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About John Grady

I'm a senior manager for segment marketing for XO and responsible for assisting the XO Carrier Services sales team with expanding its revenue base by virtue of discrete segmentation, customer outreach, as well as the development of inventive marketing programs targeting wholesale customers.

I hold a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Richmond and an MBA from George Washington University. I enjoy spending time with family and friends as well as playing golf.

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Executive Leaders Share Hybrid Cloud Aspirations

By | September 20, 2015 | Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, Unified Communications | [ 0 ]
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 of flexibility of…

The Emergence of Hybrid Cloud Architectures

A recent study by IDC revealed that 86 percent of enterprises are likely to connect to four or more cloud service providers within the next two years. Why? Because there is real value in a…

Let shadow IT guide infrastructure development

By | February 12, 2015 | Cloud, Shadow IT | [ 0 ]
By John Grady  With a flexible attitude toward application adoption and infrastructure development, this generation’s leaders can harness the momentum of shadow IT. Perceived as bringing security and performance risk to the enterprise environment, employee-driven…

Small businesses must confront shadow IT head on

By | February 10, 2015 | Cloud, Shadow IT | [ 0 ]
By John Grady Will SMBs fall victim to a cyber-crisis or find a way to snuff out the shadows for a stronger, more cohesive IT strategy? Shadow IT is a controversial phenomenon sweeping the enterprise…

Connecting to the Cloud: Stop Fighting the Shadows

By | February 5, 2015 | Cloud, Shadow IT | [ 0 ]
By John Grady Decision-makers can shift gears into a new era of cooperative shadow IT by embracing services such as AWS Direct Connect. While cloud computing has empowered a new generation of enterprise end users…

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…

3 Benefits Of The Cloud For Small Businesses (SMBs)

By | January 5, 2015 | Cloud, Cloud Computing, Hybrid Cloud | [ 0 ]
By John Grady Here are three benefits of cloud resources that are particular to the needs of SMBs. The cloud has received plenty of acclaim and attention in the enterprise landscape, as big businesses leveraging…