The Impact of Customer Centric User Conferences

If you are an IT professional who’s been around a while, you probably remember when the big trade shows were industry events, not single-vendor conferences. COMDEX and CeBIT drew hundreds of thousands of people to Las Vegas and Hannover, Germany, respectively. Every vendor large enough to fill a booth exhibited at these events, and customers got a chance to learn about a lot of different options to keep their IT departments at the forefront of innovation and efficiency.

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Interview: Actifio CEO on Bloomberg Radio

Ash Ashutosh was interviewed on Bloomberg Baystate Business on August 7th, 2018 by Tom Maroney, Peter Barnes, Pat Carrol and Janet Wu.

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The 2018 Data Driven Innovation Awards

We had a great time during Actifio’s Data Driven 2018 conference at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami in early June. It was a great opportunity to hear from customers, partners, thought leaders, and solution experts about how they are using data, and how this data is affecting their businesses. With approximately 500 attendees, the event validated that data is the “new oil”, and Actifio can play an important role in helping customers manage their data for a variety of use cases.

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How Healthcare Organizations Can Reshape Data Efficiency and Expand Operational Possibilities

Every modern healthcare organization relies on information technology to function. IT is central to the time, costs and complexities that either obstruct or accelerate progress. However, a Harvard Business Review study1 found that healthcare leaders see “outdated or ineffective IT infrastructure as their major roadblock.” Addressing that, we’ve seen healthcare agencies implement Actifio to collapse costs and time factors while gaining remarkable efficiencies. These aren’t simple incremental adjustments but transformational health care delivery models.

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Data Virtualization, Backups, and the Reduction of Stress-Test-Stress

We start with data backup. We always start with backup, using a unique platform that virtualizes data and manages dramatic reductions in the number of data copies. We don’t stop there, but that’s where we always start.

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Data Migration and Merging Data Centers

If you’ve ever had to do it, you know that data migration is one of the trickiest IT challenges. Add in moving and consolidating multiple data centers and it’s an ordeal that invites dark humor and increased sleep deprivation. But IT professionals are stoic, if nothing else, so they wade into these projects optimistically. Now we can’t say we have made these ventures simple, but we have made them simpler.

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Budget Surprises – Good ones

To state the obvious, IT budgets are under pressure. IT is integral to business value. And “Do more with less” is here to stay.

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Save IT. Save the Planet.

Efficient IT. It can address multiple pressing needs. But it requires a different way of thinking. You don’t have to be an environmentalist to realize your self-interest in a healthy environment. You don’t have to be a conservationist to know that conserving energy also conserves cash. Along with global warming, these have become politically charged topics. However, in terms of IT, there are some very practical ways to view them as means to improve efficiency and help manage your budget.

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Proof Points – The Need to Show Operational Transformation AND Substantial Savings

Given that this is budget season, for the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing some observations of how IT organizations are dealing with the need to transform their operations while working within constrained budgets.

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Emerald Queen Casino Goes All-In On Copy Data Virtualization

In January, we announced how our friends at Emerald Queen Casino had successfully implemented our copy data virtualization platform, and were already experiencing measurable benefits across their vast application environments.  From saving nearly $1M to eliminating hundreds of hours of IT related issues – it sounded like we had already heard it all from Dave Bond’s team at the casino.

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