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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.

Blog-post by Rick Blaisdell, Tue, 04/30/2013 - 12:09

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

Blog-post by John Dodge, Fri, 04/26/2013 - 14:22
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:


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Experienced IT personnel biggest obstacle to cloud adoption?

Author says that includes him...set up the IT old folks home. An oversimplification?

Blog-post by Christian Verstraete,
HP Blogger
, Thu, 04/25/2013 - 13:12
Christian

Last week, I participated in a discussion on LinkedIN titled “Public Cloud will grow when experienced IT folks die”. The discussion was triggered by an article with the same title written by Jack Clark in The Register.

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Technology, Cloud

Cloud communication tools - Part I

Blog-post by Rick Blaisdell, Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:35
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Cloud based social and communication tools help companies improve their performance in terms of efficient communication, reducing budget and increased collaboration. Businesses are not obligated any longer to pay separately for business tools, such as teleconferencing and videoconferencing, but they now have the flexibility to leverage cloud communication tools and apps that offer them more availability, flexibility and scalability.

 

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Technology, Cloud

Team collaboration cloud solutions

Blog-post by Rick Blaisdell, Tue, 04/23/2013 - 10:50
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

Blog-post by E.G. Nadhan,
HP Blogger
, Fri, 04/19/2013 - 12:00

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

Blog-post by Rick Blaisdell, Thu, 04/18/2013 - 11:29
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.

Blog-post by Rick Blaisdell, Thu, 04/11/2013 - 12:12

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?

Blog-post by Rick Blaisdell, Tue, 04/09/2013 - 09:48
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.

Blog-post by Christian Verstraete,
HP Blogger
, Thu, 04/04/2013 - 16:59
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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