Surviving Migration to Office 365

Many organizations have migrated from a traditional on-premise Microsoft  Office deployment to one that leverages the Microsoft Azure Cloud, which gives users access to their data and business applications anywhere, at any time. The determination of whether or not to migrate is typically made by an IT decision maker: CTO, CIO or senior executive in

Azure Active Directory and Office 365 Security

Seventy percent of Fortune 500 companies purchased Office 365 in a recent 12-month window. Microsoft calls Office 365 its fastest-growing commercial product ever. However, on-premises Active Directory (AD) still plays the main role in being the authoritative source for authentication and authorization requests to Office 365. System administrators in the vast majority of organizations use

The Forrester Wave™: IoT Software Platforms, Q4 2016

Forrester Research reveals that 60% of decision-makers at global enterprises are using or planning to use IoT-enabled applications over the next two years – but selecting an IoT platform that is the right fit for your business can be challenging. After researching, analyzing, and scoring 11 of the most significant vendors on the market, Forrester

Evergreen Storage: A New Approach

For decades, the limitations of spinning disks have held back data center efficiency and constricted architecture decision-making. These performance bottlenecks have impacted not only storage infrastructure decisions, but also decisions involving application deployment, server, and networking configurations, and power and cooling. To meet the performance requirements of business-critical workloads, IT administrators often employed what could

Business Case for All-Flash Arrays When Integrating Flash into the Cloud

The use of cloud-based services is growing rapidly in today’s 3rd Platform computing environment. Datacenters looking to craft the most cost-effective infrastructure to service legacy workloads like relational database and enterprise applications while accommodating next-generation applications in the mobile computing, social media, and big data and analytics areas are increasingly moving to hybrid cloud environments.

Simply Pure Cloud Economics 101

To the cloud, or not to the cloud? The answer may be more simple and economical than you imagine. In this white paper, we’ll be providing a quick lesson in cloud economics, based on an ESG audit of a model that compares the monthly cost of public cloud infrastructure with the monthly cost of leasing

Data & Analytics Maturity Model & Business Impact

The importance of “Big Data” to modern enterprises has drawn extensive coverage.  Business leaders, technology analysts, the press, and the investment community have discussed how data is transforming business, work and society.  Data has been heralded as nothing less than “the new raw material of business: an economic input almost on par with capital and