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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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11 Classic Cloud Storage Mistakes

More than ever, CIOs and other IT decision-makers are opting for a cloud model to accommodate their storage needs. The overwhelming volume of big data plays a major factor in this, of course. And research reveals that the move can benefit a number of IT functions and needed outcomes, including disaster recovery (as cited by 63 percent of managers), the centralization of data management (51... Read More »

Nine Best Practices for Cloud Implementation

More than four of five organizations now use some form of cloud computing, according to industry research, and a great number of companies are exploring new options for cloud deployment. The advantages are clear: 84 percent of CIOs say they've cut costs by moving applications to the cloud, and these applications deliver an average of 70 percent more ROI than on-premise ones. Organizations... Read More »

Top Technologies for Business Transformation

If you had to pick just one IT niche that will most transform business over the next several years, which would it be? The cloud? The Internet of Things? Mobility? All three of these rank high on a survey-supported list recently published by KPMG. And other included technologies may surprise you. Findings focus on a variety of enterprise and... Read More »

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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