According to RightScale, lack of resources/expertise was cited as the No. 1 challenge in enterprise adoption, with 32 percent of those surveyed naming it as their biggest concern. While that number fell in 2017, resources (or lack thereof) still remain a high priority for organizations looking to move to the cloud or who are already using it. If you’re experiencing rapid growth or a need to become more agile, you’re probably looking at the public cloud or already in it. …

Companies across the globe are still reeling and recovering from the global ransomware attack known as WannaCry on Friday, which took down tens of thousands of machines in 150 countries, including Britain’s National Health System. How and why did this happen? We’ve talked at length about ransomware and how it’s distributed, how it particularly affects healthcare, and the rise of ransomware as a service. Friday’s attack was unusual in how quickly the infection spread, but it also reminded us of an age-old …

Part of the cloud’s blessing and curse is your monthly cloud bill. It can either be amazingly cheap, or amazingly expensive. For most organizations, it’s hard to truly take advantage of the efficiency of cloud if they don’t know what their bill will be from month to month. According to Rightscale’s State of the Cloud report for 2017, the most cited challenge among mature cloud users was managing cloud costs. So what can you do to control this? The right …

A ransomware attack spread across 74 countries on Friday, throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The attack hurt Britain’s healthcare system, forcing some hospitals to turn away patients. The ransomware, which was delivered via email attachment, is believed to have been stolen NSA technology. In 2016, a group known as the Shadow Brokers leaked the ransomware and other NSA tools. According to Fox News, the impact of the attacks caused phone lines to go down, appointments to be canceled …

According to a recent Gartner report, nearly half of large enterprises will deploy hybrid cloud environments by the end of this year. That level of growth is super exciting for the cloud, as more organizations take advantage of a digital-based strategy. However, despite the maturity of the cloud, many CIOs still express concerns. There are two major challenges organizations face in a hybrid cloud environment (or any environment, really.) One is security, which we’ve covered. The other? Compliance. We talked about …

A recent Global CIO survey by Brocade found that 83 percent of CIOs believe procurement of cloud services without IT engagement will increase. This procurement, otherwise known as Shadow IT, continues to grow as organizations reach for a hybrid cloud solution. But even though hybrid cloud has been one cause of Shadow IT (among many), it can also be a solution. If you have Shadow IT within your organization (and most organizations do), then you technically already have a hybrid cloud solution—it’s just …

One of the biggest concerns around hybrid cloud for organizations is data security. According to Gartner, 38 percent of companies who don’t plan to use public cloud cited security and privacy as the main reasons. It’s very logical (and necessary) to ask how the cloud will protect your most valuable asset – your data. What are the biggest security challenges in hybrid cloud adoption? According to experts, the biggest security concerns in a hybrid environment are compliance, lack of encryption, poor …

Online Tech would like to congratulate Mobi Wireless for winning the top honor of Techpoint’s Mira Awards last weekend! The Boone County-based company took home the Tech Company of the Year award. We know you’ve worked hard during the past year and deserve this win. Mobi, which creates software that centralizes management of mobile devices, beat out four other top contenders for the prize. According to the judges, Mobi’s employee growth (115 new employees), customer acquisition (34 new customers), and …

According to a recent UBS Evidence Lab study, 60 percent of IT administrators and CIOs surveyed agreed that hybrid solutions make the most sense. And data from a recent Synergy report said that spending on private and hybrid cloud services is growing at 45 percent per year. With a fully managed hybrid cloud, companies get all the benefits without the challenges and stress of maintaining it themselves. Below are a few reasons why multi-cloud strategies are becoming so popular. Core …

Like any major decision (buying a house, choosing a pet, changing careers), certain considerations need to be made. In IT, moving to hybrid cloud is no exception to this rule. If you’re considering adopting a multi-cloud strategy, here are some important questions to put on your to-do list: The most important consideration is your migration/onramp strategy. More specifically, what is it? This question might sound vague, but it’s very important. What’s your scaling model look like? Do you have backup in …

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