Tag Archives: IT

  • Prepare your IT Staff for a Transition to the Cloud

    The cloud requires different types of skills compared to on-premises. While there’s a learning curve to cloud roles, training current staff is a better bet than competing for talent. Cloud computing can provide various benefits, such as scalability and cost savings, but only in the hands of a properly trained team. Cloud providers give businesses…

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  • Reining in and Optimizing Cloud Spending

    The fundamental advantage of using cloud services to deliver IT resources needed to support daily business operations is the flexibility they allow: on-demand applications and instant infrastructure that can be ordered, provisioned, and delivered in minutes without the delays often involved in submitting equivalent requests to internal IT departments or waiting for suitable on-premise architecture…

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  • Cloud Complexity: Why it’s Happening—and How to Deal with it

    With cloud computing on track to become the mother of all shifts, especially in regard to IT’s approaches to development and operations, we yet again face the issue of conversion mistakes—this time a hundredfold greater than previous moves to distributed computing and the web. While it’s certainly an obvious problem, the solutions are not so obvious. The…

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  • Data Center Tiers: Formulating a Strategy

    Data centers serve as the foundation for the modern enterprise. Data centers power the IT systems that run complex businesses, including servers, backup systems, telecommunications equipment, and numerous other technology components. More than 8.5 million data centers exist worldwide, and the figure in the U.S. now tops 3 million. Keeping systems up and running is…

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