Topic: Hybrid IT

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Manage Better: Hybrid IT Takes Pressure Off Companies Trying To Do It All

For operating efficiency and cost-effectiveness, many businesses are turning to hybrid IT, an approach comprising a mix of in-house resources, managed hosting, and public and private cloud-based services.

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What MiFID II Means for the IT Department in 2016

I wrote previously about what MiFID meant for the IT department and since then we have had the referendum and there are now new considerations to be made by businesses, so I have updated this blog. If you manage IT … Read more…

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Get Your Game Face On: Customers Demand Hybrid IT

For those who follow tennis, you know just how exciting major tournaments can be. That was certainly the case recently as the game’s best descended on Billie Jean King National Tennis Center for the 2016 US Open Tennis Championship. The … Read more…

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Going Hybrid: Tips from an Expert on How to Mix and Match IT Resources

Demand by computing applications can sometimes outstrip the capacity of a virtual server or network, resulting in performance issues that bleed into other applications. For example, a company selling online greeting cards may be inundated on Valentine’s Day or Father’s … Read more…

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Don’t Overlook the Network on your Way to the Cloud

As cloud computing becomes the norm, rather than the exception, it is having a transformative impact on the enterprise data network. 

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Six Crucial Steps: Crossing the IT Migration Chasm

Forty percent…That’s the rate of failure analysts associate with business-related IT migration projects.  That’s no small number considering that Bloor Research reports that some Fortune 2000 companies spend a minimum of $5 billion annually on migrations. Even worse, the same … Read more…

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A Journey Like No Other: Reaching The Cloud Can — And Should — Take Many Paths

There is no such thing as the cloud. Rather, there are many clouds — public, private and intricate combinations of the two. Consequently, simply shifting all IT systems to a public or private cloud may not enable a company to achieve its business goals. … Read more…

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Do You Know What You Want from Your Infrastructure? A Question for VMworld 2016

John Lydon (aka “Johnny Rotten”) once famously sang, “Don’t know what I want, but I know how to get it.” Is it me, or does this lyric remind you of the day-to-day challenges of running infrastructure in this evolving cloud … Read more…