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

SMART (SaaS Maturity Assessment and Reporting Tool)

The tool helps you identify the maturity of your SaaS solution that you already have or plan to build

Blog-post by Karthikeyan Vazhavandan, Tue, 03/24/2015 - 15:29

SMART helps you identify the maturity of your current SaaS solution that you already have or plan to build. There are several ways to deliver a product on SaaS model, but the critical question one should ask is, how stable and sustainable is the solution? Given the very fact that SaaS is a volume game, scalability is the key for a successful SaaS business. Use our SMART calculator to identify the gaps and move towards a successful/scalable SaaS business.


Business Issues, Big Data, Cloud

Will the evolution of ‘cloud’ spark a crowdsourcing riot?

Blog-post by Hayes Drumwright, Tue, 03/24/2015 - 15:11
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CIOs today are increasingly finding themselves in the position to adapt social tools in order to harness information and quickly put it into action. As a new generation of IT leaders and management begin to rely on the latest crowdsourcing tools, entirely new corporate structures will emerge and technology-enabled communication will spark a crowdsourcing riot.


Technology, Security

Legitimate Surveys Explained

The Mayans

Blog-post by Eloy Stephens, Tue, 03/24/2015 - 14:33
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Business Issues, Security

"Threat Horizon 2017" outlines systemic risks and threats

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Mon, 03/23/2015 - 15:11

The Threat Horizon 2017 is out from the Information Security Forum (ISF) and it's not pretty. Of course not. You knew it wouldn't be. 

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Business Issues, Technology, Applications, Big Data, Services

Five Measurements That Every Good E-Commerce Business Should Track

Blog-post by Ron Mouw, Mon, 03/23/2015 - 14:46
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Anyone who’s paying attention knows that the recent influx of cheap and readily available data has changed the business world for good. This data revolution certainly extends to the e-commerce sector. Oftentimes, there is so much data available to e-commerce companies, the biggest problem is knowing what data to focus on to drive better results.


CIO Leadership, Cloud

17th Century Pirates and Cloud Computing

The context may change, but the priorities are constant

Blog-post by Bryan Campbell,
HP Blogger
, Sun, 03/22/2015 - 04:00
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The information technology community continues to debate the nature and benefits of cloud computing.  This debate has now stretched past the decade mark, and sees no end in sight.  Being a 17th Century Caribbean pirate was also quite controversial, leaving the world t


Business Issues, Cloud

Making Sense of Private Cloud Deployment Options

Blog-post by Patrick Verhoeven, Fri, 03/20/2015 - 23:20

While the cloud computing industry has largely come to terms with the basic concepts of public cloud vs private cloud vs hybrid cloud, what’s less clear are the large number of private cloud deployment options that exist for Infrastructure as a Service.  Before you engage with vendors, make sure you understand your options.


Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Applications, Cloud, IT Infrastructure, SDx

DevOps and the Death of ITIL

By Jim Haar and Lin Nease

Blog-post by Jim Haar,
HP Blogger
, Fri, 03/20/2015 - 17:36

Over 11 years ago in 2003 Nicholas Carr published his infamous article IT Doesn’t Matter in the Harvard Business Review. Carr argued that Enterprise IT had seen its ascendancy and that its cost basis as a factor in sustained competitive advantage was past. Of IT vendors Carr argued that “They are adapting themselves to compete in a world where IT hardware and software are largely commodities.” Given the benefit of 20/20 hindsight, you could say Carr was clearly and obviously wrong both then and now.

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Tags: devops ITIL SDI

Technology, Cloud

IT just got a wakeup call to move faster to the cloud

Corporate dissatisfaction with pace of adoption seen acting as catalyst for IT to scale up cloud operations more rapidly in 2015 - or else

Blog-post by Charles Cooper, Fri, 03/20/2015 - 16:50
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On the surface, cloud computing adoption seems like a shoe-in. But few trends move in a straight line and when it comes to describing the battle to speed cloud's adoption in the enterprise, we might have to borrow a subtext from professional wrestling's famous phrase, `let's get ready to rumble.'

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