The Seven Habits of Highly Effective CTOs

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective CTOs “While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions.” – Stephen R. Covey, management guru and author of the bestseller The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. I will readily admit it; the title’s a derivative of Covey’s

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15 Recommended Cloud Computing Management Tools For Your Business

15 Recommended Cloud Computing Management Tools Abiquo Designed from the ground-up to provide next generation Cloud management, Abiquo is the most complete and advanced solution available on the market today. Abiquo provides class-leading features like virtual to virtual conversion through a platform that is easy to implement and operate, liberating your IT organization from the

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Why India Prefers Private Clouds Over Hybrid Clouds

The Next Cloud Computing Superpower? Some time back, I had written on the possibility of India emerging as a cloud computing superpower. (See: Is India The Next Cloud Computing Superpower?). I had based my assumption on the fact that India has a large number of software engineers available to leverage their knowledge in the emerging

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IT Giants Battle for Virtualization and Cloud Dominance

IT Giants Battle for Virtualization and Cloud Dominance The Desktop and its Operating System was yesteryear’s battleground. We know how that story turned out – Microsoft won that war. Then the browser wars began and that battle rages on. Similarly with the rise of smartphone technology and other mobile platforms, Nielsen has even declared Android as the

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GigaSpaces Announces New Product for Enterprise PaaS & ISV SaaS Enablement

GigaSpaces Announces New Product for Enterprise PaaS & ISV SaaS Enablement Leveraging Success of First-generation Cloud Platform to Deliver the Only Industry Platform for End-to-End Multi-Tenancy, Automation, and Scaling for any Cloud or Middleware Service NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 7, 2011 – GigaSpaces Technologies, a pioneer of next generation virtualized application platforms and a

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To Cloud Or Not To Cloud – Is This The Question?

“To cloud or not to cloud” — is this the question? We hear a lot of talk these days about clouds: Private clouds, Public clouds, Enterprise clouds, Shared clouds, Hybrid clouds — the list goes on. You only have to search popular Internet blogs to see many active debates over the issue of “to cloud

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Skytap Unveils Self-Service Hybrid Clouds to Accelerate Enterprise Adoption

New Features Improve Usability, Reduce IT Management Costs, and Enable Deployment of Hybrid Clouds in Under Ten Minutes SEATTLE, WA–(February 14, 2011) – Skytap Inc., the leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, is furthering its leadership in cloud automation with a set of usability and security features focused on self-service set-up and management of

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A History of Cloud Computing

“History is written by the victors.” – Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British Prime Minister during WWII. History, especially if it deals with victories and defeats, is inherently flawed. No one knew this better than Winston Churchill, who was assured of his place in the historical tomes by his victory in WWII. As he put it, “History

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Cloud Computing Risks (And How to Deal With Them)

Cloud Computing Risks (And How to Deal With Them) “Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something.” – Frederick Smith, founder, chairman, president, and CEO of FedEx. There is absolutely no doubt that cloud computing is beneficial to companies looking to revolutionize their IT infrastructures. However, there is no denying that

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: ScaleUp Technologies

ScaleUp Targets Cloud Services “Point of Purchase” Germany’s ScaleUp Technologies started offering cloud services after being in business as a managed service provider for over a decade, a fact that gives them a competitive advantage in terms of established business practices and management vision. The company delivers a self-service cloud management platform aimed at providers

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Having The Best Of Both Worlds With Hybrid Clouds

Having The Best Of Both Worlds With Hybrid Clouds “It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds. A Harvard education and a Yale degree.” – John F. Kennedy (1917-1963), 35th President of the United States. If a child is offered the option of candy or a rollercoaster ride at the

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