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IT’s worst addictions (and how to cure them)

Are you a control freak? A data fiend? An infrastructure junkie? Your tech addictions may be bringing your company down. Here's how to go cold turkey.

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SaaS cloud subscriptions: When “on-demand” really isn’t

When considering a software vendor’s cloud offering, it's critical to think as much about how they structure the subscription agreement.

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How to develop the right strategy and find the right people for your cloud migration

As an increasing number of organizations move their applications to the cloud, CIOs must find staff with the right cloud-based skills to optimize their migration strategies.

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IT governance critical as cloud adoption soars to 96 percent in 2018

With 81 percent of enterprises operating multi-cloud landscapes and 26 percent spending over $6 million annually on public cloud infrastructure, staying on top has never been harder.

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SAP will shut down SAP Anywhere service for SMBs

Two years after its launch, the service had attracted around 30 active customers.

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SAP settles licensing dispute with AB InBev

SAP wanted $600 million in damages, both companies are keeping quiet about whether AB InBev paid.

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MLB hits home run by shifting its communications to a private cloud

Major League Baseball implements Mitel-based private cloud to deliver consistent leaguewide communications.

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9 machine learning myths

When technology is as hyped as machine learning is, misunderstandings and misconceptions abound. Here’s a clear-eyed look at what machine learning can and can’t deliver.

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Multi-cloud is here, and you’re probably already doing it

I wish I could tell you that everyone out there is happily executing a well-crafted multi-cloud strategy, but the truth is that quite often it has happened due to pressure from business units, as well as vendors.

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Shell Downstream leans on low-code tools to drive app dev efficiency

Adopting cloud platforms has allowed the energy company to reduce its reliance on manual coding, accelerating time-to-market for applications, according to Shell Downstream CIO Craig Walker.

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6 trends shaping IT cloud strategies today

From multi-cloud strategies to cost containment and container orchestration, CIOs are getting more pragmatic and prudent when taking advantage of the cloud’s economies of scale.

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Firefighting: How do we know when IT and cloud organisations have gone over the tipping point?

Planned utilization of resources is the best way to ensure that balance between firefighting and performance is always in equilibrium, especially when the trends suggest increasing complexities and volumes.

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How can public cloud providers become ‘enterprise grade?’

CIOs want a number of straightforward capabilities from vendors they are willing to consider “enterprise grade,” but achieving it may require change from vendors.

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Sloan Valve two-steps its ERP upgrade in hybrid cloud switch

CIO Tom Coleman is shifting Sloan’s ERP operations to SAP S/4 HANA in two stages to enable the commercial plumbing products manufacturer to better reap the benefits of business insights and the cloud.

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Public cloud: Real-world lessons of strategic success

The public cloud is fast becoming a strategic tool for companies opting for IaaS over running workloads on premises. IT leaders share their experiences and lend advice to CIOs migrating to public cloud services to drive innovation,...

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How to make your SLAs meaningful in SaaS cloud subscription agreements

To make certain your SaaS SLAs are meaningful and aligned to your needs, ensure you have considered the following seven aspects of any agreement.

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Digital transformation starts with shifting the contact center to the cloud

Five9's CXSummit highlights how shifting the contact center to the cloud can lead to digital success.

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Former CIO helps IT leaders navigate AWS cloud journeys

CIOs turning to the cloud to fuel digital transformations have an ally advisor in Stephen Orban. The head of enterprise strategy at AWS knows exactly what they’re going through thanks to his cloud-first experience as CIO of Dow Jones....

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