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Technology, Cloud

Cloud computing leaders on the wave – Part 2: Experts To Follow and Inspire From

Blog-post by Rick Blaisdell, Thu, 07/04/2013 - 11:22

In every industry, there are several figures that inspire with their knowledge and experience. In a recent article, I discussed the top cloud computing providers and why I consider them the best in the industry. Today, I would like to start a discussion about the most inspiring people in the cloud computing industry.

The following are the people I follow the most:


Technology, Cloud

Legal Issues around Cloud Computing

Blog-post by Rick Blaisdell, Tue, 07/02/2013 - 13:30

Cloud computing is bringing amazing advantages and benefits companies. But it also brings some challenges. There are several legal issues that must be taken into consideration when moving into the cloud. Let’s see which are the most challenging legal issues around cloud computing and how to overcome them.

Technology, Cloud

Cloud Playground Environment: Testing Coding Experiments

Blog-post by stacy carter, Mon, 07/01/2013 - 12:24

The Google Cloud development team has lately launched a new full-fledged browser-based place known as Cloud Playground. The environment allows interested developers to try out a new API without any need to upload the SDK or to manage ' upgrade if you want to assay your changes. Nowadays with the release of the project it can be a great boon for developers to test and play with the services offered by Google Cloud as Google Cloud SQL, Google App Engine and Google Cloud Storage.

Technology, Security

Helping Businesses Build a Secure Cloud Environment

Blog-post by David Grimes, Fri, 06/28/2013 - 18:32
David Grimes
For most companies, data is their most valuable resource. Hosting data in a cloud environment gives companies strategic benefits such as scalability and lower infrastructure costs.

CIO Leadership, IT Performance

My Top Three Take-Away From HP Discover 2013

A look into HP's strategy and what it means to all of us

Blog-post by Mike Walker,
HP Blogger
, Thu, 06/20/2013 - 21:49

Last week, more than 11,000 attendees from over 90 countries descended upon Las Vegas for HP Discover. Between the “New Style of IT” and “Make it Matter” themes there were some powerful stories told and established partnerships with companies like United Airlines, NASCAR, and others that showed how innovations are improving IT.

For me it’s a great conference to get a very broad understanding on HP’s top line strategy and a view into the entire portfolio. My focus at the event was to meet with industry peers, customers and HP leaders to discuss executive level concerns.

Business Issues, Cloud

CIOs bemoan lock-in and the 'false flexibility' of the cloud

Trading an old boss for new one - CIO Ralph Loura

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Thu, 06/20/2013 - 18:24

This IDG News Service story cites Enterprise CIO Forum (ECF) Council member Ralph Loura, CIO of Clorox and Pabst CIO Ben Haines, an ECF contributor . IDG also publishes the Enterprise CIO Forum.

by James Niccolai, IDG News Service

Despite the promise of portability from service providers, the reality of the cloud for big customers is a similar type of lock-in as they experience with on-premise apps vendors such as Oracle and SAP, two CIOs said Tuesday.

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Business Issues, IT Infrastructure

How the Cloud is Redefining IT Skill Sets

Blog-post by David Grimes, Thu, 06/20/2013 - 15:21
David Grimes

Businesses that adopt cloud or ‘as-a-Service’ operational models have the opportunity to generate huge business growth by freeing their IT staff from the daily tasks associated with maintaining an on-premise infrastructure, allowing them to focus on innovative solutions to help grow the company.

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Technology, Big Data

How businesses are addressing cloud BI data integration concerns

Blog-post by Rick Blaisdell, Tue, 06/18/2013 - 13:09

Although cloud computing solutions and services are widespread, business intelligence solutions have not been adopted at a large scale in the last five years, according to Howard Dresner's 2012 Wisdom of Crowds Cloud BI Market Study. The good news is that investments in cloud based BI are growing and cloud BI data integration is only at the beginning of a long trend.

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Technology, Applications

Picking Five Favorite Innovations at HP Discover: eWeek columnist Eric Lundquist

Google apps reseller, HAVEn, Openstack, Moonshot and Simple Storage...

Quick Post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Fri, 06/14/2013 - 13:50

Here's a concise technology rundown from HP Discover 2013 by my longtime colleague, friend (and yes, college classmate!) Eric Lundquist. Check it out and two other Discover posts by Eric.

HP's New Desktop PCs, Retail, Print Services Aimed at Enterprises

CIO Leadership, Cloud

HP chief cloud technologist Christian Verstraete summarizes day two at Discover 2013

Video included

Blog-post by Christian Verstraete,
HP Blogger
, Fri, 06/14/2013 - 12:50

First, yesterday the day started with keynotes from Dave Donatelli, George Kadifa and Mike Nefkins. Dave discussed new products in the server, storage and network area, focusing mainly on the software defined ones, describing how HP addresses software defined data centers. George and his team walked us through the HAVEn announcement and showed through three new products how HAVEn can be used to gain better understanding of our IT environments.

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