CLOUD COMPUTING BLOG – HOSTING http://www.hosting.com Taking You Further Fri, 26 May 2017 21:02:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 When Security is Your DR Strategy http://www.hosting.com/when-security-is-your-dr-strategy/ http://www.hosting.com/when-security-is-your-dr-strategy/#respond Thu, 25 May 2017 17:21:03 +0000 http://www.hosting.com/?p=23000 Both Disaster Recovery (DR) and Security/Compliance are critical aspects of your business, but many fail to see how these strategies relate to each other. For example, many security/compliance standards have requirements that speak to the state of the backups you’re running – i.e. Are they encrypted? How long are they kept? Beyond this simple example, […]

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A Layered Approach to Ransomware Protection http://www.hosting.com/layered-approach-to-ransomware/ http://www.hosting.com/layered-approach-to-ransomware/#respond Thu, 18 May 2017 22:40:08 +0000 http://www.hosting.com/?p=22970 The latest string of ransomware attacks, plaguing more than 100 countries worldwide, has many researchers scratching their heads as to exactly how it happened and how it spread so quickly. While the researchers are doing their digging, there’s one thing we do know for sure: there are steps you can be taking right now to limit […]

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Shared Security Model – Where Does Your Service Provider Draw the Line? http://www.hosting.com/shared-security-model-where-does-your-service-provider-draw-the-line/ http://www.hosting.com/shared-security-model-where-does-your-service-provider-draw-the-line/#respond Wed, 17 May 2017 20:22:43 +0000 http://www.hosting.com/?p=22963 FISMA… GLBA… SOX… HIPAA… PCI… If this looks like alphabet soup to you, you’re not alone. Many of our customers don’t know the full scope of the requirements that the government or other regulatory bodies hold them responsible for. It’s easy to get lost with the vast amounts of information and jargon in any compliance […]

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Business IT Alignment Checklist http://www.hosting.com/business-alignment-checklist/ http://www.hosting.com/business-alignment-checklist/#respond Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:00:09 +0000 http://www.hosting.com/?p=22909 Following is a checklist to ensure that you hit the mark as you work through the process of aligning IT with your overall business objectives. 1. Identify business drivers  Assess which business objectives require IT enablement (e.g., new product, acquisition of another company, etc.) 2. Create IT vision  Document the general guidelines or […]

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Define Your IT Objectives in a New Way http://www.hosting.com/define-objectives-new-way/ http://www.hosting.com/define-objectives-new-way/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:00:28 +0000 http://www.hosting.com/?p=22869 The previous blog entitled Business Alignment Criteria presents six considerations you should collaborate on with your business colleagues before you begin the process of defining your IT objectives. Once the business alignment criteria portion is complete, you are ready to define your IT-specific objectives. Follow the steps and tips below below for guidance. 1. Understand […]

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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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