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A five step journey to the cloud

Do not rush your cloud implementation.

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HP Blogger
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While getting into the cloud fast can seem attractive, a deliberate step-by-step approach is the wisest course. Rushing to the cloud without considering all its implications is not a good idea. So here are five steps to consider as you evaluate cloud options.  

Step 1: Standardize and Consolidate

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Business Issues, Technology, Cloud, Converged Infrastructure, Mobility

Chat zeroes in converged infrastructure tipping point

CIOs offer sound advice on IT infrastructure.

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Community Manager
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jdodge

Our #CIOchat yesterday asked what the tipping point is for investing in converged infrastructure (CI). The consensus was that there are multiple triggers to consolidate and streamline data centers using CI machinery.

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Technology, Converged Infrastructure, IT Performance

Is it time for IBM to say 'Goodbye to the Machine'?

I would wager that IBM is not actually exiting the server business, it is just shifting positions.

Blog-post by,
ChrisPurcell

I pulled this title off a recent 451 Group research paper, published July 10, 2014, and although I have written previous blogs on IBM departing the server business, I don’t believe that IBM is anywhere close to saying “Goodbye to the Machine”. The 451 Group article notes that for the past several quarters, IBM’s systems and technology revenue has been in a steep decline and ended at -23% year-over-year last quarter.

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Business Issues, Technology, Big Data, Cloud, Converged Infrastructure

Converged infrastructure: how much does it cost?

We #CIOchat Thursday, 2-3 p.m. ET. What's converged infrastructure ROI?

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Community Manager
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What is the tipping point to invest in converged infrastructure? And when should you stand pat in your data centers?

We're going to try and figure that out in our Thursday Twitter chat this week. We chat 2-3 p.m. ET and the hashtag is #CIOchat .

Much has been written about the benefits of converged infrastructure - reduced complexity, faster deployments, ease of management, greater capacity and how it's more geared for cloud, Big Data and mobile.

But how much does it cost and how can you figure out the ROI?

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Business Issues, Technology, Mobility, Security

5 Ways Employees Create Security Risks for Businesses

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The Target, Inc. data hack, the Heartbleed Bug---these and other security breaches serve as stark reminders for businesses of the very real risks of doing business in a web-connected world. On the upside, these high-profile hacks reinforce the dangers of cyber-attacks from without. But on the downside, they tend to distract organizations from focusing on mounting security risks caused by their own employees from within.

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Technology, Big Data, Converged Infrastructure

Is your data big enough for Big Data?

In all likelihood, it’s plenty big enough for many use cases. Here’s what the discussions about lack of data volume overlook.

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HP Blogger
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dlivengood

There’s been plenty of positive spin and hype – perhaps too much – around Big Data. Recently, however, there have been numerous articles and discussions around the accuracy of “perceived truths” of Big Data as well as challenges with implementing solutions.

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Business Issues, Technology, Applications, Big Data, Cloud, Mobility, Security

Six Things Every CEO Should Know About Cybersecurity

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SteveDurbin

The importance of cyber security is no secret to anyone who watches the nightly news or, in this day and age, has attended a board meeting. Senior executives at businesses of all sizes understand that the global economy is still not adequately protected against cyber-attacks, despite years of effort and annual spending in the multi-billion dollar range.

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Business Issues, Technology, Converged Infrastructure

Gartner's Magic Qudrant on converged infrastructure

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Community Manager
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jdodge

CRN's slideshow about Gartner's new "Magic Quadrant" on converged infrastructure does a nice job indentifying the leaders, challengers, visionaries and niche players. The vertical axis is ability to execute and the horizontal axis is completeness of vision.

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Technology, Cloud

How to negotiate with your cloud provider

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While cloud technology can offer several benefits to businesses, it is not without its downsides and risks. One of the major issue is the cost involved in migrating workloads to the cloud. Of course, the cost factor is usually discussed in detail with prospective vendors before finally making a decision. But, there are several hidden costs and unexpected expenses which can appear during migration and operation in the cloud.

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Technology, Converged Infrastructure

The Internet of Thingys

IoT is Ready to Fail

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If there is anything that has generated more noise than “Big Data,” it would be “The Internet of Things,” Cisco’s much-vaunted ideation of a world interconnected through the intelligence buried into the technology components that make up our lives.  From cars to coffeemakers, one day everything will be connected to the internet in order to participate in a weird version of the Vulcan mind-meld; cars will tell air conditioners to turn on later than usual because the freeway has indicated a twenty minute delay due to congestion from a car accident.

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