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CIO Leadership, Cloud

Benchmark Your Enterprise Cloud Adoption

Most enterprise organizations have adopted cloud computing in some form; the key question is where your organization falls. Are you ahead of your competitors or lagging behind the average enterprise? Understanding the depth of enterprise cloud adoption yields visibility into the maturity of best practices, enterprise-ready cloud service availability, and the availability of talent to assist CIOs in making the most from the cloud.

CIO Leadership, Cloud

Top 10 Facts Every Tech Management Leader Should Know About Private Cloud

Cloud is an essential component of every enterprise tech management strategy, but sifting through market noise to design a robust cloud strategy isn’t easy. Despite reported high private cloud adoption, Forrester

CIO Leadership, Cloud

The Forrester Wave™: Private Cloud Solutions In China, Q1 2015

In its 24-criteria evaluation of emerging private cloud solution vendors in China, Forrester identified the nine most significant software providers — 99Cloud, Bingosoft, Citrix, HP, Huawei Technologies, IBM, Microsoft, VMware, and Yonyou — in the category and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report details findings about how well each vendor fulfills our criteria and where they stand in relation to each other to help enterprise architecture and infrastructure and operations professionals select the right partner for their private cloud solutions.

Technology, Big Data, Cloud

Big data and its impact on One

Blog-post by Sandeep Kishore, 40 minutes ago

Big data and predictive real-time analytics are critical dimensions of technology which have wide applicability across industries. IDC forecasts the big data technology and services market to become a USD 41.5 billion business through 2018. This market is growing with a CAGR of six times faster than the overall IT market and the growth rate of data and information has been incredible. As per IBM, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is generated every day from the internet, posts on social media sites, emails, ecommerce transactions, website contents, videos, digital photos, sensors and more.

Technology, Big Data, Security

Big Data: Trust No One

A Big Data Take on the Zero Trust Model

Blog-post by jamal khawaja, Tue, 03/31/2015 - 16:32

What do Home Depot, JP Morgan Chase, Sony, Apple, Ebay, PF Chang’s, and Domino’s Pizza have in common? 

In three words: pwned by hackers.

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Technology, Security

Information Security: What CIOs Can Learn From Law Enforcement Tech

Blog-post by Tegan Day, Tue, 03/31/2015 - 15:51

No matter what the sector, the importance of information security is paramount. While the way sensitive information is recorded is dependent on the company or sector collecting it, the way that information is distributed and protected can be a common factor. Whether in a highly sensitive government setting or within the context of a large company, a breach of security can be incredibly damaging to both the operations and reputation of the organisation involved.

Technology, Cloud

Getting Real (Applications) Inside The Cloud

Blog-post by Adrian Bridgwater, Tue, 03/31/2015 - 14:55

After what feel like an interminable cycle of media frenzy followed by hype and hysteria cycles, the practical elements of real world cloud implementations are starting to become better documented.

But what is really different in the cloud?

How do software applications behave, live, interact and interconnect inside the cloud? Where do cloud architectures differ so markedly from their predecessors that we need to learn a new set of mechanics – and, when do we start to refer to software programmers themselves as “cloud programmers” as a new breed?

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Technology, Cloud

DevOps and Hybrid clouds: A match made in heaven?

Blog-post by Edward Featherston, Tue, 03/31/2015 - 14:42

It seems today we are in a constant state of business and technology disruption. The convergence of the social, mobile, analytics, and cloud (SMAC) disruptions have both forced and enabled organizations to move at breakneck speeds addressing the needs and expectations of the lines of business/end users. This speed requires the development teams to be agile. They must be able to respond quickly to changing needs and demands of the organization. The quality assurance (QA) team still needs to ensure a quality product is being sent into production.

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Technology, Cloud

4 reasons why cloud computing’s future is about to go golden

Legislation now moving through Congress is set to remove a lingering obstacle in the way of cloud computing’s future.

Blog-post by Charles Cooper, Tue, 03/31/2015 - 04:29

With the US government turning up the heat on companies to gain access to data stored on servers overseas, there is no shortage of concern about the risk of antiquated laws retarding the growth of cloud computing.

Business Issues, Big Data

Rogue analytics and big data: real or imagined?

#CIOchat tackles this topic om Thursday.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Mon, 03/30/2015 - 19:48

Does big data have a rogue side just like the cloud? That's what we aim to find out with our #CIOchat question this week: "Do organizations need formal policies with respect to handling Big Data?"