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    No More Hype or Disappointment, Time to Cloud Different™️

    I’m not much for anniversaries but it has been fifteen years. That is the milestone cloud computing will cross in 2021. A decade and a half of innovation and transformation in both business models and operating models across the globe for companies of all shapes and sizes, all started with the launch of Simple Storage Service (S3) and Elastic Compute...

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    Lessons Learned: Reviewing 2020

    We’re about to cross the finish line on a tremendously difficult year for most organizations. And this year more than any other, December 31st certainly feels like a finish line that’s been painted on the ground. Getting there will be an accomplishment. As the holidays approach, it’s easy to get wrapped up in planning for 2021 and starting to focus...

    How Do I Make Sense of the Cloud?

    Still trying to figure out the difference between IaaS and PaaS? We can help. Watch the webinar replay here. Ask three colleagues what cloud computing is, and you’ll get three different answers. Ask three cloud providers, you’ll get three different pitches. Three consultants, three different strategies… All these different explanations could be correct. The cloud isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution,...

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    How To Conquer Analysis Paralysis

    Stuck in your tracks? We can help. Watch the webinar replay here. A move to the cloud presents a huge opportunity for organizations that want to be more nimble and responsive as their industries and consumers evolve. Before you can reap those rewards, though, you have to get to the cloud, and that can be a pretty...

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    Takeaways from the Disruption Forum Innovation Labs

    On October 22, I had a chance to participate in the Disruption Forum Innovation Labs hosted by Netguru. Leading product strategy & innovation here at Expedient, I find it useful to attend forums like this in order to hear more about what our customers and the industry at large might be thinking about when it...

    What's the Best Way to Move My Legacy Apps to the Cloud?

    Ready to “cloudify” your apps? Watch the webinar replay here. Most companies we talk to are not sure of the best way to migrate mission critical legacy apps to the cloud. First, we should define mission critical legacy apps (MCLAs): these are business applications like Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for manufacturers, Electronic Medical Records (EMR) for healthcare...

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    Heroic Effort is Not an IT Strategy

    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...

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    One More Hardware Refresh?

    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 through one...

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    AC/CF? WTH?

    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...

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

    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...

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    Expedient Sponsors GartnerIOCS Conference in 2019

    The 2019 Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference (GartnerIOCS) was held at The Venetian in Las Vegas the week of December 9, 2019. Nearly 3,500 attendees, including members of the Expedient team, participated and learned about new trend analysis in cloud and IT infrastructure. The Expedient team regularly attends conferences in order to remain current with the role...

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