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June 21, 2022

Comparing Data Center Colocation and Cloud Computing

Control over IT resources is not always a winning scenario. Having control means a business must maintain, upgrade and secure their company’s hardware. It can be particularly challenging when companies aren’t set up for this type of management. On the other hand, giving up control over IT may not be possible for companies with advanced computing or strict regulatory requirements.

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May 25, 2022

Is Cloud Storage Right for Your Business?

Businesses are collecting data everywhere because it is key to effective customer conversations, product decisions, marketing campaigns, and more. But with so much data, they must figure out how to store it so that it's accessible when they need it.

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April 18, 2022

Leverage Managed Detection and Response to Stay Ahead of Threats

We live in an age when passive security isn’t enough to protect company infrastructure. Security solutions must seek out and respond to unknown threats. Managed detection and response (MDR) provides companies with the security capabilities they need for the modern era. 

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April 12, 2022

A Quick Overview of Azure DevOps

Advances in technology are happening faster than ever. Just look at the increase of patents filed every year. No wonder business leaders feel the pressure to deliver applications and services at mach speed. But a common challenge they run into is that siloed development infrastructure makes fast development difficult. This is where DevOps can help. DevOps was developed to tear down the walls between departments, improving communication and collaboration.

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March 31, 2022

Why Your Company Should Care About Endpoint Security

Businesses are increasingly dependent on technology. And data is essential to the efficiency of that technology as well as future business decisions. With its increased use in business operations comes a larger attack surface. So, shouldn’t companies that prioritize technology also prioritize security?

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February 21, 2022

Embracing the Modern Workplace in Your Business

People are a business's most important asset. However, it's harder than ever to attract and retain top talent in today's labor market. The market favors employees, and people aren't willing to put up with toxic environments or stagnating companies. Thus, businesses need to create a workplace that keeps employees happy and engaged. So, what do people want?

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February 7, 2022

The Fundamentals of Backup and Disaster Recovery

How would you like to pay your employees to do nothing? Paying people for nothing is not likely in your business plan. But without sufficient preparation, that’s exactly what many companies do when faced with a disaster or an outage. Systems go down for hours, days, or even weeks, and operations get shut down.

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January 28, 2022

5 Ways Microsoft Azure Can Upgrade Your Business

Gartner expects end-user spending on public cloud services to grow 23.1% in 2021 to total $332.3 billion. This growth is why more companies are moving essential business processes to the cloud. And as mobile, web, and desktop applications become increasingly crucial to everyday operations and customer experience, growth will continue. How should businesses respond?

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January 6, 2022

How to Mitigate the Negative Effects of Shadow IT

Your company may fear shadow IT because it limits its visibility into the applications on your network. Many organizations take the easiest path, which is to ban the use of any unapproved applications. However, this strategy may prove ineffective and even limit the productivity of your people.

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November 23, 2021

7 Benefits Microsoft Azure can Bring to Your Business

Businesses today face daunting technological challenges. Customers expect uninterrupted service from anywhere and want it faster than ever. However, delivering digital applications and services requires immense amounts of computing resources, especially if they’re being delivered globally.

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November 8, 2021

Simplify Your Computing With Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Scalability, flexibility and cost-efficiency are all hallmarks of a high-performing data center. However, with scale comes certain challenges. For example, organizations must decide which network architecture will best suit their business needs. Cloud computing offers many advantages for those who want to scale but can be expensive and fall short in the security department. 

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October 29, 2021

WordPress Plugin Bug Lets Subscribers Wipe Sites

A high-severity security flaw found in a WordPress plugin that has 8,000+ active installs can allow authenticated attackers to reset and wipe vulnerable websites.

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October 26, 2021

How Can You Use Digital Transformation To Keep Pace With Technological Progress?

Digital transformation has given businesses across many industries a competitive advantage. While gaining an advantage is compelling, it’s not the only reason to embrace digital transformation. When you consider how quickly technology is evolving, digital transformation is no longer optional. Those who don’t familiarize themselves with the process will fall behind.

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October 2, 2021

3 Reasons to Get Excited About Next-gen HCI

The uptake of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) over the last decade has been strong, for good reasons: the technology is simple to manage and makes it easier to administer virtual desktops, apps and data. Businesses enjoy being able to scale infrastructure performance and storage capacity easily, by just slotting in a new node.

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September 17, 2021

The Pros and Cons of Data Center Colocation

The rise of data center colocation has added a third option for businesses thinking of expanding their cloud or on-premise infrastructure. Now organizations can expand their computing infrastructure without increasing their real estate.

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September 10, 2021

How Can Hybrid IT Benefit Your Organization?

Agility is a major concern for modern businesses, especially those in the technology sector. Being slow to act can result in missed opportunities, performance drops and lower earnings reports. Hybrid IT helps technology-based organizations stay agile by combining private IT infrastructure with cloud-based services. 

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September 8, 2021

The Future of Healthcare in the Cloud - Hybrid Cloud

Healthcare is undergoing a radical transformation. In response to the pandemic, IT teams have had to accelerate digital transformations, greatly expand telemedicine, support an increasingly remote workforce, and cope with an increasing number of Internet of Medical Things (IMT) devices - all while ensuring that their systems and data remain secured. To move so quickly, many organizations have embraced hybrid cloud.  

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June 17, 2021

Managing Shadow IT

No doubt about it — if your company has employees, you have shadow IT. According to a survey conducted by Stratecast and Frost & Sullivan, 80% of employees say they use applications on the job that aren’t approved by IT.

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June 9, 2021

3 Tips to Manage Cloud Spend in Your Enterprise

According to Flexera’s State of Cloud 2021 report, organizations are continuing to rapidly increase their cloud spend. In so doing, they struggle to accurately forecast their fast-growing cloud costs.

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January 14, 2021

Microsoft Teams Adoption Strategy

Microsoft Teams is the Hub for teamwork in Microsoft 365. To maximize Microsoft 365 investments, it’s important to plan for a successful deployment and adoption. Planning to ensure that users adopt new services and embrace those services and use them as part of their natural rhythm of work is critical to Teams success.

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January 7, 2021

What Is DevOps and Why Do You Need It?

Today’s fast-paced world makes DevOps essential to all enterprises seeking to respond rapidly to changes in customer demands, market conditions and competitive pressures. But, what is DevOps and how do you get started? What tools do you need to leverage? How do you bring all the right technologies together successfully?

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October 27, 2020

How to Overcome IT Outsourcing Challenges

Nowadays, many organizations eagerly use IT outsourcing to remediate IT skills shortages, control cost and gain access to world-class capabilities. Statistics show that the market size of the outsourcing industry in the US in 2020 is $132.9 billion and it is going to grow by 1.6% the same year. And while this approach has many benefits, it is not without challenges. 

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October 20, 2020

Why You Should Consider a Managed Backup Service

For any modern organization, protecting business-critical data is vital. Yet protecting data assets has become complex and difficult as the rising tide of data grows in double to even triple digits compounding year over year.

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October 15, 2020

Estimating WAN Latency Calculator

As services move into the cloud, more vendors are publishing the latency requirements for their platform or application. These requirements could specify a maximum latency among computing nodes in a cluster, between a computing node and a storage array, or for an application-specific data flow like vMotion. Being able to estimate network latency between locations will help you identify which connectivity options are viable solutions. The following are some items to consider when estimating ...

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September 24, 2020

Patch Now... Your Windows version of Cisco Jabber could be a security risk

On September 2nd, 2020, Cisco issued a Critical Security Advisory announcement regarding Cisco’s Jabber for Windows that customers should be aware of. A vulnerability in Cisco Jabber for Windows could allow an authenticated, remote attackers to execute arbitrary code. Attackers could achieve remote code execution by sending specially crafted chat messages.

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September 17, 2020

Is Your Citrix StoreFront Vulnerable to Exploit?

On September 14, Citrix pushed out an announcement around a high-severity security vulnerability Citrix StoreFront customers should be aware of. An issue has been discovered in Citrix StoreFront (before 2006) that, if exploited, would allow an attacker who is authenticated on the same Microsoft Active Directory domain as a Citrix StoreFront server to read arbitrary files from that server.

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August 31, 2020

Are You Doing What You Can to Protect Your Backups from Ransomware?

Ransomware is at our doorstep. We cannot ignore it any longer or think we are not a target. In recent years at OneNeck, we have seen a significant upward trend of ransomware attacks. And even more troubling is in the last year, we have seen bad actors getting smarter, and they are now targeting your backup server and backup data to prevent you from recovering from the attack. As ZDNet stated, "The number of ransomware strains targeting NAS and backup storage devices is growing, with users ...

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August 4, 2020

Is it Time to Put Your Office 2013 Out to Pasture?

If you’re one of the organizations that are still using Office 2013 with Microsoft Online Services, then you'll want to know the changes coming this fall.  Microsoft recently announced the following updates…

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May 6, 2020

Hug Your Cloud.
On-Prem Cloud Has Its Place.

Many enterprises are amid a digital transformation, seeking to engage with customers and satisfy their needs through digital technologies.  Many are looking up to the clouds to enable this agility, scalability, and simplicity—but no two models are created equal. And because businesses cannot afford to sacrifice control and security, going all-in on a public cloud only approach isn’t always feasible. To deliver on the promise of digital transformation, you need a unified infrastructure that ...

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April 9, 2020

Collaboration in the Time of COVID-19

Due to the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, remote work became an overnight requirement for many. Few organizations feel prepared for large-scale remote work, but collaboration tools can help you navigate these unpredictable situations.  

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February 13, 2020

3 Benefits to Adopting a Multi-Cloud Strategy

You want performance, you want reliability, you want flexibility, and you want it all tied together with your organization’s unique needs in mind. You know that a multi-cloud strategy is essential to your organization’s digital transformation, but where do you start?

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December 30, 2019

Planning and Developing a Hybrid Cloud Strategy

Hybrid Cloud solutions have proven to be a highly effective, flexible and scalable hybrid IT strategy for businesses of all sizes across a wide variety of industries.  But an expert strategy is needed to ensure the safety of mission-critical data. Partner with OneNeck to launch your business higher.

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October 29, 2019

Choosing an IT Vendor Without Your Crystal Ball

Does selecting an IT vendor and deciding on the right direction for your company seem to get more complex with every conversation? Without a crystal ball to reveal precisely which vendor is a perfect fit, knowing you’re making the right decision is virtually impossible—but it doesn’t have to be.

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October 16, 2019

Avoid Issues with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 Upgrade or Migration to the Cloud

Have you upgraded or migrated your server to the cloud yet? With SQL Server 2008 support having ended in July 2019 and Windows Server 2008/R2 support ending in January 2020, if you haven’t, now is the time to upgrade or migrate your workloads to the cloud.

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October 15, 2019

OneNeck Named an Environmental Leader in Colorado

In a recent statement, the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment recognized OneNeck IT Solutions, and its data center in Denver, Colorado, as an environmental leader in the state. On October 1, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Environmental Leadership Program recognized more than 170 businesses—including OneNeck—for their the voluntary and significant environmental achievements. “Having our data center named an environmental leader is an important ...

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October 8, 2019

Notes from Oracle Open World 2019

This year #OOW19 and #CodeOne had a different color and feel, with lots of exciting announcements from Larry.

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September 24, 2019

The Modern IT Partner – Bringing Value through Optimization Services

Is your business racing to keep up and redefine yourself? It’s a situation most businesses face as they strive to remain relevant in today’s digital economy. And, they count on their IT provider to do the same. At OneNeck, we are steadfast in our commitment to evolving our delivery capabilities and solutions to align with customers’ growing demands.

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September 17, 2019

The Ins and Outs of Cloud Backup vs NAS

When it comes to selecting the best backup—NAS (network-attached storage) or cloud-based—there are a multitude of factors IT leaders must consider. To break it down, a recent TechTarget article written by John Edwards highlights the pros and cons of the two approaches, and includes insights on which backup technology might be the best choice.

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July 30, 2019

Office 365 Backup

I need backup for Office 365? Isn’t it already included?  In short, no. The misconception that Microsoft fully backs up your data on your behalf is all too common.  To the contrary, Microsoft is primarily focused on managing the infrastructure and ensuring uptime; you are responsible for your data.

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June 6, 2019

Enhance Security with an Analytics-Driven SIEM

 Finding a mechanism to collect, store and analyze security only data is relatively simple. There is no shortage of options for storing data. Collecting all security relevant data and turning all that data into actionable intelligence, however, is a whole other matter.

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May 23, 2019

Is it Time to Move Your ERP to the Cloud?

There are many considerations when moving to the cloud, and with large, complex ERP applications, there is even more to consider. We recently sat down with Scott Morley, one of OneNeck's ERP and cloud experts, to get his thoughts on the matter...

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May 20, 2019

Evolving Expectations for NMS

The landscape for Network Managed Services (NMS) providers continues to become more challenging, especially as application, management and compliance requirements keep evolving. Proactive support is a core component. At the same time, IT budgets for small- and medium-sized businesses keep shrinking while there is heightened focus on finding ways to squeeze more productivity out of limited resources.

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May 16, 2019

Older Windows Systems Beware of New Vulnerability

Are you running an older version of Windows and not current with your patch management? If so, you need to be aware of a recent exploitable vulnerability that just hit the news this week. Here's what you need to know...

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May 16, 2019

Security vs Compliance ... is there truly a difference?

It’s no secret... security attacks are the rise:

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May 14, 2019

The Re-emergence of SDN

Software Defined Networking (SDN) has been around for almost two decades. The concept was extraordinary and innovative then, but could be considered less-so in 2018. While the excitement surrounding this concept has aged a bit, real-world benefits and outcomes are emerging and bringing renewed interest.

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May 9, 2019

Multi-Factor Authentication Explained

TeleSign research indicates that the majority of users use five or fewer passwords for all of their accounts. While it may seem efficient for password memory on your end, you could actually create a “domino effect” that allows hackers to take down multiple accounts by cracking one password.

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April 18, 2019

Disaster Recovery, A Primer for CIO's

How can a CIO be confident that IT will perform 24/7/365?  According to Zerto, in today’s always-on, information-driven organizations, IT resilience depends completely on IT infrastructures that are up and running 24/7. The costs of downtime are huge and data loss can put a company out of business. Data loss is not only caused by natural disasters, power outages, hardware failure and user errors, but more and more by software problems and cybersecurity related disasters.

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March 26, 2019

Credential Stuffing - What it is and How to Protect the Enterprise

Credential stuffing is a type of cyber-attack where hackers take combinations of usernames and passwords leaked from other sites and use them to gain access to accounts on another site.  F5 states that there’s typically a 1 to 2 percent success rate, which means that if a cybercriminal purchases 1 million stolen credential records (for sale on the dark web for fractions of a cent each), they can generally gain access to 10,000 to 20,000 accounts.

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March 7, 2019

Understanding Data Center Sustainability

The explosion of data and digital consumption in the last decade has dramatically increased the number of data centers, which have been described as the factories of the digital age. And just like traditional factories in their early days, data centers take their toll on the environment.

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February 26, 2019

Blockchain: A Revolution in the Cloud for IT Security

Antiquated is not a word commonly associated with the advanced worldwide network of client-server configurations that make up modern data transmission. However, advances in data storage, file sharing and security protocols have struggled to keep pace with demands on infrastructure, cybersecurity threats and the ever-evolving competition that drives the industry.   

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February 7, 2019

Do You Have a Digital Mindset?

 It's no secret… when you increase collaboration, you improve productivity and employee engagement. But how you do enable a digital workplace?

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January 29, 2019

Advances in Cybercrime Demand Greater Protection

A look at retrospective security versus point-in-time solutions With cybercrime predicted to reach $6 trillion annually by 2021 and to be more profitable—and therefore, more attractive to criminal organizations—than the global combined trade of all major illegal drugs, businesses can no longer rely on traditional network security tools and expect to achieve protection.

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January 22, 2019

Prepare for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 End of Support

Extended support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 is coming to an end respectively on January 14, 2020 What does end of support mean for Windows Server 2008 & 2008 R2?

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January 10, 2019

What’s Driving IT Budgets in 2019?

Many IT leaders expect to see their budgets to increase or remain unchanged.  This is driven largely by the need to upgrade aging infrastructure, accelerate digital transformation via a shift to the cloud and enhance their overall IT security posture.

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January 7, 2019

How to Master Multi-Cloud Management

Multi-cloud environments are on the rise thanks to benefits that include easier disaster recovery, the flexibility to spin up and offload resources on demand, and freedom from vendor lock-in.   

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January 3, 2019

Securing Your Azure Deployment

As organizations embrace the cloud’s flexibility and agility, Microsoft’s cloud platform, Azure, has become a top choice as a cost-effective solution that scales for any organization, no matter the size, to meet agility and flexibility needs.

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December 11, 2018

Who Owns Cloud Security?

 Organizations are rapidly embracing cloud services to gain agility and thrive in today’s digital economy. This has created a strategic imperative to better manage cybersecurity risk while keeping pace at scale as firms move critical apps to the cloud.

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November 30, 2018

Food Manufacturers Embrace Digital Transformation

At this point, nearly every modern manufacturer has some reliance on the cloud. But in this new age of digital transformation in manufacturing, the cloud might not be the answer for everything. In a recent Food Manufacturing article, Jeff Budge, OneNeck's VP of Advisory Services, offers insights for food manufacturers and the best way to utilize the cloud.

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November 27, 2018

Continuous Innovation on Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2

Oracle made a very welcome announcement on October 18, 2018, that made Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) users and administrators quite happy. In their announcement, they introduced Continuous Innovation and assure premier support for EBS 12.2 until at least 2030. Read Oracle’s statement here and the EBS roadmap they provided.

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November 15, 2018

Future of Database Administrators in the Cloud Era

A database management transformation is underway. Some say it threatens the long-term future of database administrators (DBAs). As more enterprises shift to multi-cloud and hybrid cloud solutions, automating their products with self-driving, self-patching and self-healing features, it has some in management thinking they don't need managed DBA services anymore.

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November 7, 2018

Everyone Has a Role in Cloud Security

Outsourcing is becoming an increasingly popular business strategy. By carving off business processes and giving them to outside vendors companies save money and resources. Outsourcing enterprise computing processes using cloud services, for example, allows you to hand off the cost and responsibility of maintaining on-premise hardware and software. However, just because you outsource your enterprise infrastructure does that mean your cloud service provider assumes total responsibility for your ...

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October 25, 2018

Making the Most of Oracle Cloud Certifications

When it comes to Oracle cloud certifications, there are three broad categories says Oracle ACE Director Biju Thomas, who is also a Principal Solutions Architect at OneNeck. He recently discussed the categories and his insights on Oracle cloud certifications with Alan Earls of TechTarget noting that, “Within each category, you’ll find a variety of choices requiring an array of skill sets.”

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October 16, 2018

Application Criticality in a Multi-Cloud World -Matching Applications to the Cloud

As the cloud has come into its own and been widely adopted at enterprises around the globe, many organizations have started seeking services from a multitude of cloud providers to meet diverse application requirements and data needs across different business units. Multi-cloud approaches have become incredibly popular in recent years and many point to it as the future of cloud computing.

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October 11, 2018

Keep AX 2012 and Still Benefit from the Cloud

Like many terms in IT, the word ‘cloud’ carries with it a number of meanings. This can lead to a lot of confusion and can mean that each cloud implementation is as unique as the company driving the deployment. The message, however, is clear: Cloud is the future.

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October 9, 2018

App Hosting on Catalyst 9000 Switches

Wait a second! When did my switch become a Linux server?! Over the past several years, the networking industry has seen several well-known networking vendors migrate away from their traditional proprietary and monolithic network operating systems for their switches and routers into open Linux-based platforms.  But why would network vendors invest so much time and money in changing something as mundane as what OS kernel they use?

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October 2, 2018

Using SIEM to Combat Alert Fatigue

Early detection, rapid response, collaboration to mitigate advanced threats imposes significant demands on today’s enterprise security teams.

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September 25, 2018

Migrating to the Cloud Starts with a Clear Understanding of Your Data

Most CIOs today are either considering moving to or are already in the process of migrating to the cloud, whether it’s public, private or a hybrid combination. But in order to strategically migrate to any cloud solution, applications and supporting data environments and services must be clearly defined.

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September 21, 2018

5 Key Reasons to Outsource Your Application & Database Management

To be competitive, enterprises need to deliver new products, update processes and improve services that will drive new business, increase profits, and cut costs – all while asking IT to do more with less. As the pace of innovation increases, many IT organizations find themselves stretched impossibly thin and struggling to keep pace.

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September 20, 2018

The Hierarchy of Digital Transformation Needs in Your Organization

You can’t focus on self-actualization before meeting basic needs such as hunger and shelter. And, you shouldn’t pursue transformative IT modernization until your current workload environments are stable and secure. Just as renowned psychologist Abraham Maslow noticed an order humans follow in terms of motivation and development, so too do organizations have a hierarchy connected to IT needs. OneNeck Vice President of Advisory Consulting Jeff Budge explained the different phases and outcomes of ...

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September 13, 2018

Choosing a Security Framework

 Running a security program can be an overwhelming task. There are so many factors to consider including: encryption, application security, disaster recovery and let’s not forget adherence to compliance mandates such  HIPAA and PCI DSS .  How then do security professionals prioritize and maintain their efforts to build the most effective security program for their business?

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September 4, 2018

Forward to the Future – Four Digital Transformation Success Stories

Whether you’re in the C-Suite or the IT department, digital transformation is a topic no company can ignore. However, finding the best way to implement change within your organization can be daunting, and garnering support at all levels is no small task.

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August 7, 2018

6 Steps to Smarter Unified Communications

The way we work has evolved. It’s no longer 9 to 5. And it’s not all in one office. Work today requires collaboration and involves teams spread across time zones. And buyers today expect their business devices and applications to be as well designed, easy to use, and powerful as their personal devices

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August 2, 2018

Cloud Saves Money ... Myth or Reality?

 As you look at moving your IT infrastructure to the cloud, be aware of the myths especially around statements such as “With cloud, businesses can save money.” It’s reality, but can also lead to misunderstanding because true ROI is difficult to calculate. To better understand myth vs. reality, author Kevin Casey asked several cloud experts for their insights on common myths. He shares their responses in a recent The Enterprisers Project article.

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July 26, 2018

Avoid Cloud Sticker Shock

As a business, moving your IT to the cloud is a major decision involving hours and hours of time, review, scrutiny and conversation. The last thing you want is sticker shock following your move to the cloud. Surprise fees are certainly a close second. To help you evade both, author Kevin Casey recently highlighted five tips for avoiding sticker shock and surprise bills in a just published The Enterprisers Project article.

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June 28, 2018

Digital Transformation is Here and Now

Digital transformation enables IT to meet business demands but immediate transformation is not always the reality. This video demonstrates the reality of networks, customer environments and the immense gaps between the two. What’s the reality of bridging those gaps? More importantly, why bridge those gaps? How do smart networks meet business demands? And, how is it accomplished in a “do more with less” business landscape. What’s the true REALITY of digital transformation?

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June 26, 2018

Fly High with a Career in Hybrid Cloud

There’s no doubt, more and more businesses are looking to move to the cloud while making the most of their current IT investments, which in turn has led to the myriad of hybrid solutions that exist today. As a result, the demand for hybrid-savvy IT talent is on the rise.

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June 19, 2018

Know Your Data in a Multi-Cloud World

Utilizing multiple clouds from multiple vendors with a mix of public and private clouds is now a way of life for most enterprises today. However, operating in a multi-cloud environment is not without its challenges.  Data egress charges, incurred when data is transferred out of a cloud to another, are a particularly thorny aspect.

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June 6, 2018

Accelerate Digital Transformation ... Move Your Databases To The Cloud

Data and information has long been recognized as companies’ most valuable assets—and database administrators (DBAs) have been the key guardians of those assets. DBAs’ primary responsibilities have been aimed at ensuring that data is safely, securely, accurately, and appropriately stored, managed, and maintained.

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May 15, 2018

Opting for ARM or the “Classic” way of doing things?

There are currently two deployment models supported by Azure public cloud: Classic and Azure Resource Manager (ARM). How you create, configure, and manage your Azure resources is different between these two models. Understanding the differences between the two is essential to your success of your Azure deployment.

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May 3, 2018

How Decomposition and Microservices Make Cloud Migration Easier

“One bite at a time.” That’s how the old saying advises you to eat an elephant.

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May 1, 2018

Building a Disaster Recovery Plan for the Cloud Era

Modern businesses cannot afford to lose data. Whatever the cause – natural disaster, human error, or cyber-attack – data loss is costly and extremely risky to the life of a business.

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April 17, 2018

Making the Move to Modern Collaboration & Unified Communications Solutions

According to Cisco, modernizing the workplace through digital technologies is one of the defining movements of our time. The disruptive impact of digital transformation is affecting every industry as organizations massively scale up their initiatives.

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April 3, 2018

EM Express Performance Hub

Enterprise Manager Express Performance Hub is one of the cool features of Oracle Database 12c. Performance hub helps DBAs to troubleshoot and diagnose database problems. Performance Hub is a feature of EM Database Express that provides a consolidated view all performance related data for a given time range. Performance Hub can be viewed directly from Database Express, or you can save the Performance Hub report using the $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/admin/perfhubrpt.sql script. The report is kept as a ...

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March 22, 2018

Ransomware… it’s a Big Business

Ransomware has quickly become the most profitable form malware ever seen, on its way to becoming a $1 billion annual market. Last year, the FBI reported more than 4,000 ransomware attacks occurred daily between January and June of 2016 — a 300% increase from 2015. In 2017, nearly 10% of organizations worldwide recorded some sort of ransomware activity during Q1. 

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March 20, 2018

Is Shadow IT Putting You at Risk?

How many cloud applications and services do your employees use every day? How much of it does your IT department actually know about? Chances are, IT is unaware of more than you think.

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March 13, 2018

5 Reasons Smart Companies Outsource Cybersecurity

Today’s consumers demand their private information remains secure. But as we learned from the 2017 breach at Equifax that exposed the personal information of 145 million, even what should be the most secure companies fall under attack.

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March 6, 2018

5 Factors to Consider When Thinking About Colocation

Thanks to cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT) and the vast amounts of data being produced, backed up and stored, organizations are finding they need to rethink their data center strategies. The solution for many is outsourcing these operations to a colocation provider.

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February 27, 2018

IT Consolidation in State and Local Government

Tight budgets and efficiency challenges are par for the course in state and local government. To keep pace with rising taxpayer demands for richer, more reliable online services and stay compliant with ever-growing regulatory requirements, government IT teams are increasingly moving away from legacy technology and consolidating services.

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February 15, 2018

Keeping Up with the Cloud in 2018

Everywhere you look, there are predictions and projections about the cloud computing trends and how they will impact businesses in 2018.

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January 30, 2018

4 IoT Security Challenges That Will Dominate 2018

How many IoT (Internet of Things) devices is your company planning to install in 2018? Perhaps a plan for smart TVs in the conference room, webcams, smart locks or connected printers are in the works.

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January 18, 2018

For the Love of Italian Cars

What happens when you have a passion for Italian cars – Italian sports cars – and are mechanically-minded? You find a dilapidated vintage car and re-build it, then begin planning your first official road-trip. It’s precisely what Derek McCallister, a OneNeck IT Solutions data center technician in Bend, Ore. has done. After reading an article spotlighting individuals doing vintage car restoration work, Derek decided that’s what he wanted to do. He joined his first Vintage Car club. And, he kept ...

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January 16, 2018

5 Reasons Why You Need DRaaS

Every business knows that time is money, and downtime can be costly. But a temporary loss of access to your critical infrastructure — whether it’s your data, your network or other operations — is unfortunately all too common. Weather events, like a hurricane or a snowstorm, and man-made events, like a cyber-attack, leave you looking for backup to get business up and running again as quickly as possible.

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January 9, 2018

Why Your Managed Services Provider Needs to Follow ITIL Best Practices

IT support teams never have enough time. Enough people. Enough expertise. Enough resources…and so it goes. There comes a time when an IT executive has had enough of not having enough! That’s when outsourcing can be the best option to lighten the day-to-day load, improve operations, decrease costs and – most importantly – help you succeed.

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January 2, 2018

Top Cybersecurity Threats That Will Dominate 2018

 Who’s ready to fight cybercrime in 2018? Don’t all raise your hands at once. If you’re a CIO or CISO, you’re expected to protect the network and sensitive data.   

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December 26, 2017

What to expect in Oracle Database 18c

During Oracle Open World 2017, Larry Ellison announced Oracle Database 18c, nicknamed "World's first Self-Driving (Autonomous) Database." Few DBAs got worried hearing this and started panicking. Few others said, "We heard this before, nothing to worry." There are several blogs and videos on the "Autonomous Database." And, we now know:

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December 21, 2017

A Closer Look at Mobility in the Construction Industry

Mobility, cybersecurity and big data must work seamlessly together. This is especially true in the construction industry. According to a recent CompTIA article “IT becomes a mission-critical way to ensure people on the construction site can use and share tasks, data and communication in a timely and secure manner.”

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December 14, 2017

Talkin’ Cloud 100 ranks the top Cloud Services Providers

Proud to announce OneNeck is once again in the top quartile of the Talkin’ Cloud 100 list! Making the list isn’t about us, however, it’s about you, our customers. You see, the list recognizes cloud providers who demonstrate an ongoing ability to meet the needs of their customers. In other words, our focus on you — is being recognized! This year, the list also reflects a changing market as service providers embrace new business models, emerging technologies and innovative support models.

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December 12, 2017

Why outsourcing your IT needs is critical to the growth of your business

The IT department has quickly risen to become one of the most critical and influential departments in a company. It is now the central department around which all other departments work. With a well organized IT department that operates smoothly, the  whole company gains from it. However, if the IT department functions below par, all the other departments suffer and the whole company faces a tough ride.

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December 5, 2017

Adaptive Query Patches in Oracle Database 12c Release 1

Oracle Database 12c was released back in June 2013. After upgrading database to 12c Release 1, the biggest problem faced by DBAs was the unpredictable performance of SQL queries. And it was determined that the new behavior of optimizer is causing the performance issues. Hence the natural solution for many DBAs was to set OPTIMIZER_FEATURES_ENABLE database parameter to 11.2.0.4 so that the optimizer behaves similar to 11gR2 database. This works, but then we are missing out all the right things ...

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