How Public Cloud is Changing the Role of the IT Professional

Scott Cameron on Friday, September 28, 2018

Those of us who are successful in information technology professions learn early in our careers to reinvent ourselves every few years by updating our skill sets. It’s either that or we rapidly go the way of the dinosaurs. In fact, reinventing yourself becomes a skill in and of itself; however, it’s no easy task. The biggest driver of career evolution in recent memory is, of course, the cloud. 

My Data’s in the Cloud. That Means It’s Protected, Right?

Juan Orlandini on Tuesday, August 21, 2018

It may come as a surprise to many reading this blog that the answer to the question posed in the title is, “No.” Just because your application workloads are hosted in a public IaaS cloud environment doesn’t mean those workloads are adequately protected.

Moving to the Cloud Means New Governance, New Skills

Datalink on Monday, July 30, 2018

Any companies that are shifting data, applications, and workloads to the cloud and expecting to see little change within the IT realm are in for a rude awakening. The fact is, the emergence of the public cloud as a resource for application development, application hosting, and IT infrastructure [...]

Public Cloud Adoption: The Endgame is Optimization

Datalink on Friday, April 06, 2018

When public cloud resources first became readily available, many companies charged ahead with migration initiatives. They rushed to capitalize on lower costs, virtually unlimited scalability, and other benefits. Unfortunately, most failed to perform adequate due diligence on public cloud capabilities

Mistakes to Avoid When Migrating to the Public Cloud

Datalink on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Migrating workloads to the public cloud is a fairly straightforward operation. However, successfully capitalizing on the public cloud requires that you perform adequate due diligence in order to avoid the many common mistakes that can hamper a public cloud initiative.

Moving to the Public Cloud? Here are Some Security Best Practices

Datalink on Tuesday, January 23, 2018

From flexibility to cost savings, there are many benefits to including public cloud in an IT strategy. However, cybersecurity is a critical, and often neglected, component of due diligence. Organizations would be wise to adhere to several best practices so they can ensure the security of the data and workloads they move to the public cloud.

The Official 2018 IT Agenda

Datalink on Friday, January 12, 2018

The results are in from a recent, Datalink-commissioned IDG Research survey of IT leaders. Stakes Rise for IT: The IT Transformation Journey asked participants about their experiences of IT optimization and transformation. The survey also inquired about near-term plans. So, what are IT leaders prioritizing in the coming year? What are the challenges they’re facing? And, how might they tackle them?

Guess What, IT? The Business Finally “Gets” You

Datalink on Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Some IT veterans might remember the days when IT teams were seldom seen nor heard from by executive management — unless something went wrong. IT budget was scarce, often perceived as simply a necessary cost of doing business. Flash forward to today’s digital business and a different picture begins to [...]

Cloud Report Card: What Worked? What Have We Learned?

Datalink on Monday, November 20, 2017

There’s no doubt that cloud has been one of the most disruptive forces in recent years. Many rushed to embrace cloud’s attributes. But, now that the dust has settled, it’s time to assess whether intended outcomes were achieved and review the lessons learned.

How to Address Cyber Security Challenges When You’re Launching an IT Transformation

Datalink on Monday, May 01, 2017

In a previous post, we looked at some of the key challenges technology and cyber security executives are facing as their organizations prepare for a digital transformation, including loss of control by IT and security leadership, an emphasis on speed to market that can hinder security, a lack of [...]

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