cloud computing

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 […]

Should your organization’s applications influence which cloud platforms you use?

Posted on 04.15.2019 in Cloud Computing, IaaS, private cloud, public cloud, Multi-cloud, Enterprise Cloud

Your software applications are the tools that enable your information technology to meet critical business requirements.  What applications you choose influences staff productivity, cost management, flexibility in customer service, business transformation, and more. And, for a growing number of companies, the list of applications used in the business, also known as the application portfolio, can […]

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 […]

Key Attributes of a CIO – Lessons Learned from Central Ohio IT Leaders.org

Posted on 01.16.2019 in IT Leadership

Launched in 2017, Central Ohio IT Leaders.org is a peer group that meets monthly to network, discuss ideas, learn from experienced speakers, and establish collaborative relationships with the goal of nurturing the next generation of Columbus IT leadership. Several times throughout the year, the peer group will host CIO guest speakers to discuss various aspects […]

What are the key decision points for selecting your cloud computing platform?

Posted on 11.13.2018 in Cloud Computing, IaaS, hybrid cloud, digital transformation

What are the key decision points for selecting your cloud computing platform? It’s a trick question. Few organizations can adopt a single cloud platform to solve all their computing needs.  Even small organizations who run pure software-as-a-service (SaaS) environments find themselves using multiple cloud platforms to deliver the applications they need to support their products […]

Five Strategies to Mitigate Cloud Risk

Posted on 10.01.2018 in Cloud Computing, Data Centers, Data Security, IaaS, compliance

In a recent Gartner survey of risk, audit, and compliance executives, cloud computing ranked as the top risk concern. More specifically, these executives emphasized the potential of unauthorized access to sensitive or restricted information stored in the cloud, and the possibility that cloud-hosted data could be rendered inaccessible due to a service disruption on the […]

Designing Expedient Enterprise Cloud

Posted on 09.24.2018 in IaaS, public cloud, Enterprise Cloud

September 2018 marks a milestone for Expedient. The release of Expedient Enterprise Cloud is the culmination of thousands of hours in evaluations, education, training, beta testing, product roadmap shaping, advisory boards, design sessions, and acceptance testing from Expedient Support and Delivery engineers.  As I reflect on the past several years of work, I want to […]

The Perfect Fit in a Cloud Provider

Posted on 09.16.2014 in Cloud Computing

What is the difference between a partner and a vendor, and how do you find the perfect fit in a prospective cloud provider? When it comes to cloud providers, there are two kinds of organizations: partners and vendors. A traditional cloud vendor cloud vendortypically sells resources in pre-determined packages. As a result, unless your resource […]

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