Cloud Computing

In the Eye of the Storm: Dodging Disaster with Expedient’s Push Button DR

Posted on 06.13.2018 in Cloud Computing, Disaster Recovery, DRaaS, Expedient

With Category 5 Hurricane Irma bearing down on its headquarters in Clearwater, Florida, Bouchard Insurance’s Director of Information Technology made a critical decision to preemptively failover his entire network to a backup site over 1,000 miles away – ensuring total business continuity and the safety and security of Bouchard employees, and averting an IT disaster. […]

Expedient’s Support for GDPR Compliance

Posted on 06.04.2018 in Cloud Computing, Data Security, compliance, managed services, Expedient

The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became effective May 25, 2018, and with it came a flurry of privacy policy notification updates from websites, other digital publishers, and more, all of whom are tasked with ensuring that any sensitive user data collected on EU residents — even as a sub-processor — is […]

Is multi-cloud strategy a sensible approach for your organization?

Posted on 05.22.2018 in Cloud Computing, On Premises Cloud, Multi-cloud

IT strategy is more complex than ever, thanks to all the software as a service (SaaS), cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and multiple platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings available today. In the past few years, cloud-first strategies proliferated resulting in hybrid IT environments in which some computing workloads were outsourced and others were not. Reasons for […]

Expedient President Discusses Company’s Growth Strategy

Posted on 05.07.2018 in Cloud Computing, Data Centers, DRaaS, IaaS, Infrastructure as a service, Expedient

With a success strategy focused on organic growth, Expedient has expanded from two dozen employees and one data center in 2003 to now comprise nearly 300 employees and 11 data centers in seven cities, all of which offer award-winning infrastructure as a service and managed services. Our President & COO Shawn McGorry talked with the […]

How will FASB lease accounting standard changes impact technology infrastructure procurement?

Posted on 05.02.2018 in Cloud Computing, Infrastructure Availability, IaaS

Off-balance-sheet operating lease financing is used by many companies to manage spend on IT infrastructure.  Many companies use this vehicle, also known as an operating lease, to flatten IT infrastructure spend and minimize risk of asset ownership. But the leasing rules are changing.  The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and International Accounting Standards Board are […]

Healthcare’s Requirements for a Cloud Services Provider

Posted on 04.02.2018 in Cloud Computing, Data Security, managed services
Healthcare’s Requirements for a Cloud Services Provider

While data security and availability is imperative for any organization, it is especially true for those in the healthcare industry, whose access to personally identifiable information (PII) such as birthdates and social security numbers requires strong data security measures – and can present security concerns and complexities as these organizations seek to move to the […]

Why does cloud infrastructure seem complex to the business?

Posted on 02.01.2018 in Cloud Computing, Infrastructure Availability, IaaS, On Premise Cloud

When we meet with companies to discuss the value of migrating from traditional on-premises IT to cloud infrastructure, business stakeholders and financial teams are often skeptical.  Historically, these stakeholders have viewed the IT budgets and project plans in terms of previous budgets and transactions. When companies previously bought hardware, software and implementation services, the shopping […]

Moving to cloud – what sort of resistance can you expect from your organization?

Posted on 12.22.2017 in Cloud Computing, business outcomes, private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud, On Premise Cloud

When an organization changes how it attacks a business problem, it’s quite common for these changes to be met with resistance.  Information Technology is no exception.  Switching from traditional servers, storage, and other on premises IT equipment to cloud versions of these services often triggers resistance from leadership, finance, IT, and end users. Here’s a […]

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