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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 >

3PAR Bidding War Hits $2B

Dell matches HP's offer in an effort to win over utility storage maker 3PAR. Read More >

3PAR Bidding War Rages On

Dell raised the stakes in its bidding war against HP for storage vendor 3PAR, upping its offer to $1.6 billion, or $24.30 a share. HP countered five hours later. Read More >

Dell's $99 Smartphone

Dell introduces the Android-running Aero smartphone as its first U.S. smartphone - a designation that puts its Streak in clear tablet terms. Read More >

Infrastructure-as-a-Service Is on the Rise

IAAS delivers computer infrastructure, typically a platform virtualization environment as a service. Read More >

IT Spending Growth Forecast

A U.K.-based study on IT spending is bullish for the remainder of the year with single-digit growth forecasts through 2014. Unsurprisingly, cloud computing and service-oriented environments get a lot of attention in the research analysis. Read More >

Dell, Aruba in Wireless LAN Deal

A multi-year agreement will deliver Aruba Networks' wireless LAN solutions under Dell's PowerConnect W-Series networking portfolio. Read More >

IT Outsourcing Plummets in 2Q 2010

Report says IT outsourcing dropped 30 percent in 2Q 2010 compared with the prior quarter, and 23 percent year-on-year. However, innovations such as cloud computing are beginning to influence the market. Read More >

Research Slideshow: CIOs Harbor High Expectations for Cloud Computing

CIOs and other top IT managers are more interested than ever in cloud-computing solutions for their enterprise needs, according to a new survey from Savvis. That is because many of them would like to get out of the business of managing their IT infrastructure and are looking to the cloud for outsourcing. But this does not mean that the cloud is getting a "free pass" from senior tech managers.... Read More >

Dow Jones CIO on Cloud Rights

We had the chance to speak with Dean Del Vecchio, SVP CIO/CAO at Dow Jones and a member of the Gartner Global IT Council for Cloud Computing, to gain further insight into the council's recently released "6 Rights of Cloud Computing." This guideline is sorely needed for CIOs contemplating further cloud initiatives. Read More >

Cloud Engineering: The CIO's Dilemma

Gartner defines cloud engineering as the process of designing the systems necessary to leverage the power and economics of cloud resources to solve business problems. You can bring this skill set in-house, but there may be other options that prove more cost-effective for your organization. Read More >

Trends Slideshow: 9 Reasons Smartphones Will Take Over Business Computing

In her first post as Editor In Chief of CIO Insight, Susan Nunziata made no bones about her bullishness for the future of mobile computing in the enterprise. We'll go one step further here, skipping right over laptops and tablets, and offer you a future where smartphones are the... Read More >

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 >

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