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Technology, Cloud

Big Data and the Cloud

Blog-post by,
RickBlaisdell

The amount of data in our world increases massively day-by-day. Big data is about capturing, storing and analyzing large pools of data from customers/consumers, suppliers, partners, operations, employees etc. According to a McKinsey  report, US companies from almost all industry sectors have, on average, hundreds of terabytes of data stored per company.

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Business Issues, Cloud

What 3 Higher Education CIOs Think About Colleges Moving to the Cloud

Students want to take info with them and it frees up IT staff

Quick Post by,
Community Manager
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jdodge

This short article summarizes why higher education CIOs think their schools should move to the cloud. Economics, IT resources and information portability would seem to be the chief reasons, according to CIOs at Wake Forest, Indiana University, and Case Western Reserve.

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Technology, Cloud

How Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) works

Blog-post by,
RickBlaisdell

Business-process-as-a-service (BPaaS) is a relatively new concept.  It mixes Business Process Management (BPM) with one or more aspects of cloud deployment: SaaS, IaaS, or PaaS.

What is Business Process Management?

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Business Issues, Cloud

Is moving to cloud ERP worth the risk?

Keep your eye on cloud ERP

Blog-post by,
Community Manager
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jdodge

Are big companies ready for cloud ERP? And is the risk worth making the big move?

Those are great questions (the first question is a headline on a Chris Murphy column at InformationWeek.com). ERP is the application most often cited as the last domino to fall to the cloud, but it won't happen for years, most CIOs say. Bear in mind that predicting the future of technology tends to be wildly inaccurate.

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CIO Leadership, Technology, Cloud

Beat the cloud competition with "coopetition"

Follow these two steps for success in the cloud

Blog-post by,
Miron_Mizrahi

Analysts researching cloud adoption have determined that lines-of-business (LOBs) are adopting cloud services 2.5 times faster than IT is. So what’s behind this eye-opening ratio? Clearly, it is that LOBs now have options. Google offers e-mail services, Amazon.com provides infrastructure options, and a slew of vendors sell SaaS solutions.


Business Issues, Cloud

Focus on qualitative attributes when choosing a cloud provider

A top HP cloud consultant explains why mobility and user experience demand new service capabilities.

Blog-post by,
jimgardner

Growing business focus on mobility and user experience demand new capabilities. According to Marc Wilkinson, chief technologist in HP Services, with 2013 comes new criteria for choosing cloud service providers. Wilkinson advocates that, in addition to bottom-line “bang for your buck,” the qualitative aspects of a cloud service are key. 

“A service’s cost-to-performance ratio is still important, but with IT services increasingly sourced in the cloud and accessed from mobile devices, you need to focus on a new set of service features and capabilities,” Wilkinson says.


Technology, Cloud

How BYOD affects security in the cloud

Blog-post by,
RickBlaisdell

Since bringing your own device - also known as BYOD - is starting to become widely adopted by companies of all sizes, a lot of contradictory discussions have appeared around this topic. Eliminating hardware purchasing and maintenance is a great advantage for reducing company costs.  Employees also benefit from this new trend the most because they are free to choose what device to use to fit their personal and business needs.

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Technology, Cloud

Cloud adoption statistics

Blog-post by,
RickBlaisdell

Cloud adoption decisions will be taken in the near future by employees who do not have an IT background. That’s an interesting shift in the IT world! According to a report issued by Capgemini, chief marketing officers, executive and even people from human resource departments, finance or administration departments will be making some of these cloud adoption decisions.  460 organizations globally, 50 of them in the UK were surveyed for this report.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Analytics, mobile top IT tech priorities in 2013

Cloud third, and surprisingly, collaboration is fourth....

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Community Manager
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Enterprises have exploited only 43% of technology's business potential, according to a Gartner survey of 2,053 IT executives.

What exactly does that mean and how did Gartner arrive at such a number?


Technology, Big Data

2013 - Shaping Up to be Battle of the Eco-Systems

The consumerization of IT is in 2013 to the point where businesses need to seriously explore short and long term eco-systems. The challenge is to build an eco-system that not only is agile but does not create an artifical cost of change.

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HP Blogger
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The 2013 megatrends in the marketplace includes the consumerization of IT, mobility, ubiquitous networking, social media among other trends. To many businesses, the consumerization of IT is a code word for BYOD (bring your own device). However, focusing on the product today alone might very well result in a distraction from a larger, more strategic discussion of readiness.

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