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How DECA Financial Services Reduces DR Costs

February 10, 2014 by Megan Gish

 


DECA Financial Services, LLC, a nationally licensed accounts receivable management company, relies on their mission-critical call-center application to keep business going each day. They needed a way to guarantee their application would be recovered quickly so business could keep moving forward, no matter what.

In this webinar, Bluelock CTO, Pat O’Day, and DECA Financial CIO, Kevin Schoenrock, will sit down for a 30-minute open discussion digging into DECA Financials’ process for...

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Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending February 5th

February 5, 2014 by Megan Gish

The Cloud News Report is a weekly list of our top three favorite cloud computing articles from the past week.

Not only are IT publications and professionals looking back to see how cloud computing has evolved over the years and lived up to its expectations from 2013 trends, but they're also looking ahead to identify technology trends for 2014 and how cloud will continue to evolve. Now that we're a little over a full month into the new year, let's take a look at what the cloud industry is saying...

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3 ways to budget for cloud-based disaster recovery

November 11, 2013 by Diana Nolting

In our last webinar, Bluelock sought to tackle every IT professional’s least favorite topic: budgeting.

Budgeting is necessary in order to move all things business forward. Many IT professionals don’t enjoy it because it can rely on projections and intangibles that can’t be foreseen in the upcoming year.

In “How to budget for cloud-based disaster recovery,” we tackled an emerging technology that many are looking to evaluate for the coming year. New solutions can be the hardest to budget for...

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Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending November 6th

November 6, 2013 by Diana Nolting

The Cloud News Report is a weekly list of our top three favorite cloud computing articles from the past week.

 

If Healthcare.gov were running on a true cloud, it’d be much better off

Regardless of your politics, it’s hard to ignore the very real infrastructure problems the nation’s Healthcare.gov website has had since it’s launch. In this ITworld article by Nancy Gohring, she takes a look at the website and ponders the benefits a truly cloud-hosted solution would have on the site, and would have...

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Protect Your Data and Apps from Zombies and Other Disasters

October 31, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Disasters happen, especially when it comes to technology. Hurricanes, floods and viruses are all well known, but we took a look at a lesser-known phenomena: the zombie apocalypse and the impact it could have on your business.

 

Did you know that 47% of IT disasters are caused by human error? Tweet this »

And, 35% of midsize enterprises will adopt cloud for DR by 2017. Tweet this »

Reduced cost and increased agility are top reasons for cloud-based recovery. Tweet this »

 

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How to budget and plan for Recovery-as-a-Service

October 23, 2013 by Diana Nolting

The close of the year means more than holiday parties and a few extra vacation days. It’s also corporate planning and budgeting time. This means you are likely recapping what worked this year and determining what will work best for your team next year.

Budgeting for a new solution is hard, especially if it's delivered in a new way. For example, you may be struggling to understand what it would cost to protect and recover your application in the cloud as opposed to continuing a traditional...

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Behind the Datacenter Doors: 15 Minutes or Less

September 24, 2013 by Diana Nolting

“Behind the Datacenter Doors” is an occasional series that will highlight different communications strategies and policies leveraged by our Services Team to satisfy our customers.

Behind the Datacenter Doors

As a customer-oriented cloud services company, Bluelock is committed to helping our customers achieve success in the cloud. That success is dependent on good communication between our Services Team at the datacenter and our customers in their own locations across the globe.

In this blog series our services team will take...

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Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending August 28th

August 29, 2013 by Diana Nolting

The Cloud News Report is a weekly list of our top three favorite cloud computing articles from the past week. 

 

Top 12 Sites For Free Cloud Computing & Enterprise Software Research

Research can be expensive to cultivate and explore, but it’s crucial to making an educated decision. This Forbes article by Louis Columbus seeks to provide consumers and students with industry research that is free and available. He also explains some of the industry norms when it comes to buying and producing research...

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Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending August 13th

August 15, 2013 by Diana Nolting

The Cloud News Report is a weekly list of our top three favorite cloud computing articles from the past week.

 

Why banks are finally embracing cloud computing  

With public cloud vendors improving their solutions and offerings, this American Banker article by Penny Crossman states banks are now embracing the cloud. In the article Crossman references information released by PricewaterhouseCoopers stating that 71% of bank executives surveyed state they plan to invest in cloud. That’s a 4-fold...

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Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending July 31st

July 31, 2013 by Diana Nolting

The Cloud News Report is a weekly list of our top three favorite cloud computing articles from the past week.

 

Cloud and on-premise applications can co-exist

Hybrid may be the buzzword of the moment, but this Joe McKendrick piece calls out another important factor in compatibility, though it’s one much less talked about. In this ZDNet article, McKendrick reports on the answer to the question asked by a recent Forrester report, “How do you bring on-premise and cloud applications and data together?”...

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