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Get Your Head in the Clouds

CIOs need to embrace cloud-based applications and infrastructure in order for their organization to be digitally competitive, but a lack of budget and security concerns is hampering their digital initiatives.

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Eight Top Challenges of Virtualization Management

Virtualization now accounts for one-half of all server workloads—and it should reach more than 85 percent by 2016, according to Gartner. The benefits are many: Virtualization can reduce server incidents by 27 percent, system downtime by 26 percent and app-to-market time by 22 percent, according to research from VMware. It allows IT to better respond to customer and stakeholder... Read More »

The Power of Two: When CIOs and CMOs Work Together

When CIOs and CMOs share a unified digital vision, IT and marketing have the ability to create the best-possible digital experience for their customers.

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Debunking Five Myths of Enterprise App Development

Many businesses harbor mistaken beliefs about building mobile apps, according to FeedHenry, which makes open standard-based mobile platforms for enterprise. The Burlington, Mass., firm has formulated five myths about enterprise app development and debunked them with five solutions. FeedHenry analyzed internal customer data and industry RFPs of organizations with more than 1,000 employees in... Read More »

Northgate Markets Heads to the Cloud

A fast-growing independent grocery store chain turns to an integration PaaS solution to tie together a diverse array of IT and business systems.

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Brits, Data Analytics and Big Decision-Making

Senior business leaders in the United Kingdom are using their intuition, experience, and the advice and experience of others, as opposed to data and analytics, when it comes to making an important decision, according to a new survey by PwC. Asked to rank the most important factors in their decision-making process, 41 percent of the U.K.... Read More »

The Big Data Disconnect Between IT and Business

A disconnect between the business and IT sides of enterprise may cause big data not live up to expectations, according to a new survey by Wikibon. Besides the IT department's focus on installing and maintaining systems to crunch Big Data, there should be a business conversation about how it can provide actionable solutions, the survey says. The... Read More »

Nine Best Practices for Plan/Build/Run Frameworks

With these nine best practices, the Plan/Build/Run model can put IT teams ahead of the curve in delivering effective programs in today’s ever-competitive business environment. 

 

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11 Ways Data Analysis Can Boost Your Bottom Line

Companies recognize the need to analyze the data they amass, but the ROI is often unclear. Depending on the organization, industry and type of data at hand, analysis can either lead to lucrative insights or come up dry, according to Dev Patel, CEO and founder of BitYota, a data analytics company. Clearly, many companies also want to hire... Read More »

Why CIOs Select Public Clouds

Business and IT executives are increasingly turning to public clouds, not private ones, for greater agility and flexibility. The results include improved efficiency and lower costs.

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