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Technology, Applications, Cloud, IT Performance

User Experience in Coud Platforms

The ability to effectively manage application performance and user experience is a key component of every infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider’s cloud monitoring strategy.

Blog-post by Gabriel Lowy, Tue, 01/20/2015 - 20:56

User experience in cloud platforms is becoming table stakes amid intensifying price competition for increasingly commoditized services. The ability to effectively manage application performance and user experience is a key component of every infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider’s cloud monitoring strategy.  As a result, cloud platform providers must continue to add functionality due to fewer opportunities to differentiate on raw compute or storage resources.

CIO Leadership, Cloud

How do you use the cloud?

Blog-post by Joel Shore, Tue, 01/20/2015 - 20:28

How is your company using cloud services? We all know why – to increase profits or sales, cut costs or staff (or both), etc. – but that’s not how. Fortunately, we can find out what CIOs and other senior IT managers are saying, thanks to a recent survey. Only those in the kingdom of IT in companies with 1,000 or more employees were polled; CEOs and CFOs were not asked to participate. Here’s the pulse of IT, unfettered by opinions from the executive suite.

CIO Leadership, Big Data

Succeeding at Information Governance: The 'Soft' Stuff is the Hard Stuff

Skills and Tasks Like Executive Sponsorship, Team Building, and Communications Can Make the Difference

Blog-post by Robert Smallwood, Tue, 01/20/2015 - 14:35

When organizations seek out answers for the keys to success in information governance (IG) projects, they often get the typical answer from consultants and vendors: it depends.

Technology, IT Performance

Enterprise Resource Planning By ERP Companies In India

Blog-post by Emma George, Tue, 01/20/2015 - 06:26

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is an application used by many companies in developing its information and processes into a single system. A unified database for the objective of saving information is utilized by many systems of a company.

CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Sunday #CIOChat Conversation

The importance of teams and employee engagement to business transformation

Blog-post by Myles Suer, Tue, 01/20/2015 - 03:27

Yesterday, we held our Sunday #CIOChat regarding the importance of teams and engagement to business transformation. A lead into this chat was a previous discussion about how IT people could be made into effective change agents. Participating in this week’s chat were Paul Ritchie (Practice Director at PM College), David Bray (CIO of the FCC), Vala Afshar (Chief Marketing Officer, Extreme Networks), and several others. To listen into some of the conversation thread, please click this link.

Business Issues, Cloud

2015 – What The Year Will Look Like For Developers & The Cloud Hosting Ecosystem.

Blog-post by Marty Puranik, Mon, 01/19/2015 - 15:15

With 2014 in the books, everyone is eyeing 2015 and wondering what happens next. With a fast moving environment like cloud hosting, it’s always difficult to pinpoint exactly what the big news will be.  But, I'll give it a try. Here are some of my predictions for 2015 that will make news and keep the momentum going for participants in the cloud-based economy.


Business Issues, Big Data

Should we still be calling it Big Data?

What is your opinion?

Blog-post by Myles Suer, Fri, 01/16/2015 - 19:54

Several months ago, I was talking to some CIOs about their business problems. During these conversations, I asked them about their interest in Big Data. One sophisticated CIO recoiled almost immediately saying that he believes most vendors are really having a problem discussing “Big Data” with customers like him. It would just be so much easier if you guys would talk to me about helping my company with our structured data and unstructured data. At the same time, Gartner has found that 64% of enterprises surveyed say they’re deploying or planning to deploy a Big Data project.

Business Issues, Security

Is Sony the cyber security game changer?

Stars align for passage of key cyber security legislation.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Fri, 01/16/2015 - 15:53

CIO has a spot-on commentary describing how cyber criminals are closely watching how the U.S. will respond to the Sony hack. Indeed, I wrote a couple of days ago about the President and Congress promising to come together on cyber security legislation that, among other things, aims to forge a stronger relationship between government and the private sector for exchanging threat information.

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CIO Leadership, Cloud

CIO cloud conundrum: Will features trump price?

Instead of chopping prices to compete for CIO mindshare, cloud computing vendors plan to load up their offerings with new features in 2015.

Blog-post by Charles Cooper, Thu, 01/15/2015 - 21:52

Time was when the big providers of cloud-based infrastructure seemed hell bent on driving prices to zero. After all, what better way to attract customers than to price your product aggressively as possible?

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Business Issues, Big Data

Building a performance oriented data analytic solution

Elephants do not float on Clouds - Performance, Part 2 of 4.

Blog-post by Jeffrey Lush, Thu, 01/15/2015 - 21:19
Elephants do not float in the clouds nor do big data solutions function without a high-performance, secure focused architecture. Let’s take a look at a few key attributes you will want in your “big data” solution related to the performance of your data.  This is the second of a four part blog series on data analytics.  
Performance of your data analytic solution includes the organization of the data in a way that we can use and make sense of the data collected.
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