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  • Being prepared for when the cloud REALLY fails

    Posted March 18, 2012 - 7:49 am

    Everything works well in the cloud, until it doesn't.
  • CIOs must fit the cloud into IT strategy

    Posted March 4, 2012 - 8:43 am

    Cloud computing is quickly going from promise and potential to practical applications, and CIOs who haven't already considered what cloud means for their business better step up. That was the consensus of panelists at a roundtable discussion hosted by IntraLinks on Thursday.
  • Cloud computing: How to go hybrid

    Posted February 26, 2012 - 7:57 am

    When online marketing firm Hubspot started in 2006, the company's IT needs were not very taxing, but they expanded quickly as the company realized success.
  • Security in the cloud is all about visibility and control

    Posted February 19, 2012 - 8:49 am

    When it comes to security in the cloud, organizations are confident in their cloud providers, but also and reluctant to expose certain types of data and applications, according to IT industry association CompTIA. Security vendors maintain the problem is one of visibility and control, and each has a solution.
  • How to protect your intellectual property in the cloud

    Posted February 6, 2012 - 4:39 pm

    IT professionals know that handing data over to a third-party is always risky, but cloud computing creates unique concerns for IP. Here are nine tips to protect critical corporate data wherever it goes
  • Is the cloud really cheaper?

    Posted February 6, 2012 - 8:22 am

    That there is growing company demand for cloud or software-as-a-service solutions should come as no surprise.
  • Need more storage? Upgrade your drive

    Posted January 28, 2012 - 8:08 am

    When you have a new drive, it may seem like you have virtually limitless storage. Eventually you will fill it up and need to expand capacity. Here are your options.
  • Lack of data scientists is the new Von Neumann bottleneck

    Posted January 27, 2012 - 9:00 am

    Strata Conference's Founding Chair, Edd Dumbill, talks about bridging the data and information gap.
  • Need an agile infrastructure? Do your homework

    Posted January 18, 2012 - 3:55 pm

    To keep pace with a fast-changing business environment, these companies are ditching inflexible legacy systems in favor of software as a service and cloud computing. Are they getting the speed, flexibility and cost savings they thought they would?
  • 'Server huggers' impede cloud migrations

    Posted January 5, 2012 - 1:23 pm

    Chipita America has become almost serverless over the past six years by moving its ERP, EDI and BI systems, Office and Exchange applications and file servers to the cloud.
  • How to guard your data as it travels among cloud providers

    Posted January 5, 2012 - 12:00 pm

    Some cloud computing vendors outsource parts of their services to subcontractors, who may in turn outsource to others. Here's how to know who has your company's data and how secure it really is.
  • Why enterprise software will never be the same

    Posted January 3, 2012 - 5:53 pm

    It's a stretch to call 2011 a truly transformative year for enterprise software, given all the old warts that remain, from large-scale IT project failures to creaky legacy systems that will take years and great expense to replace with the latest-and-greatest.
  • Up-and-coming tech jobs -- and how to land one

    Posted January 3, 2012 - 4:43 pm

    Forecasts for IT hiring are almost universally predicting that project managers and business analysts will be in demand in 2012, but what about cloud transformation officers?
  • Cloud SWAT teams

    Posted January 3, 2012 - 3:57 pm

    Cloud computing poses unique security challenges. Here's how cloud-specific 'security incident-response teams' could help governments and large enterprises respond to malicious activity and make the cloud more trustworthy. Insider (registration required)
  • 2011: When cloud computing shook the data center

    Posted December 28, 2011 - 7:16 am

    In a year of surging private cloud activity and major build-outs in public cloud capacity, the cloud's promised simplification remains elusive
  • 12 IT outsourcing predictions for 2012

    Posted December 22, 2011 - 3:07 pm

    In 2011, the IT outsourcing industry was marked by smaller deals, leery customers, profit-squeezed IT service providers and a lot of cloud computing talk. Much of that could continue next year, but as our 12 predictions for 2012 indicate, you can expect some new IT outsourcing developments--maybe even a few firsts.
  • Top 10 small business tech predictions for 2012

    Posted December 22, 2011 - 8:44 am

    From more affordable virtualization to cloud everything to gigabit wireless to NAS appliances, small businesses have a lot to watch for in 2012. To help you plan for the year ahead, check our picks for top tech trends of 2012 -- all cast with the needs of small businesses in mind.
  • 10 biggest ERP software failures of 2011

    Posted December 20, 2011 - 10:43 am

    With the year drawing to a close, one thing seems abundantly clear: There are still an awful lot of ERP and other software projects running off the rails out there.
  • Follow the money -- Revlon's private cloud

    Posted December 12, 2011 - 6:24 pm

    Think of a brand such as Revlon and words such as ‘glamour’ and ‘excitement’ are far more likely to come to mind than terms such as virtual machines and private Cloud infrastructure.
  • The tech jobs hiring boom is real -- for these skills

    Posted December 12, 2011 - 7:16 am

    After some tough years for IT and tech pros, high demand for tech workers is here in some areas -- and is expected to continue
  • 10 most powerful cloud companies

    Posted December 8, 2011 - 3:15 pm

    Virtually every vendor has a cloud story to tell. But here are 10 companies that have distinguished themselves as the leaders in cloud computing.
  • 10 must-have tools for cloud power users

    Posted December 7, 2011 - 12:06 pm

    For many of us, the cloud has changed the way we work and play. Thanks to well-known services like Gmail, Dropbox, Facebook and Instapaper, practically our whole lives -- photos, documents, contacts and more -- are online. So isn't it time to take control?
  • Rumble in the cloud: 5 cloud storage services compared

    Posted December 1, 2011 - 8:00 am

    Clouds aren't just for IT departments looking to cut costs anymore. Today, free and low-cost cloud services are available for everyone. But which is right for you?
  • Cloud security: Mission impossible

    Posted November 8, 2011 - 10:02 pm

    But steady progress is being made to address security concerns of enterprise IT.
  • Public cloud security remains MISSION IMPOSSIBLE

    Posted October 11, 2011 - 12:59 pm

    Someday, cloud security vendors and cloud services providers will convince enterprise IT that it's safe to move sensitive data and mission critical apps from the private cloud to the public cloud.
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