Sitting here in front of the TV, a question popped into my head - when is it right to move an application to the cloud? To add further context, what I mean here is how as an IT manager, do you make the decision that a particular service or application would better serve the business delivered from the cloud? What should I think about? I suppose the key things to think about are the following:
1. Security and legislative considerations of data that you are unable to control where and how it is stored.
The world is always changing, of course. New technologies emerge as old ones die away. Demographics and social mores drive new values and new behavior. Circumstance and providence conspire to befuddle prognosticators and corporate strategists alike. Change drives the adoption of new technology; it is the holy grail of corporate America. Innovation is rewarded, and stagnation is punished.
A couple days ago I was asked to prepare a presentation for a customer meeting. The subject, well simply put, what is the future of IT over the next 10 years. Unfortunately, I just finished the preparing the presentation using excellent material from my friend John Manley, when I heard the meeting was canceled. Well these things happen. But on the positive side, now I have material for one or a couple blog posts.
This CIO.com primer introduces the relatively new concept of Software-Defined Networking (SDN). In a sentence, SDN removes the need to configure hardware to create new networks. As you may have guessed or already know, network configuration is done in software. It's conceptually the same as desktop virtualization, except virtualization is done for a network.
Cloud management platforms are integrated products that provide for the management of public, private and hybrid cloud environments. CiRBA, a leading provider of capacity transformation and control software, recently announced its new capabilities for organizations looking to address the problems with building an internal cloud on platforms like OpenStack.
Every 5 years or so, the IT industry comes up with a new term to represent the industry/technology evolution. Do you remember mainframe, mini, client/server, DCE, object orientation, SOA, web services, cloud ….
Opening a FlowTraq window for the first time can be like walking into a big grocery store when you’re hungry: There’s a lot to see, and you know there’s something good here… but where to start? This post is intended as a springboard to help you find interesting traffic on your network. The workspaces linked here all show your data as a FlowTraq Cloud customer, which means that anything you see, you can immediately act on. It’s easy, it’s fast, and there’s a LOT to see.
Security is one of the top concerns for SMBs when deciding to move to the cloud. Organizations experience data breaches all the time, but what are the most common risks? We gathered data and reported the stats in the second part of our infographic on cloud trends, dealing with cloud security matters.
Take a look below at statistics regarding data breach and disaster recovery.
There's been a rash of articles lately arguing the cloud is not cracked up to what's it supposed to be. Are we are experiencing a cloud backlash? Some CIOs remain deeply skeptical, says Enterprise CIO Forum community manager John Dodge.
At 55 pages, the 2013 Harvey Nash CIO survey report is one of the longer and more comprehensive ones. The results are based on responses from 2,029 CIOs across the globe. I did not find anything too startling, but here's a few highlights.
-- With more emphasis on BYOD, the cloud and outsourcing, a fifth of the CIOs surveyed feel they lost control control of some technology assets.