Data Center Cloud Computing Category

 

Agile Clouds

Cloud computing has become an indispensable IT resource for many companies, enabling them to provide improved agility, efficiency and scalability. Read More >

More Cloud Means More Worries For Enterprise Users

The enterprise's reliance on the cloud is expected to increase in the coming years. And most CIOs, seeing that trend, are trying to determine--if they haven't already--whether it's a good idea to follow it and move some services to the Web.

CIOs' Appreciation of the Cloud Keeps Growing

While business executives clearly forced the cloud computing issue, a new global survey of 327 business executives and CIOs conducted by Dimension Research on behalf of Host Analytics, a provider of financial applications in the cloud, finds that CIOs have developed a greater appreciation for the value of cloud... Read More >

Ten Ways to Ensure Disaster Protection in the Cloud

In a sense, the cloud is all about trust: You're outsourcing critical IT functions such as storage, data management, tech support and application oversight to a third party. The cloud is saving organizations a lot of money on operational and capital expenses, and it's freeing up in-house teams to focus on tech initiatives that support the company's core strengths and strategic mission. But what... Read More >

Unlocking Big Data in Social Technologies

Most of the news from Oracle's OpenWorld revolved around cloud services and a new social platform, but big data was the real story. Read More >

How a Great CIO Is Like a Great Quarterback

Leading an IT team and working with other business leaders to achieve success is a lot like running a successful offense. Read More >

Cloud Service Contracts: What CIOs Need to Know

Cloud outages can be damaging to your brand and to your bottom line. How can you best protect your organization if disaster strikes or other issues arise concerning your cloud-service provider? Know what's in your contract. Read More >

Lenovo Moves Into Cloud Services With Stoneware Buy

Stoneware makes a cloud network hosting environment for enterprises, with most of its customers in the education and government sectors. Read More >

Cloud Services Contracts: What CIOs Need to Know

Cloud outages can be damaging to your brand and to your bottom line. How can you best protect your organization if disaster strikes or other issues arise concerning your cloud-service provider? Know what's in your contract. Read More >

Cloud SLAs: Does Your Deal Leave You Exposed?

Many cloud vendors will not offer an SLA. Most will provide one if asked. Some will agree to negotiate the SLA, if only along the edges. Read More >

Dell CIO: Delivering on the BYOD Promise

Adriana Karaboutis, Dell's Global CIO, is aiming to create a highly mobile, efficient information environment for the company's 103,300 employees. A look at how she's accomplishing these goals offers a lesson for CIOs in a variety of industry sectors. Read More >

Enterprises Spurring Growth of Public, Private Clouds

Analysts report that both the public and private cloud markets continue to grow, with the public cloud market reaching $100 billion by 2016. Read More >

Enterprise Apps Slideshow: Mobile Application Development: A Top CIO Priority

Providers of application development (AD) solutions are in a global race to aid CIOs and other IT leaders who are looking to create enterprise-friendly apps accessible on a host of devices, including smartphones and tablets. A recent Gartner study, "Market Trends: Application Development Software Worldwide, 2012-2016," indicates that companies will be spending more than ever on AD software that... Read More >

Cloud Security Alliance Launches Privacy Initiative

Hong Kong's ASTRI partners with the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), as the CSA forms a Privacy Level Agreement group in the EU. Read More >

Cloud Computing Confusion Reigns

Cloud computing baffles many Americans, even regular users, according to a recent survey. However, even those who don't know exactly what the cloud is recognize its economic benefits and think the cloud is a catalyst for small-business growth, the survey showed. Read More >

VMware Launches vCloud Suite, Cloud Ops Forum

VMworld 2012 host unveils new bundle for virtual data centers and a new community for cloud provider partners. Read More >

Hot Tech Projects: EHR, Cloud, Workforce Optimization Top the List

ADP, Aetna, Brocade Communications, the DoD, NASA and Henry Ford Health Systems are among the 17 Fortune-ranked and mid-market companies highlighted in our latest roundup of Hot IT Projects. Information for this feature is provided exclusively to CIO Insight by the researchers at DiscoverOrg. Read More >

Salesforce.com Enhances Chatter Platform

The new Salesforce Communities application ties enterprise social media more closely with business processes. Meanwhile, Salesforce.com faces new competition, including Yammer, now part of Microsoft. Read More >

Gartner: IT Outsourcing Market Could Top 250 Billion in 2012

The growth of IT outsourcing is limited in Europe due to economic turmoil, but will grow in the U.S. and Asia. Read More >

Moving Sensitive Data to Cloud Storage Can Put Businesses at Risk

As more businesses move their data onto cloud-based storage platforms, security concerns remain under-appreciated. Read More >

NASA Mars Rover Landing Empowered by Dell Systems

Dell announced that its systems played a key role in the landing of the NASA Mars rover Curiosity. Read More >

Salesforce CEO Benioff Named to Cisco's Board of Directors

Benioff's appointment underscores Cisco's push to become the foundation for cloud computing infrastructures. Read More >

Strategic Tech Slideshow: 10 Tech Firms For CIOs to Watch

As the technology needs of the enterprise continue to shift - buffeted by trends such as consumerization and bring-your-own-device (BYOD), big data, cloud and security challenges - so too do the strategies of the leading tech vendors as they try to accommodate customer needs. We've seen major strategic shifts at Dell, while HP and Research in Motion have been weathering major market challenges... Read More >

Dell Offers Microsoft Office 365 to Small Businesses

Office 365 with Dell is available in the U.S. starting at $9 per user, per month for the Small Business Plan. Read More >

IDC Study Finds Amazon Web Services Use Yields 626% ROI

An IDC study commissioned by Amazon Web Services (AWS) shows that on average, over five years customers can realize a return on investment of 626 percent, among other key benefits including savings and productivity enhancements. Read More >

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