Is Your IT Organization Ready for Transformation?

By Vince DeLuca, CEO, Logicalis US

As IT organizations across multiple industries begin to embrace or advance their transformation into digital-ready enterprises, they have come to realize the need for a blueprint of sorts – they require a reference architecture for that evolution. As you know, a reference architecture documents best practices for selecting and deploying specific technologies and solutions. At a very high level, a reference architecture can demonstrate how different IT services and functions communicate. At a more granular level, it can highlight interrelated IT and business processes. In either case, the reference architecture provides the template or blueprint necessary for deploying IT within the enterprise.

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K-12 Education Challenge: Surviving Personalized Learning

Adam Petrovsky – Government & Education Practice Leader Logicalis, Inc.

In 2013, President Obama announced ConnectED, an initiative designed to enrich K-12 education for every student in America. The White House website (https://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/education/k-12/connected) says, “ConnectED empowers teachers with the best technology and the training to make the most of IT, and empowers students through individualized learning and rich, digital content.” In 2014 and 2015, dozens of corporations have donated products, time, and money to Obama’s initiatives.

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Ransomware: To Pay or Not to Pay – Is That the Right Question?

By Ron Temske, Vice President, Security Solutions, Logicalis US

By now, nearly every CIO has heard about some organization that has literally been held hostage by a ransomware attack. And each time you hear about it, there’s one pressing question on your mind: What if it happens to my organization?  Should we pay the ransom or not? To pay or not to pay, however, may not be the right question.

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Why Becoming a Service-Defined Enterprise (SDE) is a Deal IT Departments Can’t Refuse

By David Angradi, Director, Software-Defined Solutions, Logicalis US

Face it. The consumers of IT are taking over the IT department. The consumerization of IT, mobile computing, bring your own device (BYOD), cloud computing, software-as-a-service (SaaS) and shadow IT has made it very clear that business users are now calling the shots in IT. What they want are innovative services that help them do their jobs faster, more effectively, more efficiently and even more enjoyably; and they want them now, not six months from now.

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Do You Need a Professional Consultant?

By Ed Konopasek, Vice President, Managed Solutions, Logicalis US

A better question for the headline on this blog post might have been, “What’s your cloud strategy?” because that’s the way most of our consulting engagements begin.

That’s because the cloud is central to an important change taking place in IT departments around the globe today – a shift from fixed, premise-based, capex IT investments to an entirely new mindset leveraging the tenets of the third platform – cloud, social, mobile and analytics – to satisfy digital acceleration in the enterprise and deliver the kind of user experience (UX) an increasingly tech-savvy workforce demands.

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