Cloud Computing 101: How Can You Benefit from Migrating to the Cloud?

In a contributed article, Len Whitten, Cloud Services product manager at Sungard AS explains the benefits of migrating to the cloud and offers considerations construction companies should make before doing so. According to Len, construction companies should first determine what the goals for their cloud environment are and then figure out what regulatory compliance demands the cloud can satisfy.

 

 

Adapting to the changing cloudhttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/Adapting-to-the-changing-cloud.aspxAdapting to the changing cloudAccording to a study sponsored by Sungard AS and EMC, and conducted by IDG, cloud migration is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, half of organizations report they expect to boost their cloud services budgets over the next 18 months. Yet security concerns still linger, as 63 percent of surveyed organizations expressed concern over the cloud’s security.
Blueprint: Building an IT Security Road Map to Avoid Cyber Attackshttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/blueprint-building-an-it-security-road-map-to-avoid-cyber-attacks.aspxBlueprint: Building an IT Security Road Map to Avoid Cyber AttacksAttacks and data breaches are all too common today, but organizations can help avoid them by developing a strong IT security road map. Matt Goche, director of Security Consulting at Sungard AS, offers tips for keeping critical data safe from hackers through including identifying a ‘security chieftain’ and appointing an internal hacker to poke holes in your IT systems. View the complete article
CIOs Reveal Their Worst Nightmareshttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/CIOs-Reveal-Their-Worst-Nightmares.aspxCIOs Reveal Their Worst NightmaresWhat keeps CIOs up at night? According to a survey commissioned by Sungard Availability Services, security, downtime and acquiring the right talent are particularly worrisome for IT executives. CIO reports on the findings, interviewing Sungard AS’ customer Ric Jones, CIO of LifeShare Blood Centers, on what the data means for technology’s top leaders.
Cisco Demands New Skills From Gold Partnershttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/Cisco-Demands-New-Skills-From-Gold-Partners.aspxCisco Demands New Skills From Gold PartnersEdward Gately discusses Cisco’s new Gold-certification requirements. Sungard AS is a Cisco Master Managed Services Channel Partner (MSCP). Melissa McCoy, vice president of channels, Sungard AS, tells Channel Partners that the new change is a positive step and will help drive increased engagement and mutuality.
Disaster Recovery Service Guards Blood Donor Infohttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/Disaster-Recovery-Service-Guards-Blood-Donor-Info.aspxDisaster Recovery Service Guards Blood Donor InfoRic Jones, CIO of LifeShare Blood Centers, describes how his company relies on Sungard AS’ disaster recovery solutions to protect its IT infrastructure and to ensure fast data recovery of its blood banking operations.
How Nonprofits Can Ensure Security and Compliance of Sensitive Data in the Cloudhttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/how-nonprofits-can-ensure-security-and-compliance-of-sensitive-data-in-the-cloud.aspxHow Nonprofits Can Ensure Security and Compliance of Sensitive Data in the CloudHow can nonprofits ensure sensitive data is kept secure in the cloud? Matt Goche, director of Security Consulting at Sungard Availability Services, shares four cloud security tips. Additionally, Sungard AS customers thedatabank and The Children’s Bureau of Southern California share how being in the cloud gives them advantages from a cost, security and flexibility standpoint.View the complete article
Kahua Inc. Partners with Sungard Availability Services for Hosting and Enhanced Security Serviceshttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/kahua-inc--partners-with-sungard-availability-services-for-hosting-and-enhanced-security-services.aspxKahua Inc. Partners with Sungard Availability Services for Hosting and Enhanced Security ServicesManaging complex infrastructure while balancing security was once a time-consuming task for Kahua, Inc. However, through partnering with Sungard Availability Services on disaster recovery and security services, the cloud-based collaboration platform provider is now freeing up its IT staff to focus on value-added initiatives. View the complete article
Personal Information in the Cloud, is it Secure?http://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/personal-information-in-the-cloud,-is-it-secure.aspxPersonal Information in the Cloud, is it Secure?Matt Goche, consulting director at Sungard AS shares questions companies should ask their third party vendors when selecting or implementing cloud solutions to maintain strong data security.View the complete article
Security keeps CIOs up at nighthttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/Security-keeps-CIOs-up-at-night.aspxSecurity keeps CIOs up at nightCIOs’ top concerns are security, downtime and talent acquisition – found a recent survey by Sungard AS. Of note, Ric Jones, CIO of LifeShare Blood Centers – a Sungard AS customer – states that DR vendors are essential, but often underappreciated. He thinks trust between a CIO and a CEO is key in ensuring DR gets its proper budget allocation.
Security worries are a nightmare for CIOshttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/Security-worries-are-a-nightmare-for-CIOs.aspxSecurity worries are a nightmare for CIOsWhat keeps CIOs up at night? According to a survey commissioned by Sungard Availability Services, security, downtime and talent acquisition weigh the heaviest on their minds. David Weldon explores Sungard AS’ survey findings in FierceCIO and concludes it’s a good thing the majority of survey respondents indicate they plan to do a more thorough job watching over their company’s internal and external security in 2015.
Sungard AS Enhances RaaS Portfoliohttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/sungard-as-enhances-raas-portfolio.aspxSungard AS Enhances RaaS PortfolioSungard Availability Services introduced new data management and cloud recovery services that will significantly reduce recovery times and costs for businesses managing complex, disparate hybrid environments. Among them are Recover2Cloud for Actifio and Recover2Cloud for Server Replication for AIX and iSeries. View the complete article
Sungard AS Honors AT&T, Partners for Channel Growthhttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/sungard-as-honors-at-t-partners-for-channel-growth.aspxSungard AS Honors AT&T, Partners for Channel GrowthOn the heels of 30 percent revenue growth, Sungard AS recognized six channel partners for excellence in execution, and announced plans to further program enhancements in 2015 View the complete article
Sungard Availability Services Expands RaaS Portfoliohttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/sungard-availability-services-expands-raas-portfolio.aspxSungard Availability Services Expands RaaS PortfolioSungard Availability Services recently expanded its RaaS portfolio with new data management and cloud recovery offerings including Recover2Cloud for Actifio, Managed Vaulting and Backup for Actifio, and Recover2Cloud for Server Replication for AIX and iSeries. View the complete article
Supply Chain Managers: Before Jumping to the Cloud, Remember Your Legacyhttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/supply-chain-managers-before-jumping-to-the-cloud,-remember-your-legacy.aspxSupply Chain Managers: Before Jumping to the Cloud, Remember Your LegacyLike many of today’s business leaders, supply chain managers are increasing being pressured to migrate to the cloud. However, complex legacy systems commonly used in the industry can be difficult to migrate and can cause operational disruptions. Dominick Paul, national vice president of Strategic Solutions at Sungard AS, explores how a hybrid IT environment that mixes traditional legacy systems and the cloud can deliver the most beneficial business approach to all end users.View the complete article
The Importance Of Testing IT Readiness And Strong Backup Planshttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/the-importance-of-testing-it-readiness-and-strong-backup-plans.aspxThe Importance Of Testing IT Readiness And Strong Backup PlansDisruptions and disasters can strike manufacturers at any time. Chris Cooley, vice president, Service Design and Realization, outlines tips for testing IT readiness and offers insight on how manufacturers can develop strong plans for disaster recovery and business resiliency. View the complete article
Security and the Cloud: What You Should Ask Your Cloud Providerhttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/security-and-the-cloud-what-you-should-ask-your-cloud-provider.aspxSecurity and the Cloud: What You Should Ask Your Cloud ProviderAs more contractors move their data to the cloud, managers need to ask the right questions to ensure their information is protected. Len Whitten of Sungard AS urges contractors to know and understand background about their cloud provider, including their financial information and certifications. Additionally, contractors should also question the security procedures providers have in place.
Sungard AS Expands Channel Program to Europehttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/Sungard-AS-Expands-Channel-Program-to-Europe.aspxSungard AS Expands Channel Program to EuropeSungard Availability Services is crossing the pond, taking its channel partner program to the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Belgium, Luxemburg and Sweden.
6 Ways Every Company Can Fight Ransomware Attackshttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/6-Ways-Every-Company-Can-Fight-Ransomware-Attacks.aspx6 Ways Every Company Can Fight Ransomware AttacksRecent ransomware attacks on hospitals and medical centers should serve as a wake-up call for organizations of all shapes and sizes. Every business is at risk as hackers specifically look to disrupt business with the simple goal of extorting money.
8 ingredients of an effective disaster recovery planhttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/8-ingredients-of-an-effective-disaster-recovery-plan.aspx8 ingredients of an effective disaster recovery plan"When putting your disaster recovery plan in writing, divide your applications into three tiers," says Robert DiLossi, senior director, Testing & Crisis Management, Sungard Availability Services. "Tier 1 should include the applications you need immediately. These are the mission-critical apps you can't do business without. Tier 2 covers applications you need within eight to 10 hours, even up to 24 hours. They're essential, but you don't need them right away. Tier 3 applications can be comfortably recovered within a few days," he explains.
Nine Cloud Patterns to Expect in 2016http://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/Nine-Cloud-Patterns-to-Expect-in-2016.aspxNine Cloud Patterns to Expect in 2016As organizations further adapt their IT strategies to take advantage of the opportunities and overcome the challenges, the cloud will be the main focal point. This ongoing digital transformation promises to continue to expand the growing voice and clout of IT leaders in enterprises' senior leadership ranks.
5 Questions to Ask When Choosing Cloud Service Providershttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/5-Questions-to-Ask-When-Choosing-Cloud-Service-Providers.aspx5 Questions to Ask When Choosing Cloud Service ProvidersYou're in the market for a cloud service provider, but the sales pitches are all starting to sound the same. The provider you choose will have a major impact—for good or ill—on your IT and your business, so it's not a decision to be made lightly. How do you distinguish one from the other and make sure you've found the best fit?
Case Study: How One Tech Company Used Humor to Launch a New Brandhttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/Case-Study-How-One-Tech-Company-Used-Humor-to-Launch-a-New-Brand.aspxCase Study: How One Tech Company Used Humor to Launch a New BrandSungard AS used humor to communicate with prospects while splitting-off from its former parent company, launching a new brand.
Six case studies that prove content marketing ROI isn’t fictionalhttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/six-case-studies-that-prove-content-marketing-roi-isn’t-fictional.aspxSix case studies that prove content marketing ROI isn’t fictionalContrary to popular belief, content marketing can drive results. This article highlights six cases studies where companies, including Sungard Availability Services, implemented content marketing strategies to great success. Sungard AS’ zombie apocalypse campaign – the first case study mentioned – delivered a 200 percent higher click-to-open rate than the company’s previous campaigns and generated 24 leads. View the complete article
7 steps your business can take to weather disasterhttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/7-steps-your-business-can-take-to-weather-disaster.aspx7 steps your business can take to weather disasterBob DiLossi, director of Crisis Management at Sungard AS, offers CIOs and CTOs tips for ensuring business critical data and functions remain available in the face of natural and man-made disasters.
Are You Ready for the Cloud?http://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/Are-You-Ready-for-the-Cloud-News.aspxAre You Ready for the Cloud?​Len Whitten, cloud services product manager at Sungard AS, discusses 10 things construction business owners should consider before migrating to the cloud.
Planning more data protection for truckinghttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/planning-more-data-protection-for-trucking.aspxPlanning more data protection for truckingAs the manufacturing and supply chain industries continue to rely on data and digital connections to service customers, IT specialists believe managers need to conduct more electronic backup and protection planning. Chris Cooley, vice president, Operations Transformation, for Sungard Availability Services, offers insight on how fleet managers can better prepare for downtime by building strong business continuity and disaster recovery plans.View the complete article
5 essential skills for implementing software-defined infrastructurehttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/5-essential-skills-for-implementing-software-defined-infrastructure.aspx5 essential skills for implementing software-defined infrastructureSDI is on the upswing. Sixty-seven percent of enterprises will increase SDI spending in 2016, according to a 451 Research report. But are organizations ready? Before you engage in a software-defined infrastructure (SDI) implementation, make sure your organization has the skilled staff in place needed for it to succeed.
Testing Your Disaster Recovery Plan in the Cloudhttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/Testing-Your-Disaster-Recovery-Plan-in-the-Cloud.aspxTesting Your Disaster Recovery Plan in the CloudYou've moved your disaster recovery operation to the cloud and now it's time to test it. That's essential because it's the only way to guarantee your plan works and that you can recover critical data after a disruption. Plus, testing allows you to train staff, perform maintenance, engage your business users and suppliers, and make your organization aware of disaster recovery (DR) procedures.
Carmen Sorice: Don’t Fear a Business Transitionhttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/Carmen-Sorice-Dont-Fear-a-Business-Transition.aspxCarmen Sorice: Don’t Fear a Business TransitionChannel Partners highlights advisory board member Carmen Sorice, who oversees the channel program at Sungard AS. Carmen, a former engineer, discusses his career trajectory and his goals for Sungard AS’ channel program.
CIOs make progress, but still get no respecthttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/cios-make-progress-but-still-get-no-respect.aspxCIOs make progress, but still get no respectA compilation of research from organizations including Sungard AS, Forrester, Gartner and the Harvard Business Review suggest a large gap remains between IT performance and business expectations. The data implies CIOs should continue to spend more time with business departments and leaders to learn the nuances of their needs and goals, in order to better solve their business challenges through IT. View the complete article
New Sungard portal has a reseller viewhttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/new-sungard-portal-has-a-reseller-view.aspxNew Sungard portal has a reseller viewSungard AS has revamped its channel partner technology system in order to help solution providers better find sales and training material and to secure new opportunities through deal registration. The new portal will provide access to co-branded documents and have the ability for channel partners to secure MDF funds. View the complete article
Resiliency and the Nation's Power Gridhttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/Resiliency-and-the-Nations-Power-Grid.aspxResiliency and the Nation's Power GridThe country's aging power grid leaves millions - including some of the nation's largest enterprises - vulnerable. Bob DiLossi, director of crisis management at Sungard Availability Services, offers advice for IT leaders on preparing for such an attack – including tips on crisis planning, recovery testing and more.
Three IT Workplace Issues Preventing CIOs from Sleeping Easyhttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/Three-IT-Workplace-Issues-Preventing-CIOs-from-Sleeping-Easy.aspxThree IT Workplace Issues Preventing CIOs from Sleeping EasyWhat keeps CIOs up at night? Ric Jones, CIO of LifeShare Blood Centers, penned a piece on Sungard AS' survey data. Sungard AS found that CIOs top concerns included security, downtime and talent acquisition.
CIOs' Biggest Worry: Securityhttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/CIOs-Biggest-Worry-Security.aspxCIOs' Biggest Worry: SecurityAccording to a survey commissioned by Sungard Availability Services, CIOs’ biggest worry is software security. As Investor’s Business Daily explains, only half of all firms have cyber insurance, and less than two-thirds have plans to fix data security breaches.
Tips for IT Leaders on Preparing for an Attack on the Power Gridhttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/Tips-for-IT-Leaders-on-Preparing-for-an-Attack-on-the-Power-Grid.aspxTips for IT Leaders on Preparing for an Attack on the Power GridThe country's aging power grid leaves millions—including some of the nation's largest enterprises—vulnerable. Bob DiLossi, director of crisis management at Sungard Availability Services, offers tips on crisis planning and recovery testing for CIOs and IT leaders should an attack occur on this system.
How Your Employees are Jeopardizing Your Company’s Information Securityhttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/How-Your-Employees-are-Jeopardizing-Your-Companys-Information-Security.aspxHow Your Employees are Jeopardizing Your Company’s Information SecurityWhat keeps CIOs at night? According to a survey commissioned by Sungard Availability Services, CIOs are most concerned with threats from within. HR & Talent Management Magazine explores Sungard AS’ findings in detail. Sungard AS’ Matt Goche dissects the data.
7 things businesses get wrong about disaster recoveryhttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/7-things-businesses-get-wrong-about-disaster-recovery.aspx7 things businesses get wrong about disaster recoveryAccording to the Disaster Recovery Preparedness Council, 73 percent of companies worldwide are failing in terms of disaster readiness. Reported losses from a disaster ranged from a few thousand dollars to millions of dollars with nearly 20 percent indicating losses of more than $50,000. One recent outage could cost a major SaaS provider upwards of $20 million.
7 steps to hurricane-ready disaster recoveryhttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/7-steps-to-hurricane-ready-disaster-recovery.aspx7 steps to hurricane-ready disaster recoveryHurricanes leave whole states, even entire regions of the country, boarding up windows, piling sand bags, and evacuating homes and businesses. So if your data is backed up to another section of your city, it's probably not safe. Copy your data to an area that seldom sees hurricanes and has few natural disaster threats. Sungard AS provides the following seven disaster recovery (DR) tactics to put your data on even safer ground.
73 percent of organizations embrace hybrid IT strategyhttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/73-percent-of-organizations-embrace-hybrid-IT-strategy.aspx73 percent of organizations embrace hybrid IT strategyHybrid IT strategy involves using a combination of in-house IT and cloud services. The majority of organizations (73 percent) across healthcare, financial services, retail and more agree this type of strategy is necessary to remain competitive, according to a Sungard Availability Services survey.
In Search of a Cloud Worthy of the Enterprisehttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/in-search-of-a-cloud-worthy-of-the-enterprise.aspxIn Search of a Cloud Worthy of the EnterpriseDiscussing the future of the cloud for enterprise, IT Business Edge reporter Arthur Cole mentions Jeff Fleece’s Forbes BrandVoice article on the trend of engineering cloud environments specifically geared towards key tasks, like big data for example.View the complete article
Big Data Security: Understanding the Riskshttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/Big-Data-Security-Understanding-the-Risks.aspxBig Data Security: Understanding the RisksOren Hamami, former director of Security Strategy at Sungard AS, discusses big data security issues companies are facing, including how to protect a new kind of information asset and understanding risks associated with big data. With big data, he believes traditional approaches to data security and resiliency no longer apply.
McAfee FOCUS 14 Security Conference: Sungard AS Launches MSIEM Servicehttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/mcafee-focus-14-security-conference-sungard-as-launches-msiem-service.aspxMcAfee FOCUS 14 Security Conference: Sungard AS Launches MSIEM ServiceDan Kobialka of MSPMentor reports on the launch of Sungard AS’ new Managed Security Information and Event Management (MSIEM) service which was announced at the McAfee FOCUS 14 Security Conference in Las Vegas. Kobialka suggests that recent data indicates the SIEM market is expected to grow in the next few years and that the MSIEM service could help Sungard AS grow revenue. View the complete article
The Cloud and PCI Compliance: An Issue Emerges from Recent IT Breacheshttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/the-cloud-and-pci-compliance-an-issue-emerges-from-recent-it-breaches.aspxThe Cloud and PCI Compliance: An Issue Emerges from Recent IT BreachesIn a contributed article, Andrew Byrne, former regional vice president of Solutions Design at Sungard AS shares best approaches – including using a MSP or considering private cloud – for ensuring PCI compliance in the cloud.View the complete article
Managing Business Continuity and Resiliency in 2015http://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/Managing-Business-Continuity-and-Resiliency-in-2015.aspxManaging Business Continuity and Resiliency in 2015With April showers comes the need for crisis management and emergency response. Bob DiLossi, Director of Crisis Management and Infrastructure Recovery Testing for Sungard Availability Services, offers tips for companies on how to best prepare people for a disaster, including assessing telecommuting and work strategies, focusing on internal resource planning and ensuring that they have the appropriate workgroup space lined up should a disaster occur.
Disaster Recovery High on List of IT Pros’ Concerns, Study Findshttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/Disaster-Recovery-High-on-List-of-IT-Pros-Concerns-Study-Finds.aspxDisaster Recovery High on List of IT Pros’ Concerns, Study FindsSungard AS’ Chris Burgher and Ric Jones, CIO of LifeShare Blood Centers, discuss disaster recovery, security and talent acquisition as the top concerns for IT professionals, as reported in a recent survey conducted by Sungard AS.
Why Hybrid IT remains 'Part Jekyll, Part Hyde'http://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/Why-Hybrid-IT-remains-Part-Jekyll-Part-Hyde.aspxWhy Hybrid IT remains 'Part Jekyll, Part Hyde'The survey respondents, spread throughout the U.S. and Europe, remain committed to Hybrid IT strategies despite growing skills gaps and the potential costs and complexity of mixing cloud resources with existing in-house IT environments.
Recovering Complex Hybrid Infrastructureshttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/recovering-complex-hybrid-infrastructures.aspxRecovering Complex Hybrid InfrastructuresIn a contributed article, Jeff Fleece, director of cloud consulting at Sungard AS, offers tips for recovering complex hybrid IT environments. His advice includes compiling a well-documented and integrated disaster recovery blueprint, securing the right recovery technologies per platform, and deeply understanding the network architecture connecting environments.View the complete article
Zyme Partners with Sungard Availability Services to Deliver Robust and Secure Cloud and Disaster Recovery Serviceshttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/Zyme-Partners-with-Sungard-Availability-Services-to-Deliver-Robust-and-Secure-Cloud-and-Disaster-Recovery-Services.aspxZyme Partners with Sungard Availability Services to Deliver Robust and Secure Cloud and Disaster Recovery ServicesSungard AS announced it is working with Zyme Solutions – global leader in the emerging channel data management space – to provide Zyme's customers with Recover2Cloud services, hosted in the Sungard AS cloud and backed by a geographically-diverse disaster recovery deployment.
3 Sides of a Profitable Partner Experiencehttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/3-Sides-of-a-Profitable-Partner-Experience.aspx3 Sides of a Profitable Partner ExperienceCarmen Sorice, senior vice president, channels, Sungard AS, pens a piece in Channel Partners on the three sides to a profitable partner experience, including the right technology, the right service and the right channel. According to Carmen, partner profitably will be realized to its fullest extent only when channel providers go beyond just reselling existing cloud services.
Six Challenges That Keep CIOs, Other IT Pros Up at Nighthttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news/sungard-as-in-the-news/Pages/Six-Challenges-That-Keep-CIOs-Other-IT-Pros-Up-at-Night.aspxSix Challenges That Keep CIOs, Other IT Pros Up at NightWhat worries CIOs and IT professionals the most? Sungard Availability Services identified CIOs' three top concerns the health of their organizations' security plans, both internally and externally; the increasing cost and threat of downtime; and acquiring and retaining top talent. Ric Jones, CIO of LifeShare Blood Centers, said that while IT professionals are expected to keep systems secure, they often receive limited support and resources to make it happen.

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