Plan Ahead for a Successful Cloud Migration Migrating your information systems to the cloud can be a complex process. However, the factors most attributable to the success of the project are not. By addressing these issues well in advance, you will avoid many of the pitfalls that can derail migration projects. Below are some questions to ask before you initiate the project. Your responses will provide a clear roadmap for the overall project and should make it easier to isolate and resolve more technical issues as they arise. (Image Source: Shutterstock) Why are you migrating your systems to the cloud?
Take Hold of Your IT Infrastructure With Virtualization When you think of IT do you think of virtualization? Maybe you haven’t before, but soon you will. IT may bring to mind such things as chaotic troubleshooting and user dilemmas. These, of course, are just a couple of the array of challenges that precede IT specialists and virtualization is the key to minimizing the hurdles. Due to the vast area of infrastructure IT covers many opportunities for troubling, tedious, and time consuming, many faults arise. Challenges stretch out to include regularly altering and updating, not only one’s services, but also one’s
Gartner Reveals Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users for 2014 and Beyond Analysts Explore Latest Industry Directions at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013 October 6-10 ORLANDO, Fla., October 8, 2013 - Gartner, Inc. has revealed its top predictions for IT organizations and IT users for 2014 and beyond. Gartner’s top predictions for 2014 combine several disruptive topics — Digital Industrial Revolution, Digital Business, Smart Machines and the Internet of Things — that are set to have an impact well beyond just the IT function. “Gartner’s 2013 CEO survey suggests CEOs feel that business uncertainties are declining and yet, CIOs awake each day into
How did the Cloud Transform the World of Change Management? Change management is extremely important for organizations embracing and deciding to go through with all kinds of technology initiatives. However, since much of the focus on cloud services over the last few years have been on Agile, or in general rapid deployments, many fail to realize this concept. Moving your business to a SaaS model (based in the cloud of course) not only has technology implications, but also various business implications. Business operations and processes can be encapsulated as services. Thus, they can be delivered expeditiously. This is even true
Business Transformation and the IT Journey When we look at significant business model changes during the past thirty years, technology has often been at the core. From mainframes to mini-computers to microcomputers to client/server to the Internet – technology change has been a major driver for business change. Today, while there are certainly new technologies, it’s the way we access and consume those technologies that provides a significant impact on our business and revenue models. In other words, the business value of technology has become the driver for business change. We can see this most clearly when we look at
Delivering Data Security in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud In the past few years, we’ve seen a drastic change in the types of security threats organizations are encountering – and where they’re confronting them. For years, hackers were motivated by a desire for fame, recognition or support for a specific cause, but now it’s turned into a mainstream criminal or government activity. Today, that has changed. Organized groups understand that data is the new currency and they’re looking for specific data sets that can lead to financial gain or national advantage. Major financial and business institutions are direct targets
The Education Revolution: Cloud In The Classroom With the back-to-school season now upon us, parents, students and teachers everywhere are once again struggling with the perpetual challenge of making kids job-ready in a high-speed and fast-changing environment. There is little doubt in anyone’s mind that information technology plays a central role in all areas of life but sadly, access to this technology and the subsequent reaping of its benefits often stays out of reach, either due to lack of funding, lack of familiarity, or outright resistance. In a recent USA Today special feature, in which CloudTweaks played a central role , Dr.