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  • CIOs eye Cloud move over a decade, but will it happen?

    The great thing about CIO Summit events is they provide a chance to network with IT leaders and discuss their real-world concerns in a informal manner. One such concern is, unsurprisingly, Cloud computing and how has the potential to radically transform the IT asset landscape. While CIOs want to move their server infrastructure to the Cloud over the next decade, it is interesting to consider what the roadblocks to such a massive shift might be.

  • Cloud integration close to home

    In past blogs I’ve written about how integrating Cloud services will become – if it isn’t already – a core duty of CIOs managing multiple applications both in-house and externally.

  • Rise of the Cloud masher: Can CIOs trust integration services?

    In a recent discussion with a few CIOs the topic of data portability between Cloud services came up. So I asked one CIO if the rise of third-party integration services will help alleviate any concerns around Cloud lock-in – both at the data and application level – and the answer I got was a lukewarm "that’s easier said that done".

  • CIOs in the crosshairs: Cloudwashing reaches carbon proportions

    Earlier this month, a press release lobbed into my inbox from Salesforce.com evangelising the environmental benefits of using public cloud computing. The idea has its merits, but the message bordered on demonising on-house infrastructure in a line that Salesforce.com needs to carefully tread.

  • CIO: Cloud Information Officer

    I won't even think about taking credit for the cheesy headline. It's probably been said so many times already, so I won't even bother to check who – if anyone – is credited with coining it first. What I will do is talk about how the CIO role will never be obsolete and the "I" in it will increase its importance as we move into the cloud.

  • Cloud interoperability: it’s all about the infrastructure

    One of the great things about working on <i>CIO</i> is I get to speak with IT leaders about their pressing issues in an informal way. Casual meetings with CIOs doesn’t qualify as industry research of course, but it’s certainly a good indication of what their requirements and pain-points are. This was none more apparent when two CIOs recently agreed on what is needed to get in-house infrastructure into the cloud.

  • Redefining openness

    A few decades ago, when moving workloads from the mainframe and other high-end boxes to commodity servers was causing a sensation, the industry coined the term ‘open systems’. Today, the onslaught of public computing services and software options means the information management choices for CIOs has never been more open.

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    Rodney Gedda is the former deputy editor of CIO and former editor of Techworld.

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  • Choice Is Open

    Information management has changed significantly over the last decade - both internally and externally. Think cloud, SaaS, PaaA, IaaS, open source, data integration, development ... the choice is open.

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    CIOs stepping out of their comfort zones to become business leaders who help drive the business strategy.

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