Welcome to the ICG Blog!
Things have sure changed over the past 35 years. Back in 1977, when ICG opened its doors, a new novelty — the “personal computer” — had just been introduced. Today we all carry much more powerful computers in our pockets, and can access our applications and data from virtually anywhere. Getting from then to now has been an interesting journey.
Of course, some things never change. At ICG, we have remained steady in our commitment to developing deep, long-lasting relationships with our customers by focusing on each customer’s unique business needs. Now, by launching the ICG blog, we are offering a new forum to chat about some of the technology trends that are impacting your business, and provide a medium through which you can ask questions and share your challenges and successes.
We plan to discuss a wide range of topics, with an initial focus on cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service, or IaaS. With IaaS, you don’t have to invest in the computer hardware needed to support your business functions. You simply tap into those resources through a service provider such as ICG — sort of like you use electricity. You pay for what you need when you need it and can easily scale your environment to meet your business requirements.
ICG recently launched an IaaS solution that enables you to take advantage of the cloud in lieu of an onsite IT infrastructure. In the near future, we plan to extend the benefits of the cloud to desktops. We can virtualize the desktops in your environment and make sure that they are always available anywhere, any time and on any device.
Of course, turning over your IT infrastructure to a third party requires trust. ICG’s 35-year track record of success provides the peace of mind that your applications and data will always be available and secure. We can take you into our co-lo facility and show you the equipment that is supporting your business. And we have the flexibility to customize our cloud offerings to accommodate your needs and budget.
These cloud offerings are backed by ICG’s comprehensive managed IT services. ICG takes care of the management and maintenance required to achieve IT excellence, providing a more secure and reliable foundation for your technology infrastructure. Our managed IT services are designed to help your business-critical applications perform better, and allow you to focus on your business rather than on IT. We also serve as a “virtual CIO” to help our customers make sound technology decisions, and have very strong application development skills that the typical managed services provider does not.
All of these offerings have one key principle in common: the customer always comes first. It’s not just about supporting technology — it’s about how we can help make our customers more competitive, profitable and efficient. This blog is part of that mission, and we hope it becomes a useful resource that you will return to again and again.