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Microsoft’s future is in the cloud

February 17, 2017 by Daniel Matthews

Apple and Microsoft used to be the primary competitors in tech, but that's changed. With Apple charging ahead in terms of innovation and revenue, Microsoft's biggest hope is the cloud.[read more]

Google offers businesses fast access to multiple cloud databases

February 16, 2017 by CIO Dive

Google launched Cloud Spanner, a fully managed database that the company says "combines the transactional consistency of a traditional database with the scalability and performance of a NoSQL database.”[read more]

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DevOps First

February 16, 2017 by Pete Johnson

It has been nearly six years since then-U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra issued his Federal Cloud Computing Strategy. Typically referred to in Federal circles as “Cloud First” because of its edict to move workloads to public cloud providers instead of building more government data centers, the February 2011 strategy document was focused on cost...[read more]

AWS CEO predicts several winners will emerge from the cloud wars

February 14, 2017 by CIO Dive

Demand for cloud services is so large that there will be "multiple successful players," though it's not clear yet who they will be, according to Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy,[read more]

How do you undergo a massive cloud migration? Ask Evernote

February 9, 2017 by CIO Dive

Evernote recently completed its full migration to the Google Cloud Platform in only 70 days, an effort that can easily take as long as 9 to 12 months.[read more]

As big cloud providers grow, small providers pay the price

February 7, 2017 by CIO Dive

"Other" cloud providers — a group that includes the 10 providers with dramatically lower revenue than cloud leaders Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, Google and IBM — are falling further behind as the leaders continue to grow their market share.[read more]

Finding A Ray of Sun Among the Clouds – Selecting a Cloud Provider

January 31, 2017 by Annie Bustos

The cloud provider market has matured, but there are still many providers out there, each with their own offerings and value propositions. Many of these providers are focusing on just one aspect of their service such as their technology stack or reliability claims, making it harder to focus on the ideal partner. Picking the right...[read more]

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]