Tag: cloud computing

Are Cloud Brokers Wasting Government IT Resources?

Thanks to its myriad benefits, cloud computing is becoming a significant topic of conversation among government agencies. For the government, cloud features such as security, standardization, and interoperability are especially important — and agencies that acquire cloud services directly from a provider can see great advantages. Read more…

Protect Your Business With Cloud

Every once in a while we are reminded in a very dramatic way how unforeseen events can wreak havoc on businesses. With the heavy dependency businesses have on their IT and networks, any interruption to these services is difficult to cope with – there are simply no longer any manual back-up systems in place. The 2012 Sandy storm, which disrupted thousands of businesses for many weeks, is a solid example of how large weather systems, natural disasters, travel disruptions and power outages can severely impact businesses or even force them to close. Read more…

What Will Your Corporate Data Center Look Like in 2020? [INFOGRAPHIC]

The rise in cloud computing is bringing about an evolution in business IT structures, particularly when it comes to the data center. The data center of 2013 has become smaller, more agile, and more powerful than those of several years ago.

But what will we see in 2020? Will companies still run their own data centers, or will the transition to cloud infrastructure render the corporate data center obsolete? Take a look at what the experts have to say: Read more…

Entertaining Change: Big Data and Cloud Transform Film Industry

We’ve been talking a lot about how Big Data and cloud computing are changing business, adding value through agility, mobility, and competitive advantages. These benefits span industries, and one in particular is experiencing an evolution: the entertainment business. In celebration of recent award shows, let’s look at how these technologies are transforming the industry — even the awards themselves. Read more…

PaaS Rising: Is Your Business Following?

When you think of cloud computing and what it means for your business, what comes to mind? For some businesses, it means a complete outsourcing of hardware needs through Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). For others, it’s only using applications, like email, that are accessed over the Web, which is Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).

But businesses increasingly are turning to the middle of the cloud computing spectrum, applying solutions for developing and deploying applications over the Internet, such as virtualized servers and operating systems.
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CenturyLink and Savvis: Network Backs the Cloud

We talk a lot about the cloud and data centers here at ThinkGig, covering everything from the technology benefits to looking ahead to what’s new. In my new role in charge of product and marketing for CenturyLink’s Enterprise Markets Group, one of the questions I get asked most is how the acquisition is going and how Savvis’ cloud offerings fit into CenturyLink’s network solutions. I had the opportunity to talk to Sean Buckley at FierceTelecom about this very topic and wanted to share the article with you. Read more…

Five Security Questions to Ask Your Cloud Provider

You’ve done your research, and you know that moving cloud environment can bring your organization a host of benefits, including boosting the all-important bottom line and business agility. You’ve taken stock of your tech inventory to make sure the integration between your existing technology and the cloud is properly handled. Now you’re ready to make the move, but there are a few concerns that you need addressed before taking the leap.
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Enterprises Already Seeing the Benefits of Managed Services

Businesses today are facing many challenges, but some of those organizations have found the answer at least to one of those challenges: How to best manage IT in today’s ever-changing market. Read more…