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Six Strategies to Reduce Cybersecurity Risk

Posted on 10.29.2018 in Data Security, managed services

As part of cybersecurity awareness month, IDG recently released its 2018 U.S. State of Cybercrime Study. The study underscored the reality that businesses of all sizes still struggle to effectively protect data and critical IT infrastructure from various cybersecurity threats – both external and internal. While most companies are steadily increasing the amount of time […]

Support GDPR Compliance with Expedient

Posted on 10.23.2018 in Data Security, compliance, managed services

WHAT IS GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation (effective May 2018) is a law designed to strengthen the data protection rights of individuals within the European Union (EU). GDPR applies not only to businesses located in the EU, but also to businesses that offer goods and services to individuals located in the EU. The expansive […]

With Push Button DR, Disaster Recovery Testing Doesn’t Have to be a Four-letter Word

Posted on 09.06.2018 in Disaster Recovery, Infrastructure Availability, DRaaS, managed services

We all know that recovery planning for disasters is an important task for organizations of all sizes and industries. This can be a time-consuming and complicated process, but many organizations do eventually create a plan that meets their recovery objectives. “Ahh, now we can sleep better at night!” these IT and business leaders tell themselves. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Should the Information Technology team be tasked with reducing the cost of IT?

Posted on 03.26.2018 in Data Centers, Data Security, managed services

On a recent episode of data center podcast The Hot Aisle, Mark Thiele of Apcera talked about the dangerous belief among some business leaders that IT is created to reduce the cost of IT.  Sounds ridiculous, but it happens in so many organizations that this belief deserves more attention. Certainly, a good IT department has a […]

How are you keeping IT aligned with the business?

Posted on 02.12.2018 in Infrastructure as a service, managed services

Information technology organizations have been pursuing business-IT alignment for as long as businesses have used computers.  Wikipedia defines business-IT alignment as: A dynamic state in which a business organization can use information technology to achieve business objectives – typically improved financial performance or marketplace competitiveness.  Some definitions focus more on outcomes, like the ability of […]

Expedient and VMware Help TIC Gums Modernize Their Infrastructure with Expedient’s On-Site Private Cloud with DRaaS

Posted on 01.08.2018 in Cloud Computing, Infrastructure Availability, Data Security, IaaS, managed services, private cloud, On Premise Cloud, On Premises Cloud, digital transformation, VMware

TIC Gums is using Expedient’s On-Site Private Cloud with Disaster Recovery as a Service to meet several business objectives, including the modernization and migration of its aging IT infrastructure and the creation and implementation of a disaster recovery plan and solution. By placing an Expedient private cloud point of delivery (POD) on-site at TIC Gums’ […]

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