Five Benefits of Subscription-Based Software Licensing from Oracle and Verizon

As enterprise IT continues to evolve, subscription-based software and on-demand consumption of application infrastructure will be key elements driving an organization’s move to cloud-based services. The Oracle and Verizon collaboration announced early this year is playing a critical role in removing key barriers and potential risks related to cloud adoption. This is particularly true in… Read More

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Anne Plese

Verizon Terremark Data Center Tour

Verizon Terremark owns and operates data centers around the world. These Verizon Terremark data centers provide the foundation for “the cloud.” While many businesses and their employees use cloud computing everyday, not many people actually know what the cloud looks like. Browse throug a series of images and captions and take a virtual data center… Read More

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Kevin King

Cloud Computing Strategy: New Users and Recent Adopters

Since the introduction of cloud computing there have been early adopters that have embraced cloud enthusiastically and late adopters who have shown more caution due to specific industry challenges. Two recent articles provide advice on how a different cloud computing strategy should be developed for different kinds of companies, internal audiences and security needs. Millennials… Read More

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Ryan McDermott

Top 5 Common Uses of Cloud Computing in 2014

Today, enterprises are turning to cloud service providers for their expertise in transitioning their workloads to the cloud. With the evolution of cloud computing technology, the role of IT for business has transformed from a tactical maintenance play to a strategic tool for innovation and process improvement. Companies leveraging cloud for competitive advantage are using… Read More

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Kevin King

How IT Departments Manage Shadow IT

As big data, cloud computing, mobility and data center management technologies evolve they continue to influence how organizations operate. IT Departments continue to manage IT Infrastructure but internal departments have increased their demands for rapid deployment, flexibility and the autonomy to execute the applications to do their jobs. When IT departments don’t meet their needs,… Read More

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Stacy Clark

Three Things to Consider Before Adopting Subscription-Based Software Resources

Subscription-based software is valuable for enterprises because it provides the flexibility to use and pay for only the technology (software, infrastructure, etc.) they need when they need it. There are obvious financial benefits to this approach but being able to quickly increase or decrease software resources to respond to changing business needs can provide a… Read More

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Melanie Posey

Energy Management Systems Advance with Smart Meter Technology and the Cloud

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 energy management systems, utility companies can now deliver better service to their customers and save energy at the same time. Utility companies need to… Read More

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Beth Cohen

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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Kevin Irland

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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Kevin King

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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Kevin Irland

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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Kevin King

Harvard Business Review Analytic Services Report Finds Business Agility Tops Cloud Benefits

Enterprises that have adopted cloud cite business agility (the ability to quickly recognize and react to changing market conditions) as one of the core cloud benefits. This advantage was ranked higher than cost reductions and innovation as the driver of cloud within the enterprise, according to respondents to a recent survey from Harvard Business Review… Read More

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Kevin King