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Business Issues, Cloud

Cloud and Tax: What CIOs Need to Know Before Making the Move

Consider cloud's impact before you jump in.

Quick Post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Tue, 03/05/2013 - 20:30
jdodge

Now here's something we rarely think or talk about in our cloud discussions - the tax issues on a global scale. The over-arching advice from Channing P. Flynn of Ernst & Young is to consider the tax implications BEFORE you set set up a sprawling and global cloud. And here's some specifics verbatim:

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CIO Leadership, Cloud

Trending today—the cloud. Are we going to get it right?

3 questions to ask yourself

Blog-post by Mike Kaul, Fri, 03/01/2013 - 17:46
mikekaul

The cloud has arrived. The indicators are there — jargon proliferation, freshly minted corporate titles, resumes peppered with experience in this field, and the ever-present conversation at networking events around cloud strategy.


Business Issues, Cloud

Avoid Vendor Lock-In; 5 rules for a real world

Key are APIs, heterogeneous environments, template designs, customization and external environments.

Blog-post by Christian Verstraete,
HP Blogger
, Wed, 02/27/2013 - 03:42
Christian

In my last blog post I pointed out you can never actually avoid vendor or technology lock-in. This is particularly applicable to the main orchestration tool you use. You have to choose one orchestrator and will want to stay with that choice for quite some time. So, making the right choice is key.

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Technology, Cloud

Cloud-Based Business Intelligence Solutions – Which Are the Benefits

Blog-post by Rick Blaisdell, Tue, 02/26/2013 - 10:35
RickBlaisdell

Business intelligence solutions support better decision-making by providing historical, current and predictive views of all business operations. Business Intelligence (BI) technologies can process large amounts of information to provide useful functionalities such as reporting, analytics, data and process mining, business performance management, benchmarking, text mining, predictive and prescriptive analytics. BI solutions help companies gain competitive advantages by identifying and developing new business opportunities.


Technology, Cloud

How to build HIPAA-Compliant Cloud Applications

Blog-post by Rick Blaisdell, Mon, 02/25/2013 - 07:02
RickBlaisdell

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, enacted by the United States Congress in 1996 was created to protect health information coverage for employed people and their families when they become unemployed, either because they change their job or they lose it. According to the U.S.


Technology, Cloud

Advantages of Cloud-based ERP for the Manufacturing Industry

Blog-post by Rick Blaisdell, Fri, 02/22/2013 - 12:22
RickBlaisdell

The trend toward cloud computing is hard to ignore even for manufacturing companies, who are continually asking if a cloud solution is right for them. What’s the cloud providing to businesses in the manufacturing industry? Let’s see how cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) can handle manufacturing concerns.

What is an Enterprise Resource Planning solution?

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Business Issues, Cloud

Is Your Cloud System a Mess? Our Self-Assessment Tool Will Tell You

Like gardens, clouds need attention.

Quick Post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Thu, 02/21/2013 - 13:46
jdodge

This self-evaluation tool at CIO.com is useful if for nothing other than the questions it asks, perhaps more than your scoring. The questions are specific and detailed. The conclusion of this article is noteworthy.

"You'll notice that these questions tend to drive the scores higher for systems that have been in production for longer periods. That's because cloud systems, like gardens, require constant tending. The longer they've been in place, the more ways they can be overgrown and weed-infested."


Technology

Communication, personalization and mobility are technological drivers of the next decade

What do you think? Join our robust discussion at the CIO Question of the Week

Blog-post by Charles Bess,
HP Blogger
, Tue, 02/19/2013 - 20:47

I was talking last week to a professional futurist about the workplace of the future. We started off with the question “How do you think the workplace has evolved/changed over the last 10-15 years?”

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Technology, Cloud

No vendor lock-in, but aren't you always locked in?

Cloud best of breed or integrated cloud stack?

Blog-post by Christian Verstraete,
HP Blogger
, Fri, 02/15/2013 - 19:10
Christian

As I mentioned previously, I’m privileged to meet with companies on a regular basis. And I don’t know how often I’ve had a discussion around the subject of vendor lock-in. I clearly understand the fears companies have to hook themselves with a vendor and not be able to take advantage of innovations coming from other sources.

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Technology, Cloud

Big Data and the Cloud

Blog-post by Rick Blaisdell, Thu, 02/14/2013 - 13:04
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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