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  • Squeezing savings from the cloud

    Posted April 22, 2013 - 6:05 am

    Calculating the real ROI of cloud apps requires the analysis of a lot of factors, and cutting corners on that process means you might not save money.
  • 5 misconceptions of cloud software and virtual licensing

    Posted April 4, 2013 - 4:14 pm

    Are you leaving money on the table by not optimizing your virtual or cloud environment to cut software licensing costs? Don't fall prey to these five common software licensing misconceptions.
  • Health-IT early adopters well-poised for big-data advances in clinical medicine

    Posted April 2, 2013 - 11:21 am

    Nearly a decade after research firms predicted major cost savings and clinical benefits from the use of health-IT, adoption rates among U.S. medical providers remain sluggish, with the industry slow to embrace the big-data movement.
  • Social networking drives business processes at Pandora and Rosetta Stone

    Posted March 27, 2013 - 11:22 am

    Pandora and Rosetta Stone have embraced social business tools and the cloud to cut costs, increase productivity and improve collaboration. Learn how these two companies overcame security concerns, gained executive buy-in and more.
  • Cloud services can save you money -- if you're careful

    Posted March 13, 2013 - 7:35 am

    Calculating the real ROI of cloud apps requires the analysis of a lot of factors, and cutting corners on that process means you might not save money.
  • Ten hot cloud startups to watch

    Posted March 12, 2013 - 2:54 pm

    After evaluating more than 150 new cloud ventures, here are the top 10 cloud startups. These companies are shaping--or have the potential to shape--how the cloud computing market will evolve.
  • The rise of cloud-based IDEs

    Posted March 12, 2013 - 1:50 pm

    Development tools in the cloud enable programming from anywhere, but they're not suited for all app dev needs
  • SharePoint 2013 challenges and questions for IT

    Posted March 4, 2013 - 6:00 pm

    SharePoint 2013 arrives with a new user interface and new collaboration, search, storage and task management features. But gaps remain in areas like social and mobile, and upgrading and governing SharePoint is still rife with challenges.
  • How to master disruptive technologies

    Posted February 13, 2013 - 2:49 pm

    Upsetting the status quo is exactly the point, as companies dive into social networking, the cloud and more.
  • Download the Private Cloud Deep Dive

    Posted February 8, 2013 - 1:08 pm

    Both business and IT need the agility enabled by the private cloud. Now you can apply technologies and processes pioneered by public cloud services to your own data center
  • Security-as-a-service gaining popularity

    Posted February 4, 2013 - 10:59 am

    Security delivered as a cloud service has several benefits, including costs and flexibility, but there are some cautions, too, adopters say.
  • BaaS for mobile apps: It's a crowded (and young) market

    Posted January 30, 2013 - 1:48 pm

    Back-end as a service offers standard features to drop into your apps, so your developers can spend their time on the most strategic pieces.
  • Speed up mobile app development with back-end as a service

    Posted January 30, 2013 - 11:32 am

    Vendors offer code drop-ins that standardize common mobile features, including messaging and payment, so your in-house developers can focus on the functions that are most important to your business.
  • How a private cloud saves money and the environment

    Posted January 22, 2013 - 4:44 pm

    When Ricoh Europe realized its IT environment was both spiraling out of control and environmentally unfriendly, it turned to a IT services provider for help. Working with Infosys, Ricoh developed a private cloud that helped it consolidate nine data centers into two, cutting infrastructure costs and reducing carbon dioxide emissions significantly.
  • SaaS in 2013: Companies and trends to watch

    Posted January 4, 2013 - 5:28 pm

    As 2013 begins, the SaaS (software as a service) market is set to heat up even more, as well as potentially undergo a number of key shifts. Here's a look at a series of key SaaS vendors and trends to watch as the year unfolds.
  • 10 ways cloud computing will impact IT in 2014

    Posted January 2, 2013 - 5:46 pm

    Cloud computing has proven to be one of the great disruptive technologies of our time, and the effects of its increasing adoption and maturation will ripple out through 2014.
  • 2012: The year cloud computing took a bite out of IT

    Posted December 24, 2012 - 2:06 pm

    As new public cloud plays leap in and the private cloud slowly evolves, we're on the brink of a shift to cloud computing for critical business workloads
  • 11 predictions for enterprise software in 2013

    Posted December 17, 2012 - 4:35 pm

    The end of each year sparks an occasion for rumination on the past, as well as a longing gaze into the future. We shined up our crystal ball, rubbed our chin for a while, and sought opinions from industry analysts on what the future holds for the enterprise software market.
  • IT outsourcing year in review: Grading our predictions

    Posted December 17, 2012 - 3:00 pm

    At this time last year, we predicted that 2012 would be the year cloud computing hype ended. We said application development would migrate from offshore to cities stateside. And we forecasted that IT service providers would become more relationship-oriented. Now it's time to see how those predictions panned out.
  • The big list of Chromebook work-arounds and caveats

    Posted December 12, 2012 - 12:54 pm

    Let's try to list the most common needs of a modern computer, such as they arise when trying out a Chromebook.
  • Supply chain security moves to front burner in 2013

    Posted December 10, 2012 - 3:23 pm

    The onslaught of sophisticated cyber espionage against the U.S. and its allies has roused both lawmakers and private sector firms to tackle supply chain security.
  • IT is increasing efficiency but failing to drive business growth

    Posted December 10, 2012 - 12:57 pm

    A study by Juniper Networks and the Economist Business Unit finds that IT is succeeding at improving the efficiency of business processes, but most IT departments are failing to take the next step in becoming a strategic partner for business.
  • Spotlight on software-defined networks

    Posted November 30, 2012 - 5:00 pm

    What are software-defined networks? Why are you hearing so much about them? How do they affect your business? And how will they change the way data centers work? We cover all this and more.
  • Creating a view to the cloud

    Posted November 20, 2012 - 11:57 am

    How well can you see into the cloud? For many IT professionals, the view into the cloud isn't very clear, but new techniques and tools make visibility across multiple cloud systems clearer.
  • Florida CIO takes election to the cloud

    Posted November 15, 2012 - 4:11 pm

    On election night, as the rest of us again wondered what was going wrong in Florida, the CIO of Florida's Department of State had a different perspective: He was bearing witness to the successful culmination of 17 months of hard work.
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