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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 […]

AHEAD Achieves Gold Partner Designations for Both Services and Sales from ServiceNow

AHEAD is recognized by ServiceNow for its demonstrated success in selling and implementing the ServiceNow platform and achieving high customer satisfaction scores This post originally appeared on Cision. AHEAD, a leading provider of IT consulting and enterprise cloud solutions, today announced it has achieved ServiceNow’s Gold Services Partner and Gold Sales Partner designations. These dual […]

5 Critical Success Factors for the Journey to the Public Cloud

(This blog post originally appeared on Information Management.) The pace of cloud adoption continues to accelerate due to its promise of speed, flexibility, and lower costs. And it’s not just tech departments vying for cloud adoption anymore. The C-suite also realizes the many positive effects of the cloud – from empowering frontline employees and decision makers, to accelerating […]

Cisco’s AppDynamics Aims For Midmarket With New ‘Pioneer’ Designation

This post originally appeared on CRN. AppDynamics is pushing its application performance monitoring platform into the midmarket with an exclusive new program element designed for smaller, regional solution providers, and based on the successful large enterprise-focused Titan partner program. The Pioneer designation launched today is AppDynamics’ response to the success of its Titan enterprise program launched last […]
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AHEAD Achieves AWS DevOps Competency Status

This post originally appeared on Cision. AHEAD, a leading provider of IT consulting and enterprise cloud solutions, today announced it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) DevOps Competency status. This designation recognizes AHEAD as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member who delivers both technical proficiency and proven client success in areas of continuous integration and continuous […]
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AHEAD Nominated as One of ChicagoInno’s 2018 Coolest Companies

This post originally appeared on ChicagoINNO. Chicago Inno’s Coolest Companies Competition, our 4th annual awards celebration highlighting local startups and businesses with the best culture, is back in full swing and we’re excited to kick things off this season with a great group of nominees! We asked you to tell us all about your business, […]

MSP Launches Enterprise Monitoring and Analytics Practice

This post originally appeared on CHANNELe2e. While MSPs typically generate project revenue from cloud migrations, many haven’t figured out how to generate recurring revenue streams after projects are complete. Among the concerns: Once customers have largely completed their digital transformation projects, where will that leave MSPs? ChannelE2E predicted the answer would go something like this: In […]

AHEAD Launches New Enterprise Monitoring and Analytics Practice

This post originally appeared on Cision. AHEAD, a leading provider of IT consulting and enterprise cloud solutions, today announced further expansion of its services portfolio with the launch of an Enterprise Monitoring and Analytics practice. The practice will initially concentrate on Application Performance Management and the Cisco AppDynamics product line, but quickly expand into measuring […]