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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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3 Items to Consider Before Writing Your DR Plan

June 2017

NOAA recently released their prediction for an above average hurricane season this year, once again highlighting the importance of a good Disaster Recovery (DR) plan to ensure business continuity. Whether affected by a natural disaster, commercial power outage or cyberattack such as the recent WannaCry virus, businesses today must be able to continue operations to survive a disaster. A well-documented DR plan clearly outlines the procedures and protocols needed to guarantee that your company can continue operating during and following a disaster.

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Ten Years Always On: Reflections from Rob Moser

May 2017

At the end of April, Immedion celebrated ten years of business. In 2007, we opened our doors in Greenville, South Carolina as the first dedicated data center services provider in the state and now operate seven facilities spanning from the Carolinas to Cincinnati, OH. It was our goal to provide the same enterprise-class service available in larger cities, such as Charlotte and Atlanta, to Greenville, SC.

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Which Immedion Cloud Storage Tier is Best for your Workloads?

April 2017

Cloud storage can have a big effect on the performance and reliability of the data and applications hosted within the virtual environment. Selecting the proper storage capabilities for your business’s workloads is an important aspect of ensuring your Cloud performs at its best.

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