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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. Read More >

Digital Transformation Is About More Than Tech

While the completion of a digital transformation has emerged as a top strategic priority for many organizations, continuing dependencies on legacy technologies create barriers to such efforts, according to a recent survey from Forbes Insights and Hitachi. However, the accompanying report, "How to Win at Digital... 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 >

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. Read More >

IT Execs Are Challenged by Digital Transformation

IT leaders are grappling with how to cost-effectively transform their organization into a digital enterprise even though they are being limited by traditional enterprise thinking. Many struggle to achieve the transformation while simultaneously delivering measurable operational and business improvements and staying strategically relevant, according to a meta-study of 352 surveys analyzed by... Read More >

How Hybrid Cloud Security Can Defeat DDoS Attacks

Cyber-crime costs come from advanced cyber-threats and businesses' complacency when it comes to protection from distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. While many companies have attack-mitigation technology, they may not understand how critical a hybrid security model can be. A broad-scale and sustained DDoS attack can strain the capacity of on-premise appliances, and companies cannot... Read More >

Securing the Cloud Security From the Inside-Out

It's important to have a plan in place to protect against the most common threats to your cloud infrastructure. Understanding your vulnerabilities by thinking like an attacker and mapping your defenses to the cyber kill chain can go a long way in protecting your organization. Taking preventive actions will result in an early warning against the most common threats and help you identify a... Read More >

Why Companies Are Cutting Back Cloud Investments

While the cloud remains a versatile resource for business functions, organizations are reducing their overall adoption of cloud tools, according to a recent survey from CompTIA. Don't get us wrong here: The resulting "Read More >

How Digital Assets Strain IT Security Efforts

A notable number of IT security professionals said a corporate mindset that current measures are “good enough” presents a major obstacle in the pursuit of new security initiatives, according to a recent survey from CompTIA. The resulting report, titled “Practices of Security... Read More >

CIO at Ed Tech Company Leads the Way to the Cloud

The former CIO at Red Hat has taken the reins at Ellucian, an education technology company that serves 2,400 institutions.   Read More >

Why IT Has Fallen Behind the Pace of Business

Very few IT and business leaders feel that their organization is extremely nimble in responding to future business needs, according to a recent survey from Unisys Corporation. The resulting report, titled "Meeting the Demands of the Digital Generation: Get Good at Cloud Now!" indicates that it's critical for tech teams... Read More >

How One Company Reduced Its Help Tickets by 80%

GIW Industries, a manufacturer of slurry pumps, turned to a cloud-based file sharing and collaboration strategy that greatly reduced IT’s workload. Read More >

Why IT Leaders Love the Public Cloud

Remember when organizations once feared the public cloud? If only because they were concerned about data security? Well, no longer, as the vast majority of companies have migrated to the public cloud and expect to boost their presence there in the immediate future, Read More >

KiloWatts for Humanity Taps the Power of Clouds

A nonprofit organization that seeks to bring electricity to underdeveloped countries turns to the cloud to manage IT more efficiently. Read More >

Hyatt Gives Cloud-based Training System Five Stars

Hyatt Hotels has turned to a cloud system to implement a more advanced training and development framework that includes mobile and social capabilities. Read More >

Does Data Collection Waste Time and Resources?

While IT and many organizations are in the midst of an unprecedented explosion in data-gathering, a new study finds that only 15 percent of all stored data contains business-critical information. The remaining 85 percent is either dark, meaning its value is unknown, redundant, obsolete or trivial. The reason, according to the... Read More >

What CIOs Need to Run a Hybrid IT Environment

While the vast majority of CIOs, tech managers and IT professionals said cloud deployment factors greatly into long-term business strategies, most do not expect to migrate all of their company's infrastructure to the cloud, according to a recent survey from SolarWinds. The resulting "Read More >

Cloud Apps Rise Despite Cloud Security Concerns

Cloud computing spend grew 20 percent last year, but security of critical data and systems remain key issues and barriers to adopting cloud services. As a result, cloud security concerns are rising as investment in it grows, according to a new report by Crowd Research Partners, but that's not stopping companies from using the cloud. The study, "2016 Cloud Security Spotlight Report," was... Read More >

Traditional Security Is Ineffective in the Cloud

Clouds are radically changing business and IT functions, and the change comes with a cost: defending the cloud with traditional security tools no longer makes sense.  Read More >

4 Steps to Consider in a Cloud Integration Framework

The transition from only a handful of monolithic systems to a more disparate ecosystem of applications has made cloud integrations more challenging. Read More >

Approaching Cloud Security From the Inside-Out

It's important to have a plan in place to protect against the most common threats to your cloud infrastructure. Understanding your vulnerabilities by thinking like an attacker and mapping your defenses to the cyber kill chain can go a long way in protecting your organization. Taking preventive actions will result in an early warning against the most common threats and help you identify a... Read More >

Brown University's CIO Touts the Digital Classroom

Ravi Pendse is a CIO who also teaches students, and his quest to make Brown University a leader in tech use has shaped how technology anchors the digital classroom.  Read More >

Shifting to Hybrid IT Is No Simple Task

Most businesses have shifted from on-premise infrastructures to hybrid IT environments, creating a dual mandate for IT professionals: increase efficiency through cloud services and ensure that critical systems, databases and applications are secure, according to a new survey. "Cloud adoption is nearly ubiquitous, but it's not now and... Read More >

How the Cloud Reshapes Roles and Responsibilities

As an IT leader, it is imperative that you recognize the human element in the move to cloud management and reassure your team that the cloud creates opportunities. Read More >

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