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Technology, Applications, Cloud

Clearing up the confusion between IaaS and Paas

"It's all about PaaS."

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It’s all about “Platform as a Service” these days. But juxtaposed to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), what does PaaS mean, and how do you make the right choice for a given application? I see at least two different kind of PaaS environments addressing different scenarios and needs. It’s important, when embarking on the development and/or migration of an application to a cloud environment, to thoroughly think through which PaaS environment to use.

PaaS, a definition


CIO Leadership, Cloud

Keep the infrastructure team away from cloud strategies? Yup!

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Ultimately cloud computing in most all its iterations is about infrastructure, right? Whether you are trying to minimize Capex or save your existing infrastructure for ‘Sunday best’ applications or trying to quickly scale to meet shifting business conditions. It comes down to infrastructure.

Therefore it is only logical that the infrastructure team at your organization should be front and center when it comes to planning cloud migrations. Right? Wrong! Because most infrastructure teams are inherently shortsighted, focusing on near-term goals instead of long term strategies.


Business Issues, Cloud

Selected hybrid cloud reads

Linthicum, Verstraete and McKendrick on hybrid cloud

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Hybrid clouds this year are forecast grow 48% in organizations with more than 1,000 employees, according a study by cloud consulting firm Rightscale. What's more, companies with multiple clouds will grow 78%.

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CIO Leadership, Big Data

The real dilemma of IoT and Ethics

Can devices ever think like humans?

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HP Blogger
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"Discuss how you dealt with an ethical dilemma" goes the essay topic for a college application.  A question commonly posed to comprehend the dynamics that force us to make those oh-so-difficult judgment calls.  These are dilemmas for which there is no "right" answer varying from scenario to scenario, falling into the "gray area" – with no black-and-white answer.  Humans are wired to make tough decisions bringing all the context and principles to bear.  Similarly, can devices apply the available information to make the right judgment calls?  To some extent, I would s

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Technology, Cloud

Top Cloud Computing Blogs 2014 Edition

We've updated our top cloud blogger list. Take a look!

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In 2012, IDG’s Colin Browning wrote an Enterprise CIO Forum article listing the top cloud computing blogs for CIOs. But cloud computing, like all enterprise technology, has changed in two years. And we’ve updated our list to focus on the latest in cloud computing.

Some may look familiar, and others new.

Take a look at our 2014 review of some of the top cloud computing blogs! And be sure to list your favorite cloud blogs in the comments below.

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Technology, Applications, Cloud

Eight ways to lower costs with the cloud

Enterprise software development an untapped target.

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A primary goal for the CIO since the beginning of IT time has been to keep costs low. And one area that is not always a focus of cost reduction is enterprise software development. Cloud to the rescue.   

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Ten top strategic CIO issues

The biggest challenges CIOs face and how they are addressing them.

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Today’s CIO continues to face a broad range of dynamic challenges. Based on the feedback of our readers, we have composed a list of the top ten articles on the Enterprise CIO Forum and by select contributors that address the major issues that today’s CIO is facing.  

Please feel free to add more in the comments below:

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Business Issues, Technology, Cloud, Security

16 Tips for Moving Your Workloads to the Cloud

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By David Spark

Got a plan for your move to the cloud? If you do, you’re in the minority. According to a recent study, a mere 31 percent of those planning a move to the cloud actually have a strategy for migrating data and applications. The rest don’t.

To avoid the complexity and cost, we recommend heeding the following advice. It’s but a fraction of the endless recommendations we received from cloud experts who offered well-seasoned tips on what to do and not do when you begin planning to move workloads to the cloud.

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Security

Insider Threat - Who Cares?

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Written by Neil Bryden and Dan Schulte, Security Strategists Hewlett Packard

Insider Threat – Who Cares?

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Business Issues, Security

What’s the deal with Shadow IT?

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Shadow IT is a term that describes IT systems and solutions built and used inside organizations without IT approval. A group of people choosing to use a spreadsheet that they email back and forth instead of a company-approved means of storing and sharing crucial information, employees using DropBox to share notes and files, a developer who builds an unsanctioned custom piece of software to simplify or automate a repetitive task — all these are examples of shadow IT.

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