Cloud Adoption

Tuning Out the Static to Improve Radio Content Curation


The U.S. radio market is a competitive business that is undergoing significant change. Operators are being pressured by new rivals in digital, satellite and Internet radio, including subscription services, such as Pandora and Spotify. More than 15,000 stations vie for $18 billion in annual U.S. radio advertising spend – a figure projected to grow by […]

The Cloud Just Simplified Your Business Processes


The adoption of cloud computing is often seen as a way to consume IT as a utility, just as a company purchases electricity or raw commodities. Many organizations also see cloud as a way to accelerate the deployment of new capabilities that will make them more competitive in their markets. While these are powerful reasons […]

Getting Out of the Data Center Business: Cowen’s Journey to the Public Cloud


Having historically operated in data center environments, Cowen recognized the importance of migrating to the cloud. We knew we needed an experienced partner to help train our staff and develop a plan for the migration. After thoughtful review and consideration, we engaged with Cloud Technology Partners (CTP) to help us through the process. A year […]

The Importance of Considering Cost Avoidance in the Cloud


We recently worked with a client to conduct a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and Return on Investment (ROI) analysis of moving their workloads from their two colocation facilities to AWS. The client had very high costs for the colocation facilities, which was the compelling catalyst for migrating to the cloud and consolidating current facilities. […]

Six Key Activities to Sustain Your Cloud Transformation Initiative


Move to the cloud or die is a common headline in today’s tech journals. Such an alarming statement is not far from the truth. Any long-term technology roadmap worth executive consideration must have a significant cloud component. Unfortunately, research finds most multi-year IT transformations dominated by the technology prospects. All too often, leaders neglect to […]

Turning Banking Upside Down


Virgin Money is a financial services brand used by three independent brand licensees in the United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa. Virgin Money UK offers savings, mortgages, credit cards, current accounts, currency services, pensions, investments and protection products to over three million customers across the country. Banking in the UK has traditionally been an old-school […]