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Plan Cloud Migrations Carefully to Avoid Finger Pointing Later: Expert

Organizations need to plan carefully how they transfer important IT resources and enterprise applications to the cloud to sidestep potential problems, according to one industry expert at a Ziff Davis Enterprise Digital University presentation. Read More >

IDC: IT Cloud Services Spending to Top $70 Billion in 2015

The impact of cloud services will extend well beyond IT spending, according to research from IT analytics firm IDC. Read More >

McDonald's Moves Application Development to the Cloud

McDonald s saw the cloud as a way to cut costs and enhance flexibility for its development teams, which standardized on the IBM Rational toolset. Read More >

SideXSide: Apple's iCloud or No Cloud?

Apple’s iCloud service will be launching in the fall. While consumers are the primary target for the service, as with many other Apple products we have no doubt it will find its way quickly into the enterprise. While there are plenty of other proven commercial cloud solutions on the market, in this SideXSide we decided to narrow things down to life with, or without, iCloud. Read More >

Cloud Adoption Lags in Health Care IT

Health care organizations hesitate to embrace the cloud primarily due to concerns about data security, privacy and cloud management, according to a survey by CDW. Read More >

Microsoft, Google Battle for Enterprise Cloud Dominance

There’s one very large obstacle standing in the way of Microsoft’s path to the cloud: Google, which has devoted enormous resources to developing and deploying its own cloud-based offerings for small and midsize businesses, and the enterprise. Read More >

Toyota, Salesforce Partner on Social Network for Your Car

Powered by Salesforce.com, Toyota Friend is a private social network that connects Toyota owners to their cars, dealership, and Toyota itself. Read More >

Business Intelligence Slideshow: Business Intelligence Solutions Cause IT Headaches

If you're not satisfied with your business intelligence platform and how your company is using it, you're not alone, according to a new survey from web-based business intelligence software maker LogiXML. The survey finds that while many companies are planning on increasing their BI software spending over the next year, most aren't happy with what they've got. And blame for failed BI... Read More >

Harvard, Massachusetts General Collaborate on AIDS Research Via Web Conferencing

A SaaS-based online collaboration platform is enabling doctors, researchers and clinicians at Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital to collaborate on research and engage fellow practitioners in South Africa, China and Nepal. Read More >

Microsoft to Provide San Francisco Workers With Cloud-Based Email

The City of San Francisco is transitioning 23,000 employees to Microsoft's cloud-based Exchange Online email system. Read More >

Microsoft BPOS Downtime Illustrates the Risks of Cloud Computing

Microsoft's cloud outage shows that while the cloud offers businesses some noted advantages -- chief among them, removing the need to maintain on-site IT infrastructure -- it also comes with certain risks. Read More >

Cloud Service Negotiations: Five Essential Factors

Cloud services offer a very credible alternative to traditional IT delivery models, and enterprise uptake is growing dramatically. However, service delivery via a shared cloud platform introduces negotiating and contracting nuances. Here are five points to consider before you start any negotiations with cloud vendors. Read More >

HP Focusing on Mobile Cloud, New Laptops, Exec LinkedIn Post Suggest

Hewlett-Packard has unveiled a new series of laptops with ultra-portable designs and access to a prepaid 3G mobile broadband service at the same time rumors hint that the company may be ready to offer a larger set of cloud services. Read More >

Red Hat Announces Open Shift Platform as a Service

Red Hat's new Platform-as-a-Service (PAAS) environment OpenShift provides support for a variety of programming languages and frameworks, including Java, Ruby, PHP and Python. Read More >

Microsoft Releases Office 365 Beta

With the launch of it's public beta for Office 365, Microsoft is continuing its "all in" cloud computing strategy as it tries to take on cloud rivals like Google. Read More >

Lenovo, Intel Partner on Cloud Ready Client Software

Lenovo and Intel are partnering on a new cloud software package called Cloud Ready Client. Lenovo is also rolling out its SCA (Secure Cloud Access), powered by Stoneware's webNetwork. Read More >

Microsoft ERP Moving to the Cloud on Windows Azure

Microsoft is migrating its Dynamics ERP platform to the cloud with hosting on Windows Azure. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: Smartphone Apps: Small Businesses Depend on Mobility

The workplace is changing. Gone are the days when people in your organization needed only a computer and a desk to do their jobs. Now, they may need that computer, but they don't always need that desk. Instead, they need smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices that help them perform the day's tasks wherever they are. This is particularly the case for small businesses, according to a... Read More >

What You Should Tell Your CEO About Cloud Computing

To borrow from Mark Twain's famous remark about the weather, everybody talks about the cloud, but nobody knows anything about it. At a time when companies' use of clouds is just getting started, the chief information officer's judgment and store of knowledge are invaluable assets. These are especially important when the CIO sets out to educate that most important stakeholder of all, the chief... Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: 10 Technologies That Will Define the Enterprise

Identifying the emerging technologies that stand to disrupt, define and, ultimately, benefit your operation in the coming years is extremely difficult. For one, you're faced with the immediate need to address issues with the technology you're using now. You're also bound by budgetary constraints, and trying to sift... Read More >

RIM PlayBook Pricing Revealed, Takes on Apple iPad

RIM has announced an April 19 release date for its PlayBook tablet, with pricing to range from $499-$699. Read More >

Cloud Strategy: What Every CIO Needs to Know

Cloud promises to change how we access information as profoundly as the printing press altered civilization. Organizations will be able to virtualize almost every aspect of activity, starting with IT, and CIOs will have a rare opportunity to reinvent their role. The big question is timing. To manage that uncertainty, CIOs must begin now with a ‘cloud incubator’ that can sense and... Read More >

RIM, Microsoft Partner on Cloud Solutions for PlayBook, BlackBerry

To increase its reach into the cloud, RIM is rolling out services for BlackBerry and PlayBook later this year in a partnership with Microsoft. Read More >

Infrastructure Slideshow: Public Cloud Spending by Businesses is on the Rise

When it comes to productivity in the enterprise, you're probably thinking seriously about ways to improve it. And much of the time, you're undoubtedly considering how public IT cloud services might be able to help you achieve that goal - particularly when cloud services are combined with enterprise... Read More >

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