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Cloud technology insights and industry perspectives for the mid-market

When your cloud migration plans should move away from ‘lift and shift’

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The easy approach to transitioning applications to the cloud is the simple “lift and shift” method, in which existing applications are simply migrated, as is, to a cloud-based infrastructure. And in some cases, this is a practical first step in a cloud journey. But in many cases, the smarter approach is to re-write and re-envision […]

Five cutting edge technologies available to SMBs through cloud-automated IT

As SaaS applications have come of age, adopting newer technologies has become easier for smaller organizations. However, the subsequent challenge of supporting these technology components remains for organizations with limited budget and resources available. Continuously monitored networks and servers, rapid response times for user support, and advanced security features – these capabilities have traditionally only […]

5 questions to ask before migrating Windows and SQL Server 2008 to the cloud

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Most midsized companies have relied on Windows and SQL Server 2008 for the past decade to run essential business applications. Now that these long-trusted products are coming to end-of-life (EOL) status, businesses still running these systems face hard decisions. It’s a major challenge for many organizations, and a full-blown crisis for some.  But I’ve always […]

Cloud-automated IT solves the problems of the traditional IT model

For small and medium-sized companies, the traditional IT model of an on-premises network built and operated with an in-house IT staff is often fraught with problems.  IT teams are stretched to capacity simply keeping the lights on and there are always going to be issues with systems performance, network reliability, end user productivity, data recovery, […]

Prevention tips for Office 365 security threats

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Office 365 has become a go-to standard for messaging needs.  The growth of features, functionality and managed service offerings has given Office 365 customers a stable and secure solution.  Unfortunately, bad actors such as spammers, hackers and phishers have also grown in number and sophistication.  The Redmond Channel Partner Magazine recently documented how much sneakier […]

New strategies to help your cloud deployment survive an outage

Many view the cloud as a fail-safe, always available environment. In reality, though, almost all the large cloud providers have suffered one or more major outages in the last 12-24 months. As magical as cloud can seem, these services are being provided by computing resources housed in a data center, and when that data center […]

Five ways cloud automated IT adds value to the director role

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This blog was originally published by Concerto Cloud Services. Since then, Concerto Cloud Services has become DXC Concerto, the mid-market cloud offering within DXC Technology. IT Directors, and those functioning as part of their operational and leadership roles, often cite the numerous hours required fixing bugs, solving tickets and maintaining operations as the reason for their […]

Five ways the cloud is evolving IT management for mid-sized organizations

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This blog was originally posted by Concerto Cloud Services. Since then, Concerto Cloud Services has become DXC Concerto, the mid-market cloud offering within DXC Technology. All of the IT resources in the world can’t reverse the devastation of a cyber-breach or major outage. For a large enterprise with deep resources, strong security and backup systems […]

It’s 2018. Do we really still need Active Directory?

This blog was originally published by Concerto Cloud Services. Since then, Concerto Cloud Services has become DXC Concerto, the mid-market cloud offering within DXC Technology. Why do we still need Active Directory? With so many businesses migrating their applications to cloud, the question remains relevant today. Microsoft has added numerous features under their identity-as-a-service umbrellas, […]

Crypto-mining: What you need to know about the newest cybersecurity and performance threat

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This blog was originally posted by Concerto Cloud Services. Since then, Concerto Cloud Services has become DXC Concerto, the mid-market cloud offering within DXC Technology. Bitcoin and cryptocurrency markets are consuming much of the talk around the proverbial IT department water cooler due to their increasing popularity and unprecedented rise in its value. Many early investors […]