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Technology, Cloud

Public Safety in the Cloud

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RickBlaisdell

I’ve recently read an article on the importance and utility of cloud in several industries: education, marketing companies, online entertainment, healthcare, information technology, finance and banking, telecommunication, hospitality, start-ups and security. I have no doubt that cloud computing apps and services can be of use in every single domain and business.

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CIO Leadership, Cloud

To take charge of your cloud strategy, get your finances in order first

Blog-post by,
myles.suer

So you have decided to embark on a cloud strategy? Great! Like many IT leaders, you are looking into public cloud, private cloud or maybe both. Often the driver for the move to cloud is to increase business and development agility as well as to accelerate the time-to-market for new or improved business capabilities. Maybe the driver is the desire to be more efficient with the infrastructure that you already own. Stewardship is a good motive.

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Technology, Cloud

Cloud communication tools - Part II

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RickBlaisdell

In one of my latest articles, I talked about cloud based social and communication tools that help organizations improve their performance and I mentioned some of these tools that SMBs should be focusing on: voice, email

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Technology, Cloud

New HIPPA Regulation Applies to Cloud Services Providers

The major driving factors for the health care sector to move to cloud-based platforms is the need to increase storage while reducing costs and the ability to centrally manage patient data.

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The major driving factors for the health care sector to move to cloud-based platforms is the need to increase storage while reducing costs and the ability to centrally manage patient data. The large amount of data health care providers own and manage can cause huge costs in managing physical machines and storage. The health care sector could get a much higher rate of return on investments from cloud adoption even more so than other industries.

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Technology, Cloud

SMBs outpace enterprises in cloud "heavy use"

But more enterprises experiment and run several cloud apps

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Community Manager
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jdodge

Ok, so three quarters of enterprises regardless of size are adopting the cloud. There are cloud beginners, cloud pros and everyone in between. That comes as no surprise in a recent survey by cloud management firm Rightscale.

What was surprising is that "heavy use" cloud adoption was cited by small and medium sized businesses (SMB) more often than by enterprises....like 41% to 17%, according to a Rightscale survey of 625 tech execs and practitioners. I attribute this to several factors:


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Experienced IT personnel biggest obstacle to cloud adoption?

Author says that includes him...set up the IT old folks home. An oversimplification?

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HP Blogger
,
Christian

Last week, I participated in a discussion on LinkedIN titled “Public Cloud will grow when experienced IT folks die”. The discussion was triggered by an article with the same title written by Jack Clark in The Register.

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Technology, Cloud

Cloud communication tools - Part I

Blog-post by,
RickBlaisdell

Cloud based social and communication tools help companies improve their performance in terms of efficient communication, reducing budget and increased collaboration. Businesses are not obligated any longer to pay separately for business tools, such as teleconferencing and videoconferencing, but they now have the flexibility to leverage cloud communication tools and apps that offer them more availability, flexibility and scalability.

 

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Technology, Cloud

Team collaboration cloud solutions

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RickBlaisdell

IBM, Google, Microsoft - the major IT players have all launched team collaboration cloud solutions to help individuals and organizations interact and ease online teamwork when it comes to collaborative creation, editing, sharing of word, spreadsheet and presentation documents, instant messaging, web meetings, mail and calendar. 

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Unraveling Systems of Engagement at HP Discover 2013

Engaging at HP Discover to experience a new Style of IT

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HP Blogger
,

This isn’t the first time I’ve written about Systems of Engagement on this blog.  Earlier, based upon Geoffrey Moore’s video interview, I asserted that CIOs need a System of Engagement with CMOs. I followed that with a post on how Systems of Engagement can be used to predict the future.


Technology, Cloud

How the cloud can improve productivity

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RickBlaisdell

Productivity is at a premium in every business, the top priority for most every businesses we might say. :) Cloud development in the last few years has directly influenced the productivity in every workplace. Cloud computing applications and solutions had a positive impact upon technology integration and made life easier and improved productivity in the workplace.

There are several ways businesses can increase their productivity using the cloud. Here is a snapshot of them;

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