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With the balance of enterprise IT shifted to cloud now (remember, the majority of enterprise IT workloads now run in an external cloud environment) IT teams need to really embrace cloud-first thinking. They won't be able to build a real blueprint for the next few...

When we look at IT's ability to deliver services from the cloud, a few tools stood out as associated with high degrees of success, as measured by ability to restore services quickly when trouble arises (and trouble always arises). At the top is the cloud...

Organizations that want to maximize their UC deployments should invest in specialty UC management tools that provide greater insight into performance and security. Successfully managing unified communications requires insight into platform performance and security, as well as optimizing provisioning and ongoing administrative management. The core requirements...

A proactive return-to-the-office strategy requires changes to layouts, networks, and policies. IT and business leaders are slowly moving past the “panic” phase of the COVID-19-driven shift to remote work. However, according to Nemertes’ recently published “Visual Communications and Collaboration: 2020-21” global research study of more than...

Edge computing is vital not just to the burgeoning world of real-time responsive IoT, but to enterprise network security, as these IoT systems multiply and spread. Edge computing creates a distributed infrastructure with centralized management and lights-out -- or remote -- operations built on private cloud infrastructure. Edge...

Everything is different now. That's true for all of us, as we cope with the enduring presence and lingering aftereffects of the Covid-19 pandemic. But it's particularly true for enterprise technologists, who are witnessing a once-in-a-generation set of paradigm shifts that are transforming how companies and...

As enterprises begin to embrace the idea of edge computing, all evaluations should begin with use cases. After all, the only reason to deploy resources on or near a remote location, as opposed to in a data center or in the cloud, is to meet stringent,...

Growing video sharing and streaming demand requires a proactive strategy. Image: metamorworks - stock.adobe.com COVID-19 has driven a massive jump in enterprise adoption and video use. In this related No Jitter article, I previously noted that more than 91 percent of the 528 companies we observed for our...

The concept of threat-informed defense is near and dear to my heart, given that it aligns with three themes I've been preaching about for years: the importance of matching cybersecurity investments (in both technology and operations) with risk;  the value of aligning one's cybersecurity practices...

Edge computing focuses on putting compute and storage resources outside the enterprise data center, in or near branches. But edge computing, propelled by IoT and poised to grow with the spread 5G services, is not traditional decentralized computing. CIOs need to understand what drives an edge computing strategy in order...

In the past few years, there has been an explosion of cloud service offerings to match the wide variety of industry cloud infrastructure needs. Today, the average enterprise uses external clouds to deliver more than 56% of its workloads. Plus, nearly all organizations operate multi-cloud...

Organizations can realize maximum business value for investments with a proactive approach to video conferencing deployment, management and employee engagement Nemertes’ recently published “Visual Communications and Collaboration: 2020-21.” This global research study of more than 525 end-user organizations found that just 8.2% plan to return to...