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CIO Leadership, Applications

Five reason CIOs should start giving Windows 10 a serious look

"Universal" apps, integration and a "Spartan" feel make it more than a little interesting.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Fri, 01/23/2015 - 15:55

Windows 10 will not appear until late this year, but it's not too early to start pondering what this new platform will mean in the enterprise. 

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Technology, Cloud

What is a hybrid cloud and why do we care?

Beware "hybrid washing." Selected readings.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Wed, 01/21/2015 - 20:27

Study after study shows that hybrid clouds are the way enterprises are going. What is a hybrid cloud? Or what are hybrid clouds?

Hybrid cloud is one IT buzz term that's self-defining and reasonably clear. In fact, hybrid is just another word for the long-standing concept of systems integration in IT - one system working with a different system. From this also sprung the notion of incompatibility. Systems incompatiblies were just accepted. Perish the thought a PC app would work on the Mac. Compatibility (a first cousin of hybrid and integration) can be granular and on many levels.

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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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Technology, Big Data

Elephants do not float on Clouds

Big Data / Data Analytics, Part 1 of 4.

Blog-post by Jeffrey Lush, Thu, 01/15/2015 - 20:58

Elephants do not float in the clouds nor do big data solutions function without a high-performance, secure architecture. Let’s take a look at a few key attributes you will want in your “big data” solution. This is part one of a four part blog series.   

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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, Security

Cyber security to get State of the Union treatment

#CIOchat to analyze The President's proposals to thwart cyber crime.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Wed, 01/14/2015 - 20:00

"Cyber threats pose one the gravest national security dangers that the United States faces," President Obama said in a statement last February. And now the topic will be further  elevated in our collective psyche as part of his State of the Union message next week.

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CIO Leadership, Cloud

Security jitters about public clouds translate into boom for private cloud

When it comes down to deciding on a public cloud versus the private cloud, CIOs are making the choice that helps them sleep more soundly at night.

Blog-post by Charles Cooper, Tue, 01/13/2015 - 22:25

CIO jitters about the security risks associated with public cloud computing is doing wonders for the popularity of private clouds.

About 58 percent of the more than 600 IT decision makers polled by market consultancy Current Analysis say they now use private clouds. Translation: they just don’t trust public clouds.

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CIO Leadership, Cloud

Four predictions for 2015: The mainstreaming of the cloud

Could this be the year? Don't bet everything but the stars are aligning as CIOs move more data than ever before into the cloud.

Blog-post by Charles Cooper, Tue, 01/13/2015 - 03:52

Barring the unexpected -- and there’s always that proverbial the proverbial black swan event to worry about -- 2015 is shaping up to be a turning point in the history of the enterprise's adoption of cloud computing technologies.

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Technology, Cloud

Is your network pulling down your hybrid cloud?

The network can be the cloud enabler or bottleneck.

Blog-post by Chris Nerney, Thu, 01/08/2015 - 21:54

While some IT professionals remain leery of the cloud, a growing number recognize that cloud computing can enable enterprises to save on infrastructure costs while increasing scalability and flexibility. 

But cloud deployments aren’t necessarily free-floating computing platforms, unbound by the restrictions of legacy technology. The effectiveness of hybrid clouds, specifically, is tied in large part to the quality of an enterprise’s existing network. 

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