VMworld 2017 is almost here, which means it’s time for the top minds in the digital workspace and cloud infrastructure industries to ascend on Las Vegas. VMware will host its 14th annual VMworld from August 27- August 31 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. This event is designed for the visionaries … read more
A recent study of 500 companies found that higher levels of racial and gender diversity lead to increased sales revenue, higher profits, and more customers. Yet, we still see a disparity between men and women in certain fields—and that’s certainly the case in the IT industry.
The same study showed that in 2014, women held … read more
Fear of cloud technology is, in part, driven by its name. Many of us perceive clouds to be short-lived, impossible to reach, and inaccessible—attributes that we don’t always want for our storage and compute needs. And the term “hybrid cloud” does more to confuse than clarify; although cloud solutions have been available for over a … read more
Earlier this year, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) published its “External HIPAA Audit Readiness Toolkit” to help covered entities (CEs) and business associates (BAs) prepare for the Office for Civil Rights’ (OCR) upcoming Phase 2 HIPAA Audit Program. The toolkit aims to be the go-to resource for understanding the requirements of Phase 2 audits, … read more
How vital is the role of system administrators (sysadmin) in your organization? When they do their job well, you don’t even realize they are there. It’s when your computers, servers, networks, and applications have a problem that you understand how valuable sysadmins are to the business. It takes plenty of technical skill to make sure … read more
If you’re in a hurricane-prone area, now is the time to prepare your business before a hurricane is predicted. By taking a proactive approach to disaster recovery, you can minimize damage to your business assets and increase your chances of business continuity.
The 2017 hurricane season began in June and continues through the end of … read more
Learn about the HIPAA guidelines and gain a better understanding of how you and your IT provider play a part in cloud compliance.
The international healthcare cloud computing market is projected to rise to a valuation of nearly $9.5 billion in 2020—an annual growth rate of 20.5%. For organizations that manage, store or transmit electronic … read more
Let’s face it: Your business can quickly outgrow your in-house infrastructure. One approach to accommodating the increased demand for your organization’s time, talent, space, and equipment is to move to colocation, managed hosting or a combination. Whether you place your servers and equipment at a service provider’s location, or store your data on a vendor’s … read more
Are your providers and vendors contributing to your data security or jeopardizing your business?
Do you know who has access to your data, how they’re using it, and what safeguards are in place to mitigate a security incident? Recent studies show that over 50% of companies cannot answer these basic and critical questions. The bottom … read more
AUSTIN, TEXAS – June 21, 2017—OnRamp, a leading provider of high-security hosting, compliant cloud, and colocation services, was granted the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework Certification for the EU and Switzerland, formerly known as the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Program. Awarded by the Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), this certification adds to the growing list … read more
For small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs), the cloud is transitioning from novelty to norm. The benefits of the cloud are clear: The cloud is cost-effective, user-friendly, and extremely flexible. As SMBs, like you, transition away from legacy solutions, they face many challenges, from data security to rising cloud costs. Here’s what you can learn from … read more
You may be considering a change in IT operations to move from in-house to a colocation facility—a solution that allows you to move your servers and network to a purpose-built, offsite location for housing and ongoing improvement. This is often the case when the benefit of moving your servers outweighs the advantages of running when … read more
3,046,456 everyday, 126,936 every hour, 2,116 every minute. These figures represent the number of lost or stolen data records in 2016. Find out why and how your data protection strategy should include PCI DSS security and awareness training.
According to the Gemalto report, It’s All About Identity Breach Level Index, 974 breach incidents were reported, … read more
“E-Commerce is evolving faster than ever. Blink, and you’ll miss the next big thing.” The theme of this year’s Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE) is more relevant than ever. The National Retail Federation predicts that online retail will grow three times faster than the industry as a whole in 2017. E-commerce has become the … read more
The importance of having a functional disaster recovery plan (DRP) cannot be overstated. Your DRP outlines the processes your company will use to recover and resume business-critical functions should a disaster strike. Disasters can range from natural disasters like tornadoes or hurricanes to man-made like cyberattacks or simple human error.
Surprisingly, some 20% of organizations … read more
Gain insights from IT leaders for IT leaders who want to overcome challenges in a fast-paced technology landscape.
IT leaders, like you, struggle to align their strategies with the overarching goals of their organization. Published in January 2017 by Vision Solutions, the “Vision Solutions 10th Annual State of Resilience Report” offers high-level results from … read more
“Hybrid cloud is the de facto state of IT. Two-thirds of organizations that blend traditional and cloud infrastructures are already gaining advantage from their hybrid environments.” Source: Growing Up Hybrid – “Growing Up Hybrid: Accelerating Digital Transformation” IBM Report
Hybrid cloud computing is gaining popularity and traction in the marketplace. “Public, private and hybrid … read more
“It is the biggest ransomware attack ever” – Europol representative Jan Op Gen Oorth for The Washington Post.
Imagine waking up for heart surgery—after a ten month waiting period—and going to the hospital only to realize you can’t undergo your treatment due to a worldwide ransomware hack. This is the reality of today’s volatile, connected … read more
Business and technology are changing dramatically—and rapidly. To achieve excellence, modern technology professionals must continually learn new platforms, skills, and services. And where better than the Interop ITX Conference in Las Vegas from May 15-19? Interop ITX offers five days of education, real life examples, and networking opportunities for technology leaders, both current and aspiring.
With an increase in threats to compliance and the growing number of security breaches, many business leaders, like you, wonder about the real costs of cybercrime. Most organizations understand the value of security and the importance of regulatory compliance, but are unable to protect their sensitive data based on best practices.
“Companies understand the threats … read more