History, IT Innovation and the Pace of Change

A visit to the English countryside gave CIO.com columnist Bernard Golden the chance to see Roman ruins, a medieval church and a replica of the first supercomputer. It wasn't until he returned home and saw a driverless car on a...

'Big Security' a Natural, Necessary Extension of Big Data

Big data is poised to grow well beyond the enterprise - and anything we can imagine today. Think of how the assembly line changed the automobile and, consequently, our lives. Keeping big data secure will require an equally innovative...

How the Cloud Brings Developers into Business Process

The disruptive innovation that is the cloud has given developers significantly more influence than they, and their organizations, are used to having. This means the agile, sometimes unstructured world of the developer is increasingly...

Different Cloud Survey, Same Cloud Adoption Concerns

The Uptime Institute's 2012 Data Center Survey is the latest to show that companies remain reluctant to use the cloud because of security concerns. These firms seem to be waiting for an 'all clear' from some higher authority--but with...

Amazon Faces Commodity Cloud Competition

Until recently, Amazon Web Services stood alone among commodity cloud service providers. Then Microsoft and Google stepped in. The world will never be the same, columnist Bernard Golden says.

Olympics Website Leans on Open Source, Akamai for Winning Results

Like the athletes themselves, the official website of the London 2012 Olympics gets only one chance to reach peak performance under intense pressure. To meet that demand, the site has been load tested to handle a million unique...

5 Ways Cloud Computing Is Like Open Source

A decade ago, most IT departments denounced open-source software. Now they embrace the way that open source encourages innovation while saving money. The furor over cloud computing shows that history is repeating itself. The outcome...

IT Innovation Won't Be Slowed by Cloud Concerns

Those who continue to deem the cloud "rogue IT" fail to see the forest for the trees, CIO.com's Bernard Golden writes. Institutions dead set in their ways should prepare to see smaller, more innovative firms embrace the cloud -- and...

CIOs Don't Need to Be Business Leaders

Given the complexity of today's applications, it's folly to suggest that the future role of the CIO is less technical and more businesslike, columnist Bernard Golden writes. If anything, it's the opposite -- the business side of the...

How to Address Cloud Application Lifecycle Challenges

Taking an agile approach to the application lifecycle in a hybrid cloud environment means moving beyond the one-and-done method of V2C conversions and embracing DevOps. Getting development and operations to collaborate means linking...

CIOs' Cloud Strategy Must Include Public Cloud Services

For all the apprehension they may bring, public clouds demand a position in the enterprise IT strategy. CIO.com columnist Bernard Golden explains how CIOs and business leaders can make their peace with the public cloud, and how it's...

Cloud Computing Done the Netflix Way

What can Netflix teach enterprises about data center operations and always-on reliability? Netflix is a consumer-facing Web shop with only a few applications--a completely different infrastructure challenge, right? Wrong. CIO.com's...

Cloud Computing Calls for Rebuilding Enterprise IT

For all of the buzz about cloud computing, there remains confusion about its real implications for an IT organization. CIO.com's Bernard Golden argues that to take full advantage of the cost savings and efficiency improvements of the...

Why CFOs and Cloud Computing Have a Love-Hate Relationship

Cloud computing offers a value proposition that can be both appealing and unsettling to the CFO. However, CIO.com columnist Bernard Golden explains why freeing up capital investment should more than make up for the uncertainty of...

How Cloud Computing Is Forcing IT Evolution

To say cloud computing is having a dramatic effect on IT is an understatement. The capability and agility of the cloud is forcing a rapid evolution. Just as in living ecosystems, IT professionals who fail to adapt will, inevitably,...

How to break down the OpEx vs. CapEx cloud computing debate

How to break down the OpEx vs. CapEx cloud computing debate

Cloud computing is too often reductively branded as an economic calculus that would trade a CapEx model for an OpEx model. But it's a little more complicated than that. Bernard Golden explains what we talk about when we talk about...

SaaS, APTs and Asymmetric Risk Take Spotlight at Security Threats 2012

What's your stance on SaaS? Is your perimeter as secure as you think? How can the insurance calculus on asymmetric risk illuminate your company's security exposure? CIO.com's Bernard Golden recaps the provocative discussions...

Cloud Computing Both More Agile and Less Expensive

Are cloud services attractive because they are less expensive than traditional offerings or are IT professionals drawn by greater agility? Bernard Golden writes that it's not an either-or debate. Much like those famous 'tastes great...

Building Your Cloud? Remember Your Workers

In dispelling the cloud's myths, don't forget about the employees it affects.

Dispelling the Cloud's Myths

The pace of cloud computing will only accelerate in 2012. The increasing development of information technology, and the intense focus on cost reduction, are highlighting the benefits of moving IT administration off-site. And one cloud...

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