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How the Cloud Contributes to Health Care

In the era of electronic health records (EHRs), medical institutions must find ways to store, transmit, process, and protect large volumes of data. Medical data is often complex and unstructured, containing doctors’ notes and image files created during scans. Information must be stored for a long time in archives so that doctors can have access … Read More

What Financial Institutions Need From Disaster Recovery

Financial organizations face unique challenges when developing disaster recovery strategies. Most organizations have an enterprise continuity plan (ECP) that includes disaster recovery. Unlike in other industries, having an effective disaster recovery plan is a requirement in finance. The Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Council (FFIEC) issued requirements in 2015 that were influenced by the effect that … Read More

What the Northeast Needs For Disaster Recovery

Sometimes, March comes in like a lion and goes out like one, too. Winter isn’t over yet simply because the calendar says it’s spring. Even well into March and April, the Northeast often encounters severe wintery weather. For example, Winter Storm Stella hit in March 2017, bringing hurricane-force winds and up to 2 feet of … Read More

How IT Infrastructure Is Evolving

Back in the technological Stone Age, IT environments were siloed. Companies were forced to make decisions based on incomplete data because a comprehensive view couldn’t be accessed across the business. Meeting capacity needs was a guessing game. Afraid of falling short on workload needs, IT leaders over-provisioned, leaving many servers idle. Provisioning hardware and software … Read More

How Infrastructure as a Service Has Evolved

The Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market is booming. WhaTech predicted that the IaaS market will rise to $56.05 billion by 2020, at an annual growth rate of 29%. This is a huge leap from the $15.79 billion figured in 2015. Market drivers include traditional benefits such as cost savings, reduced administrative burden, and increased scalability. However, … Read More

How to Choose the Right Cloud Provider

The current cloud market is crowded and can be difficult to navigate. As the potential for profiting from the cloud grows, more contenders are entering the field. Gartner predicts the public cloud market will grow 18% this year to reach $246.8 billion.  When choosing a cloud provider, companies may debate whether to work with one of the major players or a smaller business partner. The good … Read More

How to Plan for Next Year’s IT Budget

  The leaves are turning red and gold. Farmers’ markets are filled with crisp apples and festive pumpkins. The days are cooling off, and there is a smell of wood smoke in the air. These are all signs that fall has come to the Northeast. They are also signs that it is time for companies to start planning for next year’s IT budget.  … Read More