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Beachbody Is Shaping Up For Public Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
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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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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Twilio Courts IT Pros With Management Tools
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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By introducing enterprise management tools, Twilio aims to make it easier for large organizations to deploy cloud-based communication software.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 9/8/2016
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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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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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Microsoft, Red Hat Look To Steal VMware Customers
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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On the eve of VMworld 2016, VMware's annual user group conference, Microsoft and Red Hat would like to wean some of the company's customers to their offerings.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/29/2016
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Video PaaS Market Will Reach $1.7 Billion By 2020
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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Video communications platform-as-a-service (PaaS) technology can help businesses and IT build real-time video applications with ease and reduced cost.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/24/2016
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IT Investment Uptick Triggered By Productivity Goals
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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A recent Deloitte survey indicates businesses are investing more in IT platforms and services that can drive productivity. Specifically, these firms are using IT to increase productivity while they focus on technologies such as cloud and analytics.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/23/2016
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AWS Helps Fuel Lyft's Expansion
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Lyft, the San Francisco ride-sharing company and Uber competitor, is thriving on AWS IT services and looking to ring up its first $1 billion. Here's what IT pros can learn from the example.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/22/2016
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What IT Pros Need To Know About Hiring Cyber-Security Hunt Teams
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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If your organization doesn't run its own threat analysis center, it may be worth hiring a hunt team to watch your back. Here's what you need to know.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/22/2016
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Digital Business Apps Must Reach Edge Of Network To Succeed
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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A recently released Gartner report, based on Equinix network hub use, finds that an "interconnect" service is one of the keys to an enterprise's digital future.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/19/2016
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Gartner: Public Sector CIOs Need Digital Transformation Vision
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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A report from IT research firm Gartner says public sector CIOs need to promote a compelling vision for digital transformation and make change inclusive. If successful, the results could transform the type of services government agencies can offer citizens.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/19/2016
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Blockchain Builder Brings Protocol To CryptoCurrency Initiative
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Chain, a San Francisco blockchain company, has joined the Initiative for CryptoCurrency & Contracts. With its membership, the firm brings a blockchain protocol to the party.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/17/2016
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Google in the Enterprise Survey
Google in the Enterprise Survey
There's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity ­products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent ­mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers ­distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.
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