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  • Appeared in Cloud Computing Magazine 3/7/17: Cloud Disaster Recovery Mistakes Your Organization Might Be Making

    Category 2, General, Blog | 08 Mar 2017 | By Eric Carson
    Appeared in Cloud Computing Magazine 3/7/17: Cloud Disaster Recovery Mistakes Your Organization Might Be Making
    When speed and performance are vital to revenue, companies must have complete confidence in their cloud environment.  Approximately 47 percent of customers who go to an e-commerce site while it is down never return.  Think of all of the money that was lost with the recent AWS outage!  Cloud packages might not check off all of the disaster recovery (DR) points you think they do. Cloud computing is an excellent means to improve a company’s...
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  • OH, NO, NOT AGAIN!?! HOW A SECOND GLOBAL IT OUTAGE SUGGESTS DELTA AIRLINES STILL HAS NO DECENT DISASTER RECOVERY STRATEGY IN PLACE

    OH, NO, NOT AGAIN!?! HOW A SECOND GLOBAL IT OUTAGE SUGGESTS DELTA AIRLINES STILL HAS NO DECENT DISASTER RECOVERY STRATEGY IN PLACE
    In August, I blogged about my experience with the Delta outage and provided some lessons learned from those calamitous few summer days. With over 650 cancelled flights (and thousands of frustrated customers), I speculated that their disruption in services must have cost them many millions of dollars in damages. And all caused by what was reported as a “small fire” in Delta’s datacenter. Painful, but invaluable, lessons learned, right? Well, maybe not. Delta experienced...
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  • A New Healthcare Cloud Built from the Inside Out

    A New Healthcare Cloud Built from the Inside Out
    We’ve reached a tipping point for healthcare and the cloud. While the industry has been cautious to adopt technology, it’s quickly making up for lost time. The recent Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO survey, which polled more than 190 healthcare industry CIOs, concluded that IT budget growth in healthcare is now outpacing the broader industry (52 percent to 45 percent respectively).  If a recent InformationWeek poll is any indication, much of the accelerated investment in healthcare IT...
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  • Three Key Resolutions for the Cloud in 2016

    Three Key Resolutions for the Cloud in 2016
    Most of us are thinking about what we’re going to change, evolve and make better for next year: a new diet plan, exercise choices or a commitment to read more books.  The move to a new calendar year represents a time to reflect and focus on some new resolutions. The world of cloud accelerated at a fast rate in 2015.  Subscription and consumption types of models have become pretty standard choices across technology applications.  Everywhere...
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  • The Off-Premise Revolution: Tech Leaders Prepare for a Cloud-Heavy 2015

    The Off-Premise Revolution: Tech Leaders Prepare for a Cloud-Heavy 2015
    It's that time of year again - evaluative roundups, reviews and predictive forecasts fall upon the IT sector like snowflakes on a quiet country plain. With 2015 upon us, business leaders across sectors are eagerly awaiting what top analysts are envisioning for the next 12 months with regard to developments in the tech department, primarily the direction of big-ticket trends such as cloud computing. Cloud Tech recently pointed to Forrester's "Predictions 2015: The Days of Fighting...
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