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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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Managing the Hybrid Cloud Hype

By | February 7, 2016 | Cloud, Hybrid Cloud | [ 0 ]
The cloud is a hot topic of conversation in enterprise IT circles, but depending on the organization and its leaders, these environments can vary widely. Public cloud services, such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft…

Speed, Reliability and Security: 3 Corporate Network Essentials

Information technology is top-of-mind for all enterprise leaders these days, as executives continue to discover ways to boost corporate performances through IT strategy. While each company’s approach to tech will feature unique distinctions based on…

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…