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Technology, Cloud

Team collaboration cloud solutions

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RickBlaisdell

IBM, Google, Microsoft - the major IT players have all launched team collaboration cloud solutions to help individuals and organizations interact and ease online teamwork when it comes to collaborative creation, editing, sharing of word, spreadsheet and presentation documents, instant messaging, web meetings, mail and calendar. 

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Unraveling Systems of Engagement at HP Discover 2013

Engaging at HP Discover to experience a new Style of IT

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HP Blogger
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This isn’t the first time I’ve written about Systems of Engagement on this blog.  Earlier, based upon Geoffrey Moore’s video interview, I asserted that CIOs need a System of Engagement with CMOs. I followed that with a post on how Systems of Engagement can be used to predict the future.


Technology, Cloud

How the cloud can improve productivity

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RickBlaisdell

Productivity is at a premium in every business, the top priority for most every businesses we might say. :) Cloud development in the last few years has directly influenced the productivity in every workplace. Cloud computing applications and solutions had a positive impact upon technology integration and made life easier and improved productivity in the workplace.

There are several ways businesses can increase their productivity using the cloud. Here is a snapshot of them;

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Business Issues, Cloud

Cloud Based Recovery – Benefits for businesses worldwide

As cloud-based data storage and data recovery (DR) evolves, it is time for organizations to rethink disaster recovery and improve cost savings, collaboration and efficiencies.

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Every business needs to protect its data, and the cloud is a viable option to support this requirement. In addition to keeping information safe, cloud computing is also affordable, thanks to its pay-as-you-go service model. With cloud computing, businesses can back up data in multiple locations throughout different regions, keeping information accessible regardless of geography.

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Technology, Cloud

Are AWS customers configuring their resources to cover security, cost and availability?

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RickBlaisdell

When AWS made Trusted Advisor free for the month of March, CloudCheckr took the announcement as an opportunity to conduct an internal survey of their customers usage. CloudCheckr considered the news an implicit acknowledgement of what many have long known: AWS is extremely complex and it is challenging for users to provision and control their AWS infrastructure properly.

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CIO Leadership, Cloud

Private v. public clouds: which are best in the enterprise?

Data is permanent: clouds are transient.

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HP Blogger
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Christian

In the last couple weeks I’ve seen a number of contradictory blog entries on the future or lack of future of private clouds. Joe McKendrick enumerates 12 reasons why public clouds are better than private clouds, and Jonathan Gershater responds with 12 reasons why private clouds are better than public.

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Business Issues, Converged Infrastructure

Own our own data center? Why would anyone do that, CIOs ask

CIOs in the UK vote 11-1 against IT running data centers.

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Community Manager
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jdodge

Is this the Bizarro World of DC comic books and Jerry Seinfeld where everything is in opposite? No, according to 12 CIOs who were asked if it was better to "own" the data center. 

The answer in the U.K. where the survey was conducted is no, according tio ZDNet blogger Steve Ranger. At least, that's the politic answer.


Technology, Cloud

Implementing IBM cloud BI solutions

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RickBlaisdell

I started the discussion around cloud-based Business Intelligence solutions a while ago, and I already presented you the best technologies available on the market and explained you their benefits. Today, I would like to take a closer look at IBM’s solutions.

 

IBM Cognos

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Business Issues, Cloud

How SaaS services should work

The volatility of business processes and "Service-as-a-Service"

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HP Blogger
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Christian

In my last blog entry I promised you I was going to come back to service orientation. So, let me keep my promise. Let me actually start with a story.

More than 10 years ago some colleagues and I worked with two financial institutions on projects to combine workflow management and object orientation. How did we get there? In discussions with the customer we came to the conclusion that a typical financial services process consists of multiple steps. The actual steps do not change typically, but which steps are used do.

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Technology, Cloud

Top 5 Business Intelligence Solutions in the Cloud

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Despite the buzz around cloud computing, the adoption rate of cloud Business Intelligence solutions is relatively low, according to recent reports – Wisdom of Crowds Cloud Business Intelligence Market Study.

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