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SLA definitions, solutions and best practices

SLAs are a critical component of any technology vendor contract. Beyond listing expectations of service type and quality, an SLA provides remedies when requirements aren't met.


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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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Digital Ecosystems: Do Not Do It Alone!

Digital ecosystem strategies allow companies to leverage their strengths, mitigate their weaknesses, and pursue network effects – but to make these strategies work, enterprises must embrace a simple mantra: "Don't do it alone!"

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The difference between edge and cloud computing all CIOs should know

For developing complex IoT applications edge computing offers far more robust data handling capabilities than the cloud

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Cloud API integration platforms make the digital economy work

Open API platforms and frameworks are essential for expediting successful application development, deployment and integration in the digital economy.

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Stay out of security breach headlines: 3 things that must be addressed in your cloud agreement

If done correctly and with the proper level of insight, there are ways to mitigate the risks associated with such breaches.

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Data center automation and the software-defined database

If you take a step back for a moment and think about airplane flight, it turns out that something rather extraordinary is happening. Most of the time the plane is being flown by an autopilot and the pilot is actually kind of a...

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Why Google might lose the enterprise AI wars

Google leads in cutting edge AI research, but lags behind Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM in market share for enterprise cloud and AI solutions. To win the enterprise A.I. wars, the search giant must overcome two key disadvantages.

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Is shadow IT something CIOs should worry about?

Here's the CIO perspective on shadow IT and how their peers have responded to the advent of shadow IT within their organizations.

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Why CIOs need their head in the cloud

The cloud presents one of the biggest industry disruptions in years. And while you may be sick of talking about it, CIOs need to get their heads in the cloud in order to help their company safely and successfully navigate the journey. ...

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VDI deserves another look based on Dell EMC VDI Complete

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is well known to be a vastly underutilized technology in enterprise. A large majority of the market has long been aware of the potential benefits but has been waiting on the technology to mature....

How SaaS abandonment is killing your enterprise bottom line

For companies to truly thrive in the digital world, they need to be able to streamline data and processes.

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AIOps combines machine learning and automation to transform IT operations.

AIOps provides greater efficiencies and reduced operating expenses for cloud based companies.

Serverless computing: the basics

The latest cloud buzzword sounds like an oxymoron; it’s actually a new programming model that abstracts away even more complexity and offers great economics — in the cloud or even on your own servers. Here's what savvy CIOs need to...

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The high cost and risk of On-Premise vs. Cloud

This article discusses the costs and risks of maintaining your applications and infrastructure on premise vs. moving to the Cloud.

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