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Cloud + Optimization = Cloudimization

More than just a data solution, cloud migration can actually enhance your company’s bottom line. Cloud technology provides increased speed and agility, directly impacting business revenue. However, if your cloud is not optimized to operate at maximum efficiency, you may be inadvertently negating some of your ROI benefits.

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Are You Still Using Online Backup Instead of Cloud Storage?

Is it cloud storage? Is it an online backup service? These are the questions that people often ask themselves when they are trying to decide on the best solutions for storing data to the cloud. It can be confusing because all companies want their product to look like the best one. What’s that saying if you only have a hammer and nothing else in your toolbox…..everything starts to look like a nail? Continue reading

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At The Finish Line of the Leadville 100

Cross one more thing off that bucket list for yours truly. I was at the finish line at one of the most amazing races in the world….according to me of course.  But many others share my enthusiasm. Those of you who are runners may already know about this race and if you’re an ultra-marathoner, you probably have run in this thing. And if you’ve read Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall then you know exactly what this thing is. Continue reading

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Getting Beyond the Public/ Private/ Hybrid Cloud Labels

 

A lot of the below information was gathered by Alex Foster who is an Enterprise Product Manager at Windstream from a February 9, 2012 article along with my points and reviews.

For a high-growth market, the cloud industry is remarkably lacking in standardized terminology to describe what we are offering. Pundits often talk about the cloud turning computing into a standardized utility service, but at the moment the industry has not yet created the vocabulary and taxonomy that would enable customers to buy computing services based on well-understood composition. Continue reading

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Maintaining Employee Productivity with an Enterprise BYOD Environment

By Chris Davis Enterprise Product Marketing on July 2, 2013

With the consumerization of enterprise mobility, the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) trend is generating a growing percentage of employees who are using personal devices to conduct business. Old news I know. These devices are not only being used for traditional communication functions, but also to access business applications and resources. Continue reading

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Red Rock Century Ride

I was recently talked into this century ride (100 miles for non-bikers) because it looks fun, but more importantly I like the causes.  All proceeds from this event go to benefit charities including Hope Communities, Colfax Community Network, Young Life and The Bridge Project. So I get to meet fun people, get some exercise, help four great causes, then be sore for three days. I put the link below for more information and hopefully you can join us. Continue reading