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What’s Next in IT Post-COVID?
The pandemic changed everything we know about business structure — and it will continue to impact us personally and professionally long into the future. IT has definitely felt the disruption associated with COVID-19, and it’s unlikely the industry…
How Does Outsourcing Your IT Impact The Economy?
Outsourcing is somewhat of a controversial topic among US companies. Opponents of outsourcing believe it takes jobs away from established employees. However, for many businesses, outsourcing is a way to widen their pool of qualified employees. So,…
Preparing for COVID-19 Recovery - Windsor Group
Preparing for COVID-19 Recovery
There is a clear designation between “before COVID” and post-pandemic. It’s a fundamental schism defining how we live and work in our new socially distant society. The implications are still being determined, but one thing is clear: there is a new…
Preparing for the Digitization of Everything
The 4th industrial revolution is about to hit a new level where the real world melds with the Internet of Things (IoT). Called the “digitization of everything” by Investor News, this new reality will link everything from our identities to the items…
3 of the Biggest Digital Infrastructure Challenges for 2020
From edge computing to artificial intelligence (AI), changes to our digital infrastructures are constant. Far from being in a back office server room, today’s operational infrastructures are everywhere — edge locations, in the cloud, collocated, and…
Coming to a City Near You: Ransomware
Ransomware is perhaps one of the most troubling of all black hat hacker threats. The idea that an external hacker bent on malfeasance can penetrate a network and lock down an infrastructure until a ransom is paid is terrifying. It’s also shocking to…
Is Blockchain Normalizing?
Blockchain has become a buzzword as evocative as the phrase “artificial intelligence.” Every marketer throws out blockchain as the hottest technology, but the reality is, it’s often used more like a keyword over a real-time, actionable technology…
CEOs and Enterprise IT Strategy
Digital transformation has changed more than our processes and products; it’s changed the job descriptions of everyone from front line personnel to the c-suite. Enterprise chief executive officers (CEOs), for example, have evolved beyond managing to…
Transparency in the Age of Coronavirus
If you’re in executive leadership today, it’s safe to assume that the world is watching. It’s also a solid assumption that economic and crisis management experts will review this time period for years to come to learn what works and what doesn’t in…
Building the Best Hybrid Cloud for Your Business
Today, the majority of enterprise organizations have at least part of their data in a cloud-based model. This article will help you understand the popular hybrid cloud architectures and what your business needs to know to build and deploy this…
The Key to Secure Cloud Migrations
Securing data in transit is just as important as the security of data at rest. We know that the benefits of storing and leveraging data in the cloud is the scalability and accessibility that comes with these models. There are dozens of articles…
In-House vs. Outsourced IT Security
Preventable security breaches cost American companies millions annually. Most C-suite execs are well aware of the risks of data insecurity simply because some of the biggest names in commerce are making the news for all the wrong reasons. Big…
Automation Doesn’t Always Mean a Staff Reduction
Moves to automate certain processes within a company can sometimes feel like a covert operation. Employees can be wary of automation because high levels of automation often go hand in hand with layoffs. But does automation always mean cutting…
Will Quantum Computing Replace the Cloud?
Quantum computing used to be the stuff of science fiction, but this technology seems to now be hurtling toward science reality. With the waves that cloud computing created in the business world, everyone wants to stay ahead on the latest and…
After a Disaster, Get Back to Business Faster with the Cloud
Between more frequent fires, hurricanes, and other extreme weather events, ensuring that your company has an up-to-date disaster recovery plan is more important than ever. In addition, if you still manage a large number of business-critical…
Avoid Runaway Cloud Infrastructure Costs
Businesses are turning to cloud services to reduce costs, but sometimes this strategy can backfire. This is especially true when you’re making a massive shift from an on-premises IT infrastructure to a partially or entirely cloud-based…
Strategies for Dealing with the IT Talent Shortage
If you’ve tried to hire for an IT position recently, you may have found the task a little more difficult than expected for a sector driving billions of dollars of the economy. The IT talent shortage is nothing new, and the problem won’t be…
2 Things to Know About Outsourcing in the Utilities Industry
According to the 2015 Momentum® Market Trends & Insights® Report, the annual contract value (ACV) for outsourcing engagements within the utility industry jumped 24 percent since 2014, outpacing the next closest industry by more than double. For…
Best Practices to Follow During the IT Sourcing Process
Today’s IT leaders can no longer afford to be stagnant or complacent; they must constantly seek out new ways to drive innovation, improve digital capabilities, and do so while becoming more efficient and productive than ever before. The traditional…
Copy Data Management: The Final Puzzle Piece for Virtual Data Center
Although it has only surfaced in recent years, copy data management (CDM) is continuing to grow in popularity within the IT community. About 5 years ago, organizations became acutely aware of the high costs, time allotment, and complexity…
Should Your Enterprise Outsource IT Infrastructure?
The increasing complexity of new technologies has led to a need for rapid transformation among modern enterprises. As the need to do more with less continues to become more prominent, today’s CIOs have been challenged with better aligning IT with…
How Your Security Team Can Enable Digital Transformation
Cyber-crime is a real threat to any business competing in the digital space, with over 1.5 million cyber-attacks occurring each year. That number equates to roughly 4,000 cyber-attacks every day, 170 attacks every hour, or nearly 3 attacks every…
3 Top Questions CIO's Want to Know About Mainframe Outsourcing
Up until recently, price was considered to be a key differentiator used to separate one enterprise from another. However, now that the primary focus for most organizations is geared towards becoming more agile, efficient, and cost-effective, it’s…
Using Data Analytics for Effective Data-Driven Strategy
It’s been said that big data analytics is just a fad and, like most other IT trends that have come and gone, will soon depart the revolving door that is IT innovation. Although an easy assumption to make based on decades of short-lived notions, big…
Outsourcing in the Utilities and Energy Sector
According to recent industry reports, the annual contract value (ACV) for outsourcing engagements within the utility industry jumped 24 percent since 2014, outpacing the next closest industry by more than double. While outsourcing offers a number…
Addressing IT challenges in Cyclical Industries
While some industries are known to be more stable and predictable, others are notorious for being more volatile and cyclical. Largely influenced by external forces such as market price and environmental factors, businesses working within a cyclical…
Using Your Mainframe Systems to Maintain the Bottom Line
While the primary focus for most IT leaders is geared towards IT transformation and adopting the systems and applications that will allow them to better support today’s digital demands, the IBM z Systems™ mainframe remains the foundation for the…
What to Consider Before Implementing a DRaaS Model
As we move deeper into ‘the age of the customer’ organizations must possess the necessary business continuity to effectively serve and support customers, regardless of varied market conditions or unforeseen disastrous circumstances. Robust disaster…