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Guiding Principles For Closing The Cloud Gap
Commentary  |  2/20/2017  | 
The portion of your IT portfolio that hasn't yet moved to the cloud represents your "cloud gap."
Containers May Work With, Or In Place Of, Private Cloud
News  |  2/20/2017  | 
OpenStack is presented as a good container management environment; what if container managers can manage the infrastructure as well?
What's Cognitive Computing, And What's That Noise Overhead?
Commentary  |  2/17/2017  | 
Soon after an IBM round table on cognitive computing in San Francisco, the need for it at that location became abundantly clear.
Private Cloud Merits 2nd Look As Container Environment
News  |  2/14/2017  | 
Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation, says Project Zun gives enterprise IT a new reason to reconsider OpenStack for private clouds.
Microsoft Earnings Report Can't Disguise Amazon Cloud Size
Commentary  |  2/8/2017  | 
Google and Microsoft are sometimes portrayed as overtaking Amazon Web Services; better read between the lines.
Agile Is King, But Continuous Integration Is An Elusive Goal
News  |  1/31/2017  | 
A Dimension Data survey of development professionals found most enterprises have adopted agile methods, but only 14% can update hourly.
Expert: Threats To Secure Cloud Operations Are Evolving
News  |  1/30/2017  | 
John Howie, former COO of the Cloud Security Alliance, says secure providers aren't enough; threats to users are evolving fast.
IT Service Management In Disruption, Moving Toward Automation
News  |  1/26/2017  | 
A wave of change is sweeping through the suppliers of ITSM, reflecting the enhanced ability to add analytics and automation to the field.
Nokia: Don't Be Too Quick To Dismiss Private Cloud Savings
News  |  1/25/2017  | 
Nokia's total cost of ownership study finds most enterprises can save 25% of data center costs by converting it to private cloud.
Achieve Application And Data Visibility In The Cloud
Commentary  |  1/24/2017  | 
IT organizations need visibility into the cloud when their applications and infrastructure are out there. Without such visibility, well, you are flying blind.
Private Cloud In Retreat, Public Cloud To Fore: Report
News  |  1/19/2017  | 
Our '2017 State of Cloud' report finds private cloud losing its viability and hybrid cloud operations too complex; public cloud use advancing.
Digital Workspaces Winning Acceptance Through Flexibility, Security
News  |  1/17/2017  | 
VMware survey shows digital workspace users gaining enterprise agility through greater mobile workforce activity, added business initiative.
Enel Moves Onto Amazon To Implement New Utility Strategy
News  |  1/13/2017  | 
The giant Italian utility, Enel, is moving to the cloud to support it's Open Power strategy around the world, adding green power sources.
451 Research: Containers A $2.7 Billion Market By 2020
News  |  1/12/2017  | 
451 Research sees containers filling a more prominent role in the cloud technologies market by 2020; the container ecosystem growing fast.
Global Survey: Innovation, Movement Of Data Get More Restrictions
Commentary  |  1/10/2017  | 
Foundation finds more countries passing restrictions on use of intellectual property within their borders, export of data out.
Amazon: The Self-Fueling, Perpetual Motion Machine
Commentary  |  1/9/2017  | 
Amazon's retail operation is now paired with what's known to be a highly successful cloud business: Are the two accelerating each other?
eBay Container Management Tool Works With Kubernetes
News  |  12/28/2016  | 
eBay wants to expand its use of Docker containers and has composed a tool, TessMaster, to help them run on Kubernetes cluster management.
Will Cloud Service Prices Go Up in 2017?
Commentary  |  12/28/2016  | 
Competition and price cutting might be good for cloud customers, but the glory days of low prices might not make it into 2017.
At AWS, 'Enterprise Strategy' Consists Of Helping Migrations
News  |  12/21/2016  | 
Head of Enterprise Strategy Stephen Orban describes how AWS will try to assist more enterprise workloads in a move to the cloud.
Self-Service Access, Cloud Drive Big Data Value
News  |  12/20/2016  | 
Data governance has emerged as a top concern, and business intelligence remains the top workload for big data technology Hadoop, according to the third edition of the Big Data Maturity Survey.
Multi-Cloud Management: What to Realistically Expect in 2017
Commentary  |  12/14/2016  | 
Learn what you should realistically expect from your multi-cloud management solution in 2017 -- and what you may have to wait for until 2018 and beyond.
Amazon CTO Vogels: 'We're in the pain management business'
News  |  12/12/2016  | 
At AWS ReInvent, Werner Vogels looks back on how Amazon Web Services got to where it is, and where it's going next.
Amazon Tests New Retail Consumer Checkout System
News  |  12/8/2016  | 
A store in downtown Seattle lets shoppers pull items off shelves and exit the store, with the cost of the items automatically added to their account.
IT Headed For Fundamental Changes, SIM Survey Shows
News  |  12/8/2016  | 
IT organization budgets look happy and positive on the surface, but there's less money for maintenance and more for cloud and software development. The signs point to tumultuous times ahead.
Trainline Tosses Exadata, Takes Oracle Into The Cloud
News  |  12/6/2016  | 
Trainline migrates to the cloud, takes Oracle database applications with it for performance faster than Exadata's.
How Cloud Is Changing IT Investment Planning
Commentary  |  12/6/2016  | 
IT roadmaps are shifting as technologies like cloud, containers, and software-defined infrastructure change where and how enterprise resources are consumed and managed.
AWS Smooths Developers' Path To Cloud, Enterprise To Follow?
News  |  12/6/2016  | 
Amazon Web Services is filling the gaps in its software development/deployment process in a bid to attract enterprise developers.
Predix, Digital Twin 'Think' About Operations Together
News  |  11/22/2016  | 
At GE's Minds and Machines Nov. 15-16, GE illustrated how it's using Predix and a 'digital twin' to solve turbine maintenance issues.
Consumer Reports Finds Middle Ground Between Cloud And On-Premises
News  |  11/21/2016  | 
Consumer Reports runs its back-end accounting on Oracle E-Business Suite, but has found a way to get all the benefits of cloud computing while keeping control over the upgrade cycle afforded by on-premises solutions. Here's how they did it.
2017 IT Budgets: One-Third Goes To Cloud, Hosting Services
News  |  11/17/2016  | 
IT professionals and CIOs plan to spend slightly more than a third of their total IT budgets on cloud and hosting services in 2017, according to survey results from 451 Research. While IaaS remains popular, most of the money will be spent on application, management, and security services.
Google Makes Machine Learning Available To Enterprise IT
News  |  11/16/2016  | 
At its machine learning event, Google put on a display of APIs for use in automated image analysis and categorization -- and for the translation of 103 languages. The company joins AWS and Microsoft in offering more of these services through the cloud.
Cisco: Cloud-Native Apps Will Dominate By 2020
News  |  11/14/2016  | 
Big data, IoT, and other applications are changing cloud computing, according to Cisco's sixth annual Global Cloud Computing Index. The report finds that cloud traffic will represent 92% of all data center traffic by 2020, and that companies will build 485 hyperscale data centers in the next three years.
Google's Urs Holzle: Moore's Law Is Ending
News  |  11/10/2016  | 
Google's Urs Holzle says cloud suppliers won't be able to bank the gains of Moore's Law much longer and will have to eke out advances elsewhere.
What Can IT Professionals Learn From New AWS VP?
Commentary  |  11/10/2016  | 
In October, Adrian Cockcroft became VP of cloud architecture at Amazon Web Services (AWS). His career, which includes a long stint at Sun Microsystems and groundbreaking infrastructure work at Netflix, offers a range of lessons for IT professionals looking to fine-tune their own career goals in an era of digital transformation.
CIOs Get Strategic As IT Budgets Stay Flat
News  |  11/7/2016  | 
Tech budgets are moving out of IT control and are expected to remain flat, but CIOs are gaining more influence across the broader enterprise, according to CEB Global's 2017 IT Budget Survey.
CIOs Face Changes, Volatility In 2017, Forrester Predicts
Slideshows  |  11/7/2016  | 
IT transitions will accelerate in 2017 as CIOs look to deliver business outcomes, develop technologies that serve customers, and embrace new technologies such as AI and AR, according to Forrester Research. Here's a look at the research firm's predictions for the new year.
Disaster Recovery: The Cloud Changes Everything
News  |  11/4/2016  | 
In a recent report, Gartner looks at the growing field of disaster recover as a service, and finds how this cloud-based approach differs from the more traditional approach to DR.
Digital Transformation Underway, Many Will Fail At It
News  |  11/3/2016  | 
IDC has issued its IT FutureScape forecast for 2017, which includes 10 predictions for IT. Here's how cloud, mobile, social media, big data, AI, virtual reality, and other innovations are changing the world.
Will Digital Economy Create A Developer Shortage?
News  |  11/2/2016  | 
As more companies seek to transform themselves digitally and effectively become software companies, some are going to have trouble filling "the developer gap," according to a Cloud Foundry report.
Analytics Dominate CRM Lead Management Products: Gartner
News  |  11/1/2016  | 
Investments in predictive analytics, dashboards, and KPIs are coming to CRM lead management offerings, according to Gartner's most recent Magic Quadrant report for the category. The finding is reflective of an increasing number of IT organizations aiming to deliver more and better intelligence for sales and marketing users.
AWS Cost Management: 6 Tools IT Can Use
Slideshows  |  10/31/2016  | 
In the on-demand, pay-as-you-go cloud world dominated by Amazon Web Services, it's easy for costs to spiral out of control. To help, here are 6 tools to help manage and monitor your AWS spending.
OpenStack Revenue To Hit $5 Billion By 2020
News  |  10/27/2016  | 
451 Research doubles its previous estimate of the value of the OpenStack marketplace and predicts the majority of OpenStack revenue will come from private cloud deployments.
Poll: Where Are You Spending Your IT Dollars In 2017?
Commentary  |  10/25/2016  | 
We want to know about your top IT spending priorities for the year ahead. Take our flash poll and tell us where your IT dollars are headed.
Cloud Security, AI, IoT Make List Of Hot Technologies For 2017
News  |  10/24/2016  | 
In a new report, Nucleus Research identifies which of this year's hot tech topics -- including AI, IoT, security, and supply chains applications -- will become even more focused and implementable in 2017.
AWS, VMware Pact Eases Hybrid Cloud Adoption
News  |  10/20/2016  | 
AWS and VMware have struck a deal that improves workload transfers between their environments, which leaves customers in charge of their final configurations.
Gartner: IT Spending Will Hit $3.5 Trillion In 2017
News  |  10/20/2016  | 
At its Symposium/ITxpo show, Gartner released new worldwide IT spending numbers that predict enterprises will spend up to $3.5 trillion on technology in 2017. That's an increase of about 3% over 2016, with much of that money going toward software and services.
IT In Danger Of Being Marginalized, Accenture Warns 
Commentary  |  10/19/2016  | 
Declining confidence in enterprise IT and greater use of external cloud services are among the findings of a recent Accenture survey. The growth of shadow IT comes with risks. Get a closer look with this infographic.
Farmers Insurance Transitions Customer Service With Salesforce Mobile App
News  |  10/12/2016  | 
Farmers Insurance CEO Jeffrey Dailey explained at this month's Dreamforce how his firm was migrating the customer experience into the digital age.
6 Signs You Need A Multi-Cloud Strategy
Slideshows  |  10/12/2016  | 
Enterprises adopt more than one type of cloud for a number of reasons, including security, shadow IT, and the varying degrees of support from providers. Here are 6 signs that your organization may need to jump into multi-cloud computing.
Cloud IT Infrastructure Spending To Hit 37% In 2016
News  |  10/11/2016  | 
IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Forecast nudges total IT budget spent on cloud to 36.9% in 2016.
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