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This blog seeks to answer all of your burning tech questions. The articles, written by our team of diverse subject matter experts, dissect the most transformational topics shaping today's IT industry and rippling through the markets we serve. Annese strives to be your source for technology news and education.

5 Key Things to Know about Hybrid Data Center

Written by The Annese Team on 9/14/17 3:21 PM

The hybrid cloud has at last answered the question of whether data centers are superior to the public cloud. The answer is neither because businesses can now enjoy the best of both worlds. Hybrid ecosystems combine third party, cloud-based, and on-premises services that ...

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Meraki vs. Apogee vs. Aruba: Which One is For Me?

Written by The Annese Team on 9/6/17 11:38 AM

Cloud networking technology has come a long way in the last five years. It has transformed from an emerging industry into a requisite tool, but it's nowhere near finished evolving. It's expected to keep broadening its scope to better support marketing strategy, ...

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How to Calculate the ROI of Cloud-Based Solutions

Written by Alexa Fiden on 8/8/17 11:30 AM

It is generally good practice, in business as well as in life, to make decisions based on what will benefit you long-term. It is unwise to invest in something that may not give you a significant return over time. In regard to technology, which so rapidly changes, it can be ...

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How to Decide between Cloud-Based vs. On-Premises Collaboration

Written by Phil Birmingham on 7/20/17 10:21 AM

If there was a one-size-fits-all conferencing tool, cloud-based collaboration would never have been developed, or it would have emerged as the only obvious answer. The conversation about cloud vs. on premises collaboration is as lively as ever, which is a clear sign that ...

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5 Steps To a Successful Cloud Migration

Written by Alexa Fiden on 7/17/17 12:30 PM

Although cloud computing is a fairly new model of infrastructure, many people have accepted it with open arms. Most CIO’s have passed the initial “to-cloud or not-to-cloud” stage and are onto the “when-to-cloud” and “how to cloud” decision making process. However, it is not ...

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4 Ways Automation in the Cloud is Changing the Enterprise

Written by The Annese Team on 6/20/17 2:05 PM

Enterprises are increasingly moving away from on-premises data centers, and automation is changing everything. As of 2016, 70 percent of enterprises have incorporated the cloud in some capacity with many already investing millions into cloud computing. The large number ...

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What is OpenStack?

Written by Dan Fleming on 2/22/17 11:10 AM

OpenStack is a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a data center, all managed through a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their users to provision resources through a web ...

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Everything A Financial Firm Needs to Think About Before Moving to the Cloud

Written by The Annese Team on 8/15/16 2:01 PM

The adoption of cloud technology is motivated by several advantages: cost savings, scalability, and mobility among them. The finance sector, however, has proceeded cautiously slow with their cloud adoption because some wonder if it's worth the change.  To get the most ...

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Cloud Computing in Healthcare: 6 Common Use Cases

Written by The Annese Team on 8/11/16 1:38 PM

For today’s progressive healthcare organizations, the cloud represents much more than just another remote server capable of storing and transmitting sensitive patient data. It represents an opportunity for cutting-edge mobile technology that can streamline patient health ...

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