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Technology, Cloud

Application development – when it’s time to “GO Cloud”

Software experts and business analysts estimate that approximately 85% of IT budgets go to maintaining, updating and fixing business applications, and only 15% of their resources are dedicated to creating new applications that drive business value. So if you need a new mobile application built quickly to support a sales requirement, you’d better get in line and hope for the best, or better yet, “GO Cloud”!

Blog-post by,
RickBlaisdell

Before examining the benefits of cloud-based application development, it’s important to understand the core features needed in a strong application development and delivery platform. And by that I mean platforms that can be used to build applications ranging from internally focused web and mobile-based portals for human resources to powerful, customized business-critical apps that represent corporate systems of record.


Technology, Applications, Mobility, Security

Fashion first, function second in smart watches, wearables

We #CIOchat about this at 2-3 p.m. ET, Thursday.

Blog-post by,
Community Manager
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It's simple. Most people won't don a smart watch or wearble device that's ugly. Consumers will not buy the new Apple Watch or forthcoming HP Luxury Smartwatch unless they are sharp and fashionable.

Our weekly #CIOchat will center on this fun question: Is fashion as important as function with smart watches and wearable devices? We chat 2-3 p.m. ET on Thursday, hashtag #CIOchat .

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Business Issues, Technology, Applications, Cloud

Will public cloud market just be served by big vendors?

I don't think so although some do.

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HP Blogger
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I don't agree with David Linthicum's post in InfoWorld that contends the IaaS and PaaS markets will no longer support smaller providers. He also argues that the little guys will have to exit those markets and find something else to do. 

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Technology, Big Data

Changing styles of IT driven by the fashionable world of IoT

A cool bracelet from – wait for IT – Intel!

Blog-post by,
HP Blogger
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“For most wearable makers, it would be in their best interest to stop worrying about the gizmos inside, and start worrying about the look and feel of their products -- says Nick Bilton in this New York Times article that refers to various wearables including the MICA –bracelet recently announced by Intel.&

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Technology, Cloud

The importance of cloud computing in manufacturing

Blog-post by,
RickBlaisdell

Because lately we kept discussing about the Internet of Things, we should perhaps mention that this trend is part of a larger industry, cloud manufacturing. With a large impact over the industries of aerospace, healthcare, education and financial services, here is another industry that cloud computing is highly influencing lately: manufacturing.

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Cloud, IT Performance, Security

Disaster Recovery: Key Takeaways for the CIO

Blog-post by,
SteveLyerly

Discussion about an IT disaster isn't if but when — yet 70 percent of companies have only snapshot-based disaster recovery (DR) solutions in place. More disturbing is the fact that as of last July, 7 percent of all businesses surveyed had no DR solution.

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Technology, Cloud

ERP Adoption Gets into the cloud

Blog-post by,
Kevin Beasley

The adoption of cloud-based software is growing in all industries, and for the most part, the benefits are clear—cost savings and improved infrastructure management. But over the past few years, we’re seeing a significant shift to the cloud in one technology industry sector—ERP.

According to recent industry data, more and more organizations plan to move their core ERP systems to the cloud within the next few years. This increased adoption clearly indicates that the cloud has moved into the mainstream.

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Business Issues, Technology, Cloud, Converged Infrastructure, Security

A five step journey to the cloud

Do not rush your cloud implementation.

Blog-post by,
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.

Blog-post by,
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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