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The Next Evolution of the Cloud

The Next Evolution of the Cloud:
Q&A with Kailash Sawant, Enterprise Cloud Architect at Microsoft

Cloud technology has altered nearly every aspect of the IT industry, along with the way we work and the way we live. But what’s next? We sat down with Kailash Sawant, Enterprise Cloud Architect with Microsoft, to discuss the next evolution of the Cloud, the future of Digital Transformation, and how predictability and automation will further shape our world.

Cloud Computing and Connectivity Challenges

Cloud Computing and Connectivity Challenges

Cloud computing and connectivity challenges often go hand-in-hand. Businesses must respond by ramping up their network functionality, particularly as the hybrid Cloud becomes an IT strategy.

7 Skill Areas Required for a Digital Transformation

7 Skill Areas Required for a Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation (DX) is the application of digital technologies to improve the performance or reach of a business, and it will continue to be an important topic for companies across the globe. Executives in all industries are using digital advances, such as data analytics, mobility, social media, and smart embedded devices (IoT) to change customer relationships, internal processes, and value propositions.

The IT Skills Gap Infographic

The IT Skills Gap Infographic

With the incredibly fast pace of technology and innovation, it's not surprising that there's a significant IT skills gap. However, there are several ways that a skills gap can negatively impact a business, including low productivity and decreased profitability.

The IT Skills Gap & How You Can Respond

The IT Skills Gap & How You Can Respond

Essentially, a skills gap is a gap between what employers need their employees to do, and what those employees can actually do. If you've ever said something like, “Our organization desperately needs to migrate more infrastructure to the Cloud, but our IT staff lacks the knowledge to do so,” you're talking about a skills gap.

Get to Know Cloud Computing

Get to Know Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is a big shift from the traditional way businesses think about IT resources. However, cloud computing is an ever-evolving piece of technology that more and more businesses are adopting and implementing. It has proven itself to be a beneficial tool for many reasons, but what exactly are these reasons?

Cloud Computing Skills Gap Infographic

Cloud Computing Skills Gap Infographic

Cloud Computing has experienced exponential growth over the last few years and is only expected to climb. With an increase in the adoption of Cloud Computing comes the demand.

Why Some Businesses are Still Reluctant to Transition to the Cloud

Why Some Businesses are Still Reluctant to Transition to the Cloud

There have been many proven advantages to joining the cloud but many still have questions and concerns when it comes to making the switch. Is it secure? Will the IT department be out of a job? How can the migration process even get started?

Best Practices for Migrating to Microsoft Azure

Best Practices for Migrating to Microsoft Azure

If the decision has been made and Azure is set to be integrated into a business’s network, then the big question can be asked: Which steps must be taken to migrate to Azure?

Cloud Computing & Digital Transformation (DX)

Cloud Computing & Digital Transformation (DX)

Technology is omnipresent and is changing literally every day. Think about how businesses sell products and services in 2017 versus just ten years ago. Think about how you, as a consumer, pay your bills, engage with your peers, or even track your exercise today. A lot has changed.

CompTIA has described the evolution of IT in three stages: The mainframe era, the PC/Internet era, and the cloud/mobile era. And in their IT Industry Outlook 2017 piece, CompTIA says, “Digital transformation is driving the dynamics of the IT industry. Companies are starting to grasp the disruptive nature of this new era in enterprise technology, and they are using the tools of the cloud era to redefine their organization and expand their IT capabilities.”