CLOUD COMPUTING BLOG – HOSTING http://www.hosting.com Taking You Further Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:00:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.3 Business Alignment Criteria – 6 Key Areas http://www.hosting.com/business-alignment-criteria/ http://www.hosting.com/business-alignment-criteria/#respond Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:00:55 +0000 http://www.hosting.com/?p=22862 The alignment of business and IT objectives is a rising priority for many forward-thinking CIOs and technology departments. Executives are more interested in conversations about how- IT delivers value to the business and end user than just a technology discussion. Following is a deep dive analysis of six key areas where IT and the business […]

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Moving From a System Focus to a Business Service Focus http://www.hosting.com/moving-system-focus-business-service-focus/ http://www.hosting.com/moving-system-focus-business-service-focus/#respond Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:00:04 +0000 http://www.hosting.com/?p=22857 To ensure alignment of business and IT objectives, it’s important that organizations take the essential step of moving from a system focus to a business service focus. To make alignment possible, IT must tie activities and capabilities to something meaningful to the organization and its customers. Having your IT department focused on Agile, ITIL, COBIT […]

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Are Your IT Tools Hindering Your Productivity? http://www.hosting.com/tools-hindering-productivity/ http://www.hosting.com/tools-hindering-productivity/#respond Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:00:24 +0000 http://www.hosting.com/?p=22852 IT tools are intended to make life easier, more efficient and productive. But often these tools contribute to a lack of focus and challenge an IT department’s ability to inform and empower the business groups they serve. Following are four ways that an organization’s tools may be hindering productivity. Too Complex – Sometimes IT tools […]

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Business IT Alignment: Signs You’re Not Aligned http://www.hosting.com/business-alignment-signs-youre-not-aligned/ http://www.hosting.com/business-alignment-signs-youre-not-aligned/#respond Tue, 11 Apr 2017 12:00:18 +0000 http://www.hosting.com/?p=22847 High on the list of priorities for forward thinking CIOs and technology departments is business IT alignment specifically as they pertain to strategic objectives. C-level executives are more interested in conversations about how IT delivers value to the business and end user than just a technology discussion. However, IT departments often feel out of the […]

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HOSTING Acquires Stelligent – AWS DevOps Automation and Continuous Delivery Experts http://www.hosting.com/hosting-acquires-stelligent/ http://www.hosting.com/hosting-acquires-stelligent/#respond Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:00:53 +0000 http://www.hosting.com/?p=22781 HOSTING is pleased to announce that we have agreed to acquire Stelligent Systems, the Virginia-based leader in application planning, migration and automation within the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud. We anticipate that the acquisition will close before the end of the month. This acquisition combines two of the industry’s top innovators offering services and […]

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Designing for Resilience…It’s Not About the Platform http://www.hosting.com/designing-resilienceits-not-platform/ http://www.hosting.com/designing-resilienceits-not-platform/#respond Thu, 09 Mar 2017 23:04:40 +0000 http://www.hosting.com/?p=22747 Forget about not being able to access critical business applications like SalesForce, Office365, GoToMeeting, ADP or GitHub, can you imagine a world (or even 30-minutes) without access to your favorite social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat…some should consider a break but that’s a subject for another day. The recent outage of a portion […]

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10 Cloud Compliance Questions to Ask http://www.hosting.com/cloud-compliance-questions-to-ask/ http://www.hosting.com/cloud-compliance-questions-to-ask/#respond Wed, 09 Nov 2016 13:30:22 +0000 http://www.hosting.com/?p=22539 Cloud compliance is an issue at the forefront of IT departments in industries as diverse as financial services, government, healthcare and retail. Regulations and standards including PCI-DSS, HIPAA and SOX require ever-more stringent controls and reporting, leading many enterprises migrating to the cloud or evaluating their current cloud services to seriously question their compliance statures and […]

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Change Management During Your Cloud Migration http://www.hosting.com/change-management-cloud-migration/ http://www.hosting.com/change-management-cloud-migration/#respond Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:30:16 +0000 http://www.hosting.com/?p=22479 Every day enterprises around the world begin migrating from on-prem, legacy systems to the cloud. But while cloud migrations certainly are common, they can also be fraught with issues for organizations, departments or individuals that struggle with change. The good news is that the majority of IT departments are accustomed to change management. The bad […]

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Making DoS Attacks a Thing of the Past http://www.hosting.com/making-dos-attacks-a-thing-of-the-past/ http://www.hosting.com/making-dos-attacks-a-thing-of-the-past/#comments Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:00:51 +0000 http://www.hosting.com/?p=22293 Denial-of-service (DoS) attacks are on the rise and have evolved into complex and overwhelming security challenges. Although DoS attacks are not a recent phenomenon, the methods and resources available to conduct and mask such attacks have dramatically evolved to include distributed (DDoS) and, more recently, distributed reflector (DRDoS) attacks—attacks that simply cannot be addressed by traditional on-premises solutions. HOSTING Advanced DDoS Protection, provisioned as […]

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Security Vs. Compliance – Choosing the Right Mindset for your Organization http://www.hosting.com/security-vs-compliance-choosing-the-right-mindset-for-your-organization/ http://www.hosting.com/security-vs-compliance-choosing-the-right-mindset-for-your-organization/#respond Wed, 05 Oct 2016 12:00:49 +0000 http://www.hosting.com/?p=22283 Many organizations seek to demonstrate their security capabilities by adhering to regulatory standards. However, compliance doesn’t always translate into the required standards of security. Simply put, regulations may require a lock on the door, but that does not mean the lock is always in use or that it is the most secure lock for the […]

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