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Defining Modern IT And The 21st Century CIO

As an anthropologist studying the behavior of the various tribes operating in the contemporary workplace I observe evolving patterns of word use, abuse and non-use. I was very surprised to discover that just about EVERY discipline [e.g., art, literature, theatre, politics, marketing, publishing, entertainment and finance] extensively and intensively make use of the word “modern”. […]

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Author: Sarah Hamilton on

Do Your Homework Before Shopping for Hybrid Cloud Computing Services

Hybrid cloud computing 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 […]

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Managing Your Crisis Management: 5 Ways To Get Ahead Of The Mess

Most crisis management plans kick in after an event has occurred. But there’s also an aspect to crisis management that can (and should) take place before any incident happens. The fact is, current mechanisms for predictive analysis, modeling, and forecasting – coupled with availability of data – allow organizations to identify and respond to events […]

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

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 […]

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Author: Sue Poremba on

Information Security In Higher Education: The 5 Things You Need To Know

Over the past few years, there’s been an increase in data breaches on college campuses all over the country, seemingly signaling an information security crisis in higher education. In recent months, the University of Maryland, Butler University, Iowa State University and Indiana University are just a few of the schools that have reported data breaches. […]

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Author: Sarah Hamilton on

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

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. […]

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