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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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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…

3 Tools To Maximize And Protect Hybrid Cloud Investments

By | December 15, 2014 | Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, MPLS | [ 0 ]

By John Grady
Here are three powerful tools IT teams can employ to ensure they protect every corner of their hybrid cloud setups and maximize their investments for years to come.
The hybrid cloud is…

Unlocking The Power Of The Hybrid Cloud

By John Grady
The value of the hybrid cloud is undeniable when coupled with the corporate WAN and dedicated bandwidth.
In today’s enterprise IT, it’s not uncommon to see a diverse array of both in-house…

3 Essential Applications Performance Management (APM) Features

By John Grady
Today’s IT administrators are tasked with not only provisioning and implementing heavy-duty infrastructure components to deliver business applications and data, but are also responsible for continually evaluating the performance of their network…

XO Communications: High Speed Networking Industry Leader

By | October 16, 2014 | Cloud, Industry Trends, Networking, WAN | [ 0 ]

by John Grady
A recent article published by Wired Magazine, The Shadow Internet That’s 100 Times Faster Than Google Fiber, discusses the Energy Science Network (ESnet).  The ESnet is “a set of private pipes that…

5 Steps For Creating A Multiple Cloud Network Integration Plan

by John Grady
Developing and following a strategy that ensures your network will be able to support your business is paramount to its success. That’s no secret.  The challenge for IT departments is how to…