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The 2016 State of Cloud IT Report

The 2016 State of Cloud IT Report is the culmination of five months of research and data aggregation from many sources (Gartner, PwC, Google, Microsoft, 1,500 IT professionals, etc.). Through data, the report tells the story of the shift to cloud IT, and how it’s affecting workplaces around the world. I’ve already spoken with several industry analysts who’ve said it’s ..more ›

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Slack and BetterCloud Join Forces for 48-Hour Slackathon; Winner Drives Tank

Ten teams, ten projects, one prize on the line: the chance to drive a tank. After rolling out Slack several months ago, the BetterCloud engineering team has clamored for the opportunity to work with the platform at greater depth. In collaboration with Slack, BetterCloud decided to host an internal event to give engineers, designers, and product managers the chance to ..more ›

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8 Office 365 and Google Apps How-to Articles You Don’t Want to Miss

The new year is underway, but let’s not forget about what took place over the course of 2015. Last year was a banner year for cloud office systems. We saw the shift to cloud IT kick into gear and illustrated the changing role of IT through our Trends in Cloud IT series. Of the 1,500 IT professionals surveyed, we found that by ..more ›

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What Does Your Finance and Operations Tech Stack Look Like? Here’s Ours

For months, I’ve wanted to write in detail about our cloud application stack for finance and operations. As far as I’ve seen and read, there’s been very little discussion on this topic. I was inspired to write this when I came across Scott Miller’s tweet and post on the topic. It’s one of the few–if only–application-by-application tear-downs I’ve seen (thank ..more ›

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How Cloud IT Will Influence Enterprise Technology in 2016

The mass migration to the cloud is well under way and will only accelerate. Two giants continue to dominate the space and their market capitalization will dictate the roles smaller companies play in the market. IT tools and leaders in the field will enable larger numbers of organizations to fully embrace technology and money markets have read the writing on ..more ›

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We Asked 200 Leading IT Professionals to Predict How Their Jobs Will Change in 2016 – Here’s What They Said

Every December, new predictions are made about how technology will change the way businesses operate and how employees work. We commonly hear the perspectives of analysts and industry thought leaders, but this year, we wanted to hear from IT professionals themselves. By surveying IT professionals subscribed to The Gooru, 365 Ninja, and our blog, we tapped into some of the ..more ›

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This is How Microservices Will Help You Develop Better Products

The technology industry is never void of the “latest thing.” New frameworks and innovative approaches drum up discussions on blogs, at conferences, and in the meeting rooms of many companies. One of the recent “latest things” (at least for developers) is an architectural pattern known as microservices. What is a microservice architecture? A microservice architecture breaks an application down into ..more ›

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Here’s How We Took Advantage of Shadow IT and Rolled Out Slack

It’s called “shadow IT” for a reason. When users sidestep admins to use unauthorized cloud applications, IT is left in the dark. Admins lose control, security risks rise, and deprovisioning and provisioning processes are nonexistent. That’s why 43 percent of CIOs view shadow IT as a major threat to their organization, according to Forrester. But employees have a job to do ..more ›

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How to Create a Data Loss Prevention Policy That Works

Cloud technology enhances collaboration and productivity through sharing and increased access, yet without security tools in place, the door to data loss swings wide open. If you’re reading this, your job probably involves data loss prevention (DLP). We designed BetterCloud’s Google Drive Compliance Engine to make your job easier. Each lost sensitive document costs organizations an average of $154. While ..more ›

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Lessons Learned from 2,000 Data Breaches and 80,000 Security Incidents

Since 2008, Verizon has teamed up with research institutions, private security firms, and law enforcement agencies from around the world to create the annual Data Breach Investigations Report. The report is an in-depth analysis of more than 2,000 confirmed data breaches and 80,000 security incidents. For some IT professionals, the transition to the cloud is a scary proposition. There is ..more ›

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