Helping clients manage their technology for over 30 years.

Getting the support you need for your complex hybrid IT infrastructure

 Forging a path to IT resilience

In my last post, I described the challenges of providing support for the sort of complex hybrid IT infrastructures that have become critical for business success.

Effective support for these IT infrastructures requires both human expertise and sophisticated automated tools that can be beyond your reach.

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Support challenges facing that complex hybrid IT infrastructure of yours

 Forging a path to IT resilience

Enterprise IT infrastructures have changed dramatically in the last few years, thanks to the technical prowess and cost-efficiencies of internet communications, virtualization, and, of course, cloud computing. Continue reading

Six ways cybersecurity breaches can bring down your business

 Forging a path to IT resilience

These days, the consequences of inadequate cybersecurity have profound impacts on companies’ reputations, bottom lines, and leadership jobs. Equifax’s 2017 breach, for instance, cost $439 million, tanked its share price by 27%, and forced its CISO, CIO, and CEO to resign. Continue reading

Forging a path to IT resilience

 Forging a path to IT resilience

In my last post, I focused on wildfire, one of several kinds of disruptive threats that can quickly bring down a business and the IT infrastructure on which it critically depends.

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Wildfires are unique — and so are the ways IT must cope with them

Cloud Optimization

When it comes to the costs of natural disasters last year – what reinsurer Aon Benfield calls “perils” – wildfires ranked a distant third. Continue reading

Four cloud optimization best practices

Cloud Optimization

Just as your embrace of cloud computing has been unique, so will the approach you take to optimizing your cloud(s).

Inevitably, you’ll face the sheer complexity of emerging IT technologies as well as decisions about productively and cost-efficiently deploying and managing those technologies, and about choosing from among an ever-growing range of cloud provider options and pricing models.

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It’s time to optimize your cloud(s)

IT Integration

The great cloud computing experiment is over — because it’s been wildly successful and is now being replaced by cloud industrialization on a vast scale.

By 2021, cloud data centers will process 94% of all workloads and compute instances — and you need to be ready.
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Two steps to getting the IT talent you need

IT Integration

Despite occasional arguments that the U.S. IT talent gap is a myth, plenty of evidence (see my last post) points to what appears, in fact, to be a rather significant IT talent gap that’s particularly wide in cybersecurity, cloud computing, big data, analytics, and information management.
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Minding the IT talent gap

IT Integration

For a while now, organizations large and small have struggled to find and retain the IT skillsets they need. Two years have passed since Gartner noted, “Talent has now been recognized globally as the single biggest issue standing in the way of CIOs achieving their objectives.”

If your experience suggests the IT talent gap has intensified since 2016, you’re not alone. Among North American IT decision-makers, 75% say they face a skills shortage, and few expect it to ease over the next two years. Continue reading