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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. Read More >

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 using... Read More >

How Digital Labor Reduces Business and IT Costs

Robotic process automation will provide a great advantage for the CIOs who embrace it—and be dangerously disruptive for the businesses that disregard its transformational potential. 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 businesses... 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. Read More >

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. Read More >

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 expand... 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. Read More >

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. Read More >

Six Key Lessons of DevOps

DevOps is growing rapidly. But achieving success is far from guaranteed. The agile approach requires different thinking and approaches. Read More >

Doing Big Data Analytics Right

Big data analytics offers revolutionary capabilities but achieving results requires a strategic vision—and a view into how it can create business value. Read More >

Potential Problems Lurking in Private Clouds

Companies are increasingly turning to private clouds to run their mission-critical applications. But many are leaving their cloud performance subject to chance, according to a new survey from Continuity Software. A surprisingly large number do not test private cloud availability, findings show, and the majority do not have a recovery... Read More >

Inside IT With CenturyLink CIO Bill Bradley

A CenturyLink veteran, Bill Bradley talks about cultural challenges in the workplace, the advantages of cloud computing, and the importance of reacting positively to change. Read More >

What Does Bezos's Law Mean for Your Data Center?

If the cost of cloud storage is dropping by 50 percent every three years, it might be time for many CIOs to get rid of their data centers and move to a cloud platform. Read More >

Enterprises Double Down With Cloud Investments

Large enterprises are poised to increase their SAP cloud investments, but are committed to a future of hybrid clouds for security, privacy and compliance issues. Read More >

Organizations Taking Outage Risks in the Cloud

When it comes to establishing a customer-facing presence in the cloud, how much downtime is too much? An hour? Two hours? An entire working day? If those times seem long, then you may be surprised to learn that one-quarter of IT professionals say that up to just under nine hours a year or even longer is perfectly acceptable, according to a recent survey from Read More >

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. Read More >

Coping With a Cloud Outage

Cloud computing presents enormous opportunities for the enterprise, but it's critical to proactively prepare for cloud outages as well as outright provider failures. 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. Read More >

Are CIOs at Risk?

CIOs suffer from shorter tenures than many other senior executives. In today's business and IT environment, achieving career stability is no easy task. Read More >

IT Outsourcing Reaches the Automation Crossroads

As IT automation technologies become increasingly mainstream in 2014, the decision to outsource IT is becoming more complex. Read More >

Syrian Electronic Army Goes After Skype

Skype temporarily lost control of its social media accounts as hackivist group Syrian Electronic Army gained access. Read More >

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