Cloud Computing

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Headache for the CIO: Shadow IT is soaring as LoBs seek greater autonomy

Due to the explosive cloud and other third-platform technology adoption, lines of businesses are relying far less on enterprise IT to fund their technology purchases.

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Inside Antares Capital’s remarkable cloud-first transformation

After GE Capital sold Antares Capital, newly hired CIO Mary Cecola had to build an IT team and infrastructure from scratch. With an eye toward making IT a strategic partner to the business, she opted to go cloud-first.

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Machine intelligence: Build your own vs. as-a-service

We’re entering the first years in which virtually any enterprise that wants to harness machine intelligence will be able to. But how can enterprises know when they should develop in-house specialties in machine intelligence versus...

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Open clouds – Let freedom ring!

Pierre describes the basic options and value of those options for open clouds. He also gives a short description of the business terms issue to watch out for. This blog sets the stage to delve more deeply into open cloud choices and...

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How big data Is driving technological innovation

While businesses have analyzed data for decades, recent developments in computing have opened new doors and unleashed big data’s potential.

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The 5 fundamentals of effective cloud management

The rising complexity of today’s cloud environments can catch your company off guard — at great cost. Here are five functional areas CIOs should focus on as you get your cloud strategy off the ground.

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Serverless computing. What?

This article discusses serverless computing, what it is, how it works, and the benefits and drawbacks to your organization.

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5 benefits of using cloud ERP to deliver results

Cloud computing can take your enterprise resource planning (ERP) to the next level with flexible and scalable management solutions.

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Cloud vs. clouds: A CIO’s conundrum

A reminder that redundancy (both multi-region as well as multi-provider) should be part of any cloud strategy, as well as a yearning for dynamic real-time interoperability between cloud providers to minimize cost and maximize...

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Will edge computing vaporize the cloud?

The fact that edge computing doesn't depend on potentially-shaky network connections has some speculating that it will edge out the cloud.

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The most valuable cloud computing certifications today

Looking for an edge in today’s IT job marketplace? Benchmark your cloud computing knowledge and skills with one — or more — of these highly regarded cloud computing certifications.

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What is an SLA? Definition, best practices and FAQs

A service-level agreement (SLA) is a document describing the level of service expected by a customer from a supplier, laying out the metrics by which that service is measured and the remedies or penalties, if any, should the...

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Future-proof your business with cloud ERP

why cloud ERP is important to your business success today (and tomorrow)

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Hidden cloud migration gotchas — and how to avoid them

From a lack of visibility into infrastructure to licensing and governance issues, frustrating surprises await your migration to the cloud. Here’s a real-world look at how traditional companies are navigating the cloud’s...

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What does 'open' mean to IT in the cloud era?

Open is an overused and loaded term. Yet, it remains one of the centerpieces of IT strategies in the cloud era. Open Software comes in different flavors each offering a unique combination of value propositions.

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6 trends shaping IT cloud strategies today

From cost containment to hybrid strategies, CIOs are getting more creative in taking advantage of the latest offerings and the cloud’s economies of scale.

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Accelerating Organizational Velocity through a Data Center Autopilot

The data center autopilot will have big consequences and there is not enough recognition of the likely impact. Every company should be moving towards autopilot-style datacenters as fast as possible, in whatever mix of on-prem and...

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Got big data? Go public cloud or go home.

By 2020, firms that are not fully leveraging the public cloud for big data analytics will be hard-pressed to keep the pace set by digital leaders that innovate with emerging technology faster than their competitors.

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