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Technology, Cloud

Companies optimized for the cloud win in today’s market

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RickBlaisdell

Although enterprises are still in the early stages of adopting Big Data solutions, these technologies are among the fastest-growing cloud-based tools.  The move to cloud computing is challenging the computer industry, and at the heart of this are the Big Data and the built for cloud scalable database platforms that enable it. As demand grows, applications are able to add new computing nodes, and each additional node adds capacity to serve more clients.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

IT is dead, says ZDNet blogger

IT function will be spread across other business units.

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Community Manager
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jdodge

JD Irving CIO Martin Davis once said there are no IT projects...just projects with an IT element. Those would seem to support the argument in this ZDNet post that IT's days are numbered...that it will be reduced to overseeing "low value technical plumbing."

That might be an extreme view, but here's the operative paragraph in this provocative post:

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Business Issues, IT Performance

IT spending growth cooling off: IDC

Sequester, global uncertainty, (when wasn't it uncertain?), impact of cloud and weakening server and PC shipments blamed

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jdodge

Here's IDC's press release....


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

A snapshot of what is keeping CIOs awake at night...

List of tactical and strategic priorities lengthening, but does not contain many surprises

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jdodge

There are no surprises in this list from this ZDNet post, which with its strategic and tactical lists seems comprehensive. Is anything missing? What keeps you up at night?

Author Steve Ranger notes that there's "not much technology" on the lists. Indeed, the work of a CIO is changing.

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Tags: ByoD CIO Cloud IT

Technology, Cloud

How to choose a cloud–based VOIP solution

Blog-post by,
RickBlaisdell

Communication is a heavy weight on budgets and companies all over the world are looking for ways to cut down their communication costs. As we discussed in another article, cloud-based VOIP solutions offer businesses a reliable communication option at a lower cost.

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Technology, Cloud

Public Safety in the Cloud

Blog-post by,
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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Tags: Cloud Finance

Technology, Cloud

Cloud communication tools - Part II

Blog-post by,
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:


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