direct Relief Relies on Sungard AS

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From its humble beginnings in 1948, Direct Relief today ranks among the country’s most effective humanitarian assistance organizations. A global operation, the nonprofit brings critically needed medicine and medical supplies to millions of people who are affected by poverty, natural disasters and civil unrest. Direct Relief pursues its mission from its warehouse and office in […]..


Building a Resilient Cyber Security Program

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October was National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a nationwide campaign focused on building cyber resilience into our businesses, schools, and personal lives. Aside from being aware of cyber security breaches and threats, the U.S. government wants every American to take action to become more resilient to cyber-attacks, and for companies large and small to build […]..

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SAP Cloud Platform Debuts

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Sungard AS refreshed our SAP product offering with the deployment of a new cloud platform specifically designed and optimized for hosting SAP applications. The Sungard AS “SAP Cloud” is available immediately in both the Philadelphia and Aurora, Colorado, Cloud facilities and will be deployed in Mississauga, Ontario, later this year. The SAP Cloud uses high […]..


INSIDER Voices Presents Chris Ortbals

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Chris Ortbals, vice president of Services Product Management, handles global responsibility for Sungard AS’ Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Recovery-as-a-Service and Production Services. Ortbals joined Sungard AS in September 2014 with 13 years of network, managed services, hosting and cloud computing experience. Previously, he served as senior vice president of Enterprise Operations at Cbeyond Inc., which he joined in […]..

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The 10 Hardest Things to Change in IT

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Information technology (IT) would be easy – if our co-workers didn’t get in the way. And that doesn’t just mean non-tekkie end users who don’t know any better… it also includes my fellow IT folk who darn well ought to know better. (As a 34-year veteran of IT, I think I’ve earned the right to […]..

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News & Events

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Why Disaster Recovery Planning Can Save Lives CIO Magazine – 12.11.14 Ric Jones – CIO of LifeShare Blood Centers, a Sungard AS client – describes how having a strong disaster recovery backup system in place helps his company save lives by keeping critical data safe and always available. Chris Ortbals, VP of Product Management at […]..

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