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Category: Cloud

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…

Network Enabled Cloud solution coordinates multi-cloud environments

By | February 3, 2015 | Cloud, Hybrid Cloud | [ 0 ]
By John Hanton  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…

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.…

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…