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CIO Leadership, Technology, Cloud, Security

Protecting Your Cloud-Based Data

Challenges and Solutions for Data Access Governance on the Cloud

Blog-post by Roy Peretz, Tue, 09/02/2014 - 08:49
Roy Peretz

Moving corporate data to the cloud is a matter of when, not if in most organizations. Yours isn’t the first enterprise your cloud vendor is protecting, nor will it be the last. Circumstances don’t allow cloud vendors to say they have years of experience protecting cloud data, but they do. The average cloud vendor is protecting your data with firewalls and hardware disaster recovery, but they definitely are not covering all bases.

Business Issues, Technology, Cloud, IT Infrastructure, Security

A five step journey to the cloud

Do not rush your cloud implementation.

Blog-post by Christian Verstraete,
HP Blogger
, Mon, 08/25/2014 - 18:49

While getting into the cloud fast can seem attractive, a deliberate step-by-step approach is the wisest course. Rushing to the cloud without considering all its implications is not a good idea. So here are five steps to consider as you evaluate cloud options.  

Step 1: Standardize and Consolidate

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Cloud, IT Infrastructure, IT Performance, Mobility, Security

Boost Security in the Cloud: Four Best Practices for CIOs

Blog-post by David Eisner, Mon, 08/25/2014 - 18:31

According to the Wall Street Journal, CIOs are increasingly called upon to be the “end point” for cloud security. Front-line IT professionals, admins and even chief security officers (CSOs) typically report to the CIO — and if CIOs don't have a clear cloud security mandate, enterprise networks are at risk. Here are four best practices for CIOs to help ensure maximum cloud security.

Business Issues, Applications, Cloud

Moving the right apps to cloud to make the business run better

How to reap cloud benefits....

Blog-post by Christian Verstraete,
HP Blogger
, Tue, 08/19/2014 - 14:32

Companies are adopting the cloud as they realize more and more benefits. Few jump in whole hog based on the cloud hype and there's been plenty of that. Still, as the cloud becomes more mainstream, new terms crop up.

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CIO Leadership, Cloud

X as a Service (XaaS): What the Future of Cloud Computing Will Bring

We spoke about cloud service models today (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS), as well as tomorrow’s models — loosely defined as XaaS, or Anything-as-a-Service.

Blog-post by Ben Stephenson, Mon, 08/18/2014 - 14:20

By John Dixon, Consulting Architect, GreenPages-LogicsOne.


Last week, Chris Ward and I hosted a breakout session at Cloudscape 2014, GreenPages’ annual customer Summit. We spoke about cloud service models today (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS), as well as tomorrow’s models — loosely defined as XaaS, or Anything-as-a-Service. In this post, I’ll discuss XaaS: what it is and why you might want to consider using it.

Tags: Cloud XaaS

Technology, Cloud

ERP Adoption Gets into the cloud

Blog-post by Kevin Beasley, Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:38
Kevin Beasley

The adoption of cloud-based software is growing in all industries, and for the most part, the benefits are clear—cost savings and improved infrastructure management. But over the past few years, we’re seeing a significant shift to the cloud in one technology industry sector—ERP.

According to recent industry data, more and more organizations plan to move their core ERP systems to the cloud within the next few years. This increased adoption clearly indicates that the cloud has moved into the mainstream.

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Business Issues, Technology, Security

Security #CIOchat draws record participants, Tweets

My favorite two conversations discuss CIO challenges and security resources.

Blog-post by John Dodge, Fri, 08/01/2014 - 15:14

Our Twitter chat on security yesterday set a record for participation. No doubt, security is top of mind for CIOs, a half dozen of which joined our chat.

We had 43 participants or about 25% more than usual and 356 Tweets when we've averaged in the neighborhood of 230 for the past few weeks. More participants are a good thing although it increases the number of cross conversations. Furious is sort of the nature of the chat beast, but the more chatsters, the merrier.

CIO Leadership, IT Infrastructure

The anatomy of a shark and how it relates to your datacenter infrastructure

Using this metaphor could make for a killer data center.

Blog-post by Chris Purcell, Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:43

Metaphors can help demystify complex concepts like converged infrastructure, which is a somewhat self-defining term but at the same time a touch fuzzy.

That's why I like to compare the most productive and efficient data centers to a shark's anatomy.

Allow me to explain with these 5 quotes from the movie Jaws.

1. “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Cloud

Moving to the Cloud: Lessons from Jason Segel & Cameron Diaz

Blog-post by Ben Stephenson, Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:28

As you probably know, Jason Segal and Cameron Diaz recently came out with a new movie called “Sex Tape.” In the movie, Segel and Diaz play a couple who decide to make an adult home movie, and it accidently gets released online.

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