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Crystal Bedell

Freelance Writer

Crystal Bedell is a freelance technology writer specializing in security, cloud computing and mobility. As the principal of Bedell Communications, she helps technology providers and IT media companies create engaging thought leadership content. Prior to Bedell Communications, Crystal worked for TechTarget where she was the editor of SearchSecurity.com for eight years. She is based in Spokane, Washington, where she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.

Articles by Crystal Bedell

Leveraging VR Technology in Retail

By Crystal Bedell

Before retailers adopt VR technology, they must first consider how they'll deliver quality content to ensure an immersive customer experience. Read More

By Crystal Bedell
Freelance Writer

January 17, 2017

Five Ways Outsourcing Operations Can Help CIOs Control Spending

By Crystal Bedell

A critical objective for any chief information officer (CIO) is to control spending while maintaining and operating the organization's IT systems and... Read More

By Crystal Bedell
Freelance Writer

December 28, 2016

How CIOs Can Step Into the Chief Digital Officer Role

By Crystal Bedell

While some companies are looking to fill a void by hiring a chief digital officer (CDO), many CIOs are in a prime position to adopt this role themselves. Read More

By Crystal Bedell
Freelance Writer

November 7, 2016

Simplifying Vendor Management for the Strapped CPO

By Crystal Bedell

IT infrastructure procurement and vendor management can be pain points for today's CPOs. Luckily, there's an answer: multivendor support services. Read More

By Crystal Bedell
Freelance Writer

October 28, 2016

How to Jump-Start a Digital Transformation Strategy

By Crystal Bedell

Before IT can execute a digital transformation strategy, the enterprise must undergo a transformation of its own — one focused on hiring. Read More

By Crystal Bedell
Freelance Writer

September 22, 2016

How a WAN Accelerator Can Help Cloud Backups Improve Data Transfer

By Crystal Bedell

When evaluating managed cloud backup providers, enterprises should consider if and how the provider uses a WAN accelerator. Read More

By Crystal Bedell
Freelance Writer

September 16, 2016

13 Must-Know Data Center Management Terms

By Crystal Bedell

Data center management covers a variety of tasks and technologies. These data center management terms are crucial to the technical health of the enterprise Read More

By Crystal Bedell
Freelance Writer

August 29, 2016

IT Support Services from Technology Vendors: 5 Benefits for Higher Education Institutions

By Crystal Bedell

IT support services from technology vendors can help higher educational institutions reduce downtime, reduce costs and improve accessibility. Read More

By Crystal Bedell
Freelance Writer

August 5, 2016

How Telecoms Can Address SS7 Protocol Vulnerabilities

By Crystal Bedell

SS7 protocol vulnerabilities pose a real risk to users and telecommunication companies, but just because it's old doesn't mean it's obsolete. Read More

By Crystal Bedell
Freelance Writer

July 8, 2016

SD-WAN Technology Simplifies Management of Hybrid Networks

By Crystal Bedell

In addition to improved performance, SD-WAN technology offers simplified management of hybrid networks. Read More

By Crystal Bedell
Freelance Writer

June 29, 2016

How to Enable Remote Access for Insurance Agents

By Crystal Bedell

Remote access from mobile devices allows insurance agents to be more productive in the field. Read More

By Crystal Bedell
Freelance Writer

May 26, 2016

Financial Services Pushes for a Vertical Banking Cloud

By Crystal Bedell

The financial services industry wants a banking cloud, a vertical cloud built to meet regulatory compliance requirements. Read More

By Crystal Bedell
Freelance Writer

May 9, 2016

Software-Defined Technologies Are the Future of Broadcast

By Crystal Bedell

Cloud computing and software-defined technologies are transforming the broadcast industry and rendering master control rooms obsolete. Read More

By Crystal Bedell
Freelance Writer

April 12, 2016

How Technology in Health Care Is Shaping Business Continuity Expectations

By Crystal Bedell

Technology in health care is changing how patients manage their own care and, in turn, their expectations of business continuity. Read More

By Crystal Bedell
Freelance Writer

March 17, 2016

It’s Time to Move Hospital Data Centers Off-Site

By Crystal Bedell

Moving hospital data centers off-site ensures their availability and reliability in the case of a natural disaster. Read More

By Crystal Bedell
Freelance Writer

March 9, 2016

How Predictive Maintenance Can Help Auto Manufacturers Reduce Costs

By Crystal Bedell

Learn how predictive maintenance can help manufacturers in the automotive industry reduce business and supply chain costs. Read More

By Crystal Bedell
Freelance Writer

February 10, 2016

How the General Data Protection Regulation Impacts Data Storage Systems

By Crystal Bedell

The General Data Protection Regulation impacts how IT teams design and architect their data storage systems, whether on-premises or in the cloud. Read More

By Crystal Bedell
Freelance Writer

January 25, 2016

Three Must-Have Elements for Your Mobile Networking Strategy

By Crystal Bedell

A mobile networking strategy is necessary if government agencies are to successfully expand their mobility programs to enable remote access. Read More

By Crystal Bedell
Freelance Writer

January 13, 2016

Five Top Security Threats in 2016

By Crystal Bedell

Learn how to combat the top security threats in 2016, including big data and cybercrime, with advice from the Information Security Forum. Read More

By Crystal Bedell
Freelance Writer

January 8, 2016

Cloud-Based Security Services Give CISOs a Fighting Chance Against Cyberthreats

By Crystal Bedell

CISOs can improve security and take the upper hand over cyberthreats when they adopt cloud-based security services. Read More

By Crystal Bedell
Freelance Writer

December 24, 2015