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Tolga BALCI

I'm currently working as a Corporate University Technologist. You can find my detailed bio at http://www.linkedin.com/in/tbalci.

Moving Disaster Recovery to the Cloud

Moving Disaster Recovery to the Cloud

Businesses are adopting cloud solutions in their IT departments at an increasing pace. In my previous article, I have discussed the obvious benefits of moving e-mail, the most mission critical…

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Moving E-mail to the Cloud: The Obvious Benefits

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Moving E-mail to the Cloud: The Obvious Benefits

In all my discussions about migrating your data center to the cloud, I have taken a broader view of benefits offered by the cloud. In this article, I will specifically…

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Top Five Cloud Use Scenarios

Top Five Cloud Use Scenarios

I have talked about the cloud definition in one of my previous articles by emphasizing that the cloud computing offers rapid provisioning of resources on demand. While there are many…

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Change How You Think About the Level 1 Support: No Down Payment, Immediate Returns

Change How You Think About the Level 1 Support: No Down Payment, Immediate Returns

Everything is changing and so is the IT department. Not only the focus, but also the users. Add the constant pressure of doing more with less and understaffing (about half)…

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Understanding Enterprise Support

Understanding Enterprise Support

Perhaps Erasure’s “I loved to hate you” song is written for the enterprise support. We can’t do without it and also we can’t do much with it. In order to…

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IT Pro: Missing Pieces in the Human Element

IT Pro: Missing Pieces in the Human Element

Internet is all about the articles on Information Technologies, the most regarded ones are the how-tos and breaking tech news for the system administrators. Then comes the product announcements, support…

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To Err is Human: Cloud Computing

To Err is Human: Cloud Computing

Although cloud computing is one of the biggest, if not the biggest thing in IT, we cannot say that there are no concerns and all is OK when you decide…

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CIOs: You Should Be Wondering About Shadow IT

CIOs: You Should Be Wondering About Shadow IT

Let me quote shadow IT from wikipedia: “shadow IT is a term that is used to describe the IT Systems or IT solutions that are built and used inside the…

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CIO Perspective: What are Your Cloud Questions?

CIO Perspective: What are Your Cloud Questions?

The cloud is putting too much stress on the CIOs shoulders: the “tech-talk” by the non-IT personnel (the IT is consumerized, isn’t it?), possible challenges and all the other buzz…

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Apple and EMC: What do You See in Common? (Hint: Fate)

Apple and EMC: What do You See in Common? (Hint: Fate)

Apple and EMC. Two phenomenal companies: one in consumer electronics and the other in storage systems. The ones to pop up first in people’s minds when their market sectors are…

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Where is IT Heading to: Less IT, More Business

Where is IT Heading to: Less IT, More Business

I have presented my humble views on the future of the current IT job descriptions in my previous article titled “Cloud Jobs: Skyrocketing is an Understatement.” All of the job…

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Negotiating Your Cloud Contract: What to Look out For

Negotiating Your Cloud Contract: What to Look out For

The move to the cloud is popular but it is still new. In most of the cases it provides significant cost benefits to the companies given that it is done…

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