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Internal IT Coming to Terms With the Cloud

The challenge facing nearly every IT organization today is not whether to make use of cloud computing services, but the degree to which they want to manage it. Despite the popular perception that internal IT organizations are threatened by cloud services, a new survey suggests that most of them aspire to manage only about half the cloud services being used by their organization by 2016.... Read More >

Three Flawed Issues About Cloud Computing

CIOs who embrace cloud computing will be able to focus less of their time on the utility aspect of IT and more of their time on adding business value to their organization. Read More >

Are CIOs at Risk?

CIOs suffer from shorter tenures than many other senior executives. In today's business and IT environment, achieving career stability is no easy task. Read More >

IT Outsourcing Reaches the Automation Crossroads

As IT automation technologies become increasingly mainstream in 2014, the decision to outsource IT is becoming more complex. Read More >

Syrian Electronic Army Goes After Skype

Skype temporarily lost control of its social media accounts as hackivist group Syrian Electronic Army gained access. Read More >

Cyber-Attackers to Focus on Internet of Things in 2014: IT Experts

A number of IT security experts expect that attackers will increasingly focus on compromising embedded devices and consumer devices that make up the Internet of things. Read More >

Six Tech Trends That Will Shape IT in 2014

Personal clouds, the Internet of things and social collaboration are among the tech trends that will significantly impact the enterprise in 2014. Are you ready? Read More >

For Enterprise IT, Cloud Pricing Isn't Simple

With the rise of cloud computing, pricing models and business agreements are becoming increasingly complex. 451 Research cloud economist Owen Rogers offers guidance. Read More >

Six Top Tech Trends to Watch in 2014

Companies are discovering that they must approach IT in radically different ways. Here are six technology trends that will sweep through the enterprise in 2014. Read More >

The Emerging Salesforce.com Economy

As Saleforce.com continues to extend its reach beyond software as a service it's becoming clear the company is emerging as a major cloud computing resource in the enterprise. A new survey of more than 450 business and IT professionals conducted by the MIT Sloan School of Management and Bluewolf Consulting, an IT... Read More >

The Future of Analytics is Streaming in the Cloud

Business analytics is becoming more prescriptive and making information available in real-time so it can be directly applied to a specific transaction or event. Read More >

Gaining a Competitive Edge With Cloud Computing

New ways to maximize the advantages of cloud computing seem to emerge every day, and it's clear that the organizations embracing the cloud are sprinting ahead of the competition with regard to key, ROI-boosting strategies, according to a survey from the IBM Center for Applied Insights. The accompanying report, "Under Cloud Cover: How Leaders are Accelerating Competitive Differentiation,"... Read More >

Outsourced Clouds Gaining Momentum

In its fifth survey on outsourcing trends, Savvis, a CenturyLink company in the cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions space, projects a reversal in IT infrastructure. Today, 65 percent of IT infrastructure resides in in-house environments, but 70 percent of organizations will outsource their infrastructure by 2018. ("Infrastructure" refers to co-location, managed hosting, outsourced... Read More >

Why Ruby is a Good Fit for the Enterprise

The head of technology at an enterprise software company, Coupa Software, tells eWEEK why Ruby is enterprise-ready. Read More >

Cloud Emerging as Best Option for BI

As big data continues to increase its impact upon today's organizations, CIOs must continue to incorporate effective business intelligence (BI) solutions to support revenue-enhancing efforts. In fact, these solutions now account for a $13 billion market, according to Gartner, as enterprises are finding that they can help business-side departments make better sense of sales numbers, consumer... Read More >

Cloud Adoption Grows Despite New Challenges

Cloud computing has moved into the mainstream of IT, but a new 451 Research report finds that a significant number of non-IT obstacles exist. Read More >

Organizations Shifting Cloud Strategies

We know that high-profile cloud platforms are big—and are only going to get bigger. But don't assume that once an organization moves part or all of its tech functions to a public cloud system, that the migration is permanent. In fact, one-quarter of companies are transferring IT services from public cloud providers to on-premise systems and/or private cloud models, according to a recent... Read More >

CIOs Embracing Hybrid Cloud Model

CIOs favor hybrid cloud environments due to reduced complexity and increased flexibility, but many of them are concerned about security issues. Read More >

T2 Drives Big Gains Through Storage

Parking management firm T2 Systems turned to a more sophisticated SAN infrastructure to take its operations into the digital age. Read More >

CIOs Focusing on Cloud Application Performance

While just about every CIO plans to move to the cloud in one form or another, a new survey of 468 CIOs conducted by Research in Action on behalf of Compuware finds that confidence in cloud application performance is not very... Read More >

CIOs Rise Again on the Coattails of Cloud Computing, SaaS

NEWS ANALYSIS: The CIO’s role was written off as irrelevant until enterprises realized they needed somebody to take charge of cloud computing and software as a service. Read More >

Managing Security and Compliance in the Cloud

For many IT departments, ensuring that customer data is secure and in regulatory compliance rarely happens due to the consumerization of IT. Read More >

Senior Execs Move Forward With Cloud Investments

Who's on board with the cloud? Contrary to the impression that the cloud is the stuff of tech geeks, it appears that senior-level execs—the C-Suiters, VPs, and CIO and IT director-level decision-makers—are more likely to push forward with cloud initiatives than IT managers, according to a recent survey from Evolve IP. Either way,... Read More >

Complexity and Legacy IT Delay Cloud Adoption

Existing IT infrastructure in the enterprise has caused CIOs around the world to question whether implementing cloud-based solutions right away is a good idea, according to a new survey of 300 CIOs and senior IT professionals by communications firm NTT.... Read More >

Cloudswell Moves to Hybrid Cloud, Cuts Its Costs

Faced with the decision to build a new data center or move to a cloud-based service model, Cloudswell chose the latter—and achieved significant savings. Read More >

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