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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 >

The Five Cloud Concerns Faced by All Industries

Of all industries, the financial services industry is the most exposed to risk in the cloud, according to a new report. Not surprisingly, security awareness is higher in technology firms, with most saying excessive sharing of data in the cloud is a top cyber-security concern. Conducted by the security intelligence arm of CloudLock, the report, titled "Read More >

Best Practices for Embracing the Hybrid Cloud

More than 65% of enterprise IT organizations committed to hybrid cloud technologies by the end of 2015, vastly driving the rate and pace of change in IT organizations, according to IDC. The key business drivers for public cloud adoption include greater agility, faster time to market, disaster recovery, business... Read More >

How Unexpected Costs Create a ‘Cloud Hangover’

While the majority of CIOs and other IT decision-makers are generally satisfied with their cloud deployments, they're burdened with a wealth of associated, unplanned expenses, Read More >

Goodwill Embraces the Benefits of Virtualization

The prominent social service organization relies on virtualization to take IT performance and disaster recovery to a higher level. Read More >

CIOs Face Expanding Security Concerns

As regulatory compliance pressures increase, CIOs must take a progressively integrated and holistic approach to information risk management. Read More >

Enterprise Security Gets Cloudy

Companies experiences 9.3 cloud-based insider threat incidents each month, according to a recent survey. Read More >

GE CIO Is Tasked With Driving $1B in Gains

GE is shifting huge portions of its app portfolio to the cloud, and the company's new CIO will work with LOB execs to drive savings through its cloud initiative.  Read More >

Why Data Oversharing Is a Major Security Concern

A new survey found more than one-quarter of employees have uploaded a file containing sensitive data to the cloud. Read More >

Why Cloud-based Security Services Are on the Rise

A new study finds an increase in IT security incidents since last year (no surprise there) and a boost in security budgets this year (certainly a nice surprise). The PwC study also revealed a greater adoption of security frameworks, and the use of cloud-based security services. The study, "The Global State of Information Security Survey 2016,"... Read More >

How to Prevent the Costly Misuse of Cloud Services

A large software company that lacked a coherent cloud strategy found out the hard way that its employees were racking up $1 million per month on unchecked cloud services.  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 >

The Rise of No-Code Citizen Developers

Traditional programming methods and application development platforms are too slow, too expensive and are fraught with miscommunications, according to a new survey. That's driving enterprises to seek a better ROI in application development and delivery through so-called "citizen developers." Because customizing applications often requires costly hand-coded programming, companies are using these... Read More >

Mining Company’s CIO Digs Into Tech Innovation

Hudbay Minerals, a Canadian mining company, becomes more data driven as it strives to create sustainable value in the communities where it operates. 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 >

11 Ways to Protect Data in the Cloud

The recent avalanche of security breaches is forcing CIOs to establish new due diligence priorities to protect business data in the cloud. This is an especially timely issue, given the FTC's recent ruling, which Read More >

Managing Cloud Costs (and Expectations)

Today, cloud computing growth outpaces all other IT spending, according to IDC.... Read More >

Rolling With the Cloud and the As-a-Service Economy

Clouds hold the greatest promise for delivering “as-a-service” capabilities, yet many enterprises say they are years away from using any form of “as a service.” 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 >

The Real Costs of Cloud Application Portability

A major decision that IT leaders must address is when to choose lock-in over cloud app portability. Here are some tips to consider before deciding. Read More >

Rancho BioSciences Harnesses the Power of Big Data

Rancho BioSciences, a provider of data curation services for the pharmaceutical industry, turns to the cloud to deliver model performance. Read More >

Why IT Spends Too Much Time on Asset Management

When it's time for a software or compliance audit, tech departments are spending too much time collecting asset inventory data and reconciling asset inventory sources, according to Read More >

Automation and the Modern CIO

The modern CIO runs one of the most critical departments in the business. IT is the seat of innovation, so the direction the CIO ought to take is discussed at the board level. In this transitional period for IT, trends have ever-shortening lifespans; disruption is the norm. The CIO is empowered to lead the business across... Read More >

CIOs Are Confident About the Digital Disruption ‘Edge’

The vast majority of CIOs and other business leaders anticipate that their organizations will be impacted by digital disruption over the next 10 years–and most of them believe this shift will give them an advantage over competitors, according to a recent survey from Harvey Nash and KPMG. The Read More >

CTO Takes the New York Public Library Digital

The CTO of the second-largest public library in the United States reveals how the library’s digital transformation has prepared it for the 21st century. Read More >

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