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MSP's Adapt or Die

  Guilty to an Advantage: Cloud is Blurring the Line Separating IT Infrastructure & Business Operations From healthcare carriers to public sector entities, the last decade witnessed businesses investing heavily in enterprise applications to ease workflows and increase productivity and efficiency. Oracle acquiring PeopleSoft is a common example of this. The major problem with this strategy was the speed at which these strategic acquisitions quickly lost their relevance, sometimes never getting off the ground at all. The reason lies in the costs to support, maintain, and integrate these type of applications. Customers quickly found it was increasingly difficult to customize...
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Rapid Cloud Growth and the Industry Impact

Public IT cloud services spending will reach $56.6 billion in 2014 and grow to more than $127 billion in 2018, according to a new forecast from International Data Corporation (IDC). This represents a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.8%, which is about six times the rate of growth for the overall IT market. In 2018, public IT cloud services will account for more than half of worldwide software, server, and storage spending growth.  The above will cause an explosion of software development firms and according to the IDC, 10 times the number of products, services and offerings. What...
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5 Need-to-Know Facts About Millennial Customers

The next generation is taking over as decision-makers, both at home and on the job. Here is what you need to know to attract Millennial customers. While Millennials may have been typecast as entitled teens early on, then as financially dependent, unemployed grads saddled with mounds of student debt, today they are all grown up with thriving careers, mortgages and kids of their own. There are 80 million Millennial consumers in the U.S. alone, and each year they spend approximately $600 billion. While Millennials are already a potent force, they will truly come into their own by 2020, when we project...
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Planning for the Cloud: What CIOs Need to Know

There’s no doubt the cloud can make things easier for organizations seeking to ramp up and scale applications, services and other business and IT service delivery initiatives quickly. However, diving into the cloud isn’t as straightforward as it’s sometimes made out to be. In this first of two blogs, we’ll be discussing some of the things we think CIOs and their organizations should seriously consider when starting a cloud deployment. The Best Migration PathEven mainstream applications such as email may not migrate and operate in the cloud as smoothly as you’d think. When considering applications for cloud migration, it is wise...
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A Revelation that Leads to a Revolution

Newport Beach, CA - This morning on the way to the office I was listening to Bill Handel’s broadcast on KFI640 AM.  This morning he did another one of his Success from Scratch segments that feature somebody that created success from nearly nothing.  They are always good stories. This morning’s story was an exception beyond compare.  I don’t normally share stories that I find touching and inspiring as I feel like they are just “feel good” stories that while interesting it is not necessarily worthy of the time of others.  But this morning was different. The story is of Richard Montanez,...
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