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9 Cloud Certifications Worth Your Time and Money
Slideshows  |  8/14/2017  | 
For IT professionals who want to advance their careers with new skills, certifications in cloud technology and management are a good bet.
Cloud Powers a Hybrid IT and New Digital Existence
Commentary  |  8/4/2017  | 
Enterprise data centers aren't going away soon, but the role of the cloud will expand rapidly in our personal and business lives.
Future Software: Only as Good as the People Who Build It
Commentary  |  8/2/2017  | 
In a world increasingly dependent on software, we may need to develop the art of falling back to the most recent system that worked.
NIST, IEEE Pair Up to Drive Cloud Interoperability
News  |  8/1/2017  | 
Two major standards bodies have grabbed the bull by the horns in an attempt to make workloads and services mobile across clouds.
Cloud Technology Partners: Combat the Cloud Resistance
News  |  7/27/2017  | 
It might seem unlikely, but the sweeping change brought about by a cloud implementation sometimes breeds its own resistance.
Have We Reached Collaboration Conflict? Time for Glue
Commentary  |  7/26/2017  | 
A swarm of collaboration tools in the typical enterprise presents challenges such as data silos and tool overload for managers. The solution just might be more, but better, tools.
Accenture: Seek Business Value in Digital Transformation
News  |  7/25/2017  | 
Mike Sutcliff says Accenture Digital helps companies transition from legacy to digital operations to resist disruption, find new customers.
Old Database Problems In a New Guise: As a Service
News  |  7/24/2017  | 
ScaleArc: If cloud services are the "white knight" sent to solve IT problems, then database as a service is going to fall short.
Cloud Outages: Who’s at Fault?
Commentary  |  7/19/2017  | 
Cloud outages do happen. So, how can you and your IT group minimize the impact on the company?
Amazon's Efficient Distribution Key to Winning Consumers
Commentary  |  7/18/2017  | 
Amazon's online ordering started the company's success; efficient distribution will continue to expand its retail footprint.
Not Easy To Get To Digital Transformation Jump-off Point
News  |  7/14/2017  | 
The Hackett Group has attempted to define how a company gets to the digital transformation stage in its latest statistical report.
CompTIA: IT Skills Gap Appears to be Growing
News  |  7/12/2017  | 
A survey of 600 IT and business professionals finds more new skills are needed to keep the business up to date and competitive.
Can Amazon Disrupt More Markets? Let Me Count the Ways
Commentary  |  7/11/2017  | 
Amazon may be poised to enter the pharmacy as well as grocery business; it trains customers to expect quick delivery.
Cloud Computing 2017: Special Report
Commentary  |  7/10/2017  | 
Get a clear picture of the state of cloud computing from our research of actual usage in IT organizations.
Pedal to the Pavement: Chinese VCs Take on Ride Hailing
Commentary  |  7/10/2017  | 
Chinese giants Alibaba and Tencent to challenge the world in bicycle rentals, while spiffing up their digital services.
Greene: Advanced Services to Fuel Google Cloud Leadership
News  |  7/6/2017  | 
Google Cloud Chief Diane Greene predicts Google's expanding, advance cloud services will soon place it among the Gartner designated leaders.
Tips for Estimating Cloud BI Implementation Costs
Commentary  |  7/6/2017  | 
There can be some nasty budget surprises in what seems like a simple, low-priced, SaaS business intelligence offering designed for non-technical users.
Big Data in the Cloud: Reaching a Tipping Point
Commentary  |  7/5/2017  | 
It may be time to rethink where you want to support a big data initiative.
Google Assistant Superior, but Alexa Owns Households
News  |  6/28/2017  | 
Alphabet has a shot at winning the smart home device market with Google Home vs. Amazon Alexa, according to an Edison Investment Research report.
The Public Cloud and the Cost Savings Myth
Commentary  |  6/28/2017  | 
The public cloud can be a valuable means to a more cost-efficient end, but don't think the savings are automatic.
Automated Tools Ease Cloud Migration
Commentary  |  6/26/2017  | 
With new tools appearing, automation and orchestration are having a major impact on easing the burden of moving to the cloud.
Not Doing Big Data in the Cloud? Better Get There
News  |  6/23/2017  | 
Forrester Research says competitive advantage will follow big data analytics' move to the cloud; join in, or get left behind.
Google Knocks on Door of Gartner's Cloud Leaders
News  |  6/22/2017  | 
Google is close but still no cigar when it comes to sharing the realm of the cloud leaders in the Gartner IaaS Magic Quadrant.
Digital Infrastructure for Cities Leads to Big Savings
News  |  6/16/2017  | 
A Cisco report claims $2.3 trillion is waiting to be realized through digitized services, city management; cites Houston, Oslo, Barcelona as examples.
Hybrid Cloud Is Gathering Steam for Small, Medium Businesses
News  |  6/15/2017  | 
Harvard Business Review Analytics finds smaller enterprises gaining more from hybrid cloud than large enterprises.
A 4-Step Methodology for Finding the Right Cloud Provider
Commentary  |  6/14/2017  | 
Don't rush into the cloud before taking the time to understand what you want, and what you need.
The Need to Go Digital Is Clear; Not Everyone Can Get There
News  |  6/14/2017  | 
PwC report on the 2017 Global Digital IQ says some organizations becoming top performers in going digital; others, not so much.
A 'Sensor to Sunset' Cloud Brokerage Platform that Enables IoT
A 'Sensor to Sunset' Cloud Brokerage Platform that Enables IoT
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/7/2017  | 
Brenda Horn, VP of IT & CIO for Enterprise Computing Solutions at Arrow Electronics, talks about her company's InformationWeek IT Excellence award winning initiative from the InformationWeek News Desk.
Harvard Business Publishing Cuts IT Costs 18% With Cloud Move
News  |  6/6/2017  | 
Director of IT Ken Griffin tells an Interop ITX audience there are savings on Amazon, provided you make it through the expensive, "migration bubble".
Cloud Power, Fear of Lock-in Grows Among IT Managers
News  |  6/2/2017  | 
Mary Meeker's Global Internet Trends: As the digital age expands, so does fear of technology lock-in by cloud vendors.
Unleash Developers to Produce Rapidly Evolving Software
Commentary  |  5/30/2017  | 
It's practical, not theoretical. Developers who rely on cloud resources will be among those producing the software 'eating the world.'
Finding Opportunity in Complex Telephony
Finding Opportunity in Complex Telephony
InformationWeek Sponsored Videos  |  5/24/2017  | 
Alon Waks, VP of segment and solution marketing at 8x8, stops by the the InformationWeek News Desk.
How VMware Moved from Cloud Provider to Cloud Enabler
How VMware Moved from Cloud Provider to Cloud Enabler
InformationWeek Sponsored Videos  |  5/23/2017  | 
Chris Wolf, Global Field and Industry CTO for VMware at the InformationWeek News Desk.
Under Pressure, IT May Need to Fail Fast With Some Projects
News  |  5/22/2017  | 
Lines of business want services fast; IT will need an investment budget that allows it to try to achieve desired solutions and sometimes fail.
GE Draws Up Playbook for Digital Transformation
News  |  5/15/2017  | 
GE spent several years trying to effect its own digital transformation; now it's issued a playbook on how it's done.
Gartner Chart Puts Salesforce at Top of Low-Code Platforms
News  |  5/11/2017  | 
A new Magic Quadrant looks at platforms for the high-productivity building of applications, including mobile apps; Salesforce scores.
Oracle Disses Cloud Real Estate to its Own Detriment
Commentary  |  5/9/2017  | 
In the midst of a rush to the cloud, Oracle CEO Mark Hurd told Fortune 'real estate' is not much of a factor. He may learn otherwise.
MTM's Kleyman: Embrace the Coming Internet of Things
News  |  5/5/2017  | 
Interop speaker Bill Kleyman sees security as one component of the Internet of Things, which all companies are going to have to embrace.
Uptime Institute: Enterprise Server Footprint Flat or Shrinking
News  |  5/3/2017  | 
In its annual survey, the Uptime Institute finds enterprise cloud usage flat, even while the server footprint shrinks.
What I Hope to Get out of Interop ITX
Commentary  |  4/26/2017  | 
IT consultant and blogger Andrew Froehlich outlines a full-week educational experience at the upcoming Interop ITX conference.
Let's Talk Cloud at Interop ITX
Commentary  |  4/25/2017  | 
You can join cloud computing expert and InformationWeek editor at large Charles Babcock as he takes in his pick of more than two dozen informative cloud related presentations at the upcoming Interop ITX in May.
Why IT is in Jeopardy
Commentary  |  4/21/2017  | 
Change is the only constant, which IT professionals know all too well. However, as technology changes, their departments must too. Some IT departments are in trouble, big trouble if they don't do something fast. We explain a few reasons why.
Future of Data Summit: Secure IoT with Blockchain
Commentary  |  4/11/2017  | 
IoT security is essential for the Internet of Things to reach commercial success. Here's one way to protect this technology and data from hackers.
Cloud Appeal of Google, Microsoft To Enterprise Improves
News  |  4/10/2017  | 
451 Research found in a survey that Microsoft Azure appeal was up from 22% to 35% of respondents in two years.
What New-to-the-Cloud Managers Can Learn from Cloud Pioneers
Commentary  |  4/6/2017  | 
With cloud computing proving itself in major organizations, those who have managed cloud migrations have learned lessons that they can share with cloud newbies.
Is a "Cloud-First" Approach Right for your Organization?
Commentary  |  4/6/2017  | 
Enterprise IT needs to rethink the scope of the cloud-first mindset.
Five Ways to Shine a Light on Shadow IT
Commentary  |  4/3/2017  | 
Rather than resist shadow IT, CIOs can work as partners with the departments that are running the applications, keeping company data safe and secure.
Managing APIs Is an Increasingly Complex Burden
News  |  3/31/2017  | 
Cloud Elements study analyzes data on enterprise API use and concludes that API use is growing rapidly, but it also takes careful management.
Inscrutable Amazon Bill: Behind It, a $1 Million Savings
News  |  3/28/2017  | 
When Segment found its AWS bill going up unexpectedly, it did a deep dive to find the cause and realized a $1 million annual savings.
No Cloud is Perfect, So Be Prepared
News  |  3/24/2017  | 
Enterprise IT managers have to accept that cloud outages will occur, and have strategies to keep core systems running.
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