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Technology, Cloud

Private vs. Public Cloud for BI

Blog-post by Rick Blaisdell, Tue, 06/04/2013 - 13:57
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As I mentioned before, migrating to the cloud it doesn’t have to be hard or expensive. When migrating to the cloud, there are many options including on-ramping solutions which leverage server templates provided by cloud providers; automation tools to rebuild apps into a provider’s stack; migration attempts to move servers as-is.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Harvey Nash survey indicates the CIO has "never been more important"

IT leaders more focused on top line growth and strategy

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Wed, 05/29/2013 - 19:20
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The Harvey Nash 2012 CIO survey offers one of the sunnier forecasts for the sometimes beleaguered CIO.
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CIO Leadership, Cloud

Organizational evolution most important when moving to the cloud (not technology)

IT services mindset is critical.

Blog-post by Christian Verstraete,
HP Blogger
, Tue, 05/28/2013 - 18:36
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Last week I was talking to public sector clients who are in the process of moving to cloud. We discussed how best to do that, knowing they want to stay vendor independent, and the subject of the service broker was discussed in quite some details. However, technology is not the most difficult aspect of that transition. It’s actually the evolution of the organization. We spend quite some time discussing that aspect of things.

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Technology, Cloud

Benefits of Team Collaboration in the Cloud

Blog-post by Rick Blaisdell, Tue, 05/28/2013 - 14:48
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Collaboration is the business activity most transformed by the cloud. Cloud has made all possible. Collaborative documents editing, access from anywhere and anytime, document synchronization when online and many other features are now available with cloud based collaboration tools. This has helped SMBs to efficiently develop, become more efficient and make their employees more productive and happier. Cloud solutions developed for collaboration aim to help individuals and teams interact more and ease online teamwork.

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Technology, Cloud

Public v. private cloud is not the issue. It's cloud complexity.

Hybrid delivery becoming the norm for large enterprises.

Blog-post by Christian Verstraete,
HP Blogger
, Mon, 05/20/2013 - 19:26
Christian

More and more articles point to the uptake of cloud in enterprises. And, if I believe the interactions I have with CIOs, it is definitely the case. The big question is whether to go private or public cloud. That, in my mind, is the wrong question. I’ve already mentioned several times that “one size does not fit all” when we talk about the cloud.

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Technology, Cloud

Companies optimized for the cloud win in today’s market

Blog-post by Rick Blaisdell, Thu, 05/16/2013 - 13:30
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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.

Quick Post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Wed, 05/15/2013 - 13:15
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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

Quick Post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:13
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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

Quick Post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Tue, 05/14/2013 - 15:43
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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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Technology, Cloud

How to choose a cloud–based VOIP solution

Blog-post by Rick Blaisdell, Tue, 05/14/2013 - 10:26
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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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