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In my previous post, I talked about the benefits of implementing an ITIL based management approach to your organization.    As mentioned the framework is very complex and detailed.  At Cima, we take a methodical structured approach in helping organizations implement their ITSM strategy.   Planning is a large component to the success of any project, the same holds true for implementing an ITSM framework.  Perfect execution of a plan can still result in a project failure if the strategic planning is flawed.  The CimaCare vCIO is designed to help implement a service strategy that is valuable and functional for the organization.  In this segment, I will talk about the idea of Service Strategy and the role it plays in technology.

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Are your systems constantly going down for unplanned outages due to someone implementing a ‘fix’ for another workload?   Your organization was unaware of the change and its potential impact on other areas of the business. Perhaps there is an opportunity to look at implementing an Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) plan.

This is the final post in our series on how hybrid cloud can help craft brewers create better beer. Make sure to check back and read the first two posts, if you have not done so already. In fact, grab a cold beer first!

In this post, we’ll take a final look at how hybrid cloud can benefit craft brewers, and then wrap up with a look at some of the hybrid cloud solutions offered by our partner IBM.

In the previous post in this series, we provided a brief introduction to the new partnership between Cima Solutions Group and Splunk. While the log analysis and log management tools Splunk offers can benefit you whether your organization plans to run an on-premises or a cloud environment, perhaps the best way to benefit from the new partnership is to blend the two together, by taking advantage of the hybrid cloud capabilities of Cima. In this post, we’ll explore the intersection between Cima’s hybrid cloud and Splunk’s log management capabilities in greater detail.

In the previous post in our series on how hybrid cloud can help create better beer, we took a quick look at what hybrid cloud is, and started looking at what makes beer and hybrid cloud such a good fit for each other. Now, we’ll pick back up where we left off, with a look at how hybrid cloud can improve processes throughout the brewing cycle.

In the previous posts in this series on security intelligence, we provided a brief introduction to IBM QRadar, a leading security intelligence platform, and talked a little bit about how an organization can best get started with adopting QRadar technology. Now, in the final post in this series, we’ll take a step back to get a better look at why you would want to adopt QRadar to help meet the changing security needs of your organization.

Today’s storage administrators are surrounded by new and conflicting challenges on all sides. The exponential growth of business data has created new levels of analytics opportunities, but admins who continue to rely on the same old storage technology to manage this new data are just as likely to be overwhelmed by it as they are to draw value from it. Adding new storage capacity on an ad hoc basis is inefficient and costly, and usually ends up creating a very complex storage environment, made up of various different pieces, that can be very difficult to manage.

Everything your business does creates data, and the development of new technologies such as hybrid cloud and the Internet of Things will only increase the amount of data you create. The real question is, what is your company doing with all that data? Unfortunately, for many organizations today, the answer is that the data created by everyday business operations is simply dumped onto a server, and then left to rot. As a result, businesses get little or no value from the data they create.