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Cloud technology insights and industry perspectives for the mid-market

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 […]

Five reasons why every organization should conduct regular cybersecurity self-assessments

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. 2017 was filled with news about cybersecurity, including phishing scams, ransomware and new attack methods. And as the year turns to 2018, security experts predict even bigger attacks and smarter […]

The hidden gaps in public and private clouds

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. Despite ample marketing hype, there is no panacea when it comes to cloud computing. No silver bullets, no one-size-fits-all. As with any technology, there are merely strengths, weaknesses and tradeoffs. […]

Two tales about the complexities of Microsoft Azure and Amazon clouds

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This blog was originally published by Concerto Cloud Services. Since then, Concerto Cloud Services became DXC Concerto, the mid-market cloud offering with DXC Technology. We often get asked to intervene when cloud deployments go awry. Attracted by apparent ease-of-use, flexibility and low computing costs, companies quickly adopt leading public cloud platforms such as Amazon Web […]

One ring to rule them all: Best practices for a multi-cloud strategy

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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. In terms of the future of cloud and best practices for its management, I recommend a one-ring-to-rule-them-all approach and a shift to hybrid cloud. First things first: Defining multi-cloud versus […]