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The State of Shadow IT in 2016

As we’ve talked about before, Shadow IT occurs when internal information is shared without explicit organizational approval. In the past, Shadow IT was limited to a few digitally savvy employees, who would have to purchase hardware from office supply stores and plan their attacks. Today however, internal employees can utilize applications in the cloud such […]

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Stealth Cloud – Arming IT Professionals with the Ability to Manage Shadow IT

There are public clouds, private clouds, community clouds, and hybrid clouds – and now, a recent term has been coined for “the stealth cloud”. As the name suggests, it is a secretive, sly cloud of information gathered from shadow IT and shared by business users without the knowledge or support of the IT department. It […]

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Measuring Application Performance as a Baseline Before Migrating to the Cloud

Assessing applications for cloud readiness allows your business to determine what applications can be deployed to the cloud environment and what models (public, private, or hybrid) can support your migration. When beginning your assessment, it often makes sense to start with applications that use minimal sensitive information (as these will be lower-risk) or by making a […]

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The Journey from Cloud Discovery to Cloud Migration

What role does discovery planning play in the migration process? A huge one. The discovery phase is arguably the most important phase because it sets the foundation for the rest of the migration journey. In discovery, you’ll find all the interdependencies between your applications and any application requirements (infrastructure components, server and application dependencies, etc.) […]

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The Fundamentals of Identifying Interdependent Applications

As technology evolves, business processes increasingly rely on service applications and devices, both for employee operation and customer service. But, with the rise of virtual data centers, it is becoming more difficult to track the relationships of these service applications and devices and also to see how their dependencies correlate with the output of the […]

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Data Center Modernization for Mobility, Security, and Data Transformation

It is important for management to assess all infrastructures to get a broad view of organizational issues and areas that would benefit from modernization. This includes looking at overall organizational needs, economic trends, and technology drivers. It has been proven time and time again that data center modernization and consolidation give businesses the opportunity to […]

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The Importance of a Collaborative Effort with the IT Department in Cloud Migration Decisions

Conventionally, the role of the IT department was to run systems and churn out reports. Everyone essentially stuck to their specialties. However, with the cloud, the role of IT is evolving and the correlation between the strength of your IT department and your competitive position is becoming more relevant than ever. In today’s environment, technology […]

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The IT Professional’s Guide to Getting Started with Cloud Migration

Know your App Inventory First and foremost, it’s important to have a good grasp on your application inventory and the applications that are driving your business. What makes a computing environment complicated is that there could be hundreds of these applications with thousands of dependencies that are difficult to untangle. Most data centers have evolved […]

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What IT Professionals Need to Know About Cloud Technology in 2016

Every minute of every day: 47,000 apps are downloaded from the App Store, 100,000 tweets are sent, $272,000 is spent by consumers online, and 571 websites are created. Take a minute to let that sink in. It’s an incredible time to be in the IT industry considering the exponential growth of technology and the endless […]

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Management and the Cloud: How to Lead your Company Towards a Successful Cloud Migration

For CEOs, cloud computing creates opportunities to innovate more quickly and to deepen ties with partnerships and customers. Today, businesses are not asking if, but when they will migrate to the cloud. Because the chief executive officer sets the tone for cloud strategies to deliver competitive gains and grow the business, it’s at the utmost […]

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