Developing a Hybrid Cloud Strategy for First Premier Bank

Posted on May 31, 2022 by ConvergeOne

A privately held bank, First Premier Bank is the twelfth largest issuer of credit cards in the United States. After starting small and growing as an organization and IT department, the bank reached a level where its internal level of expertise and resource availability were no longer where they needed to be. The bank sought a partner with deep knowledge and experience to accommodate its growth requirements.

Cloud is a big part of First Premier Bank's future plans. Traditionally, the bank’s infrastructure has been on-premises, but it has started migrating to cloud infrastructure wherever possible. “Our strategy is hybrid. We choose cloud when and where it makes sense, and it is a growing part of our IT environment,” said Dave Geiver, Vice President of Technology, First Premier Bank.

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Cloud Modernization: Why Lift and Shift Can Lead to Drift

Posted on March 29, 2022 by Tim Femister

This article originally appeared in CIO Dive.

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How to Accelerate Your Cloud Journey in 2022 and Beyond

Posted on March 15, 2022 by Craig Chumley + Tim Femister

Several years ago, companies rushed to move their data to the cloud simply for the sake of being in the cloud. But adopting a cloud strategy should not be taken lightly. It’s a journey that requires a methodical approach, deep domain knowledge, top-notch security and a trusted partner. Along that road, you’ll find greater scalability, resiliency, agility and innovation.

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Building the Right Path to Cloud

Posted on January 18, 2022 by ConvergeOne

While many organizations have begun their cloud journeys, most are nowhere near complete. No matter where you happen to be in your cloud journey, it is important that you set priorities and identify optimal outcomes before advancing any further. By taking the time to develop—or refine—a comprehensive cloud strategy that addresses your specific business needs, you will ensure that you are receiving the greatest possible value from your cloud investment.

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How Cloud Adoption Transforms the Business

Posted on January 4, 2022 by ConvergeOne

Most organizations are either just starting out on their cloud journey or are already well on their way. It’s no longer really an option for organizations to embrace cloud, as CEOs and boardroom executives have said that digital transformation is one of their top three priorities. At the same time, adopting cloud entails change, and change sometimes causes resistance, along with risk and fear of the unknown. Change is also a disruptor, and in the context of cloud, it’s the biggest business disruptor.

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Establishing a New IT Department for Alliance Residential Company

Posted on December 14, 2021 by ConvergeOne

Alliance Residential Company, one of the largest multifamily housing real estate developers in the United States, needed to rebuild many of its internal corporate support departments, including the IT department, after its sale of its management division.

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Salelytics Thrives as a Standalone BPO Provider Backed by C1CX

Posted on November 2, 2021 by ConvergeOne

Salelytics is a leading provider of inside sales and multi-channel communication, with 30+ years of experience, 1,500 employees across 5 offices, and 70 Fortune 100 clients. Salelytics turned to ConvergeOne for support when it was first spun off from its parent company and had to completely start over in terms of its infrastructure, support, and expertise.

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Service Delivery for Your Entire IT Infrastructure

Posted on October 12, 2021 by ConvergeOne

Maintaining an optimized, healthy, and modern IT infrastructure is crucial for the survival of any business. ConvergeOne Managed Services, powered by OnGuard, allows IT staff to rest easy knowing that a highly-skilled team of engineers leveraging an industry-leading management platform are watching over their customer’s environment. OnGuard has been developed by ConvergeOne from real-world engineering insights and decades of experience managing client infrastructures.

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Identity + Access Management (IAM) Challenges in the Public Cloud

Posted on July 27, 2021 by ConvergeOne

With public cloud adoption becoming the way of life for the increasing number of organizations looking to solve business challenges with remote working, questions about its security implications are inevitable. However, security has many different meanings and challenges in the public cloud with native solutions.

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AWS (Amazon Web Services) Explained

Posted on July 6, 2021 by ConvergeOne

Over the years, we have seen a shift from the concept of traditional IT, where a relational database was used for everything, to the public cloud. As the rate of generation and the demand for data continues to grow at an exponential rate, many businesses now face the challenge of not knowing how to cope with the rapid changes while having so much data at their disposal. Users that once dealt with Gigabytes (GBs) of data find themselves now having to learn how to work with Petabytes (PBs). This goes to show that in order for businesses to continue to excel, they need to remain proactive and evolve along with the ever-changing world of technology.

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