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 [...]

Planning an IT Transformation? Be Prepared for These Cyber Security Challenges

Datalink on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Many enterprises today are making dramatic changes throughout their data center that impact technology, people, and processes as they aim to increase agility and enhance service levels by taking advantage of both on-premises and off-premises platforms.

Data Center Operation Services: Datalink’s Version of Mission Control

Phil O'Konski on Thursday, April 06, 2017

Datalink’s Director of Managed Services Phil O’Konski explains how our Data Center Operation Services are like NASA’s Mission Control Center in some ways, but take that idea to a new level with the concept of a “Zero Person NOC.”

How Will You Deliver More Business Value With Your Data Center This Year?

Datalink on Monday, March 13, 2017

Now that 2017 is in full swing, you’ve got some perspective on the business outcomes your organization is striving to achieve and what your role will be in reaching them. If your company is like most, there is tremendous pressure on IT to deliver results, and the bar is much higher this year than last.

5 Key Considerations for Platform Selection

Datalink on Friday, December 09, 2016

In recent years, companies have rushed to take advantage of the benefits of placing workloads in the public cloud. There are many factors driving this move, but in general, they are looking to expand processing and storage capabilities while controlling costs. Often, there is significant value to be [...]

Top 6 Hurdles to IT Optimization

Datalink on Thursday, December 01, 2016

The need to optimize IT operations is almost universal in business today. According to more than 100 IT executives from large U.S. organizations recently surveyed by IDG Research, just nine-percent of companies have operations that are running optimally. The remaining 91-percent have room for improvement.

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