The 5 Ways a CMS Provides Value

Risk/impact information for changes – One of the biggest concerns for any organization is evaluating the risk and impact of changes. Too often, risk/impact decisions are based more on tribal knowledge rather than documented information. Additionally, when decisions are based on a single CMDB, relationships are not considered. A CMS provides relationship information that can…

Is Disaster Recovery in the Cloud Right for You?

If you think the only way to manage your business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) program properly means you have to replicate your physical data center, it may be time to explore other options. So many professionals in IT, as well as their C-suite counterparts, are firmly convinced that having a solid BC/DR strategy means…

Can I Run My Business Using Just the Cloud?

Statistics show that it took nearly 15 years for businesses to shift from mainframes to client/server. cloud Computing is arguably the next paradigm shift we will see, but the jury is still out as we are only about halfway through the 15-year period. While isolated cloud services have existed for five years or so, the…

Can I Run My Business Using Just the Cloud?

So, no matter the answer to the question at hand (and I think the answer is yes), I believe that 99 percent of large enterprises will be slow to adopt cloud services across the board. Some large enterprises are already asking why move to cloud services when they believe that they already have the economies…

How Not to Build a Better Mousetrap

Anyone who has watched a Vietnam War movie has seen the M113 tracked troop carrier. The squat, boxy vehicle that looks like a tank without a gun was the United States’ armored personnel carrier of choice for much of the Cold War era. It was flexible, able to traverse rough terrain, afford a dozen or…

Prolific SharePoint Sites Undermine Governance

The benefits go further than these business process advantages. Gigabytes of email traffic can be avoided, as well as the top-tier storage of hundreds of multi-megabyte attachments, such as PowerPoint presentations, that often have only minor changes from version to version. From a security standpoint, all these “loose” copies would not be created, and teams…

Prolific SharePoint Sites Undermine Governance

Another approach is to use the current records management repository to sit “underneath” SharePoint to apply governance and retention policies in a transparent and seamless way for sites that are, for example, going to be used indefinitely. These are just a couple of examples of how a document retention policy can be applied to SharePoint,…

Prolific SharePoint Sites Undermine Governance

Business teams find collaborative tools such as Microsoft’s SharePoint invaluable for tasks such as sharing documents and ideas, maintaining version control of work product, and creating everything from new products to document workflows. However, as we saw with the exponential growth of email in the early 2000s, in the absence of sound policies and controls…

Understanding the Implications of Amazon’s EC2 Crash

Editor’s Note: Datapipe is a global provider of mission critical IT solutions. The company’s offerings include Datapipe Managed Cloud for Amazon Web Services. This service helps clients manage their AWS environments. The effects of the recent outages at Amazon Web Services (AWS) have reverberated through the cloud community and the IT community at large. For…

IG is Everyone’s Problem Now

As technology and the new forms of information created by that technology grows more complex, IG provides the foundation from which we can build processes and techniques to properly manage that information. IG isn’t getting any easier so the time to act is now. Reason #6: IG is the future of organizational culture “While detailed…