Tag: IT management

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Balancing Agility and Stability with Bimodal IT

Ever try balancing on one foot? It requires a delicate equilibrium between two opposing forces to stay upright. Certainly no easy achievement, overcompensating on either side immediately results in instability. And this is the highly precarious situation most CIO’s face … Read more…

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Cybersecurity Challenges in State and Local Governments

There’s an old proverb that says a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Imagine a metal chain pulled from end-to-end. If each link can sustain a significant force, then the entire group is strong. But if just … Read more…

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Questions on SDN and NFV? Follow these Industry Analysts on Twitter!

Two technologies are changing the way IT manages and uses data networks: Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software-Defined Networks (SDN). Both are enabling enterprises to use data networks to become more agile, cost efficient and innovative. And while there’s no … Read more…

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Improving Network Services Pays Dividends for Local Banks

As leading influencers, large financial institutions such as JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo regularly dominate the headlines. While small in comparison to their mammoth cousins, local regional banks offer high-value services vital to both individuals and small businesses in … Read more…

Cloud: Over the Hump, but Maybe Not the Bumps

Now that more than 50% of US companies use public cloud technology , we are clearly “over the hump” in cloud adoption. But migration, security, and the realities of managing a hybrid IT infrastructure are key topics that may still … Read more…

A New Platform for Hybrid IT: Platform CenturyLink

IT people are doers, they make things happen. It’s just in their nature. So, when thought leaders talk about dramatic changes in technology affecting business and new digital business models, most IT people are already thinking, “What should we do … Read more…

4 Steps to a Seamless Hybrid IT Solution

As cloud deployments mature at more businesses and government organizations, many are evolving to a more hybrid approach. And for good reason. Hybrid cloud, an often customized integration of private and public cloud solutions, helps organizations meet their specific data, … Read more…

Public Cloud Services: From Novel to Necessary

Email. Smartphones. Tablets, Wi-Fi. Over time, products and services that we once considered cutting edge have become staples of our everyday life, tools we depend on to get the job done. And now, the cloud is no exception. In a … Read more…