Advocate 2Q2017 Newsletter
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Controlling Cloud Spend: Avoiding the Steep Cost of Unchecked Cloud Growth

There’s a tug-of-war in the modern digital business: The pressure to empower “cloud-first” strategies vs. the risk that unchecked cloud usage and spending will kill budgets—and bottom lines. Get best practices for cloud spend optimization and move your digital business forward. Download the Controlling Cloud Spend white paper here.

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"Controlling Cloud Spend" Blog Series

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In the first article, we will address how cloud computing is transforming growth and innovation paths, while runaway cloud costs are creating a tug-of-war in the C-suite.

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This article describes why cloud computing costs can quickly spiral out of control.

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In our final article, we will explain the four best practices of cloud spend optimization and how to implement a successful cloud spend optimization strategy.

Advocate - Involved in our Community

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Upcoming Events

  • Community Service Event for Bert's Big Adventure’s Atlanta Moonlight Drive
  • Electronics Recycling Event for PowerMyLearning
  • Women in Technology’s WIT Connect
  • Community Service Event at The Table on the Delk
  • Technology Ball June Networking Event
  • Technology Ball August Networking Event

For a complete list of future events, please visit our Inside Scoop Page.

Client Success Story Spotlight

Strategic Sourcing provides turn-key global strategic sourcing of all your IT network services.  With over a thousand contracts negotiated, we are uniquely positioned to minimize your effort and maximize results. Recently, Insiders’ strategic sourcing proficiency delivered an annual network savings of $1.3 million, increased inventory visibility and improved service provider contract terms for a large Technology company.  Learn more from this Strategic Sourcing Case Study.

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Have you had an IT diagnostic lately?

I bet you could use it.  Your IT infrastructure has to hit a constantly moving target of emerging technologies and innovation. Even if you updated your architecture a year ago, it is possibly miles behind what it should be in order to get the most out of your business applications.  Advocate will help you design an IT infrastructure that you can always keep up to date.  Our IT Diagnostic will improve your business today, while ensuring your company is prepared for the future. 

Click here to schedule your It diagnostic today with one of our Insiders.

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News About Advocate

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Exciting News!

Due to recent growth, Advocate expanded its office space and celebrated by hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 30th.  This is Advocate’s first expansion since its inception in 2001 by Tim Wise and Scott Fogle.  We look forward to having you visit our new space soon!

 
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Advocate was recently named a 2017 Pacesetter or fastest-growing private company by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Co-founder/president Tim Wise said, “We owe our growth to the combination of our forward-thinking clients and our dedicated employees (‘Insiders’) who work smarter together to achieve consistent cost and performance gains.” 

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In addition, Advocate was designated a 2017 Top Workplace again by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  Co-founder/ president Scott Fogle said, “Our hats are off to our employees!  We make it a priority to hire great people and provide them with an environment where they can grow in their careers and have a lot of fun along the way. Our reward can be measured by happy employees, satisfied clients and the bottom line.”

 

Advocate Cloud & Connectivity Insiders

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