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CIOs Face New Challenges With Software Licensing

Managing software licenses has emerged as an onerous and vexing task. Here are three ways to navigate the software compliance space more effectively. Read More >

How SaaS Pacesetters Are Gaining an Advantage

Software as a Service (SaaS) is serving as more than merely a cost-savings tool. It's helping organizations gain a competitive advantage through enhanced business processes, innovation and customer experiences, according to a recent survey from IBM. The accompanying report, "Champions of Software as a Service: How SaaS is Fueling Powerful Competitive Advantage," also depicts how SaaS is... 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 >

Intermountain Looks to Heal the Business Divide

There is probably no vertical industry in the U.S. under more intense pressure to leverage IT to bring overall costs under control than health care. Read More >

Innovating at Startup Speed

Led by a recruit from the startup world, Nationwide Insurance is combining collaboration and APIs to reinvent the way it creates applications. Read More >

Public Cloud Services Market Booming

The subscription Web services market is now forecast to grow 19.6 percent in 2012 to total $109 billion worldwide, up from projections of 12 percent to 15 percent. 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 >

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 >

Ten Questions to Inspire Innovation

CIOs are constantly being asked to push the envelope and come up with creative, unconventional ways to run business processes and make teams more productive. And as businesses become more agile and move more quickly, IT managers need to be quick on their feet and capitalize on the spontaneous innovations dreamed up by their teams. In his new book, Read More >

Books Slideshow: Ten Questions to Inspire Innovation

CIOs are constantly being asked to push the envelope and come up with creative, unconventional ways to run business processes and make teams more productive. And as businesses become more agile and move more quickly, IT managers need to be quick on their feet and capitalize on the spontaneous innovations dreamed up by their teams. In his new book, "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 >

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 >

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 >

Gartner SaaS Report: Sensitive Data Requires Policy Coordination

When it comes to using software as a service (SaaS) platforms to store sensitive data, there is need for businesses to coordinate their policiies, a Gartner report finds. 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 >

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: Microsoft Office 2013: 10 Things CIOs Should Know

Microsoft recently announced Office 2013, the next generation of its venerable Office suite of productivity tools. It's expected to launch this fall to coincide with the availability of the new Windows 8 operating system, which launches October 26. For CIOs, this fall is going to be an extremely busy time. Not only will you be analyzing Windows 8 to see if it's the right fit for your office,... 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 >

The Role of Standards in Cloud Security

Security is often cited as a primary cause for concern when considering cloud deployments. To overcome these concerns, companies moving to public cloud services might look to some emerging standards for help. FedRAMP establishes a baseline of security requirements for government contractors interested in providing the federal government with cloud services. NIST has developed a roadmap and a... Read More >

Books Slideshow: Ten Ways to Get the Most Out of the Cloud

More companies are exploring the cloud as a means of cutting costs and driving IT efficiency, and enterprises are expected to spend $112 billion on software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (Paas) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) projects over the next several years, according to industry projections. But what's the best strategy to take when moving to the cloud? In the book,... Read More >

Washington Post CTO Yuvi Kochar Wants Cloud Vendors to Give Him an Exit Strategy

Yuvinder (Yuvi) Kochar is dissatisfied with the take-your-data-and-go that attitude cloud vendors have regarding buyers who want to switch to a competitor. To tell the truth, he's not so sure that even Google's proclaimed desire to help people migrate is worth the air used to voice it. He wants options, people! Read More >

CloudSigma Lets Customers Match Cloud Service to Existing Data Center

CloudSigma s co-founder, Robert Jenkins, says big cloud vendors such as Rackspace and Amazon Web Services (AWS) don t give their customers the ability to configure their cloud environment to mirror their on-premise data centers. Read More >

Research Slideshow: Cloud Computing: CIOs See Value, Challenges

CIOs and IT executives are bullish about the potential benefits of cloud computing for their organizations. However, they remain cautious about adoption because of a lingering fear of challenges. As a result, while businesses do derive value from cloud-based software and services, the roll-out is moving slowly, according to a new survey, "Read More >

Salesforce Takes 'Mobile-First' Approach in Summer '12 Developer's Platform

With more and more mobile workers needing to better communicate with their businesses and customers from the road, Salesforce.com is tailoring their platform to make it easier for developers to produce just the right applications. That 'mobile-first' approach is a key focus of Salesforce.com's new Summer '12 development tools. Read More >

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