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Managed Hybrid Cloud Computing: The "New" Outsourcing
Traditional outsourcing offers clients an option that allows a service provider to control and run a given infrastructure function on your company’s behalf. If you look at traditional data center outsourcing for instance, it typically consists of a…
Lead or Get Left Behind: How CIOs are Driving Digital Transformation
Consumer behavior has made a dramatic shift in the past decade, and within the IT industry, adapting to this shift has become a vital component to maintaining relevancy. Consumers have become more demanding and impatient than ever before; constantly…
How to Achieve and Manage Agile Transformation
The large majority of modern enterprises have begun to pursue agile transformation in an effort to better support today’s digital business demands. However, achieving agile is not as simple as implementing a new application into your infrastructure…
Hyperconverged Infrastructure: Modernizing Your IT Strategy
  Seems like only yesterday that servers, storage area networks (SANs), and virtualization were the topics of discussion in IT; and now, fast forward a few years, hyperconvergence is taking center stage. Hyperconvergence, which simply didn’t exist…
Virtualization and the Modern Enterprise
No piece of wisdom has ever been more true than, ‘the only thing that doesn’t change is change itself’, and in terms of the modern enterprise, this phrase could not more be applicable. As people, businesses, and technology advance, so too does the…
IT Transformation: Prepare Changes to How to Deliver IT Infrastructure
A somewhat ambiguous term in the industry, ‘IT transformation’ is used for a number of reasons.  IT transformation is most often used when making a significant change with the goal to improve capabilities, reduce IT costs, and/or mitigate risk.  If…
Achieving Greater Organizational Agility Through IT Service Providers
Achieving greater organizational agility and flexibility is an area of ongoing focus for many IT organizations. In addition, it has become critically important to an enterprise’s success to have the ability to adapt to a change in market, customer,…
Helping CIOs Manage Priorities
As the IT landscape continues to evolve and progress, so too does the need for CIOs to adapt to shifts in market and business demands. CIO’s play a large role in the strategic alignment of IT with business, overseeing the implementation of newer and…
Transforming Your IT Cost Center to an IT Value Provider
IT departments are always challenged to reduce costs and improve services year over year.  In past years, the IT department added value by selecting, installing and maintaining IT hardware and software to be reliable, available and secure.  With…
Meet Your Next Technology Partner – IT Sourcing Advisors
The IT landscape has changed dramatically from what we were dealing with just a few years ago.  There are more service delivery options, more vendors and more pricing models for you to consider than ever before.  How do you sift through all of…
Benefits of Mainframe Outsourcing When Faced With An Aging Workforce
As the age of retirement approaches for the mainframe workforce, an entire knowledge-base is at risk of being lost forever. There are many companies, such as financial institutions, insurance carriers and telecommunications corporations, that rely…
Is Your IT Governance Misaligned?
IT governance is all about how your IT is structured, managed, and overseen, and while it may still be a relatively new discipline or job focus, it is an important part of an overall corporate governance strategy. Without a good IT governance…
Reducing Outsourcing Security Risks
  When evaluating different outsourcing options and determining which one is best for you, something that must be taken into consideration is security and any potential risks associated with the outsourcing decision. Security is always a concern…
Market Insight: Achieving the Best Price and Service from Providers
As IT leaders, we are often interested in what other CIOs are doing, and what’s going on in the industry.  We attend conferences, network with other IT leaders, and read blogs and articles on social media.  There is a tremendous amount of…
Does Mainframe Outsourcing Still Make Sense In the Cloud Era?
One of the most unexpected developments of computing in the 21st century is the distributed nature of technology. It was a given that computers in personal, micro, and mainframe formats would continue to grow more powerful over time. What no one…
Risks of Operating Your Own Enterprise Data Center
Psychologically, there’s an inherent sense of control and security that comes from owning and operating your own data center. Obviously the biggest advantage is one of convenience. This is your data center, it is at your beck and call, and its sole…
Is Enterprise Cloud Computing Safe?
Cloud computing is being incorporated into many corporate data infrastructures in recent years, and it’s easy to see why. By moving data—and even computational power—over to the Internet and allowing this information and functionality to exist…
Critical Steps to Take for Successful Mainframe Outsourcing
The decision to go with mainframe outsourcing is a large one, and, ultimately beneficial to a company from both a cost effectiveness and efficiency standpoint. But these benefits will only come with good understanding and proper planning for the…
Common Fears When Considering Moving to an Outsourced Data Center
The decision to outsource a data center rather than maintain one yourself can be quite beneficial for a company in the long run, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. After all, running and maintaining your own data center is an immensely complex task…
How Mainframe Outsourcing Can Boost ROI
  It’s no secret that more and more companies are turning to mainframe outsourcing as a valuable business solution. Since many of the key applications have evolved over the years to meet increasingly intense business demands, CIOs are looking to…
Benefits of Data Center Outsourcing that are Often Overlooked
Data center outsourcing continues to gain popularity among large enterprises and rightfully so; there are many operational and financial benefits to embrace. Companies continue to look to data center outsourcing as a solution because of increasing…
How to Balance IT Budget Restraints and Stay Current
Many IT leaders will probably admit that they’re spending too much on the day-to-day operational functions, like preventing existing systems from breaking down with ongoing maintenance and replacing or expanding capacity - essentially keeping the…
Strategies for Reducing IT Costs Without Losing Efficiency
When it comes to cost-cutting initiatives, IT departments are often the first to get scrutinized and endure budget cuts, since IT is frequently perceived as an expense and not an investment. However, keeping pace with today’s intensely competitive…
3 Big Data Predictions for 2016
With so many emerging technologies and trends to track, the promises and predictions about big data can be enticing to look at. Each New Year brings an added level of pressure for CIOs and IT procurement teams to leverage big data in new ways, in…
5 Levels Enterprise Cloud Adoption and Benefits of Optimized Solution
There is no doubt that the adoption of a cloud strategy has become a key component of many organizations. A robust cloud strategy can, among other things, significantly lower IT costs, improve strategic allocation of IT budgets, and increase…
Why "Rip and Replace" Shouldn't Be Seen As a Last Resort
For many CIOs, the term “rip and replace” is among the most dreaded in their vocabulary. It is thought of as a last resort strategy that should only be contemplated when absolutely necessary, or following a catastrophic technology failure. In other…
3 Enterprise IT Predictions for 2016
A new year is upon us. With that, experts of every kind drag out their crystal balls to come up with their predictions for the future. The world of enterprise IT is no different. Rapid changes in technology and within the industry bring a great…
4 Things to Consider When Making a Data Center Outsourcing Decision
Choosing to outsource your data center is a big decision for any enterprise. In order to effectively reach an enlightened decision as an IT leader, you ultimately need the data to support it. To help you reach your decision regarding sourcing your…