The holiday season and transition to the new year can always get busy, and here at INAP, that certainly proved true. As the first month of 2019 winds down, check out this quick recap of recent news coverage and thought leadership from around the web.
“IT professionals want to be doing more—leading transformations in terms of digital and IT strategies,” TJ Waldorf, INAP VP of global marketing told Hosting Advice. “But they’re bogged down with the mundane: Making sure the servers are up and running, routine monitoring and maintenance. We’re trying to be the one-stop-shop that gives them time back so they can focus on innovating and delivering on their missions.”
Read more about how we’re leveraging our whole product portfolio to enable purposeful, performance-driven digital transformation for our customers.
Tech Republic covered our recent survey report, The State of IT Infrastructure Management, highlighting that nearly 8 in 10 IT professionals believe they could bring more value to their organization if they spent less time on routine tasks and more time on innovative, value-added tasks. We’ve been diving into the survey in depth on the ThinkIT blog, so check out our insights to learn more.
“The scale and velocity at which we see changes when you’re utilizing APIs—it can be challenging to keep up with that. It’s the nature of where we are, and of working in the cloud space. It’s evolving very rapidly. It’s constant upkeep,” Jennifer Curry, INAP SVP of global cloud services, told CSO online in an article covering the shifting security challenges of the cloud.
“As the application workload environment continues to evolve, it’s clear there will be greater demand for managed services that not only span multiple clouds, but also on-premises IT environments,” writes Mike Vizard in SmarterMSP. He cites findings from our survey, The State of IT Infrastructure Management, to highlight the growing pains of IT’s shift to the cloud and the ways that managed service providers can ease the transition.
In Information Management, Jennifer Curry asked, “What does a chief information officer actually do?” Spoiler alert: the answer is more complex than it seems at first. TL;DR CIOs can be more than the head of the IT function, and as IT evolves, they have to be. Read the rest to find out why.
Rich O’Dea, INAP SVP of sales, was featured on datacenterHawk to talk about our rebrand, the importance of network connectivity and performance in the age of the edge, and how our comprehensive colo, cloud and network solutions are simplifying IT for our customers.
Chicago Business Journal
At the end of the year, INAP’s acquisition of Chicago even made it onto Chicago Business Journal’s biggest Chicago tech acquisitions of the year. We knew we were a big deal, but it’s always nice to hear it from someone else too.
In BetaNews, SVP and Chief Administrative Officer John Filipowicz shared his tips for bridging the IT skills gap for employers and employees alike—both practical and strategic. His final takeaway?
“No one company or individual can “solve” the IT skills gap, but there are things both can start doing today that will make a tangible difference in the future.”