Blindsided by VMware? How To Regroup and Come Out Ahead

If you’re one of VMware’s 500,000 customers, you have some decisions to make…quickly. VMware, now owned by Broadcom, recently announced it will no longer sell perpetual licenses (or related support) and will sell subscription licenses instead — which will cost customers significantly more in the long run. Most of Leapfrog’s clients use VMware products and …

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How To Cut Costs and Gain Efficiencies By Consolidating IT Vendors

At Leapfrog, nearly all of the business leaders we speak to are taking more control over their IT operations budget. We recently had a conversation with our chief technology officer, Emmett “Trey” Hawkins, about why U.S. companies are tightening their operations and how they can do it effectively. The reasons why can be summarized quickly. …

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The High Cost of IT Vendor Sprawl

If your company’s IT ecosystem has evolved piecemeal over the years, you’re not alone. Many companies integrate new vendors to satisfy the needs of the moment or take advantage of a good deal. Eventually, however, you end up with a complex patchwork of multiple vendors providing overlapping services.  This diverse IT vendor landscape is not …

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Should You Hire or Upskill to Leverage AI?

Getting the business results you want from generative AI isn’t easy — there’s a definite learning curve. What’s the fastest way to get up to speed?  Information Week explores this issue in Hire or Upskill? The Burning Question in an Age of Runaway AI. Leapfrog is glad to weigh in — we’ve been enthusiastically helping …

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Security and Maturity: Today’s CIOs Take Center Stage

About a decade ago, the CIO’s main goal was to oversee a team to manage the technology of a company and control costs. Annual IT initiatives often included finding ways to take something expensive — existing technology — and make it cheaper so that the budget could be used for other initiatives. Innovating or delivering …

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Why Your Mid-market Company Needs an MSSP

Keeping your business secure from cyber threats keeps getting more complicated. Even companies that previously thought they weren’t targets due to their size or industry know they need to adjust their thinking — cybersecurity vigilance is today’s reality. Mid-market companies that need to update their security controls are particularly at risk. Cybercriminals know that mid-market …

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Zero-Day Attacks and Zero-Trust: Clearing Up “Zero” Confusion

A zero-day attack can cripple a company. A “zero trust” strategy protects a company. But can a zero trust strategy prevent a zero-day attack that exploits a zero-day vulnerability? No, but it can help contain it. Let’s clarify any confusion caused by all these “zeros.” Zero…what? The article Stop Zero-Day Attacks With Zero Trust and …

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Mass Tech Layoffs Are a Correction, Not the End of the Tech-Talent Shortage

There’s been a lot of talk about how big tech’s mass layoffs are easing the tech talent shortage. But the facts don’t show any change in the availability of qualified tech talent. Even when you combine all the layoffs over the past 18 months — Google, Meta, Microsoft, Amazon, Twitter, Lyft — the total is not significant …

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Cybercriminals Are Using ChatGPT for Phishing — What Should Your Company Do?

Until now, one of the easiest ways to spot a phishing email has been spelling or grammatical errors — but ChatGPT has changed all that. With the popular AI-driven chatbot spinning out prose faster than you can say “write my term paper,” everyone now needs to be suspicious of even the most well-written emails. ChatGPT’s ability …

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