Cloud computing

Cloud

Tales From IT: Our Migration to Office 365

Serving in the IT department of Carousel means we are Carousel’s #1 customer.  Because of this, we have the best talent and resources across the IT spectrum at our fingertips.  As an IT department, we naturally advocate for implementing technology to increase business agility, maximize our financial investments, and strengthen our IT security platform, so […]

07.10.2018

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Power of 3

Power of 3: Moving to a UCaaS Model

Power of 3 is a quick snapshot of tech knowledge delivered in three bullets that can be read in three minutes or less. Gartner predicts the UC market will grow to $42.4 billion by 2019, showing the plethora of options when it comes to platforms and the networks that support them. The cloud has made […]

04.05.2018

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Cloud

Is 2018 the Year You Migrate to a Newer Platform?

Maybe your email server is nearing end of life and you’re stuck trying to figure out what’s next—do you upgrade or move to Office 365? There are some instances when updating existing hardware isn’t as cost effective or efficient than migrating to a new platform—like the cloud or a hybrid data center—altogether. In this post, […]

01.11.2018

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Retail

With All the Concern About the Retail Customer Experience, Who’s Worrying About Analytics?

If you’re in the retail space, the conversation of “delivering the ultimate customer experience” is as prolific as conversations about inventory management, supply chain operations and P&L statements. It’s top of mind as retailers look to capitalize on industry white space, remain competitive in overly saturated markets and see retention soar. In fact, Gartner contends […]

01.09.2018

#CarouselCrew

#CarouselCrew: Meet Ed Wadbrook, VP, Cloud Solutions Enablement

Get to know us! At Carousel, we’re more than 1,300 #CarouselCrew members strong, spanning 27 locations across the country. Each month, we’re excited to share a glimpse of our talented team members. This week, meet NC-based (RI-bred!) Ed Wadbrook, VP, Cloud Solutions Enablement. I chatted with Ed about his top life highlights and he shared […]

10.12.2017

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Cloud

The Role of Finance in Consuming Technology

For as long as I’ve been with Carousel, one of our main value propositions has been to offer clients options in the way they consume their technology investments. We’re always looking for a way help to them consume technology that meets their budget and cash flow needs. There are three aspects that you really look […]

09.06.2017

Internet Cyber Security

Managed Services

3 Ways to Leverage Managed Services for Security

Modern IT leaders are tasked with driving strategic business initiatives, leaving them conflicted in determining when and how to devote time to basic security hygiene (what we all call “run tasks”). And news of WannaCry ransomware—and its variations—is evidence that victims who exercised consistent, basic security procedures could recover more quickly than any of their […]

05.22.2017

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Data Center

Capitalizing on Internet Economics and Building a More Agile WAN

As applications shift toward the cloud and internet connectivity continues to drop in price and improve in reliability, clients have flocked toward hybrid WAN solutions. Historically, IT leaders chose to leverage internet for backup relying on routing protocols for fail-over. In all practicality, these hybrid options are managed as two disparate networks and provide redundancy, […]

02.28.2017

Cloud computing

Cloud

Head in the Clouds: 2017 Trends

With cloud adoption on the rise, and with so many cloud technologies and consumption models now available, the question for all size businesses is how to best leverage cloud solutions to accomplish business objectives. And, many will be asking questions like: How can we deploy cloud applications rapidly and cost-effectively? Is a private, public or […]

02.24.2017

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Cloud

Security, UC&C, Cloud: Think of the Influence You Can Make This Year

“We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next 10. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.” – Bill Gates  As an IT leader, you most likely can recall a moment—or moments—in time in which you have lost influence. Perhaps it […]

02.08.2017