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VMworld 2015 – Bluelock Lightning Rounds

August 26, 2015 by Kayla Catron

Your bags are packed and you ready to head to VMworld 2015. As you start to fill your schedule with hands-on labs, breakout sessions and of course partner parties – don’t forget to leave time on your schedule for use-case specific “lightning round” presentations taking place on the show floor in booth #328. Running each…

Are all RTOs the same?

August 4, 2015 by Diana Nolting

Your company has been using “as-a-Service” technologies for years now, often using SaaS products to improve your customer relationship management (CRM) tools, your marketing automation tools or your HR tools. As an IT professional, you likely had a role in implementing and troubleshooting those products, but you probably weren’t in the driver’s seat for purchasing…

Private Cloud vs. Public Cloud

July 21, 2015 by Kayla Catron

How do you begin to choose between private and public cloud? There are many misconceptions between private and public cloud in the market today. To decide which cloud is best suited for your organization, match use case and workload requirements to the right option to maximize benefits. The core difference between public and private cloud…

IT is now Business Technology

July 16, 2015 by Kayla Catron

Moving to the cloud might seem like applications and data are out of the IT department’s control. But, with a cloud provider’s services, especially those with compliance audits and certifications, there is nothing to worry about. According to John Webster’s Network World article, “Cloud fears fizzle, mission-critical deployments sizzle,” the growing acceptance of moving to…

One Big Myth about FERPA and Cloud

July 13, 2015 by Kayla Catron

Are you certain cloud is not an option for your small college or university? Think again. In Alicia Brazington’s article in Campus Technology entitled, “Small Colleges Take Giant Steps into the cloud” shows how higher education IT departments are adding value to their institutions through cloud. In the article, Don Davis, Azusa Pacific University CIO…

Transform Your IT Department

July 9, 2015 by Kayla Catron

Are you looking to evolve your IT department from a cost center to a revenue driver? In January 2015, Jeff Ton, CIO and SVP of Corporate Connectivity at Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana took what he called, “a seismic shift forward in the way technology is delivered for my organization.” Moving his organization from a…

Agility: Driver for Cloud Adoption

July 1, 2015 by Diana Nolting

Just a few years ago I recall overhearing a conversation about cloud in which several IT staffers were debating the use case of why you would use cloud. “Only for something I don’t care about, it’s way too insecure,” said one. “DR only, I can’t trust my important stuff with cloud,” followed up the second….

Tech Talk: Recovery Assurance

June 30, 2015 by Kayla Catron

Disaster recovery is not new. As long as businesses have existed, the need to protect and recover has existed as well. What is new, however, is the evolution of DR for businesses over the past decade. As replication technologies and reliability increased and the cost of protection has decreased, more businesses are finding reliable, affordable…

Four Levels of Security Controls

June 26, 2015 by Kayla Catron

Security is of upmost importance in the financial industry, and it’s not easy. While some tasks may fall to the bottom of your never-ending to-do list when time and resources are limited, security simply cannot. If you have highly sensitive, highly regulated data, consider an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) Managed Service. Bluelock’s IPS service offers…

Beyond the SOC Audit

June 24, 2015 by Veronica Miller

Bluelock completes a SOC II audit annually. This means that our internal controls have been audited by a third party on widely accepted set of guidelines called the Trust Service Principles. Bluelock elects to complete the SOC II because it contains a higher level of technical information which our clients and prospects find helpful. An…