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 […]
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 […]
Expedient’s VP of Product Strategy, John White, participates in a security panel discussion at Juniper Networks’ NXTWORK 2017.
Multicloud is a frequently cited topic in IT trade publications these days. Multicloud is defined in a few different ways depending upon the source, but for this article, we will define multicloud as the practice of using services from multiple, heterogenous cloud services, including public, private cloud, and software as a service (SaaS). To understand multicloud, […]
Whether power or software failures, network outage or natural disaster, major data disruptions to critical business applications are the norm, not the exception. These disruptions cost companies billions of dollars annually. Why? Businesses fail to meet basic BC/DR requirements, by not establishing true IT Resilience. During our recent “Evolution of Disaster Recovery” webinar with Zerto, […]
Every year, more organizations are considering cloud computing as an alternative to traditional on-premises server, storage and network equipment. Change events that drive cloud consideration can include normal IT hardware refresh cycles, changes in company or IT leadership, new lines of business and new applications. How do these organizations compare cloud versus in-house both functionally […]
Are you honest with your organization (and yourself) about technical debt? Let’s start with a definition. Much of the historical discussion about technical debt is in software development, even though technical debt can exist across the entire technology environment. Technical debt is often described as inefficiency that compounds over time, like inefficiency related to maintainability, […]
One of the most frequent questions I hear revolves around the rise of Software as a Service (SaaS) applications. IT professionals are asking “Why shouldn’t I use all SaaS applications if I can eliminate the need for a data center, the hardware and all the tactical IT effort that goes along with it?” The answer […]