Enterprise Cloud Computing: The Cloud Adoption Acceleration

Cloud computing adoption is inevitable for enterprises, for both current and future workloads. According to an article from Forbes, reporting on IDG Enterprise Cloud Computing Study 2014, 69 percent of enterprises have at least one application or a portion of its computing infrastructure in the cloud. According to IDG enterprises currently using cloud computing have… Read More

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Ryan McDermott
Ryan McDermott

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
Kevin King

Unlocking Value in the Emerging Data Economy

While the notion of “data currency” and a “data economy” dominates technology trends and headlines, the prevailing question is one of value: what is data worth? As enterprises look to monetize the data they produce and consume, it is clear that information has emerged as a valuable corporate asset. Like any form of currency, data… Read More

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Stacy Clark
Stacy Clark

Cloud is at the Heart of the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things – the 10 billion plus networked devices that include everything from connected cars to Internet-abled home appliances – could add tens of trillions of dollars to the US GDP over the next 10 years. This is according to a new report from Harvard Business Review Analytic Services and Verizon Enterprise Solutions… Read More

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Kevin King
Kevin King

The Great Cloud Data Migration: Enterprise Data in the Cloud

Analysts estimate that only seven percent of enterprise data is in the cloud today. The situation is analogous to the early days of ad-tech, when the share of online advertising was dwarfed by traditional media channels, accounting for a tiny fraction of overall ad spend. Ad spending has now shifted meteorically to online and, now,… Read More

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Justin Ross
Justin Ross

Cloud Computing is Leading Healthcare Technology Transformation

Cloud computing, mobility and the Internet of Things have the potential to transform the healthcare industry through telemedicine, remote patient monitoring and secure information exchange. The benefits of healthcare services utilizing the cloud are plentiful, as long as the healthcare provider partners with the right cloud provider. Five Ways Cloud Computing Is Used in Healthcare… Read More

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Stacy Clark
Stacy Clark

Take AppDynamics Performance Monitoring with You to the Cloud

Moving applications to the cloud is one of the most promising — and stressful — decisions an enterprise can make. There are many upsides in terms of efficiency, scalability and flexibility. But those benefits can only be realized if applications are performing at their best every minute of every day. That’s why it’s critical to… Read More

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Jeanette Jones
Jeanette Jones

10 NIST Guidelines for Secure Cloud Initiatives

Successful cloud initiatives require guidelines in order to assist with smooth rollout and implementation. In a ZDNet article, Joe Kendrick explains how the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has completed the final version of guidelines for managing and designing clouds for both the U.S. government and commercial organizations. The following NIST guidelines provide… Read More

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Ryan McDermott
Ryan McDermott

Hitachi Content Platform Adds Cloud Tiering for Easy Data Access

The rapid growth of structured and unstructured enterprise data is causing storage sprawl and management headaches for IT.  In the past, IT has responded by acquiring more capacity and expanding backup infrastructure.  However, these measures don’t permanently solve the problem; they just push it to the next budget cycle.  Furthermore, this approach only exacerbates the access,… Read More

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Tim Desai
Tim Desai

Why Managed Hosting Services Matter

Building and maintaining modern data centers can be a very expensive proposition, best left to the experts. For many years, data center management companies delivered co-location and managed hosting services for their customers that wanted to take advantage of access to world-class data centers without having to build their own. Now that public cloud IaaS… Read More

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Beth Cohen
Beth Cohen

Leading Shadow IT Out of the Shadows

In the past few years “shadow IT” emerged as more than just a buzzword. In many instances, leaders were unprepared to adopt new technology, as IT departments scrambled to track and prevent unsanctioned cloud services. Though it was a painful evolution for enterprises, pervasive shadow IT triggered a transformation. According to the Verizon State of… Read More

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Stacy Clark
Stacy Clark

4 Things Cloud Users Say They Need from Cloud Providers

One of the key findings of the Verizon State of the Market: Enterprise Cloud 2014 Report is that 72% of respondents expect to put more than half their workloads (including SaaS) in the cloud by 2017. As more cloud workloads are deployed and become increasingly complex, companies’ expectations of cloud providers are evolving too. Below… Read More

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Matthew Garrett
Matthew Garrett