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Debunking the Buzzwords: What the Cloud Isn’t

Posted on October 23, 2013
Cloud Computing Buzzwords

Cloud computing has attained red carpet status as the “it” technology and, as with any popular movement, has garnered a collection of buzzwords that swarm about much like bees to a hive. Some buzzwords help us make sense of this cloud computing phenomenon; while others are like groupies, fascinated by the cloud’s notoriety and trying […]

The Care and Feeding of Your Cloud

Posted on October 09, 2013
Care and Keeping of Your Cloud

As with any technology, the value you get from the cloud will depend on how you implement and manage it. While the cloud offers many efficiencies for an organization’s IT infrastructure, it’s not advisable to take a “set it and forget it” approach. To ensure you’re following best practices for maintaining an efficient, cost-effective and […]

Virtualization and the Cloud – Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other?

Posted on October 02, 2013
Virtualization vs Cloud

So often, we hear the terms “virtualization” and “cloud computing” used interchangeably. While both serve to maximize computing resources, there is a distinct difference between the two technologies: Virtualization is part of a physical infrastructure. Cloud computing is a service. With virtualization, infrastructure resources like computing environments, operating systems, storage devices or network components are […]

The Five Questions Standing Between You and the Cloud

Posted on September 25, 2013
Moving to the Cloud

Once you’ve built your business case for the cloud and have been given the green light from your executive team, you’ll want to take the time to carefully evaluate potential cloud service providers in order to identify the one that meets the most crucial needs of your organization.  While every company has its own specific […]

Compliance and Information Governance in the Cloud – It Really Does Matter

Posted on September 18, 2013

Even rocket scientists can’t be expected to get everything right. A recent article from Infosecurity Magazine reveals that, despite being recognized as a pioneer in cloud computing, an audit conducted by The NASA Office of Inspector General showed several areas in which the organization falls short – specifically in terms of compliance, security and information […]

Five Tips for Building a Case for the Cloud

Posted on September 11, 2013

You know the benefits that your organization will reap by moving to the cloud. Now it’s time to convince the C-suite. Regardless of the size of your organization or the scope of your project, advocating for change can be daunting, especially when there are multiple influencers and decision-makers involved. Taking the time to prepare a […]

Infographic: IT Bet Big on the Cloud and it Paid Off

Posted on September 04, 2013

According to a recent survey of global IT leaders, companies are getting the promised benefits of the cloud and are looking to increase adoption. Some companies are still hesitant to move to the cloud for all the usual reasons – security, privacy/legal, and the mission-critical nature of certain applications – but there seem to be […]