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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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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…

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…