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It's Very Clear: Clouds Are Getting Big

In a best-case scenario, clouds help organizations innovate and disrupt. Moreover, they frequently cut or shift costs by transferring CAPEX to OPEX.

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What's the Cloud's Role in Digital Transformation?

A new study reports that while digital transformation is a top priority for enterprises, most IT decision-makers have not fully implemented the technology needed to address initiatives that are critical to digital business. The report, "State of Digital Transformation 2016," defines digital... Read More »

How IT Leaders Can Cope With Network Sprawl

Ninety-two percent of IT professionals surveyed said that adopting cloud technologies is important to their organization's long-term business success, according to a survey by SolarWinds, an IT software firm. Yet 60 percent of the respondents said it is unlikely that their entire... Read More »

Public Cloud Helps Global Firm Grow Its Business

A move to the cloud implemented with the right partner enabled Glory Global Solutions to extricate itself from a "Tower of Babel" of  different legacy systems.

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IT Execs Are Challenged by Digital Transformation

IT leaders are grappling with how to cost-effectively transform their organization into a digital enterprise even though they are being limited by traditional enterprise thinking. Many struggle to achieve the transformation while simultaneously delivering measurable operational and business improvements and staying strategically relevant, according to a meta-study of 352 surveys analyzed by... Read More »

How Hybrid Cloud Security Can Defeat DDoS Attacks

Cyber-crime costs come from advanced cyber-threats and businesses' complacency when it comes to protection from distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. While many companies have attack-mitigation technology, they may not understand how critical a hybrid security model can be. A broad-scale and sustained DDoS attack can strain the capacity of on-premise appliances, and companies cannot... Read More »

Disaster Recovery Is Heading Into the Cloud

With relentless productivity demands, there's no time for downtime these days. Unfortunately, the vast majority of organizations spend at least an hour—if not two or more—recovering from a server failure, according to a recent survey from Quorum. Understandably, CIOs... Read More »

Software Cloud Deployment Is Ready for Primetime

With Gartner predicting that the cloud will emerge as the default option for software deployment by 2020, a clear majority of organizations have either already made this transition or are planning to do so in the near future, according to a recent survey from Adaptiva. The resulting "2016 Cloud Software... Read More »

Securing the Cloud Security From the Inside-Out

It's important to have a plan in place to protect against the most common threats to your cloud infrastructure. Understanding your vulnerabilities by thinking like an attacker and mapping your defenses to the cyber kill chain can go a long way in protecting your organization. Taking preventive actions will result in an early warning against the most common threats and help you identify a... Read More »

Why Innovation Is Moving Off-Premise

 The majority of organizations are significantly stepping up hybrid cloud initiatives—moving beyond what was once described as "solid planning" for adoption into highly coordinated, fully integrated migration initiatives, according to a recent survey from IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV). The survey report, titled "Read More »

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