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CIO Leadership, Cloud

X as a Service (XaaS): What the Future of Cloud Computing Will Bring

In this post, I’ll discuss XaaS: what it is and why you might want to consider using it.

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RickBlaisdell

First, what is XaaS? Is this just more marketing fluff? Why do we need to define yet another model to fully describe cloud services? I contest that XaaS is a legitimate term, and that it is useful to describe a new type of cloud services — those that make use of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS all neatly delivered in one package. Such packages are intended to fully displace the delivery of a commodity IT service. My favorite example of XaaS is desktop as a service, or DaaS.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Competing on Analytics

Fixing data management

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If you ask a CIO today about the importance of data to their enterprises, they will likely tell you about the need to “compete on analytics” and to enable faster business decisions. At the same time, CIOs believe they “need to provide the intelligence to make better business decisions”. One CIO said it was in fact their personal goal to get the business to a new place faster, to enable them to derive new business insights, and to get to the gold at the end of the rainbow”.

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Business Issues, Mobility, Security

Is BYOD on the wane? That's Thursday's chat topic.

A court ruling and Blackberry yearnings....

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Community Manager
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We're changing gears this week and exploring BYOD and mobility in Thursday's chat. That's because I noticed two headlines at CIO.com: "Mobile workers: 'I want my Blackberry back'." and "Court ruling could bring down BYOD."

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CIO.com senior online writer Tom Kanshige just wrote two stories about events that could sideline BYOD: one about a California court ruling that mandates employees get reimbursed for work calls and another where he writes that some employees want their Blackberries back. Neither is good news for BYOD.   

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Business Issues, Applications, Cloud

Moving the right apps to cloud to make the business run better

How to reap cloud benefits....

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Companies are adopting the cloud as they realize more and more benefits. Few jump in whole hog based on the cloud hype and there's been plenty of that. Still, as the cloud becomes more mainstream, new terms crop up.

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CIO Leadership, Cloud

No company is immune to IT disasters

It’s clear that now more companies revolve around using IT services in order to make their daily tasks more efficient. We all know that these services help us make tasks such as long distance communication, information search, research, data processing and storage much easier, thus making are lives a little bit more comfortable.

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RickBlaisdell

By using IT services on a daily basis it also makes companies a lot more dependent on them; so what could happen if they stop functioning properly or just stopped working? And yes, sometimes these services will from time to time misbehave…

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Technology, Services

Driving School in Toronto Prepares You for Challenges on the Road

Driving School in Toronto Prepares You for Challenges on the Road

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If you have bought a car recently or have been gifted one by your loved one, you need to learn how to drive. Now this is where you need to make a very important decision on where to learn driving from. There are many friends and family members who might volunteer on teaching you this skill. However you have to keep in mind that it is a very important skill and concerns your safety and those of your co-occupants. Joining a professional driving school in Toronto would be the perfect choice in this regard.

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Business Issues, Big Data

Driving an information strategy that ensures your organization's right to win!

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As adjunct university faculty, I get to talk to students about how business strategy increasingly depends upon understanding how to leverage information. To make discussion more concrete, I share with students the work of Alvin Toffler. In The Third Wave, Toffler asserts that we live in a world where competition will increasingly take place upon the currency and usability of information.


Business Issues, Cloud, IT Performance, Security

Cloud uptime: do you know yours?

Does cloud up time get overlooked?

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I just read where Microsoft's Azure cloud was reported to be suffering a series of disruptions and and outages. Many Amazon Web Services customers have suffered through outages as well, although no major ones recently.