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The final chapter in this blog series focuses on IT disaster recovery plans, some stats on DR budgets, and a look at the ‘big picture’ of what organizations should take away from this discussion. Similar to parts 1, 2 and 3 I will be referencing results from Evolve IP’s survey on disas...
Parts 1 and 2 of this blog series introduced a recently conducted Evolve IP survey on disaster recovery services which polled of 500+ C-level executives and IT professionals. After looking at the overall topic and exploring organizations’ preparedness, we took a look at disaster recove...
As mentioned in Part 1 of this blog series, Evolve IP recently conducted an IT disaster recovery survey and uncovered some very interesting data. This survey of 500+ C-level executives and IT professionals investigated respondent organization’s experience with outages and related incid...
For IT leaders contemplating disaster recovery and business continuity issues, one of the key questions begins very simply: “When…?” or “If…?” Much more than simple conjunctions, these two terms represent a widening technology gulf and risk mindset that could potentially undermine an e...
Last week, we explored where to start when you are looking to improve mobility and enable BYOD. This week, we […] The post Are You Seeking to Improve Mobility and Enable BYOD? – Part 2: Why do it? appeared first on Evolve IP.
It Starts with a Problem Any technology project usually starts with a problem. Whether it is a CEO wanting to […] The post Are You Seeking to Improve Mobility and Enable BYOD? – Part 1: Getting Started appeared first on Evolve IP.
In our last blog, we talked about the differences between the terms Data Backup, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity, which are commonly – and mistakenly – used interchangeably today. This week we are covering how you determine what you need, now that you understand the differenc...
Data Backup, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity… these terms are used interchangeably today. At Evolve IP, we commonly find ourselves helping to educate our audience on the differences between these three terms, and other terms associated with them. That’s why we recently conducted...
USA Today recently published research showing that 43% of companies have had a data breach. My response? It’s an interesting article. Unfortunately, the only actual “reason” mentioned in here is human capital. Front door attacks are designed to fool end users into giving aw...
5 out of 10 people in the cloud have experienced the benefit of disaster avoidance / recovery. Learn more in our survey of 1,257 cloud decision makers. In last week’s blog, we explored the rise of both disaster recovery (DR) concern and cloud adoption. In this third and final installme...
5 out of 10 people in the cloud have experienced the benefit of disaster avoidance / recovery. Learn more in our survey of 1,257 cloud decision makers. In last week’s blog, I talked about how Evolve IP provided business continuity to The John Glover Agency so that its employees could w...
As summer winds down to an end, it’s tough to forget that winter 2013-2014 was one of the coldest on record in parts of the country, according to the government’s official monthly climate report released recently. The cold and snow had a direct impact on the bottom line of many b...
Last week, I talked about where you start to develop a UC strategy for your organization. This week, let’s look at how the Cloud enables integration to help organizations implement a successful UC solution. To score the features and reliability that your business needs from a true U...
Last week, I talked about why most UC projects are not successful. This week, let’s look at where you start to develop a UC strategy for your organization. So where do you start? Well, don’t start by trying to wrestle a 14,000-pound beast to the ground! Start simple, from the begin...
Standing 15+ feet tall and weighing up to 14,000 pounds, the African elephant is the largest land animal on earth. Its trunk alone has over 100,000 muscles and is flanked by a pair of ivory incisors weighing around 100 pounds apiece.
Managed IT services firm works with Evolve IP to bring its law firm clients award-winning cloud computing services without major investment in infrastructure or time and risk of building and operating its own platforms and data centers. According Helient’s Steve Hatch, “It’s the perfec...
Since early fall 2012, the Northeast region of the U.S. was repeatedly slammed with blow after blow from Mother Nature. From tropical storms and tornados to blizzards, weather-pattern anomalies paralyzed communities from Washington, D.C. through Portland, Maine in the last months. For ...
Measure the promise of the cloud in real financial terms by unlocking the 7 Vaults of Cloud TCO. This Infographic steps you through a methodology for comparing the true Total Cost of Ownership for a cloud-based solution. Unlock the 7 Vaults and see what you uncover…
Over the past few years, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) has received some serious press, as well as banter among those in the technology community. The topics range from the different vendors and their technology bake-offs, use cases and best practices, and the debate around tota...
This morning, we announced that Evolve IP’s vServer has been recognized by TMC as the winner of its 2012 Cloud Computing Excellence Award. Evolve IP was nominated for the award based on a case study that detailed how vServer and the rest of our virtual private cloud services boosted pr...
A few weeks ago, Superstorm Sandy ravaged the East Coast, leaving devastation in its wake. Thousands of people were without power, food, and water. It quickly became clear that Sandy’s aftermath would bring life on the East Coast to a standstill for days as the region began to rebuild....
If you’re thinking about moving to the cloud, you know that every vendor is more than willing to promise massive […] The post To Virtualize or Not To Virtualize? Determine Real Data Center Costs. appeared first on Evolve IP.
According to Microsoft, the number of small businesses entering the cloud business will triple in the next few years. So if you’ve already become a part of that statistic, you’ve made a wise choice. Unless, of course, you’ve picked the wrong provider to be your partner. Picking the rig...
So, you’ve decided to move some of your critical systems or software to the cloud. How do you tell one cloud provider from the next? How do you pick the right cloud services provider(s) to help you truly change the way you consume technology? For some perspective about the cloud, let’s...
When I sat down to write this post, I did some prep reading to see what the bloggers I follow were saying on the topic. But by the third post, I was reminded that we (the tech nerds) are not generally helpful. Tech nerds talk and write in our own language. We write to look [...]
Cloud Expo 2012 might have ended last week, but the discussions on industry trends chatted about at the show are […] The post Big data analytics and the cloud: A hit or a bad fit for the midmarket? appeared first on Evolve IP.
Last week, I joined 10,000 of my industry peers at the 10th International Cloud Expo in New York. It’s hard […] The post TMC asks me what’s next for cloud computing appeared first on Evolve IP.
The only tech term being tossed around more irresponsibly than “cloud” these days is the concept of “Big Data.” This has led many small businesses to consider what “Big Data” means for them. Big Data and small business are, at first glance, an oxymor...
International Data Corporation, in conjunction with Microsoft, recently announced research that suggested that by 2015, the cloud will add 14 million jobs across the globe. It’s safe to say that we’ve crossed the chasm (thanks Geoffrey), at least in terms of acceptance of t...
Let me start by saying that I really don’t know where this myth started. It likely originated long ago during […] The post Debunking the myth: The cloud does NOT replace IT appeared first on Evolve IP.
A few months ago, I spoke at a technology conference about the future of cloud computing and cloud-based virtual desktop […] The post What is the difference between a CLEC/ICP and a cloud services provider? appeared first on Evolve IP.
If you’re a small business owner, one of the last things on your mind is going green. Regardless of your politics, you probably don’t have time to think about your eco-footprint, besides maybe using recycling bins. You’re busy managing employees, driving sales, and im...