The theme for HIMSS17 was “Where the Brightest Minds in Health and IT Meet." For five days industry leaders from the healthcare, technology and government landscapes converged on Orlando to discuss revolutionary ideas, emerging technologies and today’s most pervasive challenges. In this blog we will take a look at the week’s prevailing themes and discussions.
As you consider how to unburden your in-house team and encourage innovation, partnering with a fully-integrated data center provider can help you reduce inefficiencies, maximize investments in legacy applications and/or seamlessly migrate to the cloud. This blog highlights some of ways your data center provider should be able to support your overall IT strategy and in-house team.
Growth is fundamental to success. When it comes to your IT strategy, the term “growth” can bring entirely different implications. We've outlined how your data center provider can help you build an effective IT growth strategy.
With the expansion of FDCCI and introduction of DCOI, the federal government has continued to focus on efforts to modernize IT and reduce inefficiencies. Agencies are now seeking to leverage the combined expertise of both the public and private sector. In this blog, we've outlined three key considerations to consider when optimizing their data center strategy.
Cloud computing comes in four delivery models: Public, Private, Community and Hybrid. Several factors will drive an organization's choice of cloud. We will take a look at each model to give you a better understanding of which cloud(s) makes most sense for your business needs.
A variety of organizations face challenges when balancing how to harness new technology with their current financial resources and manpower. Many IT leaders are engaged in conversations right now about which IT functions should stay in-house and which should be outsourced. So let’s take a look at how to build the right in-house vs. outsource balance to best fit your organization’s needs.
In his last blog, QTS CISO Andrew Wild explained what Data Privacy Day is, why privacy is important, and the threats to privacy. In this article, he will focus on the things that each of us as individuals can do to safeguard our privacy, and the things that organizations should do to ensure compliance with privacy laws as well as best privacy practices to be a good corporate citizen.
Did you know that Saturday, January 28th 2017 is Data Privacy Day (DPD)? Events on DPD are focused on building awareness about the importance of privacy, data protection, and trust.
As the data landscape evolves, it becomes exponentially more complex. As a direct result, organizations’ IT needs are growing as well. IT decision makers don’t want to juggle multiple vendors and solutions. Instead, they want a partner that offers a comprehensive, fully integrated service platform. But what does a fully integrated service platform look like?
The new year has arrived and 2017 is poised to revolutionize how IT professionals will deploy, manage, protect and scale IT infrastructures. So we’ve put together a checklist to help your team avoid playing catch up and focus on innovation.
An ITDR plan ensures that your organization will maintain the integrity, availability and security of your IT infrastructure in the event of a disaster and limit damage and downtime. This plan maps out how your mission critical data will be backed up, retrieved and restored in the event of a disruption or breach. We've outlined five ways to improve (or create) your ITDR plan.
As the cybersecurity landscape evolves, so do compliance standards. The new year brought new conversations about compliance, new regulations and new considerations for IT teams. We’ve outlined some of those changes below to help your team stay ahead of the curve.