Bimodal IT Is Not The Death of Traditional IT

Bimodal IT Is Not The Death of Traditional IT

Not The Death of Traditional IT If you are a CIO, no doubt you are getting pressure from your line of business managers to provide a more agile IT environment so they can take advantage of faster, easier to use cloud applications. If you’re not providing those services, they are probably using them anyway and…

7 Cloud Security Mistakes Bound To Bite You

7 Cloud Security Mistakes Bound To Bite You

7 Main Cloud Security Mistakes  Like sharks off the coast of North Carolina this summer, information security threats are lurking. And now that cloud computing is woven into the fabric of IT everywhere, specific risks to an enterprise’s data apply. Cloud computing is to IT what Shark Week is to summertime: a cultural feeding frenzy.…

Bridging The Chasm Between Business And IT – The GRC Way

Bridging The Chasm Between Business And IT – The GRC Way

Business And IT  In today’s world, company operations function at two distinct levels: the business operation level and the IT infrastructure operation level. While the two functions operate independently, IT exists to support the business. Many of the IT operations, like the deployment and management of IT infrastructure, applications and services are driven by the…

What Don’t You Know About Your Cloud?

What Don’t You Know About Your Cloud?

Looking Under The Hood Do you feel you know your cloud workloads well? Remember when those applications were running locally? You knew every quirk and cared for every surge. Now, they are in the cloud, and everything is different. Sometimes it feels like you barely know them at all. You’re right In many ways it’s…

What is and What Is Not SaaS

What is and What Is Not SaaS What is SaaS? Basically, SaaS stands for Software-as-a-Service. Of course, this identification of the meaning behind the individual letters will only be the tip of the iceberg in your effort to truly understand what SaaS really is. So, let us define SaaS in a more understandable manner. Basically,…

Is Cloud Computing Killing the Hardware Stars? Dell, HP: Take Heed

Is Cloud Computing Killing the Hardware Stars? Dell, HP: Take Heed New York Times “Bits” writer Quentin Hardy declared major victory last week for cloud computing. The triumph resounded well enough to earn the title “The Week the Cloud Won.” After lengthy months of incremental progress, cloud’s organizations have finally chipped away at the big…

The Growing Number Of Cloud Channels

The Growing Number Of Cloud Channels ‘C’ LOUD The big C when it comes to Cloud for the Channel is Conflict. I have been presenting and visiting partners around Europe for the past several years and listening to the opinions and input from vendors, Vars, Resellers, MSP’s, ISP’s and a variety of channels by varying…

Teachers or Computers: Discussing the Issue

Teachers or Computers: Discussing the Issue In the last couple of years, we have witnessed a lot of technological breakthroughs in all aspects of our lives. As a matter of fact, the field of education, too, has had its share of technological advancements. Basically, it is now pretty common to observe multi-media devices in most…

Leveraging a Virtualized Data Center to Improve Business Agility – Part 2

Leveraging a Virtualized Data Center to Improve Business Agility – Part 2

Leveraging a Virtualized Data Center to Improve Business Agility – Part 2 Read Part 1… The Micro-Data Center and Converged Cloud It is possible to build a cloud from the myriad services available today in many different ways. But, fundamentally, the goal is to utilize the most price performant hardware and networking bound by software…

Security In The Cloud: Logs, Audits, Encryption…

Security In The Cloud: Logs, Audits, Encryption… Considering a move to the cloud for one or several of your key services? If so, you are not alone. Cloud computing is growing exponentially as more and more vendors are starting to offer services, and as more businesses are beginning to see the potential for cost savings…

Leveraging a Virtualized Data Center to Improve Business Agility – Part 1

Leveraging a Virtualized Data Center to Improve Business Agility – Part 1

Leveraging a Virtualized Data Center to Improve Business Agility – Part 1 Everyone knows that the age of cloud computing is here. The bigger question, on which even the greatest minds of technology revolution can’t agree, is what the impact will be and how best to apply this approach to computing resources and business optimization.…

Five Cloud Questions Every CIO Needs To Know How To Answer

Five Cloud Questions Every CIO Needs To Know How To Answer

The Hot Seat Five cloud questions every CIO needs to know how to answer The cloud is a powerful thing, but here in the CloudTweaks community, we already know that. The challenge we have is validating the value it brings to today’s enterprise. Below, let’s review five questions we need to be ready to address…

Cloud Infographic – Guide To Small Business Cloud Computing

Cloud Infographic – Guide To Small Business Cloud Computing

Small Business Cloud Computing Trepidation is inherently attached to anything that involves change and especially if it involves new technologies. SMBs are incredibly vulnerable to this fear and rightfully so. The wrong security breach can incapacitate a small startup for good whereas larger enterprises can reboot their operations due to the financial stability of shareholders. Gordon Tan contributed an…

Cloud Infographic – The Internet Of Things In 2020

Cloud Infographic – The Internet Of Things In 2020

The Internet Of Things In 2020 The growing interest in the Internet of Things is amongst us and there is much discussion. Attached is an archived but still relevant infographic by Intel which has produced a memorizing snapshot at how the number of connected devices have exploded since the birth of the Internet and PC.…

5 Ways CIOs Can Tackle Cloud Fears

5 Ways CIOs Can Tackle Cloud Fears

5 Ways CIOs Can Tackle Cloud Fears  CIOs are tired of hearing about cloud computing concerns. They’ve spent years reading about how cloud resources are subject to risks, and wonder – what can they do to help people trust the cloud?  The truth is that despite being a hot issue for years, the topic of…

Surprising Facts and Stats About The Big Data Industry

Surprising Facts and Stats About The Big Data Industry

Facts and Stats About The Big Data Industry If you start talking about big data to someone who is not in the industry, they immediately conjure up images of giant warehouses full of servers, staff poring over page after page of numbers and statistics, and some big brother-esque official sat in a huge government building…

Cloud Computing Checklist For Startups

Cloud Computing Checklist For Startups

Cloud Computing Checklist For Startups There are many people who aspire to do great things in this world and see new technologies such as Cloud computing and Internet of Things as a tremendous offering to help bridge and showcase their ideas. Innovation is not doing what everyone else is doing #onefest — Warren Whitlock (@WarrenWhitlock)…

Bridging The Chasm Between Business And IT – The GRC Way

Bridging The Chasm Between Business And IT – The GRC Way

Business And IT  In today’s world, company operations function at two distinct levels: the business operation level and the IT infrastructure operation level. While the two functions operate independently, IT exists to support the business. Many of the IT operations, like the deployment and management of IT infrastructure, applications and services are driven by the…

Cisco Expands Portfolio By Acquiring Threat Protection Firm OpenDNS

Cisco Expands Portfolio By Acquiring Threat Protection Firm OpenDNS

Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire OpenDNS Acquisition to Accelerate Cisco’s Cloud Delivered Security Portfolio SAN JOSE, Calif. – June 30, 2015 – Today, Cisco announced its intent to acquire OpenDNS, a privately held security company based in San Francisco. OpenDNS provides advanced threat protection for any device, anywhere, anytime. The acquisition will boost Cisco’s Security…

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