Written by John Alday

John Alday is the CEO of Cima Solutions Group. His professional experience includes twelve years at IBM Corporation performing various sales and sales management duties including Business Unit Executive in IBM’s MidMarket sales organization. He served as a Regional Vice President of Sales for Onyx Software, an enterprise CRM software company and General Manager for an IBM Business Partner firm. He started Cima Solutions Group in 2005 with the focus on delivering reliable and efficient IT solutions that create financial value for the clients they serve. In 2012, John co-founded Cowork Suites, a company that brings multi-tenancy and resource sharing concepts to the workplace environment through coworking.

As the amount of data coming in to business systems continues to grow at an exponential pace, businesses must be prepared to capitalize on the value that data has to offer if they wish to be successful in the modern business era. That being said, these businesses can’t expect to deploy the big data projects of tomorrow on the IT systems to today. In order to keep up with data growth and enable advanced analytics projects, organizations need cutting-edge IT solutions that can enable growth, performance and efficiency.

From a theoretical perspective, the potential benefits of a business moving some or all of their IT systems to a cloud environment are impossible to deny. However, in order to really get the bottom of what makes cloud so useful in today’s business environment, it can be helpful to focus on something a little less abstract, and instead take a look at some actual use cases where cloud is changing business equations and giving some organizations a competitive advantage.

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When we think of catastrophe’s like car accidents or fatal illnesses we tend to think “that’s what always happens to other people”.  Because of this, we are shocked when these things happen to us but the important thing to remember is that to someone else, you and I are the other people that these happen to.  It’s no different with our IT environments.  If you don’t have a disaster recovery plan in place now, part of your justification may be that you think it will never happen to you but the reality is that disaster can strike anywhere and doesn’t always look like we would think it does.

In a world of increasing connectedness, through social media and the Internet of Things, there seems to be an ever growing pressure for businesses to adopt cloud environments and ITaaS mentalities.  However, many are still skeptical about how the cloud can help their business and even what the cloud is in the first place.  Don’t worry, cloud doesn’t mean that your data is hanging out in those puffy white collections of water vapor in the sky and rain doesn’t send your archived data down the storm drain.  

Attempting to manage their own IT infrastructure is something that gets a lot of business leaders into trouble. Of course, a great IT infrastructure is one of the prerequisites for success in the modern business world, and such an infrastructure isn’t going to manage itself. At the same time, trying to take on this responsibility yourself is a great way to distract yourself from the everyday business responsibilities you should be focusing on instead.

CimaCare Managed Services is a managed services offering serving the Dallas metro area, and we’re dedicated to helping businesses like yours get end-to-end support for their IT needs. In short, if there’s anything you need to drive success in your IT environment, we want to be the one to offer it to you.

CimaCare Managed Services is a managed services offering serving the Dallas metro area, and we’re dedicated to helping businesses like yours get end-to-end support for their IT needs. In short, if there’s anything you need to drive success in your IT environment, we want to be the one to offer it to you.