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Hybrid cloud security demands total network unity

By | January 27, 2015 | Cloud Computing, Hybrid Cloud | [ 0 ]

By Sam Koetter 
While more business leaders are accepting hybrid cloud deployments as the optimal choice in data center provisioning, the security challenges that accompany these strategies are still a issue for IT administrators everywhere.
Cloud environments are becoming increasingly diverse in both purpose and scope, requiring that IT leaders piece together complex network architectures to maximize the value of their investments. For a national organization, servers and storage units may be spread across the country, housed in the data…

3 Powerful ways to maximize UC investments

By Sheldon Smith
Here are three ways that companies can boost the effectiveness of their UC deployments and make the most of these IT investments.

Unified communications is an integral part of the modern enterprise…

5 steps to map out a future in the cloud

By John Grady
Decision-makers must create a painstakingly thorough roadmap that details a crystal-clear progression away from legacy systems and toward the off-premise promised land.

For most of today’s enterprise IT decision-makers, all eyes are…

How to unlock the secret benefits of shadow IT

By | January 15, 2015 | Cloud, Communications, Shadow IT | [ 0 ]

By Sam Koetter
Enterprise leaders often fail to recognize the other side of the coin when it comes to shadow IT: the innovation and creativity that results from the use of the cloud. 
In most…

Executive Leaders Share Hybrid Cloud Aspirations

By Stephanie Hoaglund
Across sectors, organizations are seeing first-hand just how customizable and agile their off-premise solutions can be.
At the dawn of the cloud revolution, many IT decision-makers found themselves disappointed by the lack…

Send Unified Communications Resources to the Cloud to Maximize Value

By Sheldon Smith
The cloud offers a haven of simplicity and power for a converged UC deployment.
Communications tools, whether they be physical, digital or somewhere in between, are core drivers of collaboration and productivity…

Hybrid Cloud Transforms The Wide Area Network (WAN)

By | January 6, 2015 | Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, MPLS, WAN | [ 0 ]

It’s time for the hybrid cloud to return to form, and an intelligent WAN can piece it back together better than ever before.
There’s no shortage of enthusiasm surrounding cloud resources in the enterprise environment,…