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  • Cloud BI: Going where the data lives

    Historically, cloud BI has been mostly used by smaller businesses, but larger enterprises are starting to make the trek.

    Written by Nancy Gohring20 Aug. 14 20:48
  • How to Set Up a New Business Using Only Cloud Services

    As recently as five years ago, setting up a new business and equipping it for a PC-literate workforce was a costly affair. You needed to acquire server hardware and pay various software licensing fees.

    Written by Paul Mah16 July 14 23:04
  • Why a Media Giant Sold Its Data Center and Headed to the Cloud

    Two weeks ago, venerable media company Condé Nast -- publisher of magazines like Vogue, The New Yorker and Wired -- decommissioned its Newark, Del. data center. The 67,200 square feet facility had already been sold and the deal closed. The 105-year-old company had gone all-in with the cloud.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud16 July 14 05:54
  • Amazon Web Services Sharpens Focus on Public Sector

    Hardly content to rest on its laurels, Amazon is adding clients in the government, education and nonprofit sectors, vying for public-sector contracts and looking to build its apps marketplace into a research and development hub.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin27 June 14 03:47
  • VMware: We're aiming to be a top 3 Cloud provider

    Gartner's annual Magic Quadrant is a sort of who's who of the cloud computing market. And while VMware made the company's most recent list, it didn't receive the highest of marks.

    Written by Brandon Butler25 June 14 04:18
  • Healthcare Cloud Use Prevalent, Poised to Spread, HIMSS Says

    Survey results from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's analytics arm says more than 80 percent of organizations use cloud services, primarily to host apps and data. Concerns remain, particularly around security and uptime, but most users seem optimistic.

    Written by Brian Eastwood20 June 14 22:07
  • Hopping aboard the cloud

    Three very different organisations - Open Universities Australia, Les Mills, and Boeing - talk about how they are using cloud in their operational environments.

    Written by Nadia Cameron, Divina Paredes and Brandon Butler05 June 14 15:17
  • How to Use OpenStack in Your Small Business

    The OpenStack cloud platform works well for companies that aim to deploy software or infrastructure as a service but remain wary of doing so using public cloud services. Here's how to find out if OpenStack is right for your business.

    Written by Paul Mah15 May 14 23:09
  • Cloud Apps Soar, CIOs Take on New Role

    As cloud apps become more business-critical, the CIO is emerging as the cloud services broker. In this new IT model, which is expected to expand rapidly in the next 12 months, CIOs can push cloud service providers to deliver detailed SLAs.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige02 May 14 03:01
  • Why CIOs shouldn't block rogue Cloud apps

    Enterprises have an average 461 Cloud apps running in their organisations (nine to 10 times IT's estimates), according to some reports. Line-of-business managers hesitate to bring in the CIO out of fear of being blocked. If CIOs can remove this fear, everyone, it turns out, benefits.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige01 May 14 00:05
  • 5 reasons why Google can catch Amazon in the Cloud

    Google, according to industry analysts, is positioning itself to take on Amazon's dominance as a cloud provider. While it's lagging today, Google could catch Amazon and some day supplant its top position in the cloud.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin29 April 14 20:36
  • Salesforce at 15: Industry disruptor wards off midlife crisis

    Salesforce.com recently celebrated its 15th year in existence, and as the SaaS (software-as-a-service) vendor races toward US$5 billion in revenue its influence on the industry is being felt more than ever. At the same time, some signs indicate that Salesforce.com is having a few growing pains, as well as showing some trappings of the mega-vendors it once mocked with its "End of Software" marketing campaign.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus23 April 14 04:37
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