Data Center Cloud Computing Category


Automation, Enterprise Adoption and SLAs to Drive Cloud Growth in 2011

The growing cloud ecosystem will continue to spawn a new class of products and services, a Datapipe report predicts. Read More >

Gartner: SaaS Applications a $10.7 Billion Market

The research firm predicts strong double-digit growth in revenue for the enterprise SAAS applications market in 2010 and 2011. Read More >

Innovation Slideshow: Will Economic Recovery Drive Enterprise Cloud Initiatives?

CIOs and other senior IT managers say they expect demand for cloud-computing solutions to rise in their enterprises as an anticipated economic recovery takes hold. In some cases, these IT decision-makers expect to be the ones driving the cloud initiatives, while in other cases the movement toward the cloud is expected to be driven by other enterprise stakeholders, according to a new report... Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: Business Process Transformation in the Cloud

Cloud computing is the technology innovation du jour . Yet, this much-hyped storage and application delivery solution remains cloaked in mystery for many executives, particularly those on the business side of their organizations. Likewise, as CIO you likely understand the technology of cloud computing, but are you fully aware of the business process transformation that cloud technology... Read More >

Cloud Computing Could Cut Data Center Energy Costs by 38 Percent

Pike Research, a clean technology market research firm, projects that cloud computing could help shave data center energy spending by 38 percent by 2020. Read More >

Majority of Enterprises Expected to Deploy Clouds by 2015

IDG says three-quarters of enterprises either already use or plan to use cloud computing solutions, but for 60 percent of IT managers, finding the right package is a challenge. Read More >

Study: Mainframes Critical to Data Center, Cloud Strategy

A study from CA Technologies finds that mainframes are still alive and well in the data center and will be an important part of companies' cloud strategies. Read More >

Virtualization, Cloud Computing Growing in Enterprise

While a majority of companies are implementing these new technologies, many lack the right tools to troubleshoot and manage performance. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: Seven Major Projects CIOs Should Consider

As IT vendors come out with new products and technologies over the coming years, you'll have a lot on your plate as CIO. At its Symposium/IT Expo 2010 in Cannes, France, research firm Gartner identified seven major IT projects that CIOs should consider tackling in the next three years to make sure they stay ahead of the game as technology decision-making moves beyond the confines of the IT... Read More >

Dell: a BlackBerry-Free Enterprise?

Dell plans to transition its 25,000 employees from BlackBerry smartphones to Windows 7-running Dell smartphones, a move it says will cut 25 percent from the company's mobile communications costs . Read More >

Mobility, Cloud Anchor AT+T Health Care Venture

AT&T's new ForHealth practice will combine existing health care projects with future services in mobility and in the cloud. Read More >

Cloud Computing Has Green ROI: Microsoft Study

By comparing on-premise business applications to cloud-based equivalents, the researchers found that cloud computing has positive effects on the environment, especially if you are a small company. Read More >

iPads, iPhones for Business: Try the Cloud

Little-known Oxygen Cloud, a beta-level online service, has begun providing support for large-scale enterprise migration to private storage clouds. Read More >

Security Slideshow: Risky Business: Social Networks, Mobility, Cloud Computing

CIOs and other tech managers harbor significant reservations about their ability to ensure enterprise security when it comes to the use of social networking, mobile platforms and cloud computing, according to a new survey from IBM. Most of the perceived risks have to do with the accessibility, use and control of data, especially regarding social networking and the potential danger of having... Read More >

Cloud Data Access Violations Rampant

Results show a sharp increase in the percentage of businesses with limited knowledge of which systems employees access. Read More >

Microsoft, New York City Sign Major IT Deal

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announce new cost-cutting cloud site license for all New York City employees based on per-use rather than per-seat fees. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: Adopting the Cloud: A Year of Trial and Error Ahead

Cloud computing appears poised to further increase its profile among enterprise users over the next year, according to a survey conducted by CompTIA, which is a member association for IT vendors and solution providers. CIOs and other tech decision-makers are interested in expanding their use of the cloud, and IT vendors/solution providers... Read More >

Dell Windows Phone 7 Due in 4Q

Dell's Venue Pro, its newest Windows Phone 7 smartphone, will debut in the U.S. this holiday season. Dell remains tight-lipped about an exact price or release date. Read More >

Books Slideshow: Fall Reading List: Books to Boost Your CIO IQ

Are you having difficulty dodging the political (and personal) "landmines" that exist in every corporate culture? Do you need to brush up on your negotiating skills so you can ensure C-level sign-off on the tech initiatives that you know will benefit your organization? Are you a CIO who must manage a scattered mobile IT team? If so, our baker's dozen fall 2010 reading list can help. A number of... Read More >

Dell's Android Tablet

Dell showed off a prototype of a 7-inch tablet PC running Google Android at Oracle OpenWorld. It will be the computer maker's second tablet PC after the 5-inch Streak. Read More >

GSA Cloud Contract: Who Will Win?

The federal government's General Services Administration invited software makers to submit their bids to become its new e-mail collaboration application provider. Google, Microsoft and IBM are all battling for the big job. Read More >

Gartner: External Cloud Budgets to Rise

Those enterprises that have IT budget allocated to cloud computing plan to increase their use of external cloud services. Read More >

Dell Tablet Powered by Intel Atom

Dell is showing off an upcoming mobile device that can be run as a tablet or as a netbook. The device, powered by Intel's Atom chip, will be out later this year. Read More >

HP Gets 3PAR

Dell backs down as bidding war for storage company tops $2 billion. Read More >

3PAR Suitor Dell Weighs Options

Dell has a couple of days to make the next move in its bidding war against HP for the small scale-out storage maker. Read More >

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