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Content tagged with Cloud posted in January 2017
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.
What 2017 Will Bring for the Analytics Field
Commentary  |  1/30/2017
Enterprises have plenty of data; now it's time to put that data to work, answering questions such as "why" and "what's next".
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.
Target CIO Transforms Retailer With In-house Talent, Agile
News  |  1/27/2017
Target hired Tesco veteran Mike McNamara 18 months ago as CIO and Chief Digital Officer to transform the company's IT and software development organization. Here's what he did.
5 Security Considerations For The Hybrid Cloud
Commentary  |  1/27/2017
Even though your infrastructure, applications, and data are off in the cloud, don't assume that you are off the hook when it comes to compliance. You are still responsible for that data.
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.
Bridging the Hybrid Developer Divide
Commentary  |  1/26/2017
While companies strive to evolve and innovate with concepts such as cloud and DevOps, one challenge is to keep pace with new skills in the IT group.
Harnessing Analytics' Disruptive Power
Commentary  |  1/26/2017
For a company, product, or service to be disruptive, it takes more than technology. Analytics can point you to your opportunities.
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.
Future Software-Defined Datacenters Defined by Abstraction and Hardware Commoditization
Partner Perspectives  |  1/25/2017
IT decision makers need to understand the use cases and risks associated with software-defined datacenters and the role hyperconvergence plays in an SDDC.
What Happens When a Customer of IT Becomes an IT Leader
Commentary  |  1/24/2017
When an executive shifts from being supported by IT to leading IT, one opportunity is to become a more customer-centric IT organization.
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.
How Kubernetes Came To Lead The Container Management Pack
News  |  1/24/2017
Kubernetes advocate points to software's roots inside Google, its self-healing features and its container cluster know-how.
Deep-Seated Container Vulnerability Found, Corrected
News  |  1/23/2017
Researchers at SUSE and Docker turned up a previously unknown vulnerability in container operations and issued a patch.
5 Business Cases For Containers
Commentary  |  1/19/2017
While containers offer an organization technical benefits, don't overlook their business benefits, such as cost savings and flexibility.
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.
Bain: Is Container Use Optional? Probably Not
News  |  1/17/2017
Containers are less an option and more an essential technology for achieving the agile company needed to survive in the digital economy.
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.
3 Ways Shadow Analytics May Be Working Against You
Commentary  |  1/16/2017
Analytics is popping up in more functional areas of businesses, outside of IT's control. Like BYOB, the trend is inevitable. How will your organization manage it?
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.
Software-Defined Storage & Containers: Solution For Shared Service Providers
Partner Perspectives  |  1/12/2017
Shared service providers, including telephone companies, hosting services, and related businesses, stand to benefit from the combination of containerized microservices and software-defined storage.
Be Recognized For IT Excellence
Commentary  |  1/12/2017
Organizations of all sizes and from all sectors are invited to apply for the 2017 InformationWeek IT Excellence Awards.
Addressing The Runaway Demand For Information Security
Commentary  |  1/12/2017
With organizations going through digital transformation,IT leaders must fundamentally change how information security services are delivered, and make security part of everyone's job.
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.
3 No-brainer Uses for the Public Cloud
Commentary  |  1/11/2017
While many enterprise needs will require the use of a private or hybrid cloud architecture, there are some uses that truly take advantage of the benefits that only the public cloud can deliver.
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.
4 Ways Data-First Competitors Are Killing You
Commentary  |  1/10/2017
Data is the new oil. Those that figure out how to use it more effectively than their competitors are realizing significant, strategic benefits. But what's so unique about data-first companies? Technology? People? Culture? It turns out, there's more than meets the eye.
Supplying The Supply Chain
Commentary  |  1/9/2017
The supply chain is changing rapidly, often outside of the traditional IT structure. IT needs to get involved, bringing its skills and experience to the table.
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?
'Snowmobile' Shows AWS At Its Blue-Collar Best
Commentary  |  1/5/2017
The surprise appearance of a tractor-trailer rig on stage at AWS ReInvent in Las Vegas illustrated a new way to move a petabyte of data into AWS data centers.
IT Products Go from Big Noise to Big Business
Commentary  |  1/3/2017
There's been a positive change in the enterprise computing business of late; more product announcements truly are focused on how technology can help a company do business.
Server Survey: Footprint Can Be Cut 54% Via Upgrades, Cloud
News  |  1/3/2017
TSO Logic examined data from 10,000 customer servers and found how much upgrades can save in server count; right-sizing saves VM resources.


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