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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…
5 Signs to Migrate Away from Mainframe Ownership Outsourced Solution
With the onset of cloud computing and mainframe outsourcing, it means that there is less and less need for businesses to continue investing in legacy IT systems. Unless your mainframe is a strategic part of your overall business plan, it might be…
Introducing the Cloud as an Alternative for Your IT Infrastructure
Cloud computing has become a dynamic business trend and rightfully so - it has significant impact on the way you do business, now and into the future. And while it may be hard to imagine your company functioning without your legacy hardware,…
How Are Today’s Leading Companies Using the Cloud?
By now, it’s clear to any IT professional that there are many different applications of the cloud. While it’s important to have an understanding of the cloud and the various ways it can be utilized, it is also helpful to see how real enterprises…
Hurdles to Avoid When Migrating Your Mainframe to Outsourced
Outsourcing mainframe technology has proven to be an effective way to reduce an organization’s costs, increase agility, and refocus core business, among other benefits. Once you choose to transition your mainframe from in-house to outsourced, the…
Why Are Today’s Biggest Enterprises Going to the Cloud?
With the cloud growing in popularity and capabilities, many organizations have made the decision to transition to this technology and begin their own cloud journey. Companies like The Hartford, Delhaize America, and Pearson, for example, have all…
2016 Top 10 CIO Concerns – Where “As a Service” Models Fit In
The Society for Information Management just published their list of the top concerns for CIOs in 2016. 785 organizations were polled, and here are the top 10 concerns that IT leaders came up with: Alignment of IT with the Business Security and…
The Math That Makes Mainframe Outsourcing Work
IT leaders are faced with increasingly difficult decisions every day as their IT environments become more complex and difficult to maintain. However, when making decisions regarding your enterprise’s IT, it’s essential to evaluate whether the…
Can You Maintain Service Levels With Outsourced Mainframes?
A common misconception that many CIOs possess that makes them wary to outsource their mainframe is the idea that their service levels will suffer. It is understandable (and smart business) to want to ensure service levels are maintained up to…
Today's Trend: IT as a Service
We are a service economy. The service sector is the largest share of gross domestic product for major industrialized countries.   As our economy creates new value through interconnected services, it’s important that our IT organizations are on…
History of the Mainframe and Its Present and Future in Business
Ah, the IBM Mainframe. Anyone who knows anything about IT has heard of the mainframe.  It was first developed for the centralized computer market as a big computer that could process big data.  It sounds simple enough, but the evolution of this…
IBM Mainframe Outsourcing - 4 Benefits You Can Take To The Bank
Over the years, companies big and small have leveraged the IBM Mainframe for its speed, agility and processing power.  Today, the Mainframe workforce is retiring, making the it less strategic to run it internally.  Many CIO's are looking at ways to…
What Exactly Is A Software Defined Datacenter?
The latest -- and some say the greatest -- development in IT is the software-defined data center, or SDDC, a concept that was introduced in 2012. In an SDDC, networking, storage, CPU and security are all virtualized and delivered together as a…
4 Types of Cloud Computing And What You Need To Know
Cloud computing solutions can provide tremendous strategic advantages because they offer scalability and flexibility critical for companies to survive and thrive, without the high cost of owning and managing physical infrastructure or even data…
Big Data & Analytics Can Tell You About IT Infrastructure Cost
The explosion of big data presents insurance companies, financial institutions and other large enterprises with the proverbial double-edged sword – there is infinite insight and competitive value to be mined from all that data, but managing, storing…
Datacenter Outsourcing Leads to An ‘Innovation-First’ Business
In today’s fast-changing business environment you’re either moving forward or you’re falling behind. Creative innovation is no longer considered solely the province of those on the extreme cutting edge, it has become a necessity of life for large…
Top 5 Reasons To Outsource Your Call Center To The Cloud
With customers ever more demanding, no enterprise can survive without superior customer service. For large companies in any industry, call centers have become ubiquitous – a central point of communications with customers where you answer sales…