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IT simplification – What approaches are succeeding?

Posted on 06.29.2018 in Cloud Computing, Virtual Colocation, private cloud, public cloud

Many IT strategists today are promoting the simplification of IT as a path to better business outcomes. The consensus among them is that complexity can hurt business. Siegel + Gale’s Global Simplicity Index says the world’s top 200 companies lose about 10% of their profits every year due to excess complexity. The SAP whitepaper “Leading […]

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 […]

Why Are So Many Companies Adopting a Multicloud Strategy?

Posted on 11.27.2017 in Cloud Computing, SaaS, private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud

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, […]

Apples to apples: How are you comparing cloud to on-premises IT?

Posted on 10.25.2017 in Cloud Computing, Data Centers, private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud, On Premise Cloud, On Premises Cloud, Expedient

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 […]

What are the Best Use Cases for the On Premises Data Center?

Posted on 03.29.2017 in Cloud Computing, Data Centers, private cloud, On Premises Cloud
What are the Best Use Cases for the On Premises Data Center?

On Premises Data Center What are the practical use cases for an on premises (in-house) data center? When does it make sense to maintain hardware in a data center that is located in your office building or a leased office building? Here are the most common: Leveraging your on premises data center investment – You’ve […]

On Premises IT Infrastructure and the Hidden Threat of Technology Lock-In

Posted on 02.28.2017 in Cloud Computing, Data Centers, private cloud

On Premises IT Infrastructure Does your on premises IT infrastructure increase your risk of staying with a technology long after it provides value to your organization? Let’s look at a typical scenario. You’re a CIO or IT director that has finally secured funding for a disaster recovery project; something beyond the backup tapes and off-site […]

The Importance of a Defined Cloud Strategy

Posted on 02.01.2017 in Cloud Computing, private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud

Cloud Strategy Migrating your company’s IT infrastructure to the cloud can be a daunting task, but as technology and the IT industry evolve, it may be a task that can’t be put off forever. However, lacking a well-defined cloud strategy can impede your company’s transition to the cloud or halt it altogether. But where do […]

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