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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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5 Questions Every Leader Should Ask About the Disaster Recovery Plan

October 28, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Your company’s disaster recovery plan is the last thing you want to worry about when a disaster actually hits. As a business leader, it can be hard to know if you're asking the right questions to ensure your business is protected. 

Bluelock COO Martin Van Buren has nearly 25 years of technology leadership. Prior to joining Bluelock, Van Buren served as an executive leader at ITT Educational Services with roles including EVP & CIO as well as the SVP of the Learning Technologies group and was a...

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Behind the Datacenter Doors: The Fastest Way to Reach a Bluelock Services Member

October 28, 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.

 

In this blog series our services team takes questions from our customers to open the lines of communication. This week's question is one that is on the mind of every customer at some point:

“What's the fastest way to receive help from the Bluelock services team? Should I call, email or text?”

Believe it or not, the...

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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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Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending September 4th

September 5, 2013 by Diana Nolting

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

 

Enterprise Gets Serious About Cloud Computing

Is the enterprise cloud consumer changing and becoming a more strategic, educated consumer? Brian Proffitt argues the statics show that the enterprise IT department is ready to get serious, and strategic, about cloud. In this ReadWrite piece, Proffitt uses data released recently in the Verizon’s “2013 State of Enterprise Cloud Report” to argue...

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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 21st

August 21, 2013 by Diana Nolting

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

What Next for Cloud Computing after PRISM?

You can read any number or articles, cartoons and tweets about PRISM, how it impacts cloud and how it impacts businesses both globally and locally. This WIRED article by Theo Priestly goes a set beyond all the speculation, however, and wraps with six tactile considerations you can start right now instead of waiting to see how things shake out in...

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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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