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TechViews: DevOps speeds up software deployments by 20%, 46% of developers are actively developing in the cloud, mobile printing apps and more! Featured Article ...
Steve Jacobs CIO Gilt takes cloud with Gathering Clouds. Continuing from Part 1, Steve Jacobs, CIO at Gilt delves into IT position in a business, balancing different business units’ technology requirements, going beyond ecommerce, and more. Thoughts on this interview? Let us know on...
Steve Jacobs, CIO of Gilt sits down with Gathering Clouds Recently we had the pleasure of sitting down with Gilt CIO Steve Jacobs for an extended conversation on his approach to IT management. We touched on a range of topics including IT’s role in the business, how Gilt thinks about...
Shadow IT is growing and growing. In this post I explain what Shadow IT is and how it is related to the Business-IT Gap. 
By Ryan KamauffHere are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Programmer exploits Windows vulnerability in cloud-based services - “Windows data volumes (meaning virtual machine hard-drives) in public clouds such as Amazon Web Services can be copied and have their access cred...
Aims to reinvent how SMEs buy and manage ITBATH, United Kingdom - 12th September 2013 - Zynstra, a provider of hybrid cloud solutions for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), has today announced the completion of a $3.8 million Series A funding round, bringing the total amount ra...
San Francisco, CA, September 11, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Many of us have emails, documents or photos that we don't want shared with the entire world. These days, everyone is storing and sharing data in the cloud, be it Google Drive or Dropbox. A big worry, however, is that others might ...
London - September 11, 2013 - Attenda Limited, the Business Critical IT company, today announced the findings from independent research that it has commissioned into mid-market critical application delivery. The research, conducted through Quocirca, highlights that most mid-market IT ...
It’s an exciting week in API Management with both Intel’s #IDF13 and Business of APIs conference. Most notably was John Musser’s presentation, specifically API Secret #5, which is “Internal Use may be the biggest API use case” I couldn’t agree more. ...
The following is an excerpt of the recently released case study on how a major retailer, BCBG, migrated to a cloud security platform and discovered how SIEM and Log Management capabilities enhanced their abilities for enterprise security. For the entire case study, you may download a P...
  The month of September means that BoxWorks 2013 is right around the corner! This is an important event for us — as both a Box customer and partner, so there's a lot to look forward to. Here are the top five reasons DocuSign is back as a Platinum Sponsor of this year's event:   5. Bo...
Meet the DocuSign Team at BoxWork 2013 to see how apps use DocuSign API for legally binding paperwork and to win some prizes!  We are very excited to be a part of an event where future thinking Cloud and Mobile applications showcase their new features. It’s especially amazing to see h...
We are now adding the final section to our white paper ‘Going Google Enterprise‘, a conclusion that will cover a headline comparison of how to use Google Apps as an alternative to Microsoft Sharepoint & other tools, as well as offer a TCO reduction framework template fo...
- Three million seats of Workspace Management solutions rolled out - Investment in IT usage analytics pays off During the last fiscal year, Centrix Software has established itself as the leading Workspace Management provider, and continues to build the company through a record breaking...
Thunderhead.com shows continued commitment to its SaaS customers as it receives financial services validationLONDON & NEW YORK - September 3, 2013 - Thunderhead.com, a leading provider of enterprise solutions for customer engagement, and the industry standard for automating trade d...
In honor of the ongoing US Open (and its emphasis on the smart use of technology to reach new audiences) Gathering Clouds proudly re-presents our Cloud Player Interview with USTA’s CIO larry Bonfante. We recently had the pleasure of having an extended conversation with the United Stat...
With cloud, USTA is making tennis make a difference. We’re winding down the summer with this week’s coverage on the US Open, VMworld, and IT leadership and decision makers. Check out how cloud computing is being utilized and making events more fun in the real world. Sara Peters give...
Featured Article Notes from a CIO: The Looming IT Skills Shortage  by Mahendra Durai When you look at disruptive trends and technologies that are influencing the delivery of business services, cloud, mobility, big data and DevOps are rapidly being consumed and assimilated within...
TechViews: AWS outage, Mobile enterprise features for iOS 7, Big data consequences, DevOps best for bigger companies and more! Featured Article Notes from ...
When you look at disruptive trends and technologies that are influencing the delivery of business services, cloud, mobility, big data and DevOps are rapidly being consumed and assimilated within the enterprise. Some of these technologies are being adopted more aggressively than others ...
Wednesday 28 August, 2013 In response to news of the New York Times hack, Barry Shteiman, Senior Security Strategist at Imperva, offered the following analysis and comment: Based on available resources, the New York Times hack is in fact a DNS service breach. If you go directl...
You’ve taken the obvious steps to cut costs in your application portfolio, so where do you go next?  With a large, dispersed IT infrastructure and systems that operate in silos, often with duplicative functionality, it’s not necessary to take on your portfolio in a single bite. To get ...
By Ryan KamauffHere are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Study: EHR adoption fueling health information exchange – “Health information exchange between hospitals and other providers increased 41 percent between 2008 and 2012, according to recently published resear...
By Ryan KamauffIn this podcast I interviewed Linda Cureton, CEO and Founder of Muse Technologies. Linda was formerly the CIO of NASA, and an accomplished author. Muse Technologies offers consulting services, strategy development and program development. As the CIO of NASA, Linda was ke...
By ChrisScottWe can talk about mobility, unified capabilities, identity, data fusion, applications, devices etc. for eternity.  But at the end of the day, it’s all about having the data in the right place at the right time. The rest is just details. From this vantage, it’s interesting ...
Quarter over quarter growth clocked at over 200 per centCustomers see savings in reduced hardware and energy consumption; simpler installations and expansionsSanta Clara, CA — August 22, 2013 — Avaya today announced that enterprises are rapidly embracing its virtualised uni...
The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile commerce and marketing, mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking, mobile ads and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am ...
By Bob GourleyWith this post I would like to bring your attention to a webinar that should be of very high interest to any high tech firm or systems integrator seeking to serve the critically important missions of NASA. Linda Cureton, the highly regarded former CIO of NASA and current ...
Starting a new job is incredibly stressful as you’re thrust into a brand new environment with new people, new policies, and new systems that you’re unfamiliar with (not to mention checking out the snack situation and learning how to work the security card system — after you get l...
By ChrisScottToday I joined 400 of my favorite colleagues to hear DISA’s annual Forecast to Industry. I have attended this forum at Tampa, Disneyworld, Grand ole’ Opry (almost, it flooded out), Disneyland and other exotic locations. This year we congregated in the conference room at th...
Enterprise Cloud Computing refers to best practices for larger organizations to adopt Cloud Computing, and how it can be applied to achieve business transformation. Business agility and the Cloud CIO The primary benefit is enhanced business agility. Improving the ability of a complex o...
TechViews: Sonic moves to cloud to utilize big data, Major roadblocks to mobile enterprise apps, Social media natives will change your business Welcome to TechViews We’d like to welcome our This W...
By Ryan KamauffIn this podcast Ray Falcione of Brocade personally invites CTOvision podcast listeners (and our blog readers) to the Federal Forum 2013. Ray Falcione is a senior business manager responsible for the intelligence community for Brocade. Brocade has partnered with MeriTalk ...
By Michael Hugos Hugos is a former CIO and the author of Enterprise Games, published by O'Reilly. Enterprise Games covers the game mechanics employed in massively multiuser online games, and how they can be used to innovate business systems to help companies respond quickly in tod...
Don’t play Jeopardy! with your IT decision making processes
The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News W...
By Ryan KamauffHere are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Compromised websites at hosting companies more than doubling daily from a year ago, report finds – Cloudmark, a messaging security firm, has found that over 500 web servers are compromised daily, up from 200 a day...
Every CIO should create a culture in which new ideas can be shared, while the enterprise’s core strengths are maintained. We’re experiencing a rate of change in the business world that would have been unthinkable even just a few years ago. For example, consider what the emergence of t...
The Chief Marketing Technology Officer (CMTO) is recently an often-proposed role, that combines the interactive marketing savvy and experience of a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and the traditional information technology operations, management and investment knowledge of a CIO or CTO. ...