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Carpathia Helps e-Stationery Company Paperless Post Thrive During the Holidays

The holiday season is both a challenge and an opportunity for every e-commerce company. But few can boast of facing more of a traffic burden than those who specialize in electronic greeting cards and other forms of e-stationery.

For Paperless Post, which specializes in everything from invitations and birth announcements to e-cards for Christmas, Hanukah and other holidays, traffic in the months of November and December can increase up to five-fold or more. Continue reading…

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How to Prep Your Infrastructure to Meet the Holiday Rush

If the cloud has brought one key advantage to the enterprise in recent years, it is the ability to provision additional resources in a hurry and then just as easily decommission them – a process known as bursting. For ecommerce providers in particular, this is a key method of dealing with the annual holiday traffic spike. Continue reading…

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Calling All Women in IT!

Today, more women than ever are at the helm of business and IT, leading the charge to support greater innovation, efficiency and productivity across the federal government.

On November 13th, we’d like to celebrate that achievement by asking leading women in IT to join us for a luncheon at Nick’s Riverside Grill in Washington, DC from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Guest speakers include Margie Graves, chief information officer at the Department of Homeland Security, Maria Roat, chief technology officer at the Department of Transportation, Anne Armstrong, co-president of 1105 Public Sector Media Group, and Suzanne Campbell, director of federal systems engineering at VMware. Continue reading…

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Automating and Simplifying Compliance

Viewing compliance as a “check the box”, one-off activity needs to become a thing of the past. Compliance and security information is dynamic – always changing – and the number of recent cyber breaches makes it clear that what we’re doing today is not working. On top of this, the ever-evolving nature of compliance standards is making it more difficult than ever to stay current on the latest requirements. Continue reading…

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Carpathia and Altiscale Talk Hadoop-as-a-Service in Upcoming Webinar

Big data and large-scale analytics are increasingly important for optimizing business operations, improving customer relations and uncovering new opportunities. Hadoop-as-a-Service has emerged as an ideal solution for even the most complex business intelligence requirements, providing businesses with predictable pricing, proactive project management and the always-on access to data they are looking for.  Continue reading…

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Finding Your Best Fit Cloud

The promise of cloud is real. According to Forrester Research, the public cloud market is set to reach $191 billion over the next six years.  The promise of a one-size-fits-all cloud strategy however, is not.

Every organization has different needs and is at varying stages of their cloud journey, and to ensure long-term success, companies must find the right solution mix for their specific needs.  Our latest infographic – Finding Your Best Fit Cloud – offers an in depth look at the critical steps organizations should take before embarking on a cloud journey, and offers advice for how your business can find its “best fit” cloud. Continue reading…

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GFE versus BYOD: It’s a Risk-based Decision

Federal agencies are looking for the best way to give an increasingly mobile workforce secure access to data anywhere, anytime, and on any device.

As a result, federal managers are trying to decide if government-furnished equipment (GFE) is the best approach to lock down data or should managers implement the policies and technology to allow workers to securely use their own personal mobile devices.  At the end of the day, it is a risk-based decision. Continue reading…

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Avoid These Common Healthcare Compliance Mistakes

It’s been said that experience comes from hard lessons. If that is the case, many healthcare providers are gaining some hard experience with the latest HIPAA rules.

The latest Omnibus Rule, issued in January of 2013, expands and clarifies dozens of rights and responsibilities listed under the original HIPAA Act passed in 1996. These include everything from patient notification and authorization to the myriad of regulations regarding the collection, meaningful use and dissemination of protected health information (PHI). Continue reading…

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How to Avoid Cloud Silos? Build from the Inside Out

Don’t repeat the sins of the past as your agency plots its journey to the cloud.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years from years of helping organizations build the right strategy and architecture, it’s the need to avoid moving to the siloed systems that emerged during the era of client/server computing into your current cloud environments. Continue reading…

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