May 22, 2020
Digital transformation (DX) is not a new initiative. In fact, Forbes states that 70% of companies had a DX initiative in place at the onset of the pandemic but weren’t far enough along to make the crisis a non-issue. As a result of the past couple months where digital has become central to every interaction, DX is back in the forefront for IT leaders.Continue Reading
October 10, 2019
If there’s anything that can be said about today’s IT environment, it’s that choice abounds, which is why we find ourselves smack dab in the middle of this hybrid reality in which we now exist.
October 1, 2019
Although containers aren’t new (been built into Linux for 10+ years and been available in FreeBSD, AIX and Solaris), containers seem to be all the rage, and for good reason. The agility containers can bring to an IT team alone make them appealing, but add in the security benefits that the self-contained nature of containers brings, they seem like a no brainer. But even with numerous benefits, there is also a lot of confusion about what they really are and what is the best-fit scenario. So, we ...
September 24, 2019
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.
May 14, 2019
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.
April 18, 2019
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.
March 19, 2019
The importance of data in not only business but our day-to-day lives continues to grow – no one is arguing that. But the pace at which it’s growing is mind-blowing. In a recent study sponsored by Seagate Technology, IDC forecasted that the global data sphere will grow to 163ZB by 2025. Considering that today it’s 16.3ZB, that’s almost tenfold what it is today, making this prediction significant.
February 14, 2019
As a consumer, we utilize applications on a daily basis. How many times have you found yourself asking, “There’s got to be an app for that?” It’s quite simply the expectation in today’s app-centric world. And when an app doesn’t function the way it’s supposed to? Well, no one has time for that, and we simply move on…
February 7, 2019
It's no secret… when you increase collaboration, you improve productivity and employee engagement. But how you do enable a digital workplace?
January 10, 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.
November 30, 2018
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.
November 13, 2018
It’s an exciting time we are living in, where what seemed like science fiction just a few years ago is becoming reality. From chess-playing computers to driverless cars, artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the way we live and work.
October 11, 2018
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.
September 20, 2018
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 ...
September 4, 2018
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.
June 28, 2018
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?
June 12, 2018
Our previous blog focused on the challenges and opportunities for businesses undergoing application modernization and cloud transformation (the latter required for the former), and the role IT services and infrastructure providers play in facilitating that journey. But that’s a high-level view, and the fact is that practical implementation is going to be unique for every organization and require a wide range of solutions to interesting problems. Every application has a different set of ...
June 6, 2018
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.
May 22, 2018
It’s no longer a “drive to the store, pick up an item and pay” kind of world. Self-service phone menus, web chat, mobile apps and emerging technologies make it possible to conduct business and personal tasks however we choose. Consumers are well informed and always eager to find new ways to make their buying experience more satisfying.
May 9, 2018
Embrace help from service providers to deliver the benefits For many midsized enterprises, there is a significant mismatch between their goals and their ability to take advantage of all the new capabilities available to them in the ecosystem that has grown up around the cloud.
May 3, 2018
“One bite at a time.” That’s how the old saying advises you to eat an elephant.
April 24, 2018
The terms IT transformation and digital transformation seem to be everywhere these days, and often are used interchangeably. However, while they are very connected, there is a difference. In a recent paper by the Enterprise Strategy Group and sponsored by Dell EMC, they define the two terms as such:
March 15, 2018
Business leaders worldwide are putting big bucks into digital transformation. A report by IDC predicts that by the end of 2019, spending for digital transformation will reach $1.7 trillion worldwide—up 42% from 2017. But many organizations struggle to find their way.
March 1, 2018
The digital economy is in high gear, so IT can’t just stick to the same old script. As competition heats up in today’s fast-paced digital environment, business stakeholders are demanding that IT accelerate processes, better support the enterprise and play a starring role in digital transformation. You may have already made some headway, but it’s not exactly clear what will generate a real transformation in how IT does business.
February 1, 2018
Who doesn’t want to be part of a winning team—whether on the football field or in a business? Any company looking to stay competitive needs a strategy for digital transformation, but it’s a full-team effort. And with 80% of US businesses suffering from a lack of IT talent, every team member needs to pull their weight.
January 4, 2018
Thanks to digital transformation initiatives in today’s modern organization, citizens are demanding similar efficiencies from their public-sector agencies as well. This shift is fundamentally and permanently beginning to change the way government delivers its services. Yet, there is more to it than just modernizing IT.
September 21, 2017
Why is it important for organizations to embrace digital transformation? Just ask anyone that once worked for Blockbuster. It’s not that we quit watching movies, but how we watch them changed dramatically, and it’s companies like Netflix that redefined the movie industry and are now on top. Obviously, no company wants to be the next Blockbuster, but launching a digital transformation initiative can be daunting and complex. So, I sat down with OneNeck’s CTO, Clint Harder, to get his thoughts on ...
August 17, 2017
Digital transformation is disrupting the old ways of doing business by introducing digital technologies into the workplace and enabling employees to perform tasks in more efficient and productive ways, which in turn brings exponential new opportunity for business growth.
August 1, 2017
According to CIO.com, today’s IT organizations face challenges delivering on “the burgeoning requirements being forced upon it by business units.” Bimodal IT and hybrid IT are two of several solutions that have been proposed to help IT groups meet growing, ever-changing demands on its resources. But some confusion exists about the difference between the two approaches and when to use each.
April 6, 2017
The digital era of mobile, social, cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT) doesn’t just impact individuals or enterprises – it’s also sweeping through the government sector. Trends such as immigration reform, digital currencies, and cyber threats are prompting national, state and local agencies to digitally transform to increase efficiencies and improve their effectiveness in supporting citizens.
December 19, 2016
Digital disruption is a double-edged sword. Enterprises that wield it wisely can quickly breathe new life into business processes, products and employees. Industries that don’t pick it up or fail to leverage it fully, however, quickly find themselves left behind as more nimble competitors embrace digitization and gain a competitive edge. Are you embracing digital disruption and keeping pace with the speed of business today?
December 2, 2016
Digital transformation is defined as using technology to solve business challenges and is one of the biggest drivers in business today. So it is surprising that only 1 in 4 businesses have a long-term digital strategy.
October 13, 2016
State and local governments are continually called on to do more with less. Not only must they strive to satisfy a constituency that expects self-service, on-demand services, and to always be connected, they must do so in the face of a reduced staff and constrained budgets.
August 18, 2016
Does technology drive digital transformation? Surprisingly, the answer is no. Technology informs corporate strategy, but it’s the business strategy that needs to be in the driver’s seat for digital transformation to be truly successful. However, many businesses put the cart before the horse, allowing technology to dictate digital decisions.
July 19, 2016
Organizations with digital initiatives know how hard it is to transform the traditional IT organization. There are business-critical applications and infrastructure that sit at the core of the business, and you can’t turn a freighter into a speed boat overnight. Given these challenges, in 2014 Gartner offered up an answer.
June 9, 2016
Wikipedia defines “digitization” as the process of converting information into a digital format, but perhaps the business world has a broader definition in mind. We are hearing the term in many different business circles regarding the potential to go beyond standard operating models and change business processes by digitizing the business from end to end. But, while there is a lot of talk about the need to digitize information to drive personalization and impact business returns, is it real or ...
May 5, 2016
As CTO of OneNeck IT Solutions, Clint Harder has seen his share of customers struggle with the adoption of emerging technologies while trying to remain competitive. With 20+ years of industry experience, he’s seen firsthand the evolution of the data center to the cloud, and brings a real world approach to solving the most complex technology problems.