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A recent global survey commissioned by CA Technologies and conducted by Vanson Bourne illustrates how radically the role of IT is changing in today’s business -- and not always to the benefit of IT leaders and staffers. The survey of 1,300 senior IT leaders from large organizations in ...
When we think about what’s next, our frame of reference is almost universally anchored to what we are doing now. We look at how things are, and then we aim our sights forward. In some cases, we might make incremental moves ahead; in other cases, maybe we look for improvement by orders ...
Your mobile apps should be like great cocktails -- they should be easy to make, delicious to consume, and have your customers coming back for more. This fun little slideshow takes a different and very thought-provoking look at why your mobile apps should be like great cocktails -- the...
New research commissioned by CA Technologies and conducted by Vanson Bourne shows the role of IT is changing -- and not to benefit IT leaders in many cases. The survey of 1,300 senior IT leaders worldwide revealed 39% of respondents now see IT as a service broker or consultant to the l...
Arun Bhattacharya of CA Technologies has recently written an eBooklet called Seven Ways to Create an Unbeatable Enterprise Mobility Strategy, where he outlines what business and IT leaders need to do NOW to manage their business’s mobile future. While Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) prog...
APIs - application programming interfaces -- are an old technology that has become today's hottest method for getting critical data to mobile apps. APIs are good for business. APIs drove $2 billion in business for Expedia by securely exposing valuable content to its affiliate network. ...
A myriad of new methodologies and technologies from cloud computing to BYOD have changed the IT landscape demonstrably. In parallel, higher-value functions around data, customer engagement and revenue growth are pushing CIOs to consider alternative approaches. The nexus is moving IT to...
OpTier, the leader in Application Performance Management (APM) and providing end-to-end Big Data Analytics, analyzing billions of transactions and capturing over 250 billion metrics per day, today announced a new APM report based on research conducted by TRAC Research, a market researc...
With more organizations embracing cloud mandates and moving quickly to flash-accelerated, shared storage infrastructures, NetApp introduced a new line of enterprise storage systems and enhanced software designed to accelerate the broadest range of virtualized applications. "As they ad...
People are using 3D printers food and even medical applications. What's next? There are a ton of exciting things also happening in the world of 3D printing. It’s no longer solely useful for printing action figures. At CES, for example, a company called 3D Systems was printing 3D can...
The way we use technology in today's businesses is always changing. Here are five quick takes on tech trends that used to be hot but are now not, along with an even hotter list of upcoming technologies and tech trends will shape Information Technology (IT) in 2014. What’s out: Mobile,...
Smart phones and tablets may be great tools for users, but they’ve been a nightmare for IT. Business users -- customers, partners, and employees – now demand their smart devices get anytime anywhere access to business critical systems. And if IT can’t support them, they’ll go elsewhere...
Enterprise IT organizations today often are bypassed as employees and LoBs use cloud services; in fact cloud computing is considered the revenge of the business unit. 2014 will be year that the Enterprise IT organizations move from role of helpless bystander to role of strategic partne...
Anytime, anyplace, anywhere' collaboration is now a reality as Easynet Global Services has created the ultimate unified communications experience, integrating Microsoft Lync and Office 365 with Polycom's virtual meeting technology for the first time ever. The pioneering secure platform...
VMware on Monday announced the appointment of Tony Scott to the role of senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO) of VMware. Scott will manage VMware's global information technology organization, a group that manages critical technology systems supporting the company's ...
Today, IT requirements are changing.  IT trends are moving towards centralized processing, exploding stores of data and always-on always available services. Economic realities in the federal space are driving new approaches even faster now, since centralized processing and services mak...
Dion Hinchliffe posted a modernizing round up of Enterprise 2.0 tools, and I thought it would be useful to highlight: How you can use the Google suite for the same functions and benefits What else you can do with Google, and what this broad scope means for CIOs
We’ve certainly come a long way. Over the last couple of years, we’ve witnessed the trials and tribulations of the early-adopters of managed cloud services, and we’ve observed how the offerings have matured to attain broad-based market acceptance. Cloud computing has become pervasiv...
“The cloud opportunity is helping C-suite leaders reshape customer experience," said Paul Papas, Global Leader Smarter Commerce, IBM Global Business Services, as IBM today unveiled an extensive array of cloud solutions designed for the C-suite. “As part of IBM's digital front office...
With Cloud Expo New York | 12th Cloud Expo [June 10-13, 2013] starting next week, here's a look at one of the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical and strategy sessions at the conference coming up June 10-13 at the Jacob Javits Center in New Yor...
Organizations want extraordinary results from their IT units. Today's mantra is faster delivery, better quality, cheaper solutions, and safer environments. Many CIOs are implementing cloud computing enterprise architectures to address these challenges with results varying greatly. Why ...
By Bob GourleyYou don’t have to convince government IT leaders of the smart new business models, efficiencies and performance enhancements available with cloud computing. Like IT professionals everywhere, federal technologists get it. But things are different in the federal commu...
Richard Taggart, CTO of SHI, will share in his upcoming breakout session at 12th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo New York a collection of best Information Technology Practices and Innovation Programs that have been proven to work in real life situations. These practices are some of the best i...
As a CIO, it’s your responsibility to chart the technological course for your organization and to do so in a way that meets business needs while fitting inside a budget. Virtualization is one of the most significant advancements to hit the enterprise, and it can be a tremendous boon fo...
RSA Conference Interviews! Watch interviews from the RSA Conference featuring thought leaders from the Cloud Security Alliance, NIST, the CISO Executive Network, the International Association for Privacy Professionals and more on Smart E...
"The need to capture and manage Big Data is daunting, but not as daunting as the need to understand and analyze all you’ve captured," says Jill T. Singer, CIO of the National Reconnaissance Office and an upcoming speaker at 12th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo New York. "2013 will see increase...
As I had mentioned earlier, there is a paucity of free sample questions for the TOGAF 9 foundation or the part 1 test. I had created one set earlier and there are two other set available for free. Here is another set of 40 questions. Entire business group or corporation comprising of...
If you plan to appear for a TOGAF foundation level certification or part 1 exam, one of the difficulties you will face is a lack of free sample questions. Some questions are provided as a part of the study guide, but if you want to more practice then you will have tough time locating a...
1010data, Inc., a market leader in sharing, analyzing, and monetizing Big Data, today announced that Frank Fanzilli has joined the company's Board of Directors. As the first global CIO for Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB), Fanzilli has extensive, first-hand experience evaluating, purc...
Do you remember service-oriented architecture (SOA)? This concept led to tremendous new capabilities and efficient, mission-focused designs. Enterprises established architectures in which application interfaces, logic and data were separated and smartly reusable. After the term went ma...
According to a recent report by Trac Research comparing infrastructure approaches to transactional approaches - 81% of companies still focus on infrastructure reports, with only 39% adopting application transaction views on application performance. Yet times to resolve issues arising i...
You don’t often hear the words ‘Government’ and ‘Innovation’ together, however while the USA`s Cloud First initiative certainly kick-started more Cloud adoption, really the important part of this development has been the emergence of the public sector as a...
Press Briefing II at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C. 18 September 2012, 8:30 -11:00 AM GovCloud: Cloud Computing for the Business of Government “Update and Outlook” Open to Government, Contractors & the Press The United States Government ...
Amazon Web Services has announced new features for customers looking to run high performance databases in the cloud with the launch of Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) Provisioned IOPS. Provisioned IOPS (input/output operations per second) are a new EBS volume type designed to d...
Thousands of dollars worth of prizes plus exclusive VC and vendor CTO mentoring await the winners at www.techtrailblazers.com LONDON, UK - July 19th 2012 - Calling all innovative enterprise IT startups: The Tech Trailblazers Awards have officially opened for entries at www.techtrailbla...
Working with SAP customers on the cloud has been a rich learning and myth busting experience in many ways. Contrary to popular belief, a number of SAP customers do have a strong affinity for deploying solutions via the cloud. So what are the insights from our first set of cloud custo...
What is the difference? Is there a difference? Actually, the difference is fundamental to how you view social media. Do you look at social media as an opportunity to be leveraged or do you look at it as a threat to be guarded against? If you view social media as a threat that you nee...
One of the key tenets of the Cloud is self-service. Anyone from an individual entrepreneur to an enterprise CIO with a valid credit card can subscribe to the Cloud. This has been the biggest driver of Cloud adoption especially among the startups and SMEs. While this is definitely an ad...
As the Government’s own Digital Advantage paper recommends, the key to addressing Canada’s innovation gap is for CIO’s to adopt more new technologies like Cloud Computing, and the public sector can ignite this trend by leading the way with their own adoption. Don Drummond makes a si...
Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), an Amazon.com Company (NASDAQ: AMZN), on Thursday announced expanded free support for all AWS customers, reduced pricing on premium support plans and multiple new features to help customers better interact with and improve their use of AWS, including chat...