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Cloud Forecast 2015

IT leaders from Gartner, The Washington Post Co. and The Guardian Life Insurance Co., among others, share their views on what’s best—and what’s worst—in today’s cloud computing environment, and what they expect from vendors in the next five years. Read More >

Security Considerations for Application Development in the Cloud

The threat space and the attack surface have increased greatly for SAAS apps, making security features like encryption, auditing and two-factor authentication much more necessary. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: The Cloud, Mobility, Social Media: The New Mainstream?

The end of a calendar year invariably brings with it a flurry of prognostications about the 12 months ahead. In 2011, the cloud, mobility and social media look to be the trio to watch. Most likely, you've got a healthy skepticism about how big an impact any of these will actually have on your enterprise. Market-research firm IDC, however, is extremely bullish on all three points. In its report... Read More >

Business Intelligence Slideshow: Sponsored Content: Harnessing Unstructured Data for Competitive Business Intelligence

The explosive growth in unstructured data, much of it coming from new sources like social networks and smart devices; more demanding user requirements for easy-to-use yet more sophisticated business analytics and visualization tools; and the need to support new deployment options, such as cloud and SaaS, are rapidly altering the business intelligence landscape. This slideshow looks at how IBM's... Read More >

Gartner: SaaS Applications a $10.7 Billion Market

The research firm predicts strong double-digit growth in revenue for the enterprise SAAS applications market in 2010 and 2011. Read More >

Quest Software Launches Cloud Automation Platform 7.5

Features include a redesigned reporting solution to support multiple chargeback methodologies. Read More >

Innovation Slideshow: Will Economic Recovery Drive Enterprise Cloud Initiatives?

CIOs and other senior IT managers say they expect demand for cloud-computing solutions to rise in their enterprises as an anticipated economic recovery takes hold. In some cases, these IT decision-makers expect to be the ones driving the cloud initiatives, while in other cases the movement toward the cloud is expected to be driven by other enterprise stakeholders, according to a new report... Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: Business Process Transformation in the Cloud

Cloud computing is the technology innovation du jour . Yet, this much-hyped storage and application delivery solution remains cloaked in mystery for many executives, particularly those on the business side of their organizations. Likewise, as CIO you likely understand the technology of cloud computing, but are you fully aware of the business process transformation that cloud technology... Read More >

Salesforce.com Launches Enterprise Cloud Database: Database.com

Salesforce.com unveiled Database.com, a standalone cloud database for IT pros creating applications, increasing its competition with Oracle and Microsoft. Read More >

Study: Mainframes Critical to Data Center, Cloud Strategy

A study from CA Technologies finds that mainframes are still alive and well in the data center and will be an important part of companies' cloud strategies. Read More >

Virtualization, Cloud Computing Growing in Enterprise

While a majority of companies are implementing these new technologies, many lack the right tools to troubleshoot and manage performance. Read More >

Mobility, Cloud Anchor AT+T Health Care Venture

AT&T's new ForHealth practice will combine existing health care projects with future services in mobility and in the cloud. Read More >

Enterprise Technology Slideshow: Microsoft Office 365: Deciphering Pricing, Service Options

Microsoft Office 365, the follow-up to the company's Business Productivity Online Suite, is now available for beta testing. A full commercial launch is expected in 2011. With this release,... Read More >

Microsoft Office 365 on a Cloud Platform

Microsoft introduced Office 365, which combines Microsoft Office, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and Lync Online on a unified cloud platform. Read More >

Microsoft Without Ray Ozzie: News Analysis

What has Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's departing chief software architect, accomplished and where is the company headed in his wake? Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: Adopting the Cloud: A Year of Trial and Error Ahead

Cloud computing appears poised to further increase its profile among enterprise users over the next year, according to a survey conducted by CompTIA, www.CompTIA.org which is a member association for IT vendors and solution providers. CIOs and other tech decision-makers are interested in expanding their use of the cloud, and IT vendors/solution providers... Read More >

IT Budgets, Salaries Rising

Funding for IT budgets - including allocations for salary increases - will go up next year, but cost cutting is still a major concern. Business intelligence - despite its expense and effort - continues to be a No. 1 technology investment priority in 2010. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: Why Your CEO, CFO are Losing Sleep

CEOs and CFOs are most concerned about the impact of increasing taxes, regulation and legislation on your organization's revenues, according to a recent survey from PricewaterhouseCoopers. The upshot: CIOs will need to align their own IT spending/oversight plans with the cautious perspectives of their CEOs and CFOs. Experts have declared that the recession "officially" ended last year, but the... Read More >

Salesforce.com Chatter Updates

Salesforce.com unveils Chatter 2, the next version of its Facebook-like Chatter collaboration platform, with additional features such as filters and hashtags. Read More >

Research Slideshow: CIOs Harbor High Expectations for Cloud Computing

CIOs and other top IT managers are more interested than ever in cloud-computing solutions for their enterprise needs, according to a new survey from Savvis. That is because many of them would like to get out of the business of managing their IT infrastructure and are looking to the cloud for outsourcing. But this does not mean that the cloud is getting a "free pass" from senior tech managers.... Read More >

Cloud Engineering: The CIO's Dilemma

Gartner defines cloud engineering as the process of designing the systems necessary to leverage the power and economics of cloud resources to solve business problems. You can bring this skill set in-house, but there may be other options that prove more cost-effective for your organization. Read More >

Trends Slideshow: 9 Reasons Smartphones Will Take Over Business Computing

In her first post as Editor In Chief of CIO Insight, Susan Nunziata made no bones about her bullishness for the future of mobile computing in the enterprise. We'll go one step further here, skipping right over laptops and tablets, and offer you a future where smartphones are the... Read More >

Cloud Computing Rights and Responsibilities

Although their tone reminds us vaguely of the U.S. Miranda warning, the spirit of these cloud services rights and responsibilities outlined by the Gartner Global IT Council for Cloud Services serve as a best-practices guideline for enterprises looking to deploy cloud-based solutions. The Council, which consists of CIOs of large enterprises that consume cloud services and Gartner analysts, has... Read More >

An Old Enemy Resurfaces, Windows 8 Leaks, Kin's Demise

It hasn't been a great week for Microsoft. Salesforce.com has an old enemy heading their patent-infringement lawsuit against Redmond, Windows 8 rumors abound and the Kin is no more. Read More >

The Cloud Debate: Public Versus Private

What does the legal battle between Salesforce.com and Microsoft really mean for the future of cloud computing? Read More >

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