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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 > Enhances Chatter Platform

The new Salesforce Communities application ties enterprise social media more closely with business processes. Meanwhile, 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 >

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 >

Dell Reaffirms Commitment to Open Source, Developers at OSCON

Dell revealed that it will deliver a new developer-focused, Ubuntu-powered laptop as part of its Project Sputnik in the fall. Dell announced this and other open-source moves at the O Reilly Open Source Convention 2012 (OSCON). Read More >

Dell Launches Quickstart Data Warehouse Appliance 1000 for Midmarket

The software and hardware solution is powered by Dell PowerEdge 12th generation servers and Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Data Warehouse Appliance Edition. Read More >

Rackspace to Add Windows Server 2012 to Cloud Service

At the Microsoft World Partner Conference opening in Toronto, Rackspace is announcing support for Windows Server 2012 in its cloud service and its traditional hosting solution. 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 >

Health Care Cloud Computing to Reach $5.4 Billion by 2017

Cloud computing in health care is poised for growth, but regulatory, privacy and security concerns have slowed public cloud adoption, according to a report by MarketsandMarkets. 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 >

IBM Exploring Ways to Use, Sell Watson Cloud Services

IBM says its all-knowing, English-speaking computer that triumphed in the "Jeopardy" television show last year will add value to IT systems in both health care and financial services in 2012 and beyond. Read More >

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