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Pros and Cons of the Private Cloud

Nearly one-half of organizations have launched private clouds, according to industry research. And among those which have done so, roughly two-thirds say they've been successful in their efforts. Still, there are even more companies which are going the public cloud route—nearly nine of 10, in fact. Clearly, there are choices to be made. (And those choices may include both. Many... Read More »

Improving Your Network's Resiliency

Network resilience is a critical issue in today's business environment. Success requires a different strategy and new technologies, such as software-defined networking.

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Companies Unprepared for Data, Cloud Challenges

While companies talk the talk on big data analytics, mobile, social media and the cloud, few are actually ready to respond to these challenges, according to a new survey from IBM. The accompanying report, titled "The IT Infrastructure Conversation: New Content, New Participants, New Tone," indicates that senior tech executives recognize IT's role as a business and revenue driver. And most... Read More »

10 Key Factors of Cloud Migration

The cloud is radically changing business and how organizations interact with customers, partners, and employees. According to research by Oxford Economics, the cloud "is already central to strategic vision and operations—and its influence is growing rapidly." Oxford Economics' new survey, "Read More »

Synchronoss Takes a Clear View of the Cloud

A provider of services for mobile providers and cellular carriers turns to a cloud-based price comparison tool to boost agility and deliver greater value.

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Best Practices for Leveraging Cloud Storage Models

To derive the most benefit from cloud storage, organizations must have an in-depth understanding of their IT environments and current state costs to make the best vendor and solution selections.

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Cloud Enthusiasm Hits Near-Universal Levels

Momentum for cloud deployment is reaching full-throttle levels, according to a new survey report from Evolve IP. The accompanying report, titled "Cloud of Dreams: The Adoption of Cloud Services—2014," reveals that an immense majority of tech employees and leaders feel the cloud represents the very future of IT. Most have already launched cloud services, and nearly as many intend to... Read More »

Big Data Demands Big Changes in Storage

As big data takes shape and organizations accumulate larger volumes of data, many CIOs are reexamining storage strategies and technologies.

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SIM IT Trends: Tomorrow Will Be Faster Than Today

The role of CIOs and IT organizations is increasingly business oriented, and successful CIOs will need people skills—not technical smarts—to succeed in the workplace.

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Digitalization: The Time to Speed Up is Now

Digitalization will be a never-ending commitment for enterprises, but it has the potential to create significant business impact and ensure relevance in the marketplace.

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