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Posts from the ‘Cloud Computing’ Category

27
Sep

BI Solutions and Cloud Can Sift Through Big Data

It’s no secret that organizations have big problems with Big Data. So it should come as little surprise that technologies such as business intelligence (BI) and analytics are on a set course for growth.

An April Gartner report indicated worldwide the BI, analytics and performance management (PM) software market reached a $12.2 billion mark in 2011, representing a 16.4 percent increase from 2010’s revenue of $10.5 billion.

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20
Sep

CIO Priorities Shift to Service Orchestration

Any forward-thinking CIO is likely thinking about the cloud, and for good reason. CIO priorities are changing. What was once a technically-focused IT world has shifted to a service-oriented one, which means it takes new skills to properly fill the role of CIO.

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18
Sep

Gartner: Private Cloud Leads Path to ‘Hybrid IT’

A private cloud is generally described as a cloud computing platform built on an enterprise’s existing hardware and software. One alternative is to instead deploy services on a public cloud infrastructure via an external cloud provider. Then there’s the hybrid cloud, which is a combination of both.

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6
Sep

Smart Steps for a Smarter Cloud

The “race” to the cloud is a misnomer; it’s more of a marathon, so it’s important to train for it. In fact, moving too quickly to buy a piece of the cloud could end up being more disastrous than doing nothing at all. That’s why CIOs should follow a simple checklist before signing off on any nebulous technology.

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4
Sep

Patients at Center of Health Care Cloud

New market numbers predict rapid growth of cloud computing among health care organizations. Discussion about the predictions of growth often include hesitation based on regulatory, privacy and security concerns. But some market experts say the real barriers may be the institutional nature of health care itself.

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28
Aug

The Cloud Advisory Council Is Launched

The IT landscape today has facilitated the formation of some interesting alliances and leadership organizations. Most recently, the OpenStack foundation was formed with the notion of becoming good stewards of open-source cloud infrastructure. Now, that trend is accelerating.

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22
Aug

Smart Questions for Cloud Storage

Cloud computing is here to stay. Companies are using the cloud for the flexibility and economic value found in its on-demand access to resources like networks, servers, storage, applications and services.

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16
Aug

5 Big Data Trends in the Enterprise

Enterprises are inexorably drawn to storage and backup, two technologies that work in tandem to guarantee all of a business’s mission-critical, archived and unstructured data is properly saved and standing at-the-ready when needed. The obvious benefits of business continuity and disaster recovery notwithstanding, the main drawback to these systems is that the data contained within them lies largely fallow and unproductive.

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14
Aug

Hosted Cloud, Real-Time Content Breathe Life into E-mail

There’s been plenty of speculation on the death of e-mail. There are plenty of people and business still using it, and there are plenty of technologists out there working to modernize it and integrate it with collaborative and social solutions.

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9
Aug

IT Outsourcing, Cloud Services Spending Trending Upward

If there was any lingering doubt that cloud computing and “as-a-service” solutions are reshaping both the technologies and the markets that constitute IT in the modern age, consider these heady numbers. Fueled by meteoric demand for cloud services and hosted applications, worldwide spending for IT services is expected to top $250 billion this year, a 2 percent hike over last year’s already impressive numbers, according to the IT research firm Gartner Inc.

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