Understanding what applications you have and what roles those applications play within your business is the first step to improving your application environment. Application rationalization will help improve efficiency, reduce complexity, and start you on the path to application clarity. Tune in to the latest “ and there you have IT” podcast to learn: Current state of the application environment Benefits of an application rationalization Tips for a successful cloud migration
Preparing your E-Commerce Site for the Holiday Shopping Season
The busiest shopping days of the year happen during the holidays. Can your website survive Black Friday? Join us as we discuss tips for preparing your e-commerce website for the holidays, the top 3 things retailers should focus on, and small improvements that most organizations would find easy to accomplish.
The Future of Cloud and Data Analytics
Listen to part four in our podcast series Ten Things Traditional Enterprises Can Learn from Cloud-Native Companies to hear Alan Grantham speak about the importance of cloud governance, and why the governance engines you use must enable business and enhance cloud guidelines. Mr. Grantham also touches on where he thinks cloud is headed, and what the state of cloud will look like in the next ten to fifteen years.
Critical Cloud Conversations: Imposter Syndrome, the Cloud Mindset, and Why Empowering Failure Is Vital to Success
The term cloud can be a nebulous one. Cloud is a broad concept that can involve public, private, hybrid, colocation,multiple platforms, and multiple models. Any conversation around cloud should really be a conversation that incorporates the business, security, data, labor and resource components of your impending journey. When it comes to cloud strategy, the list of considerations is long. Successbegin with a shift in mindset, a shift in culture, and a team of empowered humans ready to unlock the full business value of cloud. In this episode, hear Alan Grantham talk more about these critical considerations: Why cloud-first can be a challenge How “faking it until they are making it” leads to a bigger realization The importance of failure, and why it should be rewarded
How is Cloud Security Like a Pinball Machine?
An increasing number of traditional organizations are turning to cloud in an effort to increase scalability, flexibility and productivity. While the benefits are clear, many IT security teams are struggling with the possible security implications associated with a shift to cloud. Building in security controls during development, along with continuous and programmatic evaluation of those controls is necessary to avoid placing the entire environment at risk. Listen to this episode to learn: Misconceptions around cloud security. The crucial need for ingrained security resources How to stay secure and agile in an ever-evolving threat landscape.