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The benefits of doing things “as-a-Service” (aaS) and leveraging cloud-based technologies are well-known and documented, such as a low barrier to entry, reduced capital outlay and infrastructure, easy scalability, and device/location independence. Many companies also appreciate the rel...
Cloud Expo General Session Speaker Marty Gauvin believes that 3G-SaaS – the combined effect of Cloud Computing and outsourcing with application management – will drive the use of IT for a significant period of time. By leveraging existing Cloud service providers, the pay-as-you-go mode...
"We believe that cloud is an important trend that we will support. We have two objectives. The first is to ensure that cloud computing is fully enterprise grade, meaning high performance, scalability, reliability, availability, security and standards-based for portability and interoper...
This time I take an a bit of an unconventional approach towards defining performance management. The idea for this article came through a number of customer engagements, where the same question came up over and over again: “How do we start with Application Performance Management and wh...
Novell broke its 18-day silence late Saturday morning and rejected the unsolicited $5.75-a-share offer to take the company private that Elliott Associates plunked on the table March 2. Novell wants more money. Bearing in mind that Novell currently has close to a billion dollars i...
IBM has launched a new service that lets outside enterprises indulge in software development and testing on its Cloud Platform. IBM currently hosts services on the web like Lotus Live along with a Private cloud option that it launched in 2009. Since then it has steadily expanded its cl...
Banks in the US are passing growing losses from fraudulent online banking transactions to customers. Eventually businesses will mutiny, forcing banks to compete for best security (or cover businesses losses), or provide locked down, unhackable applications that businesses must use for ...
Coral Springs, FL, March 08, 2010 Premonix, (www.premonix.com), a unique Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of cloud-based Web Analytics, today announced general availability of its updated product range. Founder and CEO Arjan de Raaf commented: “Today, Premonix is well-place...
Juniper Networks, a provider of high-performance networking, today announced the successful implementation of the "arrownet" project at the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE). Powered by Juniper Networks M Series Multiservice Edge Routers and Junos operating system, arrownet is TSE's low-laten...
Are you lying awake wondering how the new Massachusetts data security and information privacy regulations will affect your business? Following the reinforcement of HIPAA with HITECH, and the impact that had on HR, now might be the time to start attacking the problem head on. Followi...
As AIG plans to sell off two large units from its core, it makes me believe that there are interesting people-, process- and technology-times ahead for the companies acquiring them. As I talked about yesterday, insurance companies are used to the fact that they have different lines of ...
The week that Coca Cola’s staff are sporting uniforms made from recycled bottles at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, Esat Sezer, CIO of Coca Cola Enterprises, explains candidly to meettheboss.tv how going Green is more than just a Corporate responsibility. Esat Sezer is the current SVP ...
The agenda for cloud camps being held in Las Vegas as part of IBM's Pulse conference includes presentations by IBM VP Sandy Carter and by Judith Hurwitz, president of the Hurwitz and Associates analyst firm and author of "Cloud Computing for Dummies." Carter said the camps are the firs...
Cloud computing is a big economic, green and scalable gift to organizations around the globe. The New Year offers a great opportunity to re-think your IT strategy and see how the cloud can benefit your organization. The day when IT leaders no longer have to worry about expensive int...
In a move that will reduce the cost and time companies spend on IT, Viewfinity (www.viewfinity.com) on Tuesday announced the release of version 2.5 of its cloud computing systems and privilege management solution for laptops, desktops and servers. Viewfinity’s cloud computing model off...
Nuxeo, the Open Source Enterprise Content Management (ECM) company, today announced it won TechWeb's Intelligent Enterprise Editors' Choice award that recognizes the most influential technology companies impacting enterprises today. In its 11th year, the awards are a resource gui...
JetBlue flew 2.11 billion revenue passenger miles last month, compared to 1.93 billion in January 2008, such growth is encouraging, but the company warns of growing costs throughout 2010. Its apparent due to aircraft maintenance, the volatile fuel market, and the need for greener trav...
Market conditions are in a constant state of flux. The economy is, well, the economy. The regulatory environment shifts based on the latest business scandal and which political party holds sway. Plus, there is always a new management strategy to solve world hunger or something. As user...
In an interactive general session that forms part of its Data in Action virtual conference, IBM has really hit the jackpot. It has managed to snag Donald Feinberg, VP Distinguished Analyst at Gartner, to talk about current trends in the Data Management market. There is a live Q&A sessi...
Two news items have caught the attention this week, and both brought the John Lennon and Paul McCartney penned Beatles classic “The Fool on the Hill” to mind (more specifically the line “Well on his way, his head in a cloud”). One piece compares data centers with rock stars and the ...
If you’ve been living under a rock lately, I guess you haven’t heard the news about U.S. President Barack Obama’s $3.8 trillion budget – along with a post-WWII record deficit of $1.6 trillion for the current fiscal year. But what hasn’t been discussed much is...
Despite a tough economy and increased competition in the virtualization market, Hyper9, Inc. has announced the close of a banner year in 2009, capped off by a fourth quarter that was the company’s strongest quarter to-date. Demonstrating positive momentum across all areas of the busine...
Jill Tummler Singer has been appointed to serve as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), effective 1 January 2010. Ms. Singer previously served as the Deputy CIO (DCIO) at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and gave the keynote address at ...
There may be little left for Apple to announce about its purported tablet or iSlate come January 27, a date change since January 26 was noised about. The rumor mill is slowly teasing out all its secrets. The great unveiling, according to the Financial Times, is still supposed to be...
In late 2009, I had the pleasure of joining Jim Swartz, CIO of Sybase in a “Meet the Press” type of interview format. VMware hosted the interview for broadcast on CIO.com. The webcast is available on CIO.com’s website at: http://www.cio.com/webcast/512880/Important_Cloud_Computing_Asp...
Change isn't new, but the pace of change in the next ten years in Europe is going to be breathtaking. Following 18 months full of dramatic re-alignment we're seeing normality return, but it's a new normal. The balance of power is shifting away from Europe and the West; emerging mark...
Most enterprise technologists should see a continued payoff of the hard work in planning, architecture, documentation, development and configuration work that has been occurring over the last several years.  Enterprise technologists were building Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) lo...
According to a Smart Enterprise Magazine CIO report, three-quarters of today's CIOs help their companies develop new products or services. Gartner Group's 2008 Worldwide Survey of CIOs, 85 percent of CIOs are now looking toward "IT to make the difference in their enterprise strategy." ...
The world's data centres collectively are said to be producing more carbon emissions than consumers within many countries (Italy, The Netherlands and Argentina are some of the more headline-grabbing examples that have been cited of late). “The whole industry must be more efficient” is ...
Africa is catching up and learning from the mistakes of the developing nations. With investment in Africa seeing significant growth throughout 2009 and it set to continue into 2010, an emergency meeting has been called between some of the leading CIOs on the continent to discuss planne...
At the recent Hadoop World conference, Doug Cutting, Hadoop Project Founder, remarked that "The Dream" was to provide non-programmers with the power of parallel cloud computing tools such as MapReduce and Hadoop, via simple, easy-to-use spreadsheet-like interfaces. Not only can you dev...
Layered Technologies has developed a new virtual private data center (VPDC) platform with levels of managed services, security and flexibility via a proprietary API that were previously unavailable in an integrated offering. The new platform is a hybrid cloud computing infrastructure t...
Hosted Solutions, a provider of IT infrastructure as a service (IaaS), today announced it has reached an agreement to significantly expand its roster of managed IT services to Belk, a privately owned mainline department store company. Belk originally became a client of Hosted Solutions...
Effective January 1, 2010, Jill Tummler Singer took the reigns as CIO for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). As the CIA Deputy CIO, Ms Tummler has been a proponent of cloud computing for the United States Intelligence Community (IC).
I’ve written numerous technical entries both here and elsewhere about the WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance. The appliance is a cloud management device that is geared towards those enterprises that for a variety of reasons (security, privacy, performance, customization capability, existin...
IDC, the tech industry analysts, have come out with their predictions for 2010 – and it’s a model that heavily involves the development and growth of the Cloud. First some general IT industry forecasts: growth is expected to return to the IT industry, and IDC is forecasting a mo...
"When you’re building a new company within a new industry and evolving market," says Ellen Rubin, the Founder & VP Products at CloudSwitch, "it’s never dull." "Many things you envision and dream about turn out to be false starts or take a while to appear," she continues, "while othe...
Anyone who spends any time or resources online has heard the saying “content is king”. That, though, is so Web 1.0. I've heard the arguments that content is king. Yet, really, can we not get content anywhere? Is it the content that we love or the personal style, delivery, and even p...
This is the time of year when people make their predictions for the next year. Building on some recent surveys and polls including: What's your take on Windows 7? Is IBM XIV still relevant? EMC and Cisco Acadia VCE, what does it mean?
In response to massive demand, the world's largest Cloud event - the International Cloud Computing Expo series - is expanding its number of tracks and sessions for April 2010. The deadline for the very popular Call for Papers, which resulted in a greater deluge of submissions than ever...