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3 of the Biggest Digital Infrastructure Challenges for 2020
From edge computing to artificial intelligence (AI), changes to our digital infrastructures are constant. Far from being in a back office server room, today’s operational infrastructures are everywhere — edge locations, in the cloud, collocated, and…
The Challenge of Distributed Cloud Architecture
A distributed cloud-connected architecture allocates IT assets across multiple redundant systems encompassing on-premise, cloud, and everything in-between. There are many benefits to not putting all your IT eggs in one basket, but there also are…
Coming to a City Near You: Ransomware
Ransomware is perhaps one of the most troubling of all black hat hacker threats. The idea that an external hacker bent on malfeasance can penetrate a network and lock down an infrastructure until a ransom is paid is terrifying. It’s also shocking to…
Is Blockchain Normalizing?
Blockchain has become a buzzword as evocative as the phrase “artificial intelligence.” Every marketer throws out blockchain as the hottest technology, but the reality is, it’s often used more like a keyword over a real-time, actionable technology…
CEOs and Enterprise IT Strategy
Digital transformation has changed more than our processes and products; it’s changed the job descriptions of everyone from front line personnel to the c-suite. Enterprise chief executive officers (CEOs), for example, have evolved beyond managing to…
Transparency in the Age of Coronavirus
If you’re in executive leadership today, it’s safe to assume that the world is watching. It’s also a solid assumption that economic and crisis management experts will review this time period for years to come to learn what works and what doesn’t in…
New Year, New Challenges for CIOs
Digital transformation has certainly been a source of disruption among technology leaders — and that’s not expected to change any time soon. Digital technology will continue to heavily impact organizations throughout the next decade, but it is the…
Best Practices for Robotics Process in Organizations
Many enterprise organizations are leveraging robotics process automation (RPA) to automate workflows, reduce costs, and improve worker efficiency. Automation is controversial; even the idea of automation can cause anxiety among employees who worry…
5 Healthcare Technology Trends to Watch in 2020
Advances in digital technology have shaped the way many industries conduct business and interact with their customers — and healthcare is no different. The healthcare industry is undergoing a digital transformation, but it is by no means complete.…
Making “Cents” of Hybrid IT
More than a decade after the cloud became a stable figurehead in the IT universe, enterprise organizations finally embraced the model. Today, most large-scale organizations have adopted hybrid and multi-cloud models to modernize their remaining on-…
Operational Overhead and Hybrid IT
80% of all enterprise workloads will be in the cloud by 2025, according to Oracle. Enterprise organizations are increasingly establishing hybrid IT models to maximize their existing in-house equipment while using the cloud to stay more agile and…
The Rise of Hybrid IT Models in Organizations: Optimize Maximum ROI
Enterprise organizations are increasingly seeking hybrid IT models that incorporate both in-house technology resources and cloud-based services. It’s the opposite of the risk-laden “eggs in one basket” approach. The hybrid cloud market is expected…
The Benefits of Applying Quantum Computing to Machine Learning
Quantum computing is (almost) here. In October, Google’s quantum computing lab took just minutes to solve a math problem that would have taken 10 millennia for a supercomputer. Or, at least that’s what they reported. In rebuttal, IBM publicly…
Why Machine Learning Matters to Your IT Stack
There will come a time when machine learning algorithms normalize within the developer stack. Today, machine learning is a growing specialization in computer science. Like the application program interface (API) layer, the science inherent in…
AWS Fargate: Run Containers Without Managing Servers or Clusters
Containerization is about to get an upgrade. Although the idea of running deployments in the protected environments found in Docker, Kubernetes, or Amazon’s Elastic Container Service (ECS) is attractive, in practice, there have been a few…
Prioritizing IT for Speed and Agility
Adopting agility into stodgy enterprise technology infrastructures is the new imperative for CIOs. The push is to change best practices, product delivery, and the overall end-user experience to better model many of the startup organizations that…
Achieving IT Financial Transparency
It’s no secret that IT has moved beyond just keeping the lights on. Today’s IT infrastructures require more than budget management and cost allocation. CIOs now need a transparent framework for managing multiyear projects aimed at digital…
Impact of Cloud on IT Service Management
IT service management (ITSM) firms work to employ a set of best practices to efficiently manage technology architectures. The cloud became a huge disruptor for ITSM by virtualizing the large physical data center into architectures infinitely more…
Building the Best Hybrid Cloud for Your Business
Today, the majority of enterprise organizations have at least part of their data in a cloud-based model. This article will help you understand the popular hybrid cloud architectures and what your business needs to know to build and deploy this…
The Key to Secure Cloud Migrations
Securing data in transit is just as important as the security of data at rest. We know that the benefits of storing and leveraging data in the cloud is the scalability and accessibility that comes with these models. There are dozens of articles…
In-House vs. Outsourced IT Security
Preventable security breaches cost American companies millions annually. Most C-suite execs are well aware of the risks of data insecurity simply because some of the biggest names in commerce are making the news for all the wrong reasons. Big…
Automation Doesn’t Always Mean a Staff Reduction
Moves to automate certain processes within a company can sometimes feel like a covert operation. Employees can be wary of automation because high levels of automation often go hand in hand with layoffs. But does automation always mean cutting…
Will Quantum Computing Replace the Cloud?
Quantum computing used to be the stuff of science fiction, but this technology seems to now be hurtling toward science reality. With the waves that cloud computing created in the business world, everyone wants to stay ahead on the latest and…
After a Disaster, Get Back to Business Faster with the Cloud
Between more frequent fires, hurricanes, and other extreme weather events, ensuring that your company has an up-to-date disaster recovery plan is more important than ever. In addition, if you still manage a large number of business-critical…
Avoid Runaway Cloud Infrastructure Costs
Businesses are turning to cloud services to reduce costs, but sometimes this strategy can backfire. This is especially true when you’re making a massive shift from an on-premises IT infrastructure to a partially or entirely cloud-based…
Strategies for Dealing with the IT Talent Shortage
If you’ve tried to hire for an IT position recently, you may have found the task a little more difficult than expected for a sector driving billions of dollars of the economy. The IT talent shortage is nothing new, and the problem won’t be…
Is Your Mainframe Dragging Your Business Down?
“Mainframe” doesn’t make many headlines these days. This could be because mainframes are a relatively “traditional” way of hosting large IT infrastructure and data processing. Another reason might be that innovations in the space are starting to…
Understanding the Cost and Benefits of IaaS
Costs are almost always top of mind when an enterprise considers new technology. This approach is sensible for most sourcing strategies. But when it comes to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), it’s also important to consider the technology’s…