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In the age of global cyberattacks, corporate enterprises and government agencies that have some type of cloud-based network solutions should be looking at a strategic design focus that guarantees a very secure intelligent infrastructure unsusceptible to cyberattacks or natural disasters. Hardening an organization's data center as well as its networks (and clouds) is a critical step to ensuring its business continuity. In today's corporate business environment, many organizations cannot survive if their core applications are out-of-service for a couple of days. Forget "disaster recovery" as it's a dated term, like data processing, and is a dated concept. More resilient systems, which are not susceptible to disasters and outages, are what should be planned and designed, especially for any organization's mission-critical applications. Business continuity, where enterpri... (more)

Iron-Clad Cloud Networks By @JamesCarlini | @CloudExpo #IoT #Cloud

Iron-Clad Cloud Networks and Defending Against Nanokrieg© Today, most enterprises have some type of cloud-based solutions or are looking at cloud-based infrastructure for some of their enterprise applications. What is lacking in many organizations is the strategic design focus and sophisticated implementation for very secure infrastructure which not susceptible to cyberattacks. Hardening data centers as well as enterprise networks (and clouds) is a critical step to ensure an organization's business continuity. Forget "disaster recovery" as it is a dated term and dated concept. Di... (more)

Intelligent Infrastructure: Clouds for Commercial Real Estate

If they plan to remain viable in today's markets, now is the time for real estate firms to make some dramatic changes by offering intelligent amenities in their commercial properties. How do we prop up our dying shopping center? How do we develop and maintain more business for our stadium? How do we raise our commercial properties' occupancy from 45% to 85%? These questions are being asked more and more in the commercial real estate industry as the economy remains in a slump in many locations. Many executives are baffled because their usual management techniques are not working. I... (more)

Redefining Cloud Computing: Cloud Calling and Smartphones

With more smartphones being utilized everywhere, should we be redefining cloud computing? If not redefining it, at least recalibrating it to encompass and fit new edge technology that is becoming the device of choice. Many organizations that are looking at implementing cloud computing should also be looking at BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) concepts that focus on smartphones and tablets. Why? More people are using smartphones and tablets than PCs today. They don't want to be burdened with "computing," that sounds too technical. All they want to do is make a call and get things done... (more)

Cloud Computing: Help Desk Disasters

So many organizations switched to third-party help desk solutions without really putting in place any performance measures or tracking mechanisms to really measure how good - or bad - the support is. Some executives got a big bonus for "thinking out of the box" and coming up with a cost-cutting initiative to outsource IT help desks. Those same executives do not want to hear all the complaints of people getting no results and wasting a lot of time in repetitive phone calls as well as no solutions to their problems. Even routine problems become time-consuming nightmares because th... (more)