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Technology, Cloud

Security of devices and data with remotely working employees

Quick Post by Richa Pokhriyal, Thu, 08/29/2013 - 08:47
Richa Pokhriyal

Remotely working ability is a boon for businesses as well employees. Computing infrastructures are not centralized but scattered over various locations to ensure the continuous accessibility. However there are few concerns about keeping the data secure. 

Technology, Cloud

The hybrid cloud movement gathers steam

Survey concludes 60% of "IT decision makers" are looking at hybrid clouds.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Wed, 08/28/2013 - 17:41

A survey by cloud provider Rackspace Hosting says 60% of respondents are considering moving some apps or workloads from the public cloud to a hybrid environment (converged cloud in HP parlance) that involves a combination of private and public cloud and some in-house resources. Almost a fifth said they are considering moving all public cloud apps and workloads into a hybrid cloud. 

Technology, Cloud, Security

Cloud Computing Becomes Clouded

How the NSA is undermining cloud computing in the US

Blog-post by jamal khawaja, Mon, 08/26/2013 - 14:20

Imagine that you are an executive of a large company in the US.  You’ve come to the conclusion that building out an infrastructure to support your users of is no longer cost effective; you’ve discovered that your company will save millions over the years if you move off of your in-house servers and into a hosted cloud solution. 

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Business Issues, Technology, Applications, Cloud, IT Performance

Lets Talk Salesforce

Why change is vital and how do we go about implementing it

Blog-post by Anand Raghavan, Fri, 08/23/2013 - 21:20

Today is not yesterday: we our self change:how can our work and thoughts if they are always to be the fittest, continue always same.  

The cloud is rapidly changing global business models. Its is moving from back office to the boardroom. It is about moving rapidly but not traditionally.It about innovation and technologies that enable the transition.

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CIO Leadership, Cloud

How the Cloud Benefits CIOs and Business Advancement in 2013

Blog-post by Adam Kinsey, Thu, 08/22/2013 - 16:51

Certain businesses can benefit greatly from the cloud, and that belief isn’t a secret here in 2013. However, the multidimensional impact of cloud use can be viewed at a deeper level.

While it’s a given that there are certain advantages and disadvantages to a business utilizing the cloud, there are specific areas and roles within a company that can be vastly improved by this decision.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

CFO just as positioned to lead transformation as the CIO

Technology lays foundation for "finance transformation."

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Wed, 08/21/2013 - 19:03

The CIO is not the only C level executive bearing the burden of transforming the business. The CFO, according to a survey of 930 CFOs conducted by Longitude Research and commissioned by Accenture and Oracle, must lead the "finance transformation." And technology will be key to making that happen.

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Technology, Cloud

First Steps Into the Cloud for Startups

Blog-post by Rick Blaisdell, Tue, 08/20/2013 - 13:39

Startups generally embrace cloud rapidly because it helps them get up and run faster, with low costs and great flexibility. The advantages for startups using the cloud are enormous:

  • rapid setup

  • operational expense not heavy upfront capital expenditures

  • concentrate on core competency,innovation and more time to be spent on developing the business, not managing the infrastructure

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Technology, Cloud

Community Clouds: Making it Rain

How community clouds will dislocate the market

Blog-post by jamal khawaja, Tue, 08/20/2013 - 00:37

I need some money.  A lot of it.  Ten million dollars or so.  I have a killer idea for an underserved sector of the cloud computing market.  And by underserved sector I mean all of them.

Let me explain. 

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Business Issues, Security

Layers of security for mobile business

Intel graphic lays it out.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Mon, 08/19/2013 - 14:18

This graphic is lifted from a post by Intel blogger and business strategist Chris Peters and does a good job of illustrating the various security layers for mobile business. He calls them "the five security perimeters" to secure what is a "moving target." After all, it's mobile!

Technology, Cloud

Enterprise optimism driving healthy increases in IT spending

Community Video by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Fri, 08/16/2013 - 16:25

The pace of IT spending growth has accelerated in the past six months with budgets increasing almost five per cent for the next 12 months. Enterprise CIO Forum community manager John Dodge explores what this means.

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