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Aligning Converged Infrastructure with Converged Skills

Does your IT organization have SMAC ?

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In a recent conversation with a government technology official the topic of conducting a converged infrastructure asset audit arose.  As you know, these audits are typically designed to determine the hardware and software inventory in governmental agencies in much the same way that clerks would do inventory in grocery stores after hours.


Business Issues, Technology, Cloud, Converged Infrastructure

Ten points of DoD's data center consolidation and IT modernization

Data.gov vanishes amid shutdown

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Now this is a rude reminder of the government shutdown.

"Due to the lapse in federal government funding, this website is not available. 
We sincerely regret this inconvenience.

For information about available government services, visit USA.gov."


CIO Leadership, Converged Infrastructure

Data Center Transformation from a Public Sector CIO’s Point of View

How HP helped County of San Diego with its Data Consolidation

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A state government chief information officer: is there a more challenging state government job these days?

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Technology, Cloud

Identifying workloads that are a good fit for a new cloud environment

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RickBlaisdell

Identifying workloads to move to the cloud can be challenging. I personally believe that every company has the ability to migrate most of their existing business to the cloud, but before doing so, it’s necessary to complete a proper assessment of your applications and the requirements needed to support them.

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Technology, Big Data, Cloud, Mobility, Services

Eye-popping forecasts for cloud, Big Data and smart phones

Should CIOs believe them?

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If you want to know what technologies are rocking IT's foundations, look no further than cloud, Big Data and smart phones. Here's IDC's latest predictions (IDC and the ECF are both part of International Data Group):  

-- More than one billion smart phones will be sold or twice as many as two years ago. That number is forecast to hit 1.7 billion by 2017.

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CIO Leadership, Cloud

IT value chain: The roles of cloud and automation in business differentiation

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Cloud and automation impact the delivery of three elements of the IT value chain:

  • “Requirement to deploy” value stream: An important function of this stream involves creating and delivering against standardized release packages.

Technology, Big Data, Services

CompTIA study says more than half of enterprises happy where they are with data utilization

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I just stumbled across the third study in a week about big data although this one from IT industry association CompTIA paints the rosiest picture. From the CompTIA press release:

"A full 78 percent of organizations say they feel more positive about big data as a business initiative this year compared to a year ago."


Technology, Cloud, Security, Services

Cloud use "broad and rampant" in enterprises, says survey

File sharing, collaboration and social media used most

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Cloud services in use at enterprises are "broad and rampant," according to a new study of more than 3,000,000 million across 100 companies in financial services, healthcare, high tech, manufacturing, media the and the services industry. 

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Technology, Cloud

Explaining Cloud Computing (Again)

Let's get the definition straight.

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I write about cloud computing so much that it’s a wonder I don’t have VMs spinning up in my head.  And yet I simply can’t stay away from the topic.  It’s too fascinating, too compelling a technology paradigm for me not to think about.  As I’ve mentioned, I think it’s the next major fundamental shift in technology, destined to change both the economics and the compute strategy of generations to come.

 

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Technology, Cloud, Services

Does cloud computing require a cultural change in the enterprise ranks?

5 areas CIOs must examine before moving to the cloud

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These five check list items in evaluating whether to move an app to the cloud are practical and spot on. Well, four of them are. I take issue with one even though the author of this Information Week piece is a CIO and I am not.

Author Vijay Sethi, CIO of Indian morotocyle maker Hero MotoCorp., writes:


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