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AHEAD Achieves Three VMware Master Services Competencies

Enterprise cloud leader achieves VMware Master Services Competencies in Cloud Management and Automation, DataCenter Virtualization and Network Virtualization. This post originally appeared on PRWeb. CHICAGO— December 4, 2018 — AHEAD, a leading provider of IT consulting and enterprise cloud solutions, today announced that it has successfully achieved three VMwareMaster Services Competencies in Cloud Management and Automation, […]

DevOps’ 2018 Surprises and 2019 Predictions

DevOps is becoming mainstream and in the upcoming year, DevSecOps will follow. This post originally appeared on DZone. Given how fast technology is changing, we thought it would be interesting to ask IT executives to share their thoughts on the biggest surprises in 2018 and their predictions for 2019. Here’s what they told us regarding DevOps: […]

6 Ways ITSM Automation is Changing Business

Automation helps organizations eliminate defects and redundancies, freeing up staff for higher-value work. Here are six ways businesses are taking advantage of automation for IT service management. IT service management (ITSM) is becoming a key enabler of transformation and modernization efforts, with companies pushing to automate user-centric processes to improve customer, client and employee satisfaction, while […]

2018: The Breakout Year for Containers and Kubernetes Adoption

This post originally appeared on Solutions Review. It’s easy to recognize why people love containers. They offer more flexibility for running cloud-native apps. Containers allow these services to move easily across computing environments. This creates a more collaborative working environment, enhancing DevOps and hybrid cloud opportunities. Having a faster and easier to use environment is an […]

How Managed Service Providers Deal with Emerging Security Threats

This post originally appeared on Solutions Review. As enterprise technology advances, so do emerging threats. Many enterprises have turned to managed service providers to keep up with the latest technologies, but how well do they handle threats? MSPs alleviate some security risk with constant management of an enterprise infrastructure when needed. But, considering how many […]

AHEAD Appoints Industry Veteran Michael Hoehne as New Chief People Officer

Hoehne brings more than 25 years of proven experience in building and developing high-performance teams to the enterprise cloud leader This post originally appeared on PRWeb. AHEAD, a leading provider of IT consulting and enterprise cloud solutions, today announced the appointment of Michael Hoehne as its new chief people officer (CPO). In this role, Hoehne […]

AHEAD Achieves AWS Premier Partner Status

AHEAD recognized for technical proficiency and ability to drive continuous innovation and client success on AWS This post originally appeared on PR Web. CHICAGO – November 8, 2018 – AHEAD, a leading provider of IT consulting and enterprise cloud solutions, today announced it has achieved Premier Consulting Partner status in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) PartnerNetwork […]

Four Critical KPIs for Securing Your IT Environment

This article originally appeared on HelpNetSecurity.com In 2018, the average cost of a data breach is more than $3.75 million, and experts expect this number to rise in the coming years. This staggering—and potentially catastrophic—cost per incident is why implementing proper security practices is so important, so it is vital that enterprises both large and small understand […]

8 IT Cost Cutting Mistakes You Need to Avoid

This post originally appeared on CIO.com Even as the overall economy strengthens, many IT leaders remain under pressure to keep their budgets lean and nimble. Slashing costs is always a serious challenge, particularly at a time when IT’s role and responsibilities are expanding rapidly, and new technologies need to be identified, funded and acquired. “Usually, […]

Mitigating Meltdowns

This post originally appeared on PM Network Magazine. When a group of researchers at the Graz University of Technology in Graz, Austria tried to hack their own system in a security simulation, they made an astonishing discovery. The Intel processor chips used for many years in an overwhelming majority of computers in the world had two major […]