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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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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Should You Purchase Office 365 & Azure Subscriptions through a Microsoft EA or a Microsoft CSP Program?

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

In July of 2016, Microsoft announced that small- to mid-size customers with less than 500 seats would no longer be eligible to purchase a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA).  The goal was to enable newly created Microsoft Cloud Solution Providers (CSPs)  to fully service these organizations from both a product or subscription perspective as well as the support perspective that would formerly have been provided through Software Assurance Benefits in the EA.  The CSP program, however, isn’t just for small- to mid-size organizations any longer.

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Advanced Threats Need a Next-Generation Approach to Cloud Security

By Jason Malacko

Let’s face it. Traditional security methods just aren’t up to the task of protecting organizational infrastructures and data from theft and ransomware. That’s a huge problem, because as organizations increasingly embrace a number of cloud-first platforms for everything from customer relationship management (CRM) to marketing automation platforms (MAP) to enterprise resource planning (ERP) platforms and beyond, they are increasingly at risk from malware and cybercrime that is more advanced and harder to thwart.

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Can On-Prem Capacity Be a Metered, OpEx Expense Like It Is in the Cloud?

By Brett Anderson, Senior Director, HPE Solutions, Logicalis US

While workloads are definitely moving to the cloud and the desire for that kind of consumption-based model is fueling the pace, the need for hybrid and on-premise infrastructure is still very real. As a result, if your workloads are better suited to hybrid or on-premise environments, you may want to re-examine how you’re managing your on-prem resources with the expectation that you can achieve the same kind of financial and capacity flexibility that a public cloud has to offer.

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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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