The Ultimate IT Checklist for 2017

Posted by Rob Williams on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 @ 09:30 AM

 

Our Ultimate IT Checklist for 2016 was one of our most popular blogs last year. Since you found our checklist so helpful, we have decided to give it a re-boot for 2017. Use this list as a starting point when planning your initiatives and milestones this year. 

IT Housekeeping 

Business continuity is the foundational objective upon which all your other goals and objectives are built. Before you can begin your plans for new objectives, you should make sure that your current systems are up-to-date and in good working order. This will go a long way toward ensuring that your business will run disruption-free in 2017. Following is the list of systems that you should check. 

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Topics: IT Investment, IT Budget

5 Traits of a Highly Successful Cloud Strategy

Posted by Rob Williams on Tue, Nov 29, 2016 @ 09:30 AM

Cloud adoption rates continue to rise as barriers to its acceptance fall. For instance, as we detailed in a previous blog, companies no longer consider security to be a top concern for cloud adoption. Gartner predicts the global public cloud market will grow 16.5% this year to reach $204 billion. Compare the Cloud cites studies that show 90% of enterprises plan to increase yearly spending on the cloud. 

The growing popularity of the cloud is no reason to put caution to the wind. Before migrating data and services to the cloud, companies need to develop a sound strategy. As Donna Scott of Gartner points out, “A cloud strategy clearly defines the business outcomes you seek, and how you are going to get there.” 

In developing a cloud strategy, companies should consider a list of traits that will help them meet their business goals. 

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Topics: Security, IT Investment, Cloud

How IaaS Can Reduce IT Investment Risk and Improve Margin of Error

Posted by Rob Williams on Tue, Feb 23, 2016 @ 09:30 AM

Think back for a minute to any significant financial investment you’ve made in your life.

In some cases, you really don’t have to think back that far at all. And in every instance, there are some risk factors you’ve had to weigh to determine the long-term ROI of your next purchase – whether it’s a TV, furniture, or a new house.

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Topics: Cloud Computing, IaaS, IT Investment