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Secure Your Migration to the Cloud

Secure Your Migration to the Cloud

Five best practices for ensuring that your cloud strategy keeps things safe and secure. So, you may be asking, how do I take advantage of the cloud and keep my IT environment secure? It is indeed possible to achieve a robust security posture in the cloud. But there’s no denying that in many ways, doing […]

Moving ERP to the Cloud in Seven Simple Steps

Moving ERP to the Cloud in Seven Simple Steps

Transferring an entire ERP to the cloud is a massive and challenging task. Here’s how to make the job easier and less risky. Image: Thodonal – stock.adobe.com As ERP providers shift their focus to cloud-based Software as a Service models, a growing number of enterprises are evaluating their current ERP solutions and wondering if now […]

8 Challenges DevOps Faces Today

8 Challenges DevOps Faces Today

DevOps adoption is growing – and facing some growing pains, including a fair share of cultural issues. 1 of 9 If you’re an enterprise IT leader, chances are good that you’ve at least heard of DevOps. In fact, your organization has likely experimented with at least some DevOps techniques. In the 2018 Interop State of […]

Ease Disaster Recovery Drama with Communication Plan

Ease Disaster Recovery Drama with Communication Plan

You can do a lot to take the edge off people’s concerns, maintain the company’s reputation, and minimize any long-term damage when you put a plan in place. When developing and testing a disaster recovery (DR) plan, it’s easy to focus on the tech side of things. But thinking about the larger business needs is […]

The Staying Power of Legacy Systems

The Staying Power of Legacy Systems

Yes, there are good reasons for some companies to stick with their legacy systems, at least to a point. Several years ago, I was working with a cloud services company in the oil and gas sector. The company’s CEO recounted to me how his company had begun its commercial cloud service with Intel-based generic servers […]

Seven Ways to Jump-Start AI

Seven Ways to Jump-Start AI

Artificial intelligence can offer competitive advantages, but it’s not easy to drive success without understanding how to overcome the challenges. Artificial intelligence will change the way we live, work and play. In the process, it will challenge existing businesses, create new ones and fundamentally shift the economy. There’s no shortage of reports on enterprises investing […]

3 Automation Technologies to Transform Your IT Department

3 Automation Technologies to Transform Your IT Department

It’s time the world of IT embraces new automation technology within its own day-to-day work. Today’s IT teams are lean and overloaded with too much work. On top of that, much of their to-do list is backed up and progress is slow due to reactive issues and reoccurring needs from across the company, such as […]

An IT Pro’s View: Why Interop is a Unique IT Conference

An IT Pro’s View: Why Interop is a Unique IT Conference

A returning visitor to Interop in Las Vegas outlines what sets the conference apart from so many other technology events. I’ve been attending technical trade shows and conferences since 2003. Over that time, I’ve witnessed a dramatic shift in the style and content these conferences deliver. Instead of being focused on problems that we face […]

5 Can’t-Miss Interop Sessions for Networking Pros

5 Can’t-Miss Interop Sessions for Networking Pros

Preparing for his trip to Interop in Las Vegas, an InterOptic exec shares his recommendations for sessions to attend. If you’re not already planning to attend Interop this year (May 20 – 23 in Las Vegas), here’s my plug: Go. Branded as “The Unbiased IT Conference,” it’s a yearly gathering of thinkers who offer a […]

Six DevOps Misconceptions Debunked – InformationWeek

Six DevOps Misconceptions Debunked – InformationWeek

The road to DevOps success is littered with myths and misconceptions. Here are the largest potholes you need to avoid. Image: anathomy – stock.adobe.com While DevOps is firmly grounded in reality, numerous myths and misconceptions have grown up around the concept, several of which have prevented organizations from getting the most out of their teams. […]