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It's Very Clear: Clouds Are Getting Big

In a best-case scenario, clouds help organizations innovate and disrupt. Moreover, they frequently cut or shift costs by transferring CAPEX to OPEX.

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Citizen Development Is Spreading Rapidly

So-called "citizen developers" are increasingly building custom business applications without code, giving employees better access to data and leading to faster decision making, according to a new report. The study, "2016 State of Citizen Development Report," was conducted by QuickBase, which... Read More »

How to Optimize Business Intelligence

Some organizations are reaping returns from their investments in business intelligence (BI), but less than half of them feel they are getting the full benefit of such programs, according to a recent report from Forbes Insights. These executives report the following issues of concern about BI: less than optimal adoption... Read More »

Tapping Into the Power of the Digital Workplace

Tech has reimagined the workplace with the use of unified communications, mobile devices, cloud apps and collaboration. Here's how to become a digital business.

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Rewards and Risks of Software-Defined WANs

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are escalating in frequency and scale, and the traffic they generate is sudden, massive and completely unpredictable. Almost any technology-savvy person with a computer and an Internet connection can marshal an army of bots and servers to cripple and quickly overwhelm targets, shut down sites and cause collateral damage. Most hardware-based... Read More »

Why IT Monitoring Tools Are Not Stopping Outages

Most organizations are still using network monitoring solutions that aren't very effective in predicting network performance issues and/or outages, according to a recent survey from Veriflow. The accompanying report, "Network Complexity, Change and Human Factors are Failing the Business," indicates that, in many... Read More »

What's the Cloud's Role in Digital Transformation?

A new study reports that while digital transformation is a top priority for enterprises, most IT decision-makers have not fully implemented the technology needed to address initiatives that are critical to digital business. The report, "State of Digital Transformation 2016," defines digital... Read More »

Why Many Organizations Don't Trust Their Data

Despite all of the talk about the potential of data and analytics (D&A), most of the professionals who work closely in these areas are not confident in the integrity and reliability of the resulting insights, according to a recent survey commissioned by KPMG International and conducted by Forrester Consulting. The accompanying report, "Read More »

How IT Leaders Can Cope With Network Sprawl

Ninety-two percent of IT professionals surveyed said that adopting cloud technologies is important to their organization's long-term business success, according to a survey by SolarWinds, an IT software firm. Yet 60 percent of the respondents said it is unlikely that their entire... Read More »

Public Cloud Helps Global Firm Grow Its Business

A move to the cloud implemented with the right partner enabled Glory Global Solutions to extricate itself from a "Tower of Babel" of  different legacy systems.

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