The Journey to Hybrid IT

One of the hottest buzz-phrases in today’s modern workspace is “hybrid IT.” As customers gradually move workloads to the cloud as well as maintain workloads on premises, these environments that co-exist with a foot in each world have come to be known as hybrid IT. To fully understand hybrid IT and what it can really do for an organization, you must go beyond the surface level technology functions and delve deeper into the evolving business  …>> more

Are You Ready to Be a Hybrid IT Hero?

The transition to cloud-based backup and storage solutions, like winter in Game of Thrones, is beyond coming – it has already arrived. More and more organizations are moving their invaluable data back-ups from on-premise to the cloud. However, not all organizations are moving at the same rate. Some are lagging behind and by doing so, are wasting time, effort, and money all unnecessarily. I recently helped a client upgrade their back-up solution and I feel  …>> more

Why Big Law Firms Need to Modernize Their Approach to IT

Anyone who’s ever gone for a fine dining experience knows it’s not all about the food. Sure, the chef may be the hottest in town with his or her three-Michelin-star restaurant, but the appeal is everything that comes with being there. It’s about servers in white tuxes, a sommelier recommending the perfect wine, and the overall impression that you are being treated to an elite experience. I tend to think about the fine dining experience  …>> more

Connectivity in a cloud based world – do you have a single point of failure?

Recently I have been curious about how businesses are connecting to cloud service providers such as Microsoft Azure and AWS.  Like you, I am overwhelmed with cloud marketing initiatives from vendors that expound on the virtues of migrating to the cloud, hybrid IT, and cloud first messaging – to name a few.  There is a lot of information readily available about consuming cloud infrastructure, platforms, and services.  It occurs to me that how we connect  …>> more

Dispelling misconceptions about Office 365

Did you know that… The annual savings of users who move their apps to the cloud is 21% (business insider) Cloud computing is up to 40x more cost-effective for small and mid-sized companies compared to running their own IT systems (Microsoft) CIOs will spend 59% more on cloud computing in 2014 (CIO Insight) Cloud software solutions are a big deal for businesses who are looking to their technology investments to help them be more effective, efficient and productive while keeping costs  …>> more