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CIO Leadership, Cloud

Private v. public clouds: which are best in the enterprise?

Data is permanent: clouds are transient.

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HP Blogger
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Christian

In the last couple weeks I’ve seen a number of contradictory blog entries on the future or lack of future of private clouds. Joe McKendrick enumerates 12 reasons why public clouds are better than private clouds, and Jonathan Gershater responds with 12 reasons why private clouds are better than public.

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Business Issues, Converged Infrastructure

Own our own data center? Why would anyone do that, CIOs ask

CIOs in the UK vote 11-1 against IT running data centers.

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Community Manager
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jdodge

Is this the Bizarro World of DC comic books and Jerry Seinfeld where everything is in opposite? No, according to 12 CIOs who were asked if it was better to "own" the data center. 

The answer in the U.K. where the survey was conducted is no, according tio ZDNet blogger Steve Ranger. At least, that's the politic answer.


Technology, Cloud

Implementing IBM cloud BI solutions

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RickBlaisdell

I started the discussion around cloud-based Business Intelligence solutions a while ago, and I already presented you the best technologies available on the market and explained you their benefits. Today, I would like to take a closer look at IBM’s solutions.

 

IBM Cognos

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Business Issues, Cloud

How SaaS services should work

The volatility of business processes and "Service-as-a-Service"

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HP Blogger
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Christian

In my last blog entry I promised you I was going to come back to service orientation. So, let me keep my promise. Let me actually start with a story.

More than 10 years ago some colleagues and I worked with two financial institutions on projects to combine workflow management and object orientation. How did we get there? In discussions with the customer we came to the conclusion that a typical financial services process consists of multiple steps. The actual steps do not change typically, but which steps are used do.

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Technology, Cloud

Top 5 Business Intelligence Solutions in the Cloud

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Despite the buzz around cloud computing, the adoption rate of cloud Business Intelligence solutions is relatively low, according to recent reports – Wisdom of Crowds Cloud Business Intelligence Market Study.

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Technology, Cloud

Who do you trust with your data?

According to Gartner, organizations are more likely to have a policy against sharing sensitive data with their business partners than with their cloud provider.

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According to Gartner, organizations are more likely to have a policy against sharing sensitive data with their business partners than with their cloud provider. But when it comes to sharing sensitive data, particularly with your cloud provider, one word comes to mind – Accountability. Your organization needs to be accountable for what data gets moved to the cloud and the state it’s in when it gets there (firewalls, encryption, policies, etc.).


Technology, Cloud

Cloud Based VoiP – Unlimited Opportunities for Businesses of All Sizes

For companies with different office locations and on-the-go workforce, a cloud VOIP may be a wise option. Before deciding to choose between an on-premise or cloud solution you should analyze your business, its intention and direction of development and its long-term communication needs.

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Companies around the globe are continuously seeking new ways to be competitive in rough economic times. A recent report estimated the VoIP market will reach $377 billion by 2016, emphasizing that many businesses around the globe are taking advantage of the enhanced communication and lower cost-of-ownership that comes with VoIP.


Business Issues, Applications

App delivery versus IaaS: speed and response are what end users really want

Shadow IT and IaaS

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HP Blogger
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Christian

From all my cloud related conversations, I’m gaining a strong impression two worlds are colliding. On the one hand, most of the CIOs I talk to are focused on providing infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), whether it is internally to their business users, or externally as service providers. But when I look around me and talk to end-users, they seem interested in the delivery of “applications.” Many of them don’t even talk about cloud; they rather discuss app download and functionality. I’d say this is close to what SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) represents.

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Business Issues, Cloud

Wait, wait! Don't tell me: 7 Tech Trends CIOs Call Overrated

Aren't some of these also the hottest IT trends?

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Community Manager
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jdodge

Consumerization of IT and Big Data are interesting selections by InformationWeek editor Chris Murphy, but these choices are grounded in actual feedback from CIOs. Cloud ROI is no surprise because there's been a considerable body of research saying the cloud does not save money. The others are tech panaceas, outsourcing, business-tech misalignment and cloud ease-of-use. 


Technology, Cloud

The Best Cloud Storage Solutions

When deciding to store information in the cloud, choosing the best provider can be a tough decision. This is a list of six of the leaders of cloud storage providers in order for you to be able to make an informed decision on the best cloud storage solution for your business.

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When deciding to store information in the cloud, choosing the best provider can be a tough decision. This is a list of six of the leaders of cloud storage providers in order for you to be able to make an informed decision on the best cloud storage solution for your business. Here are the cloud storage services I consider the best:

Amazon Cloud Drive


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