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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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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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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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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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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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