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.
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.
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:
In my last couple blog posts I outlined the difference between an IT-oriented versus a user-oriented cloud. An IT oriented cloud is one where infrastructure is provisioned to facilitate the installation of the application as and when a new instance of that application is required. It consists in the automation of the provisioning of the appropriate number of virtual and/or physical machines with the right configurations and the connection of those through secured networking with appropriate storage capacity. The installation of the target application can also be automated.
How is Software as a Service reshaping IT? How do you set strategy and who sets it - finance/the CFO or the CIO? A webinar tomorrow put on by HP will attempt to answer many of those questions and will include the current CEO of Kevington Advisors (and a former CIO) Toby Redshaw and the CFO of Dana Pacific, Sean Sloan. HP Software VP of Product Marketing Matt Morgan will also particpate.
The promise of cloud computing is to reduce the cost of IT infrastructure assets and processes through lower operational expenses stemming from the cloud’s ability to allow organizations to purchase only the resources that are needed, when they need it. Large enterprise software applications are faced with stringent requirements related to performance, delay, and service uptimes.
Now here's something we rarely think or talk about in our cloud discussions - the tax issues on a global scale. The over-arching advice from Channing P. Flynn of Ernst & Young is to consider the tax implications BEFORE you set set up a sprawling and global cloud. And here's some specifics verbatim:
The cloud has arrived. The indicators are there — jargon proliferation, freshly minted corporate titles, resumes peppered with experience in this field, and the ever-present conversation at networking events around cloud strategy.
In my last blog post I pointed out you can never actually avoid vendor or technology lock-in. This is particularly applicable to the main orchestration tool you use. You have to choose one orchestrator and will want to stay with that choice for quite some time. So, making the right choice is key.