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Xander Uyleman

Senior Manager

Global Partner Marketing

Xander Uyleman is a Senior Manager in the Global Partner Marketing organization and worked more than 14 years at Cisco in various groups and organizations in both Europe and the US. Leading multiple joint marketing campaigns with Service Provider partners for their cloud and managed service offerings. Currently, Uyleman is leading the Cisco Powered campaign driving relevance of Cloud services from Cloud providers and resellers with end customers.

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January 23, 2015

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Why Shadow IT is Dangerous to Your Organization

Moving to cloud offers many benefits to organizations.  However, these benefits come with a corresponding range of new challenges for IT to address.  One of these challenges is what is known as “Shadow IT.”  Shadow IT refers to activities of members within an organization to secure their own IT resources without going through a company’s […]

January 14, 2015

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Using the Cloud Strategically

A recent blog from Sungard AS, Stretch Your IT Dollar with Cloud Computing Services, offers more than just ideas on how cloud can extend your IT budget.  It also covers ways organizations of all sizes can use cloud services strategically to meet their goals, as well as provides a link to materials useful for companies […]

January 12, 2015

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The New IT: How Cloud Changes Everything

The move to cloud can be daunting.  In their blog, Overcoming the Organizational Challenges of Moving to Cloud, Presidio describes one of the barriers organizations face when transitioning to cloud.  Building a hybrid cloud – one based on private on-premises resources extended through the public cloud network – requires many shifts in thinking for IT. […]

January 8, 2015

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Disaster Recovery Oversights

It can be challenging and expensive to design an efficient network and data center that minimizes downtime.  Yet, even if you’ve put together a bulletproof solution, there’s always the possibility of disaster to consider. Developing a robust disaster recovery plan involves much more than just installing redundant resources.  There are so many factors to consider, […]

January 6, 2015

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The Time for Desktop as a Service is Now

A new whitepaper from IDC, “The Workspace-as-a-Service Opportunity: Why Now is the Time for Desktop as a Service” is a must-read for any organization facing the challenge of delivering applications and services to employees on mobile devices.  According to IDC, corporate-liable smartphone shipments will reach 110 million units in 2014.  In comparison, employee-liable smartphone shipments […]

December 3, 2014

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Enabling BYOD for your Organization

  Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) technology promises many benefits to organizations.  For example, increased productivity results when users can access data with any device, anywhere, anytime.  By both simplifying...

November 17, 2014

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Take Out the Stress of Choosing the Right Cloud Provider

For many organizations, buying cloud services can be stressful. After all, as your business moves more and more into the cloud, you need to know your services and cloud provider are as reliable or better than if these services originated from within your own data center. Buying cloud services can feel a lot like buying […]

November 13, 2014

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Rob Lloyd on Hybrid Cloud

Recently, Cisco’s Rob Lloyd sat down with Sungard AS to discuss how hybrid cloud services are changing the way organizations use the cloud.  As the president of development and sales, Rob understands many different sides of the hybrid cloud equation.  He talks with businesses about how they want to use the cloud to grow, as […]

October 29, 2014

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A Whole New Face to Cloud

Cisco is committed to leading the industry in bringing innovation and value to its customers through the cloud.  Through Cisco Powered, Cisco has driven high standards for cloud services, making enterprise-class performance and reliability the baseline across the industry.  With the recent announcement of over 30 Intercloud partners, Cisco is putting a whole new face […]

October 23, 2014

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Do Your Own Self-Audit to Get the Most from the Hybrid Cloud

The hybrid cloud offers a key opportunity to businesses and other organizations.  Specifically, a hybrid cloud merges public cloud and private cloud resources.  Private clouds can either be premises-based or managed by a service provider.  By taking a hybrid approach, a company can dynamically extend the capabilities of its private cloud using public cloud resources. […]

September 25, 2014

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The Bottom Line for Recovery as a Service

Recovery as a Service (RaaS) is one of those services that bring the value of cloud into focus.  The ability to recover from a disaster is a mission-critical consideration for organizations.  For many, it’s a requirement to operate in their industry or to work with specific customers such as governments. In “DRaaS And The Cloud: […]

September 8, 2014

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Migrating in Just Four Months to a World-Class Cloud

Ball Manufacturing is a world-class business manufacturing up to 100 millions cans a day during their peak season.  They have 14,500 employees and 10 plants worldwide.  When the contract with their previous provider was about to expire, they saw an opportunity to upgrade their operations by having Freudenberg IT (FIT) host their central systems.  The […]

August 13, 2014

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Straight Talk About Cloud: 20 Providers and What They Think You Want

There’s a lot of talk about cloud, and for good reason.  According to a new white paper from IDC, 68% of companies with more than 1,000 employees are using some form of cloud or plan to implement cloud within the next 12 months.  In addition, these companies adopting cloud expect to spend 54% of their […]

August 4, 2014

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The Future of Cloud, Part 7: The Fabric Between the Clouds

(This is part 7 of a 7-part series sharing insights from Cisco partners about the Future of Cloud.) During CiscoLive!, I had the chance to talk with Andy Bird, Executive Director, Product Management and Development at eLoyalty, a Cisco partner for more than 15 years.  “We’ve chosen to partner up with Cisco and have a […]

July 30, 2014

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The Future of Cloud, Part 6: It Takes an Ecosystem

(This is part 6 of a 7-part series sharing insights from Cisco partners about the Future of Cloud.) “It’s been invigorating for us to hear all of the different messages around cloud because we really think that’s where the future is.”  This is what Steve Harris, Senior Vice President, National Alliances at Peak 10 had […]

July 28, 2014

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The Future of Cloud, Part 5: The Value of Integration to Cloud Services

(This is part 5 of a 7-part series sharing insights from Cisco partners about the Future of Cloud.) “A lot of things go into building out a cloud practice that most people don’t realize until they get into it.  Because we have been a systems integrator, we know the on-premises environment very well.  That gives […]

July 23, 2014

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The Future of Cloud, Part 4: Building a Resilient Cloud for the Future

(This is part 4 of a 7-part series sharing insights from Cisco partners about the Future of Cloud.) At Cisco Live!, Derek Siler, Director, Solution Engineering – Channel Sales at Sungard Availability Services, shared his company’s vision of the cloud and how they bring value to the market.  “Our real unique differentiation is our focus […]

July 21, 2014

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The Future of Cloud, Part 3: Transparency in the High Performance Cloud

(This is part 3 of a 7-part series sharing insights from Cisco partners about the Future of Cloud.) At CiscoLive!, attendees had the chance to meet with many companies offering cloud services.  Dusten Tornow, Director of Infrastructure Products at OneNeck IT Solutions, shared some of his thoughts on the world of many clouds with me. […]

July 16, 2014

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The Future of Cloud, Part 2: Adding Value to the Cloud

(This is part 2 of a 7-part series sharing insights from Cisco partners about the Future of Cloud.) Chris Kemmerer, Director, Mobility Solutions, Verizon, had a lot to share with me at CiscoLive! “What I’m seeing this year is very transformational,” said Kemmerer. “What we’re seeing is how to take some of these foundation services […]

July 14, 2014

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The Future of Cloud, Part 1: Six Cloud Providers and Their Vision

This year’s Cisco Live! was tremendous, with 25,000 attendees on-site and another 200,000 attending virtually.  There was a lot of excitement around all things cloud, from how the Internet of Everything will change the way we live, to the role of the Intercloud in forming a seamless fabric between the world of many clouds. During […]

April 9, 2014

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The End of Support for Windows XP: Problem or Opportunity?

Last night , at midnight PST , Microsoft ended support for Windows XP. While 12 years may seem an appropriate length of time to support a software product in today’s fast-changing world, this decision will have a major impact on the business operations of many companies whose IT infrastructure is based on the retiring operating […]

February 17, 2014

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Finding the “PERFECT” Cloud Service Provider With Cisco

Selecting the right cloud service provider for your company requires more than just browsing through prospective cloud vendors’ websites and reading about them online. How do you decide which vendor to trust for the performance, reliability, and security you need? Whether you are in the process of migrating to the cloud or a current cloud […]

February 4, 2014

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The Power Behind the Cloud

At Cisco Live! Milan, I talked with people from all types of organizations from around the world and hearing their excitement at how they envision the cloud is going to change the way they do business.  Their stories are incredible and inspiring.  They range from a small startup hoping to expand their business without having […]