Category Archives: IT

Do You Have the Skills You Need to Become an IT Project Manager?

skills_to_master_on_your_road_to_becoming_a_project_manager_in_it_7Originally posted to J Patrick + Associates by Alyssa Wishingrad,

As the IT field increases to expand, so does the demand for qualified Project Managers. This role not only demands technical expertise, but also cohesive soft skills. This complex position can be broken down into three categories of expertise: Business Management, Human Resource Management, and IT skills.

Reduce Costs, Not Performance in Your Data Center

reduce-costs-not-performance-in-your-data-centerYour company is facing a tough challenge. In today’s digitized economy, virtually every business process, from email to billing, runs through a data center. So your company needs access to high-quality IT services in order to operate and grow.

Unitas Global to Speak at DatacenterDynamics Colo + Cloud

CTO and Founder, Grant Kirkwood, to Discuss the Evolution of the Multi-Tenant Colocation and Cloud Services Data Center

UnitasLOS ANGELES – SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 – Unitas Global, the leading enterprise cloud solutions provider, today announces that CTO and Founder Grant Kirkwood will be a featured panelist at the DatacenterDynamics (DCD) Colo + Cloud conference, being held September 26-27, 2016 at the Intercontinental Dallas.  DCD Colo + Cloud brings together senior business, operations and technology professionals from the world’s major colocation, cloud, telecoms and other data center and managed service providers to discuss the future of this rapidly growing data center sector.

MOD Mission Critical Earns a Place on Inc. Magazine’s 35th List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

MOD Mission Critical (MOD)Inc5000_medallion has been ranked number 216 on Inc. Magazine’s 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. In addition, the global Managed Service Provider (MSP) specializing in Managed IT Services and Managed Colocation solutions was ranked number 20 in IT services, as well as top five in Colorado.

Datacloud Nordic 2016: Data Center and Cloud Industry Heats up in the Land of Snow and Ice

DCN 2016Originally posted to Data Center POST,

Discounted Registration Ends September 11

NJ Tech Council – Call for Presentations Summer 2016

NJTC_20YEARS_RND2Summer Research Projects – 2016

October 13, 2016 – Philadelphia – 130 North 18th Street

October 20, 2016 – Paramus, NJ

The Benefits of Working with a Managed Network Security Provider

Originally posted on Windstream Business™ by Jeremy Story

Windstream logo We know. Placing your network security responsibilities in the hands of a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) may put you outside of your comfort zone—but most likely, not for long. Our experience is that any hesitancy giving up some hands-on, day-to-day oversight of network security to a third-party provider is quickly overcome when companies realize the benefits of working with a trusted, reliable MSSP.

Interview with Suchita Nagale, VP of information technology for Vision Solutions

Originally posted on Data Center POST

On April 16, 2016, extended support for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 ends. As we become closer to the end-of-life, what are businesses risking by delaying migration?

SQL_Server_Migration (1)If a business has not migrated by that time and continues to run an outdated server, the implications can be dire: loss of access to critical security updates; higher costs to maintain legacy IT products; compliance issues due to obsolete infrastructure; critical applications running in an unsupported environment; and inability to upgrade outdated hardware.

Progress, But Still Far to Go for Women in Tech & Telecom

Single red 3D people figure in group of white figures.A generation ago, a popular cigarette advertising campaign targeted at professional women
appeared across glossy magazines and television. Condescendingly, but consistent with the prevailing attitudes of the times concerning gender roles, its tagline and jingle proclaimed, “You’ve come a long way, baby.” Just how far women have come in the traditionally male-dominated technology and telecommunications sectors, and the current state of affairs concerning their leadership roles at major companies around the world, is the subject of a thought- provoking article in a recent issue of Global Telecoms Business.

Speaker Spotlight: Global Capacity’s Brandon Pemberton Talks Cloud Connectivity

Originally posted by: Mary Stanhope, Vice President of Marketing at Global Capacity

Global CapacityThe IT organization as we know it is changing, with more businesses fostering a Cloud-first strategy and moving their mission-critical IT assets off premise to third-party data centers and colocation facilities. Research from IDC indicates that more than 65% of enterprise IT organizations will commit to hybrid cloud technologies before 2016, vastly driving the rate and pace of change in IT organizations. This momentum will continue to mount in 2017, when 60% of the data center-based IT assets that companies rely on to conduct business and deliver services will be in colocation, hosting and cloud data centers according to IDC.