Logicalis Conducts Fifth Annual Global CIO Survey

By Vince DeLuca, CEO, Logicalis US

Logicalis has just released the results of its fifth annual Global CIO Survey.  The survey, which polled 890 CIOs and IT directors from mid-market organizations in 23 countries, breaks down CIO priorities into three important business themes – simplify, secure and engage – as it looks at the road IT professionals are traveling as they work to help their organizations become digitally enabled.  One of the most important takeaways from this year’s report is that a massive infrastructure overhaul must be coupled with culture change for organizations to truly unlock the benefits of digital transformation.

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IT and Security Teams Must Embrace Rapid Threat Containment

By Mike Johnson, Senior Cybersecurity Architect, Logicalis US

Most malware, phishing, exploits and ransomware threats are built to evade detection and response capabilities. This makes it a real challenge to build your defenses, contain the scope of the attacks and perform the appropriate fixes so you can get back to providing value to your business.

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Cyber Defense Strategies: Basics to Bleeding Edge

By Mike Johnson, Senior Cybersecurity Architect, Logicalis US

When it comes to information security the basics are well documented. There are more Common Security Frameworks (CSF) than I can count on one hand and three of them have mass adoption (NIST, CIS, ISO27001). Implementing the controls within those CSF’s can keep even the most robust IT and Security teams busy for years. Still, they are your best guide to defense of your critical IT systems and data.

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Want to Migrate and Manage Your Key Workloads in the Cloud?

By Wendy McQuiston, Director of Microsoft Professional Services, Logicalis US

Have you truly adopted a “cloud-first” approach to your organization’s growing IT infrastructure needs?

While some compute functions are still best managed on premise, an extensible hybrid cloud IT strategy can deliver a more cost-effective, pay-as-you-go model that increases the agility needed in a modern workplace while decreasing capital expenditures.  And while many CIOs know this, they’re struggling to develop a roadmap that cautiously moves key workloads to the cloud.

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Preventing Cybercrime in Higher Education: 4 Ways CIOs Can Protect Their University’s Data

By Adam Petrovsky, GovEd Practice Leader, Logicalis US

Today, there is a distinct urgency among CIOs and CISOs at colleges and universities nationwide to shore up their IT security measures. Because of the sensitive nature of the information universities possess, when they are not adequately protected, it’s like they’re waving a red flag for cybercriminals saying, “This is the best data – come and get it.”

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Five Reasons Why Healthcare Providers Need a Strong Cloud Strategy Now

By Mike Riley, U.S. Healthcare Leader, Logicalis Healthcare Solutions

Across the US, clinicians, nurse practitioners, physicians and researchers are increasingly turning to cloud-based apps to provide advanced patient care, look up records and share data. Some healthcare providers are asking: “When will it be our turn?” For their healthcare IT counterparts, the real question is: “Why haven’t you developed your cloud strategy yet?”  At Logicalis Healthcare Solutions, we believe now is the time to develop those healthcare IT cloud strategies for deployment of critical patient-care applications and provider administrative systems.

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