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The 10 Hardest IT Roles to Fill
Having a hard time filling open positions in IT? You’re not alone. Here are the 10 most difficult roles to fill according to the 2018…
 
The Difference Between a Multi-Cloud and a Hybrid Cloud
The IBM Institute for Business Value recently surveyed over 1000 executives across 19 different industries and found that 85% of these execs ran organizations with…
 
Catching Up in the Race for Digital Transformation
It seems that digital transformation is on every CIO’s agenda for 2019. What this means varies, from leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning for…
 
An Interview with Connectria’s VP Solutions Architecture for IBM i
Thousands of companies trust their mission-critical workloads to the IBM Power Systems platform. But what happens when these organizations want to move to the cloud?…
 
8 Reasons to Move to a Managed Cloud
There are plenty of reasons to move from an on-premises environment to the cloud. In this post, I share the most common reasons our customers…
 
IT Strategy Self-Assessment Quiz
9-Point IT Strategy Self-Assessment Quiz As we continue into the new year, many organizations are busy charting a course they believe will help them reach…
 
IBM
11 Signs It’s Time to Turn to an MSP for Your IBM Power Systems
In a recent survey, 44% of business leaders said they were having a hard time finding and retaining qualified IBM Power Systems professionals. That’s not…
 
Can You Trust the Public Cloud?
There is no doubt that businesses are becoming more comfortable with the idea of placing mission-critical workloads in the public cloud. In a 2017 McKinsey…
 
Find Your Next IBM i or AIX Admin – Fast!
I just did a quick search on Indeed.com for open IBM i administrator positions. There were 290. Glassdoor had 165. While that may not sound…
 
Connectria Delivers True Hybrid Cloud for IBM Power Systems Platform
The IBM Power Systems platform was first introduced in the late ‘80s with the IBM AS/400. Today, it includes the IBM i Series and IBM…
 
8 Tips for Becoming a Digital Transformation Change Agent in 2019
Digital transformation is about more than just technology. It also involves people. If you want to achieve your digital transformation goals in 2019, you may…
 
3 Real Life Lessons From the Latest Data Breaches
Every day, it seems there’s a new headline announcing another data breach. It’s easy to become desensitized and pass these articles by as just the…
 
11 Reasons to Outsource IT in 2019
Spiceworks recently completed a survey of more than 700 business technology providers and uncovered an interesting dilemma for IT leaders. While these buyers were positive…
 
8 HIPAA Compliance Questions to Ask Your Business Associates
In January 3rd’s post, we discussed the importance of including business associates in your HIPAA risk assessments. You can read the full post here: Is…
 
Customers Say They Prefer Cloud Applications to On-Premises
451 Research expects 60% of enterprises to have the majority of their IT resources residing in the cloud by 2019. While that reflects the cloud-first…
 
Is a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) Enough to Protect You from HIPAA Enforcement Action?
According to HIPAA, businesses that handle EPHI (electronic personal health information) are required “to have contracts or other arrangements with business associates that will have…

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