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McDonald's Moves Application Development to the Cloud

McDonald s saw the cloud as a way to cut costs and enhance flexibility for its development teams, which standardized on the IBM Rational toolset. Read More >

U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra's Departure Raises Doubts About Nation's Top IT Role

The federal CIO has no authority outside the Office of Management and Budget. While he can evangelize the ideas he had about open-source and cloud-based computing, U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra had no means by which he could actually require such changes. Read More >

Server Virtualization Widely Adopted, Symantec Report Says

The survey examined how organizations plan to move business-critical initiatives to virtual and hybrid cloud computing environments. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: Data Security, Cloud Sprawl Are Top IT Concerns

Three years ago, IT services provider Avanade conducted a global survey to quantify the real and perceived business value, as well as the potential pitfalls, of cloud computing as an emerging technology. The company recently commissioned research firm Kelton Research to revisit the topic with a new online survey to determine where cloud computing is in the adoption cycle. Kelton surveyed 573... Read More >

After Lockheed Martin Hack, RSA to Replace SecurID Tokens

Hackers hit defense contractor Lockheed Martin using SecurID data stolen from RSA Security, and now the company's CEO is offering to replace user tokens. Read More >

Cloud Computing: Legal Risks Every CIO Should Know

Business customers need to be aware of the significant legal risks and implications associated with cloud computing. Here are six key questions to consider before sailing off into the public cloud. Read More >

Cloud Computing Maturing, AMD Survey Finds

The chipmaker surveyed businesses and found that 75 percent of respondents were either already using the cloud or were looking into it. Read More >

Citrix Launches Commercial Version of OpenStack Cloud Platform

Citrix Systems announced Project Olympus, a new cloud infrastructure product based on the open-source cloud operating system OpenStack. Read More >

Cloud Adoption Lags in Health Care IT

Health care organizations hesitate to embrace the cloud primarily due to concerns about data security, privacy and cloud management, according to a survey by CDW. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: Quiz: How Well Do You Speak Cloud?

Do you know your Django from your Hadoop? If so, then you'll ace this quiz, designed to challenge your grasp of cloud jargon and terminology. If these terms leave you feeling a little "lost in the cloud," fear not. The questions and answers you'll find in this quiz are based on a very CIO-friendly glossary provided in the recent book " Building... Read More >

Microsoft, Google Battle for Enterprise Cloud Dominance

There’s one very large obstacle standing in the way of Microsoft’s path to the cloud: Google, which has devoted enormous resources to developing and deploying its own cloud-based offerings for small and midsize businesses, and the enterprise. Read More >

Amazon Unveils Oracle DB Management Cloud Service

Amazon Web Services on May 24 launched the Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for use with Oracle Database 11g Release 2. Read More >

Dell Streak Pro Tablet to Target Biz Users

With a 10.1-inch screen and Android “Honeycomb” OS, Dell is targeting business users with its Streak Pro, reportedly available in June 2011. Read More >

EMCs CIO Dishes On Hottest 2011 Tech Trends

In this exclusive news video, Eric Lundquist, V.P. of editorial content at Ziff Davis Enterprise, catches up with Sanjay Mirchandani, CIO of EMC at the 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium to discuss which trends are changing the technology industry and how CIO's can create new capabilities for their companies. According to Mirchandani, cloud computing, the mobile Internet, big data and new business... Read More >

Amazon, SAP Partner on Enterprise Cloud Solutions

Amazon Web Services and SAP have teamed up to deliver a suite of SAP’s core enterprise solutions running in production on the AWS cloud. Read More >

Akamai, Riverbed Partner to Optimize Hybrid Clouds

Riverbed and Akamai officials announced May 10 their plans to create a joint application acceleration solution that leverages the capabilities of both vendors to improve performance in hybrid cloud networks. Read More >

Cloud Service Negotiations: Five Essential Factors

Cloud services offer a very credible alternative to traditional IT delivery models, and enterprise uptake is growing dramatically. However, service delivery via a shared cloud platform introduces negotiating and contracting nuances. Here are five points to consider before you start any negotiations with cloud vendors. Read More >

Infrastructure Slideshow: Gartner's Cloud Computing Outlook 2011

With cloud computing at a critical crossroads, research from Gartner cautions CIOs to manage inherent risks and unexpected costs during what is expected to be a technology revolution. The research examines key issues driving cloud adoption, and seeks to separate reality from hyperbole with... Read More >

IT Job Market Grows to Meet Demands of Cloud Computing, Managed Services

The Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed a net gain of 17,800 IT-related jobs in April--the 11th consecutive month of positive job growth across four primary IT labor segments. Read More >

Cloud Spending: The Hidden Truth

Recognizing that cloud computing is really a framework for understanding application delivery helps us interpret and adjust our strategies. We can look at where the spending is taking place— not in terms of use case or business unit, but by budget area. Read More >

What the Five-Day AWS Outage Means for the Cloud

Amazon Web Services experienced disruptions in its EC2 hosting service, taking down popular Web sites including Foursquare, Reddit, Quora and Hootsuite, leaving IT managers to wonder whether to continue using the service. Read More >

Windows 7 Still Lags Behind Windows XP, Despite 350 Million Licenses Sold

Despite its push into newer areas such as smartphones and cloud computing, Microsoft still relies on legacy platforms like Windows for much of its bottom-line revenue. Read More >

Intel Earnings Strong on Growth of Mobile Market, Cloud Computing

Intel had a record first quarter that kicked off a strong start to 2011, thanks to continued strong enterprise sales despite a softening in consumer markets. Read More >

Microsoft Releases Office 365 Beta

With the launch of it's public beta for Office 365, Microsoft is continuing its "all in" cloud computing strategy as it tries to take on cloud rivals like Google. Read More >

The Reinvention of Dell

PC maker Dell has been undergoing a transformation, becoming a full-service IT systems maker by taking on software and services capabilities as well, making the data center the company's No. 1 priority. Read More >

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