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Key ON IT is a weekly informative blog written by experts about emerging trends in the information technology industry. Contributing author Lief Morin is a self-described tech junkie and, as President of Key Information Systems, serves to ensure that KeyInfo retains its technological leadership. Lief founded KeyInfo in 1999 and helped build it into its current position of being a highly successful IBM Premier Business Partner, systems integrator, and Cloud and colocation services datacenter. You may subscribe by clicking here for the Key ON IT Blog or clicking the RSS feed at the right and click here for KeyInfo's monthly Key INsights newsletter.



2015: The Year of Hybrid Cloud Architecture

Posted by Lief Morin - President, Key Information Systems, Inc. on 23 January 2015 | 0 Comments

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"Cloud will continue to advance" has been the No. 1 prediction of data center visionaries for years. In 2014, we saw many of those forecasts come true as large-scale clouds made their mark on the industry and delivered measurable returns on investment. The benefits of the cloud have come into sharp focus, both on the bottom line and in the data center. Because of this, more enterprises have laid out ambitious plans to adopt cloud technologies. Yet, these organizations have not overlooked the fact that there are still workloads and use cases that remain better suited to on-premise applications. To meet on-premise needs and cloud aspirations simultaneously, enterprises will make 2015 the year of hybrid cloud deployment.Lief Morin2

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The business side of cloud computing: making a smart, savvy cloud investment

Posted by Scott Youngs, Chief Information Officer on 20 January 2015 | 0 Comments

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For many organizations, the decision to migrate to the cloud was based on the technology benefits, which are clear. Cloud technology provides easy and ubiquitous global access, security and business flexibility. There are business benefits to implementing cloud technology such as KeyCloud. If you’re still having trouble convincing your executive team that the cloud investment is a worthwhile one, consider making these three business-based arguments to reframe your case:

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Channel News Roundup: 5 Great Channel Stories You May Have Missed

Posted by Chris Ticknor, Director of Marketing on 16 January 2015 | 0 Comments

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Channel News Roundup: 5 Great Channel Stories You May Have Missed

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What Every CTO Should Know About Hybrid Clouds

Posted by on 13 January 2015 | 0 Comments

Even though it’s a common association, the term “cloud” doesn’t always mean public. In recent history many enterprises have found value in building private cloud infrastructure. Private infrastructure doesn’t have the same elasticity, but what it may lack in scalability, it makes up for in security and governance. The top concern about public clouds is security, but the “at your fingertips” availability of resources is too tempting to dismiss it outright. Moving to the cloud doesn’t have to mean giving up control, security, and governance. hybridcloud blog

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6 Security Questions CIOs Should Ask Cloud Providers

Posted by Clayton Weise on 8 January 2015 | 0 Comments

There are many cloud vendors and resellers in the marketplace that purport to offer an enterprise grade solution.  So what does it really mean to be “enterprise grade?”  Here are six questions to ask and some explanations and details behind each.cloud

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15 Things to Demand of Your MSP in 2015

Posted by Chris Ticknor on 6 January 2015 | 0 Comments

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There’s nothing like the clean slate of a new year. As data center pros kick off 2015, it’s the perfect time to evaluate not only what your team has been doing, but also what you’ve been getting from your managed service provider (MSP) – and whether it’s what you need.

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Cloud News Roundup: Hybrid Cloud is the Topic of the Month

Posted by Chris Ticknor, Director of Marketing on 30 December 2014 | 1 Comments

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As we close out 2014 and head into the new year, it’s incredible to consider the vast range of hybrid cloud conversations that are taking place within enterprises and the media. While businesses today are eager to reap the benefits of cloud technology, there are still some that are hesitating to make the leap. This is where the channel plays a pivotal role in assisting enterprises with strategic adoption and implementing the most beneficial use of hybrid technology.

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The Ultimate Guide to Staying Ahead of Data Center Evolution

Posted by Julie Gutierrez-Farley on 23 December 2014 | 1 Comments

We all have heard “the only thing constant in life is change.” This holds true for data centers too.  The demand for real-time data, tremendous growth in stored information, and “get it now anywhere I am” expectations of end-users puts new pressures on data center infrastructures.  So we need to move to “software defined everything” or the evolution of data center virtualization. KIS

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KeyInfo New Hires

Posted by Lief Morin on 16 December 2014 | 1 Comments

Today we enthusiastically announce that we have appointed three seasoned enterprise and industry veterans to our sales and technology roles. The three new hires are a result of our rapid growth and demand for expanding our services portfolio to current and new customers.

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Tech support: Road Warrior-Style

Posted by on 5 November 2014 | 9 Comments

Laptop airport cropI was recently in our Orange County office hanging out with one of our great client executives. When I sat down in his office, I closed my laptop while it was still running, as so many road warriors do, assuming that my laptop would go into suspend mode, as road warrior laptops should. The next day, I boarded my flight to Phoenix. Once we passed through the magical 10,000 foot mark and the double ding-ding “safe to use electronic devices” alert sounded, I brandished my laptop it, only to see it display the rudest of behavior and error messages: “Critical battery alert!” It promptly shut off—dead and dead. No work for you! I initially shrugged it off and reached for my second battery in my road warrior bag, only to discover it had gone missing, a mystery I have yet to solve. 

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