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Cloud Computing Rights and Responsibilities

Although their tone reminds us vaguely of the U.S. Miranda warning, the spirit of these cloud services rights and responsibilities outlined by the Gartner Global IT Council for Cloud Services serve as a best-practices guideline for enterprises looking to deploy cloud-based solutions. The Council, which consists of CIOs of large enterprises that consume cloud services and Gartner analysts, has... Read More >

Dell Services Cloud Expands

In an expansion of its cloud strategy, Dell will begin implementing the limited production release of the Microsoft Windows Azure platform appliance to host public and private clouds for its customers. The Microsoft Windows Azure platform is a turnkey cloud platform for large service providers and enterprises to run in their own data centers. Read More >

Cisco Launches Cloud Enablement Services

As Cisco Systems reinvents itself partly as a cloud-computing infrastructure provider, it needs to add a set of services to wrap around all the hardware and software it wants to sell. Read More >

The Cloud Debate: Public Versus Private

What does the legal battle between and Microsoft really mean for the future of cloud computing? Read More >

Delving into Private and Public Clouds

An unsurprising report hides some surprising implications for enterprise private cloud computing. Read More >

Cutting Through Cloud Computing Clutter

Most of the vendor noise surrounding the cloud centers on needless religious wars. Read More >

Gartner Says Companies Taking Bad IT Habits into Cloud

Software-as-a-service applications will remain a focus of the enterprise for some time to come, according to a new research note from analysis firm Gartner. However, along with that adoption, a number of companies have started engaging in the same "bad practices" with the cloud that marked their use of on-premises software, particularly with regard to shelfware. Read More >

Workplace Slideshow: How Telecommuting Pays Off

Telecommuting—workers like it, the environment benefits from it, but a lot of bosses still disdain it. In a tight economy, though, it is harder than ever to argue with the bottom-line numbers. Allowing employees to work outside the office provides a great cost savings for organizations, according to new findings from Citrix Online and the Telework Research Network. Read More >

Dell Launches Slew of Printer Solutions

Computer and printing solutions giant Dell announced a series of printer solutions aimed at helping lawyers, teachers and health care staff, as well as a single function printer, the 5350dn. Designed for larger businesses, the 5350dn can print up to 50 single-sided pages per minute. The Dell 5350dn is currently available in the United States and starts at $1,519.99. The company is also offering... Read More >

The Future of Public and Private Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing is a hot IT infrastructure topic, but CIOs are still concerned about security, compliance and privacy. In this interview conducted at the MIT CIO Symposium, EMC's CIO offers in how to engage in cloud computing and still assure enterprise computing needs. Read More >

An Enterprise Approach to Software As A Service

Software as a Service offers potential for rapid application development and deployment, but there are enterprise software and security needs that must be taken into account before embarking on a service oriented enterprise architecture. Read More >

Strategic Tech Slideshow: Virtualization and Cloud Report Card

Attendees at the annual Network Instruments conference used the meet-up to discuss the challenges and opportunities of virtualization and cloud deployments. A survey of 105 IT decision makers at the event yielded the following results. Read More >

EMC and Ciscos Acadia Cloud Computing Initiative

Cloud computing is a hot technology trend for information technology professionals. Recently, EMC, Cisco, VMware and Intel announced Acadia, a joint venture headed up by Michael Capellas, former Compaq president. In this video news report, Elias explains how to mesh cloud computing and enterprise applications and the role Acadia will play in developing cloud computing for the enterprise. Read More >

Changing Role of the CIO

Anthony Christie leads Global Crossing's Information Technology groups, Global Crossing's Customer Experience Re-Engineering (CER) team and initiatives, and the new function of Global Business Process. In this interview, Christie discusses how new technologies such as cloud computing can effect the job function of the CIO. He also lets you in on new technologies, that should be on your radar... Read More >

Cloud Computing: Analyzing Business Expectations

Business people are riding high on the promise--and hype--cloud computing offers. Read More >

What RSA is Saying Now About IT Security

CIOs face more complexity than ever as an array of new technologies, from social media to cloud computing, open up new opportunities - and vulnerabilities. In ensuring that their businesses aren't exposed to new threats while charging into these new frontiers, IT security teams are essentially helping to enable emerging business models. Whether that means training employees on social media or... Read More >

RSA: Identity Theft Challenges for Healthcare

Healthcare providers face more challenges with identity theft than financial services firms, a panel of experts said at the RSA 2010 conference in San Francisco. Read More >

Demystifying Cloud Computing

It’s tough to tell the difference between true cloud computing and the smoke created by hype and buzz. Here’s how to clear the air. Read More >

Sybase's CIO on Cloud Computing, Mobility

Jim Swartz, a longtime veteran of the CIO ranks, explains his view of the cloud’s pros and cons, as well as what he sees in store for IT leaders in 2010. Read More >

Cloud Computing, Mobility Gain Focus for 2010

Cloud computing and new mobility technologies gain focus as IT executives look beyond cost-cutting to new productivity and growth opportunities. Read More >

Buzz vs. Business Benefits

Hype can be a powerful influence, so it needs to be countered with objectivity—and skepticism. Read More >

WashPost CIO: Pricing the Cloud

Yuvi Kochar has some mixed feelings about cloud computing, but he sees more potential than many other CIOs. Read More >

Flextronics CIO Analyzes Cloud Computing`s Forecast

David Smoley has seen some successes with Software as a Service (SaaS), but he’s not ready to jump all the way into cloud computing. Read More >

Guardian Life CIO: Caution in the Cloud

Frank Wander has seen enough to know that any move into cloud computing must be slow and measured. Read More >

Cloud Computing`s Sky-High Hype

The buzz around cloud computing is alive and well. But CIOs need to proceed carefully—and make sure they have the right understanding of what the ‘cloud’ actually is. Read More >

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