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Content tagged with Cloud posted in September 2016
SaaS Use: By The Numbers
Commentary  |  9/30/2016
EY survey finds security, identity management, systems management likely areas of future growth.
Healthcare IT Challenges, Opportunities: Podcast
News  |  9/30/2016
What are the hot issues in IT healthcare, and how can IT organizations take advantage of new opportunities? We spoke with the new president of SAP's newly formed Connected Health group to find out.
Cloud Computing Embraced As Cost-Cutting Measure
News  |  9/29/2016
When it comes to implementing a cloud infrastructure, whether it's public, private, or hybrid, most IT departments view the technology as a way to cut costs and save money, according to a recent analysis from CompTIA. The report also shows that SaaS is seen as the most useful cloud service.
Beer Giant Taps Salesforce Data For Better Customer Relations
News  |  9/28/2016
Anheuser-Busch InBev, owner of more than 200 beer brands, needed a single platform for different customers and brewed up one on Salesforce.
Scalable IoT Deployments Gain Momentum, IDC Finds
News  |  9/27/2016
Despite security and cost concerns, businesses and their IT teams are moving forward on practical deployments of internet of things technologies, according to a survey from IDC. The report reinforces other recent findings about IoT and what IT needs to know.
Top 125 Vendors To Watch
Commentary  |  9/27/2016
InformationWeek and its sister publications Dark Reading and Network Computing have teamed up to bring you a roundup of the hottest vendors in cloud, data management, DevOps, infrastructure, and security. The 125 vendors you'll find here range from established players making strides in their markets to newcomers setting the stage for the future.
25 Cloud Vendors Worth Watching
Commentary  |  9/27/2016
Cloud services are firmly established in the fabric of IT staff operations as necessary and growing ingredients of enterprise computing. No matter your business model or industry vertical, chances are that you've already made strides into the cloud and are looking at additional resources. With that in mind, we offer a roundup of 25 options to consider in your cloud ecosystem -- including cloud services for public, private, and hybrid options, as well as management and monitoring tools.
Beachbody Is Shaping Up For Public Cloud
News  |  9/26/2016
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.
IT, Dev Boot Camps Help Kick-Start Careers
News  |  9/23/2016
IT pros and developers looking for new opportunities and new grads looking for an advantage in getting that first IT job are exploring new education options -- IT and technology education boot camps. In this InformationWeek Expert Voice podcast, we spoke with a provider of these intensive sessions about what they are and why they are becoming popular now.
InformationWeek 2016 Salary Survey: 10 Best-Paying IT Jobs
Slideshows  |  9/23/2016
Median base annual salary for IT workers was flat this year, according to the results of the InformationWeek 2016 US IT Salary Survey. Still, certain roles -- including architect, project leader, and security specialist -- are commanding much higher median salaries than other roles. See if you're in one of the 10 best-paying IT staff positions -- and how your total compensation stacks up.
ClubCorp CIO Sees Cloud As Hole In One For Golf
News  |  9/22/2016
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.
YellowDog Harnesses Oracle's Cloud, Others For Compute Power Boost
News  |  9/20/2016
YellowDog's service makes use of different clouds, including AWS and Oracle bare metal servers, to compete in the field of 3D animation rendering.
5 Cloud Performance Measuring Strategies
Slideshows  |  9/20/2016
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.
Salesforce ROI: What It Means For IT
News  |  9/19/2016
With several SaaS platforms available, IDC looked at Salesforce's offerings to measure where the ROI lies for IT departments.
Oracle Application Users Still In Planning Stage Of Cloud Strategies
News  |  9/19/2016
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.
Salesforce Draws Market Strength With Conga
News  |  9/16/2016
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.
Public Cloud Market Worth $208 Billion By End Of 2016
News  |  9/16/2016
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.
How To Commission Your First Virtual Machine In AWS: A Primer
News  |  9/15/2016
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.
The State Of Data Engineers
News  |  9/15/2016
Demand for data engineers is on the rise in enterprise, particularly in those organizations that aspire to be the next Uber or Airbnb. Here's a look at this quickly growing job category within IT.
9 Crucial Steps Toward Effective Disaster Recovery
Slideshows  |  9/14/2016
A strong disaster recovery plan is key to keeping your business going in the face of a very bad, no good, horrible day. Here are nine steps IT pros should not skip in their planning and preparation for the worst.
SPIs Vs. APIs: Which Should IT Organizations Choose?
News  |  9/13/2016
By focusing on what needs to be done for service integration rather than how it has to be done, SPIs provide organizations with more flexibility than an API.
7 Ways IT Pros Can Boost Data Analytics Skills
Slideshows  |  9/13/2016
Whether you are an IT pro looking to add data analytics and data science skills to your repertoire, or you are looking to make a career change from IT to the data analytics field, here are seven tips that can give you a head start.
Do You Really Have Big Data, Or Just Too Much Data?
Commentary  |  9/12/2016
Brian Lee, a practice leader in CEB's compliance and legal practice, keeps a keen eye on the information overload happening at enterprises. Here he provides insight into the dangers of collecting data for its own sake, and offers six questions IT professionals can start asking to create a sensible data retention strategy.
Comparing Cloud Vendors: A Primer For IT
News  |  9/12/2016
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.
Why APIs Are Worth The Time And Attention Of IT Professionals
News  |  9/9/2016
IT professionals who have yet to be convinced that API management could be useful need look no further than Google's plan to acquire Apigee, an API management platform. It's the latest in a string of similar offerings that highlight the importance of application programming interfaces in today's IT organization.
Yamaha CIO Talks Cloud, Mobile: Podcast
Commentary  |  9/9/2016
Episode 3 of InformationWeek's Expert Voice features Vimal Thomas, CIO of Yamaha Corporation of America, who talks about how he's built a safe, secure mobile infrastructure.
5 Ways IT Leaders Can Lure Top Tech Talent
Slideshows  |  9/9/2016
Attracting top tech talent can be a challenge, especially at a time when competition is fierce for a limited supply of qualified applicants. Here are five tactics that can be effective.
Twilio Courts IT Pros With Management Tools
News  |  9/8/2016
By introducing enterprise management tools, Twilio aims to make it easier for large organizations to deploy cloud-based communication software.
Microsoft Seizes SaaS Lead From Salesforce
News  |  9/6/2016
Microsoft is experiencing strong growth in its Azure-based, Dynamics collaborative applications, overtaking Salesforce as the market leader, according to a new report.
What eBay's Machine Learning Advances Can Teach IT Professionals
News  |  9/6/2016
EBay has been gathering data and employing machine learning to connect more buyers to sellers and increase the trustworthiness of transactions. The use-cases are worth exploring for any IT professional looking to help improve a company's bottom line by applying machine learning to its customer-facing applications.
NoSQL Databases: An Enterprise Necessity
News  |  9/5/2016
Here's a look at enterprise plans for implementation of NoSQL databases, and some of the top vendors providing this technology.
9 SaaS Pitfalls To Avoid
Slideshows  |  9/5/2016
Shifting to cloud application providers requires companies to step carefully. Here are 9 potential problems that can prevent a smooth transition.
ESC Labs IT Manager Finds The Right Chemistry With Cloud
News  |  9/2/2016
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.
Do IT Certifications Really Matter?
News  |  9/1/2016
Technical certifications can advance careers and lead to better pay, but they're not a golden ticket to success.
6 IoT Innovations Making Cities Smarter
Slideshows  |  9/1/2016
From sensors that measure water leaks to smart parking meters and self-driving buses, internet of things (IoT) technologies are a major contributor to the rise of smart cities. Here is a look at 6 innovative uses of IoT in municipalities around the world.


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