You might think that users would prefer to avoid chargeback because they currently get resources for free, and implementing chargeback would result in more budgetary outflow. But you'd be wrong, says CIO.com's Bernard Golden.
Will cloud computing spell bad news for outsourcers and consultants? The debate continues: Grid Dynamics says bread and butter demands will change, but enterprise IT will still be hungry for help with implementation, support, and customization.
By Boris Renski, executive VP, Grid Dynamics and Victoria Livschitz and CEONov, 5 2010
Before you ever saw Windows Azure, Microsoft CIO Tony Scott had to use it for two years. In this Q&A, he shares what he's learned about cloud moves, security, application portability and how CIOs can prepare.n
You've heard of public clouds, private clouds and hybrid clouds, but is there room for yet another word in the cloud computing lexicon, a stealth cloud? That is, a cloud without the support of the IT department?
Federal agencies will soon be able to order up computing services on demand via the apps.gov portal. CIO.com's Bernard Golden shares insight on what the GSA and other companies moving to an IaaS model should expect.n
A move to private cloud will transform what CIOs need from their IT teams. Sanjay Mirchandani, Senior VP and CIO at EMC, shares his vision of how private cloud will reshape IT roles and how leaders should prepare now to cross-train their best and brightest.n
By Sanjay Mirchandani and Senior VP and CIO at EMCOct, 20 2010
Ray Ozzie, having created much of Microsoft's cloud vision, is the latest in a string of Redmond's brightest who've decided to leave. What does this reveal about Microsoft's spot in the cloud computing competition?
Cloud is enabling a new crop of affordable telephony and videoconferencing options — and even more innovation is en route. CIO.com's Bernard Golden shares his thoughts on what this means for you and for the marketplace.
SMBs wishing to purchase a big-boy ERP system face many barriers to entry, including the cost and complexity of the software. A new Aberdeen Group report analyzes their reluctance and explains the reasons why those few who do spend the cash make the move.
The latest IBM Tech Trends survey of IT professionals reveals that cloud computing and mobile application development will provide the most career opportunities, followed by social media and business intelligence.
Open source apps combined with cloud infrastructure do more than free enterprises from the speed and cost limitations of traditional packaged software. Open source combined with public IaaS and SaaS can power a new generation of applications, says CIO.com's Bernard Golden.
Nothing miraculous has transformed Leo Apotheker since his old school ways failed to energize SAP employees or customers during his brief stint as CEO. Apotheker is not the best choice–even if HP has designs on enterprise software or SAP itself.
While many paint the Google Apps vs. Microsoft Office question as an either/or proposition, more companies are finding the two products complementary. Here's how one state government agency found the right mix by installing Google Apps for more employee flexibility.
Today's enterprise applications have more flaws than IT realizes, according to security and risk-analysis firm Veracode. Some are coming to light as firms double check security before moving apps to a SaaS or cloud environment.
You hear lots of talk that Amazon's on-demand public cloud offering is used mostly by small companies, but that's not the reality, says CIO.com's Bernard Golden. And as happened with open source, developers are leading the charge.
Cloud computing is threatening to kill the traditional IT outsourcing industry. Accenture's Kevin Campbell explains to CIO.com what this transformation of the traditional IT services industry means for outsourcing customers.
Cloud is reshaping many delivery models. You can use this as a chance to reinvent your business, if you focus on true value and identify new opportunities — or you can watch cloud ruin a nice existing business.
Startup companies from around the world took the stage at this week's DEMO event, presenting their products and services for a shot at the $1 million prize. CIO.com's Kristin Burnham shares a look at her four picks for the most innovative and promising social-minded startups.
On the crucial issue of data compliance, do you understand what you are responsible for versus your cloud service provider? One thing you don't want is a costly and labor-intensive manual audit mechanism, says CIO.com's Bernard Golden.
Cloud computing service providers like Amazon need to worry about their massive compute power being used for illicit attacks, security researchers say. What security measures can stop the cloud from becoming a criminal's paradise?
IBM's Hetal Thaker bucks a couple of common stereotypes regarding football viewership and fantasy football leagues — and uses predictive analytics to draft her way to success. Here's her advice on analyzing data on running backs and running your business.
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