2019 Top Digital Transformation Trends  

Forbes publishes key trends for executives to know

Forbes recently published its top 2019 digital transformation trends. You can read the full article here. Below is a synopsis. All leaders know that technology in and of itself does not equate to digital transformation. The customer, culture and employees must be a key part of each technology investment. Here’s what to expect in the…

Key Selection Criteria When Selecting a Data Center Provider  

Partnering with the right colocation provider is critical.

Large firms specializing in cloud, internet, healthcare, social media, and technology continue to grow at rapid rates, they often see their IT footprints doubling or tripling in size in a short time period. However, these companies can be so focused on growth, they don’t plan for future IT expansion. A lack of planning can be…

Why Select Build-to-Suit Data Centers?  

This option can be a faster and more efficient path for many companies

As a business leader, you know you must focus on your firm’s core business. Therefore, let’s talk about how building data centers is typically not a core part of your business. Internal resources are best used to improve current products, obtain new customers, develop new products, and optimize your customer’s experience. In other words, focused…

Does your business have a fail-over strategy?  

It’s time for a disaster recovery plan

It is estimated that about half of businesses that suffer a major IT disaster without a disaster recovery plan in place do not reopen for business, according to an American Marketing Association report. And those that do reopen pay a heavy price as the Ponemon Institute estimates the cost of downtime to be $7,900 per…

Data Center RFP Template – A Critical Tool for Leaders  

Citadel’s request for proposal template was developed by industry experts.

A qualified data center request for proposal (RFP) template can help you compare, evaluate, and decide on the best colocation provider to meet your data center requirements. Citadel's data center RFP template draws on the collective experience of data center industry experts who have spent years assisting enterprises with data center solutions, finalizing contracts, and…

2018 Global Data Center Trends Report  

Trends Impacting the Data Center Industry

CBRE recently published their latest global perspectives on the top 5 trends in the data center industry. Here they are: Hyperscale Providers The evolution in technology, along with rapid growth in demand for data across the globe, is driven by the leading hyperscale cloud providers. To meet the demands across the industry, these firms are…

Selecting a Data Center Location: Best Practices and Strategy  

Ensure you make the right data center selection

Choosing the right data center location can feel as though it’s one of the most important decisions you’ll make as an executive. This article looks at several factors to consider when picking a data center for your business and how each of them will affect you. Proximity There are two types of proximity to consider.…

How Can You Help Clients Avoid 4 Top Mistakes When Moving to a Hybrid Cloud?  

Enterprises understand transitioning to cloud solutions can result in greater security, flexibility and accessibility. However, many cloud service providers must help them overcome several obstacles when making the switch. Below are four common mistakes to your customers must avoid: 1. Selecting Cloud Services Based on Legacy Systems Moving legacy applications to the cloud can be…

Jeff Bezos Five Big Takeaways on Innovation  

Useful insights about strategy and innovation

According to a recent Forbes article, here are five insights into how Bezos thinks about strategy and innovation, and how he structures his personal activities and those of the company to get done what he wants to get done. 1. He’s Fixated on the Future, Not the Present: “I very rarely get pulled into the…

Three Best Practices When Participating in a Cloud Services Partner (CSP) Program  

Stay on the right track with these tips

Working with a Cloud service provider (CSP) can be profitable, confusing, overwhelming, and frustrating – all at the same time. These three best practices when participating in a Cloud Services Partner Program can help keep you on track. #1 – Define your Managed Services Offerings From the beginning, you need to figure out which managed…

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