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Key Takeaways from Gartner’s 2019 Security and Risk Management Summit – The Business Case for Organizational Resilience

Posted on 06.28.2019 in Disaster Recovery, Data Security, compliance, managed services

More than 3,500 IT risk and security professionals congregated outside of Washington, D.C., recently to attend the 2019 Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit to gain the latest insights on evolving security trends and the ever-changing threat landscape. I was among the team from Expedient who were there to meet with vendors, partners, clients, and […]

The Differences Between Backups and Disaster Recovery

Posted on 06.27.2019 in Disaster Recovery, DRaaS, backups, managed services

Modern IT departments need to be able to protect their mission-critical data and quickly respond in the event of a problem in their environment.   This capability hinges on maintaining a strategy for both backups and disaster recovery.  These two capabilities are often conflated with each other but this blog post will explore the differences between […]

Are you incentivizing the wrong IT behaviors?

Posted on 05.15.2019 in IaaS, managed services, cost, digital transformation, IT Leadership

Most of the C-Suite professionals I meet with these days have moved away from the old “IT as a cost center” talk and more towards “IT as a business enabler” thinking. But C-Suite and IT leaders’ actions don’t always match up with words. From my perspective, here are the most common forms of incentivizing the […]

The State of InfoSec – A Change is Gonna Come

Posted on 04.23.2019 in Data Security, managed services

Last month, I traveled to San Francisco for one of the largest Information Security exhibitions of the year – the RSA Conference (RSAC). As a technologist, I always look forward to attending events like RSAC because they provide me with the opportunity to learn about hundreds of emerging technology solutions and gain an updated perspective […]

Are your IT skill sets the best reason for selecting enterprise cloud infrastructure?

Posted on 02.12.2019 in Cloud Computing, business outcomes, IaaS, Infrastructure as a service, managed services

Most of the organizations we meet with tell us that their IT complexity continues to increase. Infrastructure teams that continue to purchase and operate data center servers, storage and network infrastructure have dozens of choices at the beginning of each hardware refresh cycle. System software choices like hypervisors, management add-ons, automation, monitoring and predictive analytics […]

What’s the problem with Do-It-Yourself Disaster Recovery?

Posted on 01.16.2019 in Disaster Recovery, Data Security, DRaaS, business outcomes, managed services

For years, IT infrastructure teams have been designing, building, and maintaining a wide spectrum of disaster recovery (DR) solutions to recover critical information systems after an outage. Many of these do-it-yourself disaster recovery (DIYDR) approaches carry hidden risks that come to light at the worst possible time. Perhaps the biggest problem with a DIYDR approach […]

Key Takeaways from AWS re:Invent 2018

Posted on 12.06.2018 in Cloud Computing, IaaS, managed services, Multi-cloud

Nearly 50,000 technology professionals descended upon 6 convention centers in Las Vegas for this year’s AWS re:Invent conference to connect with peers and cloud experts for collaboration and learning about Amazon Web Services (AWS). Several team members from Expedient attended the week-long event to meet with partners and customers. The team participated in a variety […]

Expedient Expands Managed Service Portfolio, Unveils Cloud File Storage

Posted on 11.14.2018 in compliance, managed services, Cloud Storage

As data growth accelerates, finding smart and efficient ways to store, manage, access, and secure business-critical data becomes increasingly important. While keeping pace with constant data growth, a file storage solution must support the evolving needs of your business while meeting the rising expectations of your enterprise users who expect powerful search functionality delivered through […]

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