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Changing IT Procurement in the Era of Cloud Shift
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Changing IT Procurement in the Era of Cloud Shift

The past five years have seen an increasing transition to “as a Service” and cloud solutions. This trend is predicted to see continued growth and expansion. With this cloud shift comes the opportunity for change to other organizational processes, one of which is in IT procurement. The modern business environment has empowered IT departments to...

Promoting a Healthy Work-Life Balance in a DevOps Company
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Promoting a Healthy Work-Life Balance in a DevOps Company

Any company involved in transitioning to a DevOps culture has chosen to reap the rewards of faster software development life cycles and a rapid service delivery model. For some employees involved in the changeover, this is such a drastic shift in thinking that they struggle to find the rhythm or a comfortable fit, which can sometimes...

Transforming IT Through DevOps
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Transforming IT Through DevOps

It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s DevOps!! As a father of a large family, juggling too much work, organizing too many tasks, and keeping up with too many appointments, has become a way of life.   Occasionally, I feel caught up, like I am winning this game called work/life balance. Then marketing reminds me that my blog...

Understanding Digital Transformation: The Pillars of Change
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Understanding Digital Transformation: The Pillars of Change

Digital transformation is a growing reality. It is defined as a comprehensive idea that encompasses all the technological factors influencing the way businesses are meeting changing demands. A 2014 MIT review pinpointed and examined the nine elements present in digital transformation, and how the use of technology is being used to “radially improve” the performance and reach...

Network Automation’s Dependency on DevOps
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Network Automation’s Dependency on DevOps

For quite a long time, IT departments have struggled with application integration processes within the organization. Whenever a new project is built, a number of complexities stand in the way of a successful launch. Database connectivity, middleware issues, and architecture problems are historical sources of frustration.   Fortunately, there is hope. Transitioning to a DevOps...

The Great Cloud Debate: Public, Private, or Hybrid?
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The Great Cloud Debate: Public, Private, or Hybrid?

Many organizations are choosing to migrate to the cloud for their IT needs, but not all cloud options are created equal. Businesses considering a move to the cloud need to consider their requirements and examine their options in order to maximize the value of their cloud deployment. Cloud services fall into three broad categories: public,...

Network Security: More Critical than Most Companies Think
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Network Security: More Critical than Most Companies Think

One of the most important, yet often undervalued, functions of any enterprise or organization is protecting itself from digital security threats. On the surface, most companies say the right things about their commitment to network security, but the actual level of commitment and funding for security initiatives is often less than it should be.  ...

Outsourcing Security: Making the Right Call
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Outsourcing Security: Making the Right Call

Cloud and “as a Service” vendors offer nearly everything these days, from software to development platforms and network infrastructure. This has given companies affordable options, especially in the small to medium business (SMB) category. One service offering, security, has begun to rise in popularity. Here’s what to know when considering a transition to an outsourced...