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Beachbody Is Shaping Up For Public Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Beachbody is a fitness product specialist with custom financials and ERP needs. However, these systems are a hindrance when it comes to migrating to Oracle Cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 9/26/2016
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ClubCorp CIO Sees Cloud As Hole In One For Golf
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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ClubCorp CIO Patrick Benson is finding that both infrastructure-as-a-service and software-as-a-service are important to migration. The two cloud technologies are also fundamental for future mobile applications.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 9/22/2016
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YellowDog Harnesses Oracle's Cloud, Others For Compute Power Boost
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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YellowDog's service makes use of different clouds, including AWS and Oracle bare metal servers, to compete in the field of 3D animation rendering.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 9/20/2016
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5 Cloud Performance Measuring Strategies
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Migrating systems to the public cloud requires many steps. One of them should be performance monitoring. Here are five ways IT pros can make sure their company is getting a return on its cloud investment.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 9/20/2016
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Salesforce ROI: What It Means For IT
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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With several SaaS platforms available, IDC looked at Salesforce's offerings to measure where the ROI lies for IT departments.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 9/19/2016
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Oracle Application Users Still In Planning Stage Of Cloud Strategies
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Oracle Application Users Group (OAUG) incoming president Alyssa Johnson provided a cloud reality check about how quickly her organization's members are adopting cloud solutions.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/19/2016
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Salesforce Draws Market Strength With Conga
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Conga helps Salesforce customers build contracts, proposals, and other documents. With the company's flexibility, its applications lead the Salesforce App Exchange in service subscriptions.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 9/16/2016
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Public Cloud Market Worth $208 Billion By End Of 2016
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
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The public cloud market is expected to grow more than 17% by the end of 2016 to total of over $208 billion, according to new projections from Gartner. The two most popular services are IaaS and SaaS for IT departments looking to save money.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 9/16/2016
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How To Commission Your First Virtual Machine In AWS: A Primer
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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If you need a compute resource quickly, but you don't have any experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS), this primer will help you get started.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 9/15/2016
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Comparing Cloud Vendors: A Primer For IT
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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With several major players emerging as mega-cloud vendors, the distinctions between IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS have blurred. Here's a primer on the various offerings, based on the latest Forrester Wave report.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 9/12/2016
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Microsoft Seizes SaaS Lead From Salesforce
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Microsoft is experiencing strong growth in its Azure-based, Dynamics collaborative applications, overtaking Salesforce as the market leader, according to a new report.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 9/6/2016
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NoSQL Databases: An Enterprise Necessity
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Here's a look at enterprise plans for implementation of NoSQL databases, and some of the top vendors providing this technology.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/5/2016
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9 SaaS Pitfalls To Avoid
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Shifting to cloud application providers requires companies to step carefully. Here are 9 potential problems that can prevent a smooth transition.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 9/5/2016
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ESC Labs IT Manager Finds The Right Chemistry With Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Tom White is the IT director at ESC Labs as well as a trained chemist. During his work day, he weaves between the two worlds in order to deliver the technology that the company's chemists need.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 9/2/2016
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Do IT Certifications Really Matter?
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Technical certifications can advance careers and lead to better pay, but they're not a golden ticket to success.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 9/1/2016
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VMworld: Security, Network, Cloud Are Top IT Concerns
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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At VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas, customers of VMware took to the keynote stage to talk about adapting their data centers through changing times, with virtualization and vCloud Air.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/31/2016
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How To Retain Top IT Talent
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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If your organization can't move beyond traditional work hours, it may have trouble keeping valuable tech employees happy. Here's what IT leaders need to know.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/31/2016
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VMware Customers Cautious About vCloud Air, Ready For IBM
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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As VMworld 2016 opens in Las Vegas, customers already have sharp opinions on VMware's commitment to the public cloud. However, these customers do like the company's alliance with IBM.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/30/2016
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Baton Rouge Flood Map: Using IT Know-How In Emergency Situations
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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The Department of Information Services in Baton Rouge used geographic information systems and data from 911 calls, search-and-rescue efforts, and more to create a map visualization of the impact of recent floods in the region. The story is a prime example of how IT professionals can put their knowledge to work in emergency situations.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/30/2016
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6 Reasons Hackathons Are Good For IT
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Inviting developers to solve technical challenges can open organizations up to new ways of doing things. Here are 6 IT benefits of hosting a hackathon.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/30/2016
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