Archive of posts from 2020

Heroic Effort is Not an IT Strategy

Heroic Effort is Not an IT Strategy

Doug Theis
Read Time 6 min.

Are you relying on your IT heroes too heavily? Watch the webinar replay here. It’s 3:45 on a Friday afternoon. The financial system, your organization’s most critical application, just went down. The server it was running on needed to be replaced two years ago, but funding was tight and the replacement was pushed out. The IT team...

One More Hardware Refresh?

One More Hardware Refresh?

Doug Theis
Read Time 6 min.

Watch the webinar, and, for a deeper dive, read about how to handle your next hardware refresh—if you’re up for it—below the video. So. You’re due for a hardware refresh in your on-premises or colocated data center. And, since it’s been what, almost five years since you’ve been...

AC/CF? WTH?

AC/CF? WTH?

Doug Theis
Read Time 4 min.

One of my favorite CIOs once told me there are two kinds of work in corporate IT: AC work and CF work. He then explained the differences. AC work are the business projects that have a material impact on increasing revenue, reducing costs, reducing time to market, and opening new lines of business. These projects typically enhance an organization’s ability...

Multi-cloud Choices: What is the best cloud for your legacy applications?

Multi-cloud Choices: What is the best cloud for your legacy applications?

Doug Theis
Read Time 6 min.

In our multi-cloud world, workload placement is one of the most crucial IT decisions organizations make. With the plethora of mature and proven cloud options out there, the business case to migrate most legacy, on-premises applications to the cloud is undeniable. But, which cloud do you choose? Desired redundancy, application recoverability, networking, storage, and support are just a few of...