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Private Cloud Fuels Formula One Racing Dynasty

The Infinite Red Bull racing team has won the last four consecutive Formula One championships thanks, in part, to its selection and usage of computing resources.

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Data Protection Without Hardware Investments

Thanks to Virtual Appliance, The Aldridge Company can protect data locally and replicate it to the cloud without the need to purchase any on-site hardware.

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The Race for the Software-Defined Enterprise

When it comes to defining the next generation of enterprise IT, it's a contest between VMware, Microsoft and a broad alliance of vendors supporting the OpenStack framework.

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How Virtualization Drives Peak IT Performance

While CIOs want to devote more of IT's time to business-driving strategies and less on day-to-day fixes, they're faced with an uphill struggle: Six of 10 tech professionals say they spend too much time is tracking and compiling IT expenses as opposed to performing IT analysis, according to a recent survey from Logicalis US. The majority... Read More »

Internal IT Coming to Terms With the Cloud

The challenge facing nearly every IT organization today is not whether to make use of cloud computing services, but the degree to which they want to manage it. Despite the popular perception that internal IT organizations are threatened by cloud services, a new survey suggests that most of them aspire to manage only about half the cloud services being used by their organization by 2016.... Read More »

Three Flawed Issues About Cloud Computing

CIOs who embrace cloud computing will be able to focus less of their time on the utility aspect of IT and more of their time on adding business value to their organization.

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CIOs Need Better Tools to Meet Expectations

Consider the Key Performance Indicator (KPI) as the ultimate "report card" for CIOs and tech departments. Metrics reflecting systems uptime and availability, overall performance, and data protection all loom large in evaluating whether IT is up to the task. Fortunately, the majority of organizations are doing a pretty good job, according to a recent survey from Continuity Software. But... Read More »

For Enterprise IT, Cloud Pricing Isn't Simple

With the rise of cloud computing, pricing models and business agreements are becoming increasingly complex. 451 Research cloud economist Owen Rogers offers guidance.

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The Emerging Salesforce.com Economy

As Saleforce.com continues to extend its reach beyond software as a service it's becoming clear the company is emerging as a major cloud computing resource in the enterprise. A new survey of more than 450 business and IT professionals conducted by the MIT Sloan School of Management and Bluewolf Consulting, an IT... Read More »

Gaining a Competitive Edge With Cloud Computing

New ways to maximize the advantages of cloud computing seem to emerge every day, and it's clear that the organizations embracing the cloud are sprinting ahead of the competition with regard to key, ROI-boosting strategies, according to a survey from the IBM Center for Applied Insights. The accompanying report, "Under Cloud Cover: How Leaders are Accelerating Competitive Differentiation,"... Read More »

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