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Cloud Computing

Pertaining to applications provided as services through the Web.

GE CIO out to prove benefits of company's industrial cloud platform

January 12, 2017 by CIO Dive

General Electric CIO Jim Fowler says he plans to improve productivity within his own company by $700 million this year using GE’s own Predix industrial cloud-based platform.[read more]

HPE, Cisco maintain cloud infrastructure market lead, but Dell is in pursuit

December 21, 2016 by CIO Dive

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) once again is the leader in the cloud infrastructure equipment market, according to new Q3 data from Synergy Research Group. HPE is followed closely by Cisco.[read more]

Globalization, Cloud and Mobility Change Network Needs

December 21, 2016 by Ofir Agasi

Although cloud migration is rampant in enterprises right now, it may take a while for organizations to migrate networks to the cloud. Many companies rely on highly complex, layered networking solutions that represent substantial monetary and time investments. However, the next time your organization re-evaluates its networking approach, consider the unique advantages the cloud can offer.[read more]

Cisco pulling the plug on its OpenStack-based public cloud

December 19, 2016 by CIO Dive

Cisco announced it will officially kill its Intercloud Services public cloud infrastructure in March.[read more]

How Microsoft reinvented itself for the cloud era

December 14, 2016 by CIO Dive

Microsoft stock hit a record high last week, bolstered in part by the success of its Azure cloud platform. But the company has come a long way. When other areas of its business-software empire started drying up around 2006, Microsoft bet big on cloud.[read more]

Most enterprises have a digital transformation strategy, but few have completed it

December 12, 2016 by CIO Dive

Nearly 90% of enterprises have begun creating a digital transformation strategy.[read more]

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Cloud Metadata Is Making Waves with Business Intelligence

December 8, 2016 by Sean Mallon

Over the past year, the cloud computing industry has reached an inflection point. Cloud providers used to focus on delivering state-of-the-art IT services. However, demand for their technology has grown exponentially, which has forced them to focus on improving business intelligence for their customers.Metadata Transforms Business...[read more]

The Magic of Moving to Managed Services

December 1, 2016 by Annie Bustos

Despite its multiple benefits, the widespread adoption of managed IT services has stalled in recent years. A part of the explanation for the slower adoption of managed services is fairly simple. Potential customers don’t have a clear definition of what “managed services” means in the 2016/2017 landscape, and the MSPs themselves have not...[read more]

Minding the KPI Gap – A Critical Part of the EPM Process

November 30, 2016 by John O'Rourke

Key performance indicators, or KPIs, are a critical component of an overall corporate or enterprise performance management (CPM/EPM) process. They play an important part in monitoring financial and operational results on a regular basis, and highlighting areas that might need attention. But there are many considerations here:...[read more]

Do You Really Have To Migrate To The Cloud?

November 28, 2016 by Timo Elliott

Here’s why you are going to migrate to the cloud, whether you want to or not.[read more]

One-third of shadow IT services present significant risk to the enterprise

November 21, 2016 by CIO Dive

Dive Brief:More than half (61%) of large enterprises now have a cloud governance policy in place to help control shadow IT, according to a new report from Sky High Networks. The company examined data for more than 30 million users worldwide for the report. Among the organizations with a policy in place, Sky High found only 5.4% of...[read more]

SD-WAN promises ground-breaking network optimization so why the cold feet?

November 16, 2016 by Marc Sollars

IT departments are starting to think about their wide area network (WAN) strategies to ensure application performance based on the quality of the network route taken. Yet, Despite Gartner’s estimate that 30 percent of firms will use SD-WAN by 2019, these capabilities have not been fully defined for IT professionals. And there’s no one product that meets every firm’s needs.[read more]

Public vs. Private vs. Hybrid Cloud - Exploring the use Cases

November 8, 2016 by Annie Bustos

How do you choose the right cloud implementation model for your business - public, private, hybrid?Before I get into the nitty gritty, let’s first take a look at what the private cloud is. The essential difference between the public and private models is “sharing.” With a public cloud infrastructure, there is shared physical hardware...[read more]

Even after Dyn DDoS attack, businesses shouldn't ditch DNS providers, analyst says

November 3, 2016 by CIO Dive

Dive Brief:Businesses should not dump their DNS service providers simply because of the massive DDoS attack on Dyn last month, says Gartner analyst Bob Gill in an interview with CIO. Instead, Gill suggests businesses concerned about DDoS attacks ensure their critical websites rely on more than one DNS provider.The...[read more]

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Hybrid Systems Integrations for Right Sized ERP

November 2, 2016 by Glenn Johnson

Finding the right integration strategy across ERP, CRM, Warehouse Management, PLM and cloud environments[read more]