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Content tagged with Cloud posted in November 2016
Job Loss And Financial Damage: CIOsí Main Fears When Adopting Virtualization
Partner Perspectives  |  11/30/2016
Companies aren't prepared for the security challenges of hybrid infrastructures, Bitdefender study reveals.
Driverless Vehicles & The IT Impact
News  |  11/29/2016
Juniper Research tried to answer the question, given the experimentation with driverless vehicles, when will it gain traction?
RightScale Compares Pricing on AWS, Google and Microsoft
News  |  11/28/2016
Cloud management front-end firm RightScale works with Google, Microsoft, and Amazon and compares their discounted pricing.
Storage Survey: Cloud Storage Use Up, But Integration Still Sought
News  |  11/25/2016
A supplier of an object storage system asked 409 IT managers how hybrid cloud storage use was progressing. The answer: with some difficulties.
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.
Redefining The Criteria For A Unified Storage Platform
Partner Perspectives  |  11/22/2016
As more companies move to a software-defined data center, their reliance on unified storage is fundamental to success.
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.
The Technology Economy Shuffles The C-Suite
Commentary  |  11/18/2016
Chief Data 0fficers have been on the rise in enterprise organizations for the past few years. Do they belong in the IT organization, or should they have their own organization?
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.
RightScale: Cloud Customers Overspend On Services
News  |  11/17/2016
In a new study of its cloud computing customers over a three-month period, RightScale found that many are passing up savings, and that overprovisioning resources is still widespread.
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.
6 Reasons Private Clouds Aren't Dead Yet
Slideshows  |  11/16/2016
Public cloud use is growing fast, but there are still plenty of reasons to adopt a private cloud. Product development, agility, optimization of resources, and cost containment are among them.
10 Tech Jobs Set For Big Pay Raises In 2017
Slideshows  |  11/15/2016
Big data, security, and developer jobs are expected to get salary boosts in the coming year, according to Robert Half's 2017 Technology & IT Salary Guide. Here's a look at 10 hot jobs to watch.
Chief Data Officers: More Report To CEO Than CIO
News  |  11/14/2016
A Gartner survey of chief data officers found that 30% of them are now reporting to the CEO. Also, many companies are creating a new Office of the CDO with its own staff, budget, and responsibilities separate from IT.
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.
IT Priorities Shifting Toward Security, Managing Costs
News  |  11/11/2016
A recent IDG survey shows CIOs and IT managers have a renewed concern for operational security and improved customer experience.
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.
Where Your IT Dollars Are Headed In 2017
Commentary  |  11/10/2016
We polled InformationWeek readers to find out about IT spending priorities for 2017. Here's what we learned. See how your budget plans for next year stack up.
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.
The Wait At Polls: IT Drives Real-Time Updates
News  |  11/7/2016
Voters in Cobb County, Georgia, got more accurate and timely updates on wait times at polling locations open for early voting during this year's US presidential election. Here's how IT made it happen.
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.
AWS Dominates IaaS, Stumbles In Managed Private Cloud
News  |  11/3/2016
Amazon Web Services (AWS) dominates the worldwide public IaaS market, is in tight competition in the PaaS market. But it's an also-ran when it comes to the managed private cloud category, according to a report from Synergy Research Group.
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.
Data Analytics Pros Don't Feel The Love From C-Suite
News  |  11/3/2016
Data and analytics initiatives may underpin every digital transformation initiative, but can these programs be trusted? A new survey from KPMG shows that even those running the programs don't always trust them.
Parallel VM Creation: Scaling Your OpenStack Cloud In Real-Time
Partner Perspectives  |  11/2/2016
You selected OpenStack to deploy an open private cloud. Anchoring it to traditional storage is like attaching a ball and chain that robs you of its benefits. Save time and money and enable new capabilities such as instantaneous and parallel VM creation by pairing your OpenStack environment with the software-defined storage of Ceph.
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.
Hyperconverged Infrastructure And The Future Of IT: Podcast
Commentary  |  11/1/2016
In this episode of InformationWeek's Expert Voice podcast, we talk with Wikibon's Stu Miniman about hyperconverged infrastructures and why IT pros need to pay attention.
10 Factors Determining Data Pro Salaries
Slideshows  |  11/1/2016
O'Reilly Media's 4th annual survey of data professionals looks at tools, languages, gender, geographies, and a host of other factors that are predictors in terms of how much data workers can expect to earn. Where do you fit?
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.


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