Cloud Computing

The Silver Lining for CIOs in HR’s Cloud Challenges

Guest post by Dan Staley HR executives are flocking to the cloud as a means to better engage talent and empower employees. In many organizations, HR executives are flying solo on their cloud transitions without the support of IT—as cloud vendors sidestep the IT departments and sell directly to Chief Human Resource Officers (CHROs). Unfortunately, […] MORE

February 02, 2015

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Cloud: The Testing Ground for the New CIO

Guest post by: Mike Pearl In case you missed it, Michael Hickins of the Wall Street Journal recently detailed a lively panel discussion that unfolded during MIT’s CIO Symposium on May 22, 2013. CIOs complained in chorus about cloud computing vendors circumventing the IT department and selling directly to business units. One CIO compared the […] MORE

June 26, 2013

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Cloud Computing and Security: Do You Know Where Your Data Is?

Migrating more data and applications to the cloud is top of CIO’s to-do list right now. 52% of the 489 business and technology executives who responded to our 2012 Digital IQ study plan to boost their spending in the private cloud this year. Those same firms are simultaneously setting their sights on the public cloud. […] MORE

June 12, 2012

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Selecting Public Cloud Services - Focus on What’s Different

I had the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion last week with a few of my PwC colleagues, Cara Beston and Greg Dupier, during which we talked about both private clouds and also what it takes for businesses to offer public cloud services.  What made this discussion unique for me was that the audience […] MORE

June 01, 2011

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Why We Need Cloud Integration Architecture

A few years ago, a consumer products company I’m familiar with committed to outsourcing its infrastructure and as much of its application portfolio as possible. Its strategic application decisions were heavily influenced by outsourced and SaaS offering, placing its CRM and several customer community sites in the cloud. With a stable set of hosted, cloud […] MORE

February 03, 2011

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The Private Cloud: Who Will Stop the Rain?

Guest post by Nick Macey As some companies move towards a virtualized, private cloud infrastructure, they get caught in a downpour of problems. The additional layer of virtualization requires significant expertise to manage and support, can substantially decrease overall stability and makes diagnosing and resolving incidents more complex. Operations teams are faced with an incredible […] MORE

January 27, 2011

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Why Aren’t CIOs Using Cloud Storage?

I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to speak at the CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony last week, with an audience of so many IT leaders who are driving business growth through innovation. As we all have witnessed, the early results from enterprise cloud computing initiatives have been mixed. During my presentation, we conducted a real-time […] MORE

September 02, 2010

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You Aren’t Using a Cloud Platform

I’m pretty sure that in larger companies, aside from the internal use of virtual machines that are mis-labeled as cloud computing, the cloud wave is a wave of talk. Instead of telling us how they are using (or want to use) the cloud, many of our clients are still asking us to help them survey […] MORE

August 11, 2010

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Why Cloud Computing Has Legs

For those who have been around IT for a while, the cloud computing wave has many of the same characteristics of any other fad: huge vendor investment, scads of new start-ups, a lot of media coverage and a few high-profile cases that you hear about over and over.  After talking this through with Diamond’s CEO […] MORE

February 02, 2010

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The Biggest Barrier to Cloud Adoption

Last week, I had the privilege of presenting alongside Dr. David Reed, one of the best thinkers in the future of computing, and Steve Russell, an innovative leader at Morgan Stanley, who has led the implementation of the largest and most successful private cloud I’ve heard of - very impressive. The event was part of […] MORE

November 10, 2009

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