Revolutionizing Utility Service Delivery with Cloud Technologies

Everyone benefits from being able to use our planet’s limited energy and water resources more efficiently. By using the power and flexibility of cloud technologies combined with smart sensors and other data sources, utility companies can now deliver better service to their customers and save energy at the same time. Utility companies need to maintain… Read More

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Rent vs. Buy? Examining the Total Cost of Ownership of Oracle Cloud-based Software Subscription Services

A just-released Forrester Consulting Total Economic Impact Study highlights the potential cost savings of operating Oracle software in the Verizon Cloud. Based on in-depth interviews with three Verizon customers using Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server subscription-based services, Forrester Consulting created a framework and theoretical composite organization to evaluate the total cost of ownership for… Read More

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Four Things to Consider When Evaluating Cloud Strategy

  With more businesses beginning to migrate mission critical applications into the cloud and overall enterprise cloud adoption and use continuing to grow, companies (and specifically CIOs) need to think about how they invest in cloud to get the most value and using cloud in ways that move their business forward. While the lure of… Read More

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Verizon Develops Breakthrough Design to Boost Data Center Efficiency

Beyond land acquisition and construction costs, the largest cost that data center operators face is for electricity related to cooling the massive number of servers located in their facilities. A new containment design developed by Verizon—one that meets Occupational Safety and Health Administration and National Fire Protection Association requirements—boosts data center efficiency for a less… Read More

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Four Things to Know About Enterprise Cloud Security Solutions

In the recent report by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, respondents from large and mid-size, global enterprises said that security is not a reason to avoid moving workloads to the cloud. The majority said they believe that cloud doesn’t negatively impact security (65 percent) and, in some cases, cloud actually improves security (36 percent). While… Read More

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Three Things for Understanding Big Data & Cloud Providers

Everyone is talking about big data and cloud computing. From sports teams to airlines to fast food restaurants, big data capture, management and analysis has become a key focus. In fact, I’d argue that big data has replaced cloud as the hottest buzzword in enterprise IT today. However, big data and cloud are actually linked…. Read More

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Harvard Business Review Cloud Report Top Findings

Harvard Business Review Analytic Services recently surveyed 527 of their readers from large and mid-size companies and organizations worldwide asking how they used cloud computing and the value they garnered from it. The cloud report was sponsored by Verizon Enterprise Solutions and while it’s not surprising that 70 percent of respondents say their organization has… Read More

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Four Services Enterprises Should Ask for from Cloud Providers

Moving from private data centers to an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud environment is not just a technology change; it is transformational for the IT organization in many ways. Cloud computing brings a new paradigm of thinking and a different culture to an organization. The focus shifts to service delivery instead of individual nuts and bolts technology…. Read More

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How Will Enterprise Cloud Computing & Services Disrupt IT in Coming Years?

I had the opportunity to represent Verizon at Cisco Live’s Cloud Executive Panel this year.  The panel included SVPs, CTOs, and other senior executives in the enterprise cloud space with representation from Verizon as the service provider, Cisco as the platform vendor, Kaiser Permanente as a cloud customer and other executives representing application and data… Read More

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