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  • The Grill: Rosetta Stone CIO Pradeep Mannakkara makes a rapid move to the cloud

    When Pradeep Mannakkara took the CIO position at Rosetta Stone, he encountered an IT infrastructure that was nearly the same age as the 21-year-old language-learning company. So Mannakkara established a plan to not only update, but also transform Rosetta Stone's technology stack and its 70-person IT department. Since starting in 2011, he has shifted much of the aging infrastructure to cloud-based platforms and added more mobile applications and state-of-the-art technologies. He says the changes achieved his goals of enabling a more efficient workflow and fostering innovation, while also increasing the strategic value of the IT organization.

  • Cloud computing causing rethinking of disaster recovery

    Cloud computing gives organisations the opportunity to rethink many traditional IT practices, but it may be a particularly good fit for disaster recovery and business continuity.

  • Is integration-as-a-Service the IT model of the future?

    There's little doubt that multi-sourcing enterprise IT services. The average US IT shop is working with 13.5 service providers overall, according to Gartner. But managing multiple providers remains a challenge for most IT organizations.

  • Google's enterprise strategy

    Google's global vice-president of enterprise, Amit Singh, sat down with CIO Australia to talk strategy, products and the changing nature of the CIO role

  • Vito Forte, CIO, Fortescue Metals Group

    After joining the Fortescue Metals Group as CIO in January 2011, Vito Forte now leads the company’s IT department as it assists the resources industry giant to keep pace with its strategy of rapid growth and expansion. In this interview, he talks to CIO about Fortescue’s transformation plans, the rise of Cloud and mobile technologies, and why, when it comes to IT innovation, culture eats strategy for breakfast.

  • Vito Forte, CIO, Fortescue Metals Group

    After joining the Fortescue Metals Group as CIO in January 2011, Vito Forte now leads the company’s IT department as it assists the resources industry giant to keep pace with its strategy of rapid growth and expansion. In this interview, he talks to CIO about Fortescue’s transformation plans, the rise of Cloud and mobile technologies, and why, when it comes to IT innovation, culture eats strategy for breakfast.

  • SBS looks to Cloud services

    When Klaus Schelp started at SBS at the beginning of this year he focused on business outcomes ahead of technology operations. As the head of information technology at the national broadcaster, Schelp was met with increasing business demands for online collaboration without the on-premise infrastructure to support it. A journey to Cloud services looked increasingly compelling.

  • Cloud computing and governance in the digital age - Part 3

    During the Saleforce.com Dreamforce event in San Francisco, CEO Marc Benioff sat down with some of the leaders in the industry to talk about Cloud computing and governance in the digital age. The panelincluded former US federal government chief information officer, Vivek Kundra, the vice-president of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, and Burberry chief executive officer, Angela Ahrendts.

  • Cloud computing and governance in the digital age - Part 2

    During the Saleforce.com Dreamforce event in San Francisco, CEO Marc Benioff sat down with some of the leaders in the industry to talk about Cloud computing and governance in the digital age. The panel was made up the former US federal government chief information officer, Vivek Kundra, the vice-president of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, and Burberry chief executive officer, Angela Ahrendts. The four leaders discussed various issues during the course of the wide ranging conversation, including best practice for Cloud computing by governments and the importance of human rights.

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    Cloud computing and governance in the digital age

    During the Saleforce.com Dreamforce event in San Francisco, CEO Marc Benioff sat down with some of the leaders in the industry to talk about Cloud computing and governance in the digital age. The panel was made up the former US federal government chief information officer, Vivek Kundra, the vice-president of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, and Burberry chief executive officer, Angela Ahrendts. The four leaders discussed various issues during the course of the wide ranging conversation, including best practice for Cloud computing by governments and the importance of human rights.

  • Hitachi GST CEO claims hard drive future hangs in Cloud

    In March, Western Digital agreed to buy Hitachi Global Storage Technologies> (HGST), the disk drive subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd., in a stock and cash transaction valued at $US4.3 billion. HGST CEO Steve Milligan will join WD as president at the closing of the deal, expected in the fourth quarter.

  • Security and Google Apps

    An indepth discussion about patching, Cloud computing and how Google deals with security incidents

  • CIOs can use the Cloud to become more strategic: Amazon Web Services

    When Amazon Web Services (AWS) chief technology officer, Werner Vogels, joined the organisation in 2004, the focus was very much on servicing customers in a retail environment. The concept of commercially available, robust, scalable infrastructure was just that — a concept. The organisation was working big name retailers such as Marks & Spencer and Target but it was the online retailer’s own operations that drove the technology agenda. Amazon Web Services was really borne out of the business requirements of its retail operations.

  • An expert among experts: Gartner CIO and senior vice-president

    It may be a blessing as much as a curse, but Hrelic faces much the same challenges as his peers in non-IT literate workplaces

  • EMC's Cloud culture

    Like many companies, EMC looked to the Cloud as a means to address growth, reduce costs, and manage a data centre that was rapidly approaching 100 per cent utilisation.

  • Commonweath Bank CIO talks cloud computing

    The Commonweath Bank of Australia CIO and group executive for enterprise services, Michael Harte, is serious about cloud computing. CBA wants to buy software and infrastructure as a service over a network and Harte sits on the Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council. In this extensive interview, he talks to CIO about his cloud computing strategy and the opportunity it presents to break vendor lock and create contestability.

  • 8 Questions with Infor's Bruce Richardson

    In the world of enterprise software, there are but a handful of "rock star" analysts who cover the industry well, say provocative things about tech vendors, and somehow manage to speak their minds without offending all of the warring factions in the software marketplace.

  • Weinman: Biz, ecosystem are keys to cloud evolution

    These days, cloud computing may be the hottest topic in IT industry as many firms are planning to unleash cloud service or already starting to deploy cloud service.

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