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4 Ways to Gain Efficiency with the Cloud

March 2018

In the ever-changing world of IT, businesses are faced with the challenge of keeping up with trending technology while at the same time, maintaining an effective strategy that drives business value. The cloud has become an integral part of how businesses run today, and has proven to be practical in helping your business run more efficiently. Here are four ways to gain efficiency by leveraging the cloud.

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Preparing a Data Center for Inclement Weather

February 2018

Much of the country experienced record low temperatures last month as Winter Storm Inga brought snow and ice to the Midwest, East and South. Winter weather can have a major impact on your IT systems – from power outages to heating and air equipment failures. How does a data center prepare for inclement weather? Immedion’s Director of Facilities Operations and Director of Customer Services provide insight into what it takes to keep a data center always on – regardless of the conditions outside.

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Add Protection to the top of your IT Department’s Resolution List

January 2018

As you ring in the new year and implement your business’s 2018 IT strategy, don’t forget to add data protection to your list of resolutions. Disaster recovery, security monitoring and systems management are essential to mitigate risk and protect your business’s mission critical data and systems. Follow these best practices to make protection a priority in 2018:

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A Guide for 2018 IT Budgeting

December 2017

As 2018 approaches, IT decision makers must look ahead to next year and decide where to focus IT resources. CIOs are faced with the challenge of planning an IT budget that both drives efficiency and creates value for their business. Though challenging, IT budgeting doesn’t need to be a painful process. We’ve compiled some IT budgeting trends and tips to use as a guide for ensuring your budget aligns with your strategic goals:

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Is Your Business Ready for Seasonal Peaks?

November 2017

Many businesses experience some seasonal ebb and flow that may drive fluctuations in their IT infrastructure usage. As an example, summer is a busy time for the coastal tourism industry that may result in increased traffic, bookings and registrations. Similarly, accounting firms may experience increased volume during the spring tax season.

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Ask These Due Diligence Questions to Ensure Security in the Cloud

October 2017

Choosing a Cloud Service Provider (CSP) can be a daunting process, especially in today’s rising threat landscape. Even as cloud adoption continues to increase, security remains a major element of concern in the decision to move to the cloud. According to Crowd Research Partners’ 2017 Spotlight Report on Cloud Security, 81% of organizations today are concerned about security in the cloud. The report concluded that cloud security risks are the single biggest barrier to cloud adoption.

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Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead, You Can

September 2017

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized each September. The goal of NPM is to increase the overall number of individuals and communities that engage in preparedness actions. This message is especially important as the nation prepares for the arrival of Hurricane Irma and Tropical Storm Jose. Visit the National Hurricane Center website to track these storms.

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Immedion VMware Customer Design Story

August 2017

Watch as Brad Alexander, Immedion's CTO, discusses how implementation of VMware vCloud Director has allowed Immedion to accelerate service delivery and enable client self-service.

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3 Reasons Why Healthcare Providers Should Leverage Cloud

August 2017

The healthcare industry is turning to the Cloud to keep up with the rapid changes in modern medicine, research and technology. Providing quality patient care should be the top priority for healthcare organizations, but the stringent requirements of HIPAA/HITECH place a heavy burden on those in the field. Add in the increasing amount of patient data, growing number of security threats, and demand for 24/7 access to data and systems, and it is easy to see how internally managing healthcare infrastructure puts a strain on already limited IT resources.

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3 Often Overlooked IT Security Measures

July 2017

Cybersecurity is a must in business today. Over the past few years, attacks have become more sophisticated and leverage common services such as web and email to gain access to secure networks. There are some basic security measures every company should utilize to combat threats including regular patching, anti-virus and of course, a perimeter firewall. However, we also recommend the following often overlooked IT security measures that can make a difference in combatting potential attacks to your system:

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