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The IT infrastructure of modern businesses requires a number of seemingly never-ending cycles to track assets. As these assets go through different stages of usefulness or functionality, IT teams must constantly manage the process, which takes them away from other more important tasks and saddles them with mundane contractual obligations, maintenance reviews, cost-analysis and procurement paperwork. What's the alternative to opening your IT komodo to a myriad of vendor pitches and the scrutiny of the finance department? Obsolescence. No self-respecting IT person would allow their infrastructure to dissolve into obscurity and place the business at risk. Enter the domain of Infrastructure Lifecycle Management or ILM. ILM is a method of keeping the IT infrastructure aligned with a business so that it's functional from the time it's implemented through its retirement. ... (more)

No Masters in Disasters Needed By @BDVandegrift | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery - No Masters in Disasters Needed The concept of a cloud facilitating applications is by no means new. Those of us who diagrammed network connectivity around 1993 will recall drawing a big puffy cloud symbol in between two local area networks. The cloud represented the mysterious Internet - that mash-up of routers and other items bouncing our packets back and forth through millions of ports, only to reassemble the bytes on the other end into - hopefully - the same item that was sent. Today, we have dissipated that nebulous cloud symbol to accurately def... (more)