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Business migration to Cloud IT services is showing no signs of slowing down, which is transforming the IT channel and forcing channel partne…

11/23/2016

While network downtime may not always be avoidable, Cloud IT solutions, like Cloud-based PBXs, can help reduce the business impact of unexpe…

11/22/2016

Regardless of how much a business has migrated to Cloud IT services, email tends to still be the primary business communications tool, which…

11/21/2016

Evident.io adds new risk attribution and compliance features to help identify cloud IT security threats and improve visibility for cloud inf…

11/18/2016

Kentik says today's digital businesses require cloud IT-based network performance monitoring solutions.

11/17/2016

The new features in dinCloud's dinManage cloud orchestration platform will include cloud IT, analytics and data monitoring to provide a comp…

11/17/2016

A 451 Research report suggests IT will spend 34 percent of its budget on cloud IT services and hosting in 2017.

11/15/2016

Enterprises need to consider performance, availability and experience when choosing a cloud IT provider.

11/14/2016

Welcome back to the The Cloud IT Week in Review takes a look at the top stories making headlines in Cloud IT this week.

11/12/2016

Knowing how to effectively utilize SEO to boost website traffic is essential to all industries, especially Cloud IT.

11/11/2016

Security is a problem everyone must deal with in the digital ecosystem. For organizations that are migrating to the cloud, addressing this p…

11/8/2016

Ingram Micro, as part of the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program, has announced the availability of Microsoft Azure in its cloud servi…

11/7/2016

More businesses, in whole or in part, are becoming digital operations. Cloud computing can allow enterprises to extend their resources and m…

11/7/2016

In other news, special guest contributor Robert Duffner, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Cloud, at ServiceNow, offered up some insight…

11/5/2016

IBM today announced hybrid cloud all-flash storage solutions that address cognitive applications.

11/2/2016

System Admins are a prime example. Like all IT professionals, System Administrators must come to the realization that the days of their prim…

11/2/2016

It wasn't so long ago that the cloud was regarded with skepticism, and any use of the cloud that was more than storage of the simplest and l…

11/1/2016

It has long been the opinion of IT specialists that the value of a network increases in direct proportion to the number of machines attached…

10/31/2016

The week started off with some insights from 451 Research regarding the costs and considerations of different cloud options. According to th…

10/29/2016

When the cloud was first introduced, a lot of companies were wary about putting it to use. The concept was kind of hard to grasp, and people…

10/25/2016

When examining cybersecurity budgets, government leaders and financial advisors would be more effective if they applied basic value-manageme…

10/25/2016

When you spin up a public cloud computing server, the easiest thing to do is to leave it running. In fact, it's easy to forget it's running …

10/24/2016

Commercial private cloud offerings from companies like Microsoft and VMware provide a lower total cost of ownership when labor efficiency is…

10/24/2016

The week started off with news from TMC's Casey Houser that Avaya has launched its new network management application for midsize and large …

10/21/2016

If it's starting to look like most every industry out there is living on borrowed time, don't worry, a reason for good cheer recently emerge…

10/20/2016

About a year ago (see "The Cloud Grows Up" in the 2015 Q3 issue of Cloud Computing magazine), I talked about growth of cloud but also noted …

10/20/2016

More organizations are migrating to the cloud, and for those that have to abide by regulatory compliances, hybrid cloud is the preferred cho…

10/18/2016

Avaya, a networking software developer and telephony services provider, announced this month that it has released a new network management a…

10/17/2016

Happy Saturday! Welcome back to the Week in Review, where we discuss all things Cloud IT. This week we saw a variety of topics covered, incl…

10/15/2016

Information technology market analysis company International Data Corporation (IDC) recently released its "WW Quarterly Cloud Infrastructure…

10/13/2016

Cloud IT infrastructure sales accounted for 34.9 percent of the market in 2016's second quarter, up from 30.6 percent in 2015's second quart…

10/12/2016

It's become abundantly clear by now that cloud-based systems are presenting a great value now to businesses of all sizes, and Internet of Th…

10/11/2016

A new survey by SmartFile indicates respondents lost an average of $21,899, or 661 IT ticket hours, in annual productivity, with some of the…

10/10/2016

Happy Saturday! Welcome back to the Week in Review, where we discuss all things Cloud IT. This week we saw a variety of topics covered, incl…

10/8/2016

No one wants to go through a data breach. The hassle of changing passwords, monitoring accounts and the like is just more headache added to …

10/7/2016

While most businesses these days are at least somewhat interested, if not outright eager, to put cloud-based technology to work, sometimes f…

10/6/2016

Sixty-eight percent of those surveyed thought negligent users were a risk to data security. However, those users can be taught the importanc…

10/3/2016

Happy Saturday! Welcome back to the Week in Review, where we discuss all things Cloud IT. This week we saw a variety of topics covered, and …

10/1/2016

Great big multinational organizations, good-sized enterprises, medium-sized firms, and even small businesses - all of the above are explorin…

9/30/2016

The good news for the cloud computing market sector is that companies are still putting cloud computing tools to use and at a pretty prodigi…

9/30/2016

The flexibility, automation, scalability and access cloud computing has introduced to ICT is responsible for increasing productivity levels …

9/30/2016

Happy Saturday! This week in Cloud IT saw a variety of topics covered. Whether you're interested in the latest reports on cloud adoption or …

9/24/2016

With cloud-based information technology (IT) platforms having so much value in the field these days-it's hard to think of any specific part …

9/23/2016

On the craziest of days, it's always great when I can put something in the crockpot in the morning. When everyone gets home at the end of th…

9/23/2016

Eighty-two percent of public sector cloud adopters expect to increase their spending on cloud computing next year, and five years from now t…

9/22/2016

Happy Saturday! This week in Cloud IT saw a variety of topics covered. Whether you're interested in the latest webinars and their takeaways …

9/17/2016

Moving a business to a new office can be a lot of work, but sometimes making a move is needed to accommodate more employees with a larger of…

9/16/2016

Today I moderated a really interesting webinar called "The State of the Cloud in 2016" that featured speaker Paul Timmerman, who is the CTO …

9/15/2016

Remember when the cloud was first introduced? Everyone was partly terrified by the idea of allowing their information to "float around in th…

9/13/2016

Spending on new cloud infrastructure services grew 52.3 percent between the second quarter of 2015 and the same quarter this year, when it h…

9/12/2016

Happy Saturday! This week in Cloud IT saw a variety of topics covered. Whether you're interested in the hybrid vs. hosted premise debate, ha…

9/10/2016

Recording solutions today run the gamut from the most basic offerings to some fairly sophisticated ones that can be used for eDiscovery and …

9/9/2016

We spend a lot of time talking about mobility, cloud applications and services and other trends that are shaping and transforming IT in this…

9/8/2016

The Era of Data Chaos has arrived. Businesses need a better way to face the mountains of data created every day. Depending on the industry, …

9/6/2016

When it comes to deciding to take advantage of cloud-based business services, companies are often faced with a number of factors. They've se…

9/6/2016

Happy Saturday! This week in Cloud IT saw a variety of topics covered. Whether you're interested in the future of the cloud, saving money on…

9/3/2016

Information technology (IT) professionals likely don't get much sleep these days. When a problem emerges, these pros work to counter said at…

9/2/2016

There seems to be a lot of inefficiency and wasted dollars out there in the business world when it comes to software licenses. Like anything…

9/2/2016

The rise of cloud computing has also helped lead to the rise of Shadow IT, in which users began adopting cloud applications without IT's per…

9/2/2016

By 2018-or so goes the latest word from 451 Research's "Voice of the Enterprise: Cloud Transformation"-businesses are expecting a lot more w…

9/1/2016

What do global organizations like GE, Capital One, Netflix and LiveNation have in common? Each has taken a pioneering approach to cloud stra…

8/30/2016

Aria Systems started off the week by providing Pitney Bowes with a complete cloud-based monetization tool that will serve as the company's p…

8/27/2016

Encryption was once a mysterious concept in the technology and communications sector, surrounded by misconception and an overall lack of awa…

8/25/2016

Speech recognition technology is now so advanced that it is more accurate and much faster than human beings. The study just released by Stan…

8/25/2016

Anyone who uses email on an even semi-regular basis has experienced the curious phenomenon of the disappearing message. There are many repor…

8/24/2016

The Pitney Bowes Commerce Cloud system was poised to offer an array of services to its users, ranging from shipping and mailing tools to eco…

8/24/2016

Happy Saturday! This week in Cloud IT saw a variety of topics covered. Whether you're interested in company phone systems, cloud market grow…

8/20/2016

The U.S. West Coast has now witnessed the merger of two influential telecommunications companies. Simplified Networks, a provider of VoIP sw…

8/17/2016

The International Data Corporation (IDC) recently brought out its Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker report, and revealed t…

8/15/2016

Fifty percent of enterprises will have hybrid clouds by 2017, according to the Global Hybrid Cloud Services Market 2016-2020 study by Techna…

8/15/2016

It's a nightmare many companies have faced: we're moving our offices, but we're not looking forward to the telecom nightmare that's going to…

8/15/2016

Spending on new cloud infrastructure services grew 52.3 percent between the second quarter of 2015 and the same quarter this year, when it h…

8/13/2016

Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, and in many ways it does. But sometimes the very technology that's meant to improve product…

8/11/2016

When a customer picks up the phone or presses submit on a contact form, it's not because they have time to wait. Connecting with a company i…

8/11/2016

Recently, we saw how Google was losing ground to Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS) on some fronts as Microsoft recently took business …

8/9/2016

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), a combat support agency for the U.S. Department of Defense, provides and supports communicati…

8/9/2016

Deciding to switch to a new IT vendor or service provider sounds like a great idea. Perhaps your current IT vendor has become cost prohibiti…

8/5/2016

Economic growth in the tech and telecom sectors may be uneven, but one subset of this market is growing at an astonishing rate, according to…

8/5/2016

The practice of cutting costs while increasing revenues, productivity and efficiencies is standard operating procedure for businesses of all…

8/5/2016

This week in Cloud IT covered such topics as in insider security threats, controlling your Amazon Web Services (AWS) spend and remote backup…

7/30/2016

Availability, climate control, equipment, equipment floor space, fault tolerance, fire suppression systems, location and power and backup po…

7/29/2016

Having a remote backup system in place is kind of like making a case for buying more insurance. Most of the time it will never be used, but …

7/29/2016

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has grown immensely and recently cracked a $10 billion annual run rate. This means AWS is growing 70 percent year-…

7/27/2016

This week was packed with exciting news on the Cloud IT site. Whether you want to hear about Microsoft taking on Google, preventing ransomwa…

7/23/2016

There is a staggering amount of data being created every second of the day, and while some are more important than others, ensuring their sa…

7/22/2016

International Data Corporation (IDC) uses its MarketScape reports to provide analysis of how major vendors fit into their respective markets…

7/21/2016

According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, vendor revenue from sales of infrastructure products (server, stor…

7/20/2016

Ransomware-and the new variant known as "ranscam" that works like ransomware but doesn't actually return control of files once a ransom is p…

7/20/2016

Microsoft recently put up a case study about Land O' Lakes, a $13 billion company perhaps best known for its butter, but also known for its …

7/20/2016

This week, Cloud IT news focused on how proper cloud management can make a difference in several aspects. Now that it's the weekend, let's t…

7/16/2016

NetGen Communications, a developer of wireless private branch exchanges and access gateways, has announced the beginning of its marketing pa…

7/15/2016

The cloud, increasingly, is a desirable property. With video conferencing services, storage options and a host of other tools routed through…

7/13/2016

When it comes to identity management strategies, a cloud transformation is underway: More and more companies and software providers are evol…

7/11/2016

The week started out with TMC's Paula Bernier tackling the question of phishing. In the article, she discusses how to recognize a malicious …

7/9/2016

The time of the username / password combination has come and, as far as many are concerned, gone. Passwords are cumbersome; either they're t…

7/5/2016

A recently release Anti-Phishing Working Group report indicates the retail and service segment is the most at risk, accounting for more than…

7/5/2016

Maximize the ROI of your new capture system by overcoming 4 common barriers to success

7/5/2016

Whether you use the cloud for personal or business related reasons, it has many functions. As the Fourth of July weekend rolls around, it wi…

7/2/2016

When cloud-based systems first started making appearances, there was palpable skepticism from all fronts. The notion of sending data into so…

7/1/2016

As popular as the cloud has already become, the study indicates that its use will only continue to grow. Data from both critical and non-cri…

6/30/2016

Intermedia, provider of Hosted Exchange email, VoIP, file sharing, and other business cloud services, brings its array of tools to AWS.

6/29/2016

Cisco, a networking development and manufacturing company, recently partnered with information technology research company ZK Research to co…

6/29/2016

IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 offers up some great new options, including flexible deployment tools. With these, developers can provision a…

6/24/2016

Ransomware is becoming more prevalent and more dangerous. But, there are steps that can be taken to mitigate risk.

6/24/2016

The most common way to monitor system health across the board is to independently watch each one. However, this manual process is incredibly…

6/24/2016

Though businesses understand the stakes involved, change has been slow. Just 32 percent of businesses worldwide claim to have a "high level"…

6/24/2016

DropBox has added a more focused comments system to their platform. There already was a comment system in place, but it only allowed users t…

6/23/2016

Achieving the Gold Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions competency lets your customers know the services you provide have been thoroughly eva…

6/17/2016

It's simply not good enough anymore to deliver. Modern enterprises demand agility, scalability and performance as well as continuous softwar…

6/16/2016

In this particular situation, the hackers found a way in through means not anticipated by the IT department. An old server was still being u…

6/13/2016

Blue Coat's encrypted traffic management (ETM) gets rid of encrypted traffic blind spot by addressing the security threats hidden in encrypt…

6/10/2016

Don't allow a false sense of security to creep in; long term monitoring is a necessity, not a nicety. With Alert Logic for instance, after a…

6/10/2016

Kato has the right of it here; with so many of our current advancements dependent on the network-everything from smart homes to streaming vi…

6/10/2016

Time savings, commonly, lead to money savings, and BASIS and CloudJumper may have a tool to make both happen. That's good news for a lot of …

6/9/2016

Cloud-based phone systems are more cost-efficient, flexible, and scalable than traditional on-premises telephony solutions, and offer a rang…

6/4/2016

Imagine walking into your office one morning to find a padlock on your computer. Sitting at your desk is a masked criminal demanding $5,000 …

6/2/2016

Every system needs a certain amount of downtime. Whether it's the employees who need a little vacation time, or the computer systems that ne…

6/2/2016

The technology and benefits surrounding unified communications are not a new concept - we've been talking about it for years. But like other…

6/1/2016

The quality and efficiency of an organization's communications with their customers are crucial to the business' reputation, effectiveness a…

5/31/2016

It's been another big week for the cloud information technology (IT) field, and despite an upcoming holiday weekend, the flow of news didn't…

5/28/2016

With all of these options, it makes sense for businesses to move towards the cloud; investing in a system is a solid, stable and cost-effect…

5/26/2016

This mix of constant incoming figures into markets that few expected to see said players in-corporations from Burberry to UPS are stepping i…

5/25/2016

The cloud is no longer an ominous, mysterious place that companies avoid. The small business has embraced the opportunity to leverage applic…

5/24/2016

Why did Microsoft leader Nadella take the stage with SAP CEO Bill McDermott in front of the SAP dedicated? There are a couple of good reason…

5/24/2016

It was yet again an interesting week in the world of Cloud IT and we have some of the highlighted stories for your edification.

5/21/2016

Intermedia has launched a new datacenter in Sydney, Australia, making it the 12th facility for the company globally.

5/20/2016

The cloud is one area being closely eyed for the new level of security and reliability it offers.

5/20/2016

"Business as usual" won't cut it when planning your marketing strategy. You have to stay sharp and avoid some common mistakes from the past.

5/19/2016

When it comes to cloud computing, businesses consistently cite security as their biggest concern and barrier to adoption.

5/16/2016

Cloud IT and all its permutations was once again in the headlines during the second week in May; here are some of the stories worth a second…

5/14/2016

Digitalization and the cloud are poised to disrupt the entire technology sector, and some giant players are being pushed to change the way t…

5/12/2016

The great data center migration of 2016 is on as companies move their IT systems to the cloud. However, the road is proving to be anything b…

5/11/2016

A recent online article comments on the big shift from traditional to cloud computing. It says that companies used to be burdened with emplo…

5/11/2016

Everyone wants to protect cloud-based operations. While some such operations will have protective measures built in, not all of these will, …

5/10/2016

IT and how it relates to the cloud was in the news once again this week; we have some of the stories worth re-visiting.

5/7/2016

In the corporate environment, the push toward cloud-based technology is a little more pronounced, when it's a factor. In the adoption of clo…

5/6/2016

There's so much data on hand now that, according to one report, it's possible to take that data and turn it into a general look at an indust…

5/6/2016

It's a problem facing just about every CTO or other techie charged with keeping costs down and access high: Do we stick with all the servers…

5/6/2016

We live in a mobile-first, cloud-centric world and it is changing how we work and live. It is creating unprecedented innovation and producti…

5/4/2016

IT and the Cloud were once again in the news this past week, and we have the highlights in your Week in Review.

4/30/2016

Hospitals are prime targets for ransomware due to the type of information they deal with on a daily basis.

4/29/2016

A third-party, managed, single-tenant cloud is the preferred enterprise method for handling email, according to new research findings from I…

4/29/2016

Although users of the Internet have, for the most, part taken advantage of preventative software and antivirus programs, cyber criminals con…

4/28/2016

As a channel partner, adopting a cloud services model creates significant opportunities for winning new business.

4/27/2016

In other news, Intermedia published a New Standard report, highlighting why the demand for a new way of staying connected via email is so im…

4/23/2016

For cyber security, cloud computing is gathering momentum as a virtual lifesaver.

4/21/2016

What's your plan for the day you lose access to all of your data? If the question stops you short and you figure you'll get around to puttin…

4/21/2016

In an age of social media, it's hard to believe we still use something as archaic as email to stay connected in the business world.

4/21/2016

As a company evolves and grows, the IT department must be developed in way that ensures needs are met in the most efficient way possible.

4/18/2016

It was another interesting week in the world of Information Technology in the Cloud, and we have all of the stories that are worth a second …

4/16/2016

IDC says that in 2016, all regional markets will see gains in IT infrastructure spending as more companies put an increasing amount of resou…

4/15/2016

The move from the local data center to its cloud-based equivalent has-as many hardware changes do-generated both opportunity and challenge.

4/14/2016

Intermedia SecuriSync is new tool in fight against growing problem of ransomware.

4/13/2016

The actionable insights generated by big data analytics mean a lot of interest in this technology.

4/13/2016

The combination of Information Technology and Cloud was all over the news in the past week and worth a review.

4/9/2016

A recent survey revealed that 72 percent of business users infected with ransomware lost access to their data for at least two days. That's …

4/8/2016

When it comes to safeguarding sensitive business information, passwords are often a company's primary line of defense. But these defenses be…

4/7/2016

More than ever, businesses are assessing their vulnerabilities in order to mitigate future breaches and cyberattacks.

4/6/2016

The reality of using Touch ID as the only means of authenticating to sensitive apps -- such as banking applications from RBS and NatWest - i…

4/5/2016

The cloud - and the IT contained therein - continued its dominance of the technology news cycle this week, and we have some of the stories w…

4/2/2016

For all the talk about two-factor and multi-factor authentication, to mainstream adoption of biometrics, passwords are not going away.

4/1/2016

A new entrant is just the latest in an increasing number of ransomware threats that are disrupting businesses throughout the world.

4/1/2016

In an age where cloud IT is gaining in importance, the old way of thinking will kill the competitive advantage.

3/31/2016

Out of all the valuable software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings flooding the market, there's one niche in particular that stands out as both …

3/30/2016

It was an interesting week for the Cloud IT Community as Intermedia COO Jonathan McCormick stopped by to share some insight into the IT Life…

3/26/2016

With corporate policies of bringing your own devices (BYOD) to use as workforce tools, and voice over IP (VoIP) options, the way that inform…

3/24/2016

Business leaders should be implementing IT policies early on, in order to set standards and expectations for employees when it comes to the …

3/23/2016

The primary function of a CIO is to be forward-looking for developing and implementing IT initiatives, but it can be difficult for a CIO to …

3/22/2016

In this three-part series, I'll take readers through the IT lifecycle of a hypothetical startup called Joe's Widget Shop, a software develop…

3/21/2016

If the IT department cannot provide a secure cloud environment, the software will never be used to its full potential.

3/21/2016

It was another busy week for the cloud IT space as major companies made news alongside some dire research about ransomware.

3/19/2016

When it comes to the cloud, it appears that we can now put the word "mainstream" in front of "adoption."

3/18/2016

Cisco's plan to spend $260 million to acquire San Jose-based CliQr Technologies could signal the dawn of a new service set for the cloud.

3/18/2016

Google is expanding its single sign-on (SSO) capability within the Google Identity platform to include pre-configured support for a couple o…

3/18/2016

Intermedia's 2016 Crypto-Ransomware Report highlights spread of ransomware and lack of business continuity plans to deal with it.

3/17/2016

The cloud IT space this past week wasn't as active as the week before, but there was still some noteworthy activity. Here's a look at the ke…

3/12/2016

Intermedia has recently added data backup features to its sync and share SecuriSync service for channel partners.

3/11/2016

Email in the cloud is obvious, but for large enterprises it is not always possible.

3/11/2016

Arkadin, the unified communications and collaboration services company that has been making waves in web conferencing lately, has now attain…

3/7/2016

This week, the cloud IT space saw a good amount of activity, so let's dive right into the details.

3/5/2016

When it comes to federal IT transformation, the cloud can play a critical role in projects by eliminating the lead time required for procuri…

3/4/2016

A new study notes that cloud pricing the world over is actually most affordable right in the United States, and in some cases, by a healthy …

3/4/2016

Arkadin, the unified communications and collaboration services company that has been making waves in web conferencing lately, this week atta…

3/3/2016

Cloud pioneer Salesforce.com has reported healthy revenue for its fourth quarter fiscal 2016 earnings, and has raised its yearly revenue for…

3/3/2016

Office 365 allows users to access files anywhere, online or offline, and offers the ability to collaborate and share from a computer or mobi…

2/29/2016

It was a pretty busy week for cloud IT, one with a heavy focus on industry analysis. Let's take a look at some of the highlights.

2/27/2016

The key to properly selling the cloud is starting with the right questions. These include asking if the prospect buys or manages servers, an…

2/26/2016

Every year corporate budgets get tighter and businesses look for ways to cut costs and save on operating expenses.

2/25/2016

Often budget-constrained and overworked, IT staffers at schools have a challenging situation. But the cloud makes it easier for IT admins ev…

2/25/2016

The decision to move to a new technology platform is never an easy one. In fact, it's not uncommon for these decisions to be delayed, simply…

2/25/2016

Spend a little time with my father-in-law and I gain some great stories for applying IT humor. A farmer who believes he is older than he act…

2/23/2016

This week marked the launch of the Cloud IT Community and it managed to be quite a week with a lot of news on cloud security and an answer t…

2/20/2016

One of the major concerns (and drawbacks) to cloud adoption is the worry that if someone needs to access a file or document stored in the cl…

2/16/2016

The big buzzword of 2015 involved "cloud" and the idea of moving operations there. New numbers just released show that movement might well c…

2/16/2016

There's a reason why the public cloud businesses of Amazon, Microsoft and others are thriving: For many businesses, running applications on …

2/16/2016

As use of the cloud in business continues to expand, so too, does its acceptance. Naturally, with that acceptance comes a form of comfort an…

2/16/2016

As businesses move to the cloud -- or once they move but grow so fast that need more flexibility and have more complexity -- the question ar…

2/16/2016

Intermedia's Office in the Cloud suite integrates the essential IT services that businesses need to do business-including email, voice, file…

2/16/2016

TMC, a global, integrated media company helping clients build communities in print, in person and online, announced today that the CloudIT C…

2/16/2016

As consumers use more digital devices, at home and at work, CIOs are responding as mobile and the cloud converge. They will spend more on mo…

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