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Hybrid Cloud, Innovation, Protests: 11 Predictions for 2019


What is going to happen in 2019? This time of year, experts on every subject from cloud to cliff diving weigh in with their predictions for the year ahead. Some of these materialize, others come close but do not quite pan out. Then there is a third group that misses its mark by a mile. […]

Five Steps to Better Security in Microsoft Azure


Data breaches are becoming a regular headline on the evening news, and no CISO in the world wants to have their company added to that growing list. Many organizations are still laboring under the mistaken idea that their internal data centers are more secure than those of the major public cloud providers. Gartner even ranked […]

Microsoft Azure Subscriptions and Migration Considerations


An Azure subscription is an agreement with Microsoft to use one or more Microsoft cloud platforms or services. Microsoft offers various subscription options for consuming cloud services, but the three primary options are: Pay-As You Go, Azure Enterprise Agreement (Azure EA) and Azure Cloud Service Provider (Azure CSP). In many instances after initial engagement, the […]

Fear No Cloud: The Power of Your People


The phrase “Fear No Cloud” originated as a marketing campaign from our HPE peers across the pond. The purpose of this campaign was to generate market awareness for our global hybrid cloud services. However, the more we heard this term, the less it sounded like marketing speak and more like a brilliant way to depict […]

Not All Cloud Superheroes Wear Capes: The Integral Roles Behind Your Cloud Transformation


Everyone loves a superhero. After all, how can you not when you see Superman appear out of nowhere and stop a bus full of little children from driving off the cliff after the brakes fail. We often have a similar infatuation with superheroes in IT. Everyone loves the technical superhero who comes in and rescues […]

Engaging Talent: the Cloud Transition Model for Your People


How is your transition to the cloud going? When cloud project leaders are asked this question, they usually default to technical types of responses. They answer that they have successfully closed two data centers, decommissioned 20 servers, moved 200 workloads or cut the time it takes to do a certain task by 30 percent. These […]