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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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Bluelock CTO Pat O'Day named to 2014 Top 101 Trust Leaders in Cloud and Hosting List

November 22, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Bluelock CTO Pat O'Day was recognized as a visionary in IaaS when he was named to Total Product Marketing's "Top 101 Trust LEaders in Cloud and Hosting 2014" list this week. 

"[O'Day] is a thought leader with a depth of experience in network management, systems integration, managed IT services, data center outsourcing, and disaster recovery," quotes Pat's profile on the list. 

This is the first annual TPM Cloud leaders list. The winners were determined by a five-person panel within TPM based on a...

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Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending September 25th

September 26, 2013 by Diana Nolting

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

 

Cutting Through Cloud

According to Quentin Hardy’s New York Times article the software buying landscape is in a unique place at this point in time. He credits corporate buyers with a plethora of familiar and unfamiliar options for some big-stakes decisions for providers. In this article he weighs the risks and benefits of cloud software solutions with traditional options still available.

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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 24th

July 24, 2013 by Diana Nolting

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

Does anyone in IT truly relax on vacation?

Are you reading this from a sandy beach or on a back porch overlooking a picturesque lake? If so, you likely aren’t alone as Patrick Thibodeau reports on the state of vacations for IT personnel.  In this Computerworld article Thibodeau explains that an overwhelming majority of IT professionals end up “plugging in” on vacation, rather than...

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Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending July 3rd

July 3, 2013 by Diana Nolting

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

CIOs on Cloud Computing Adoption: Conquer Complexity and Help Us Grow

What do CIOs want most from the cloud? According to this Forbes article by Louis Columbus and a recent NTT Europe study, CIOs and Senior IT Leaders want solution providers who can help them get to the cloud while recognizing and working with their complex business processes and legacy technology. According to the study...

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Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending June 26th

June 26, 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 Migration Reaps Rewards Even When It’s Not A Slam Dunk

The only constant in IT is that it’s always changing. It can be easy to latch on to solutions that have been traditionally successful, but the best CIOs know that it’s important to keep looking toward new possibilities and technologies in order to gain ground. Karen Goulart’s SearchCIO.com article highlights just that story....

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Cloud News Report: Top 3 in Cloud – Week Ending June 19th

June 19, 2013 by Diana Nolting

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

CIA re-evaluates $600 million Cloud Computing contract

While initial reports had the $600 million CIA cloud contract going to Amazon, CloudBusiness9’s Stuart Lauchlan reports the bidding has been reopened to allow IBM a fair shot at the award. Post-contract award, IBM argued that the security requirement concessions and changes allowed to Amazon during post-award negotiations were unfair...

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Bluelock Joins the Switch CLOUD CITY Ecosystem

June 6, 2013 by Diana Nolting

When Bluelock expanded its datacenter presence to the Switch SUPERNAP facility in Las Vegas, it gained more than a west coast location. Bluelock and its clients gained the benefits of membership in the Switch C.U.B.E inside the Switch CLOUD CITY.

The Switch C.U.B.E. stands for the Cloud Ubiquitous Business Exchange.  It’s an ecosystem of cloud providers who have co-located their infrastructure in the Switch SUPERNAP to provide customers multi-tenancy and the option to use services...

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