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Pertaining to applications provided as services through the Web.

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]

After 31 Years of Spreadsheets, It’s Time to Move On

November 2, 2016 by John O'Rourke

The spreadsheet isn’t going away anytime soon. But the reliance on it as a standalone tool is waning, as the use of enterprise performance management solutions rises.It was 31 years ago this September that the world was introduced to Excel. As one of the first killer apps, there’s no question the spreadsheet changed the way everybody...[read more]

Enterprise Risk Management and EPM – Separate or Joined at the Hip?

October 27, 2016 by John O'Rourke

Enterprise risk management (ERM) and enterprise performance management (EPM) are often discussed as separate topics.  But when you think about ERM in the broader, operational context, the linkages between the two become more evident. I recently attended the Argyle CFO Leadership Forum in Dallas as a speaker and...[read more]

Massive DDoS attack spotlights internet choke point

October 25, 2016 by CIO Dive

Friday's mass DDoS attack against a DNS provider spotlights a long-standing weakness in how traffic moves across the internet. Internet services were interrupted several times Friday following a mass DDoS attack that caused disruptions of Netflix, Twitter, Spotify, SoundCloud, GitHub and Reddit, to name a few.Both the...[read more]

Oracle Goes All In On Cloud

October 18, 2016 by Dave Menninger

I recently attended Oracle OpenWorld for the first time in several years. The message at this year’s event was clear: Oracle is all in on the cloud. I had heard the message, but I didn’t get the full impact until I arrived at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. All signage at the event contained the word “cloud,” and Oracle issued 18...[read more]

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Debunking the Top Ten Myths of Cloud Based Disaster Recovery

October 14, 2016 by Gunjan Tripathi

Introduction:Few IT or business professionals would argue over the value of a well-constructed disaster recovery plan, with so many businesses and organizations depend on data systems for their most basic business functions. Savvy business owners know that it is no longer only a matter of protecting your data, but also of saving your...[read more]

The New Mainstream Appeal of Apache Spark

October 13, 2016 by Rick Delgado

It wasn’t too long ago that big data was thought of as a niche concept, something reserved for only those companies that were especially tech-savvy. Fast forward a few years and the popularity of big data has increased tremendously, with businesses of all shapes and sizes using it. Such is the way with most technologies, and Apache Spark...[read more]

AT&T to use AWS network to deliver IoT, analytics

October 11, 2016 by CIO Dive

AT&T announced it will partner with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to let joint customers use AWS cloud services with the AT&T network.[read more]