Transform Your Business with Data Virtualization: A Four Step Process

This post was initially written for Datanami; the original can be found here.

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IT Trends Shaping the Industry – and the Role of Data Virtualization

The world of enterprise IT is ever changing, and with the turn of every new year IT teams around the world seize the opportunity to examine the latest technology trends and how they might be able to adopt them for their own organizations. So what are the driving trends in IT this year? The German Digital Association “Bitkom” wanted to know more about this and asked companies directly. The results, presented at the end of January, are:

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Engineer to Engineer: How to Make the Jump into Business Leadership

This post is written by David Chang, SVP of Products and cofounder of Actifio.

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How DevOps Can Crush Application Release Cycles

We were recently joined for a Webinar by Jay Lyman of 451 Research. Our purpose was to highlight results from a 451 Research project and share some specific insights about enterprise DevOps and cloud adoption. I also presented an overview of how Actifio helps streamline and automate DevOps. I’ll summarize Jay’s key points here but I encourage anyone interested in the topic to view the entire webinar which includes the Actifio DevOps capabilities overview. Link.

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Orange is the new Black in Application Development

For a moment, put yourself solely in the shoes of an application ‘end-user.’

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5 Key Priorities That Are Top of Mind for CIOs in 2016

CIOs and their IT organizations are faced with endless demands on their time and resources, so it's critically important to focus on identifying and solving the big issues that really matter most to them. With over 1200 customers around the world, Actifio’s customer success team is in regular communication with IT leaders and their teams as they work together to address their biggest technology and business concerns. Combined with these interactions, we’ve explored the latest industry research and discovered the top priorities and areas of concern for CIOs around the world in 2016.

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8 Essential Best Practices for Building a Hybrid Cloud

If you’re looking to transform your business, look no further than the hybrid cloud. Pursuing a hybrid cloud strategy combines the computing control brought by a private cloud, with the flexibility achieved by the public cloud. The benefits to your business that can be derived from building a hybrid cloud depends on the amount of time and effort you put into designing, building, implementing, and monitoring your solution.

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Why Governments Are Shedding IT Infrastructure & Virtualizing Their Data

It’s less politics than it is pragmatism. Government agencies want to move toward a greater cloud presence, but they need to manage mountains of data to get there. At every level of government; federal, state and local, the pressure is on to reduce expenses and improve efficiency. Cloud is seen as a great way to help do it. At the same time, services need to function effectively. And government agencies, along with the public they serve, require easy, direct, and agile information access. And the mountain grows.

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Pros & Cons for Building a Hybrid Cloud for Your Enterprise

Over the last several years, the clouds have rolled in over enterprise IT. These clouds aren’t dark ones obscuring the sun, however; in fact they’ve made the enterprise computing horizon much brighter. Going from a relatively unheard-of concept ten years ago, the cloud has become a popular buzzword seizing hold of the collective conscious of CIOs and directors of IT at companies across industries, sizes, and revenues for its promise of organizational transformation.

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Why the Network of Services and Technology Partners Delivers

Partners are integral to our business. And, increasingly, we are integral to theirs. One particularly proud example is Sungard Availability Services, who last month named Actifio as their “Breakout Technology Partner of the Year”. Awards are always appreciated but what’s more important to us is the recognition of Actifo’s value in helping to make service providers like Sungard successful in their businesses, and in helping their customers to be better protected, more productive and more successful as well.

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