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By Bob GourleyOur Department of Defense (DoD) focused senior analyst Chris Scott has previously provided succinct summaries of the DISA industry day (see DISA Industry Day: Times have changed). Her reporting extracts information we hope is of use to any technology vendor or systems int...
Tsunamis of Change In the recent survey I conducted titled "State of Enterprise Mobility 2013" I asked the question, "Does your company view mobile solutions as tactical (LOB or process specific) or strategic (critical to the success of the company)?"  Over 220 participants ans...
By Bob GourleyMost everyone in DoD with the title “CIO” is not covered by the Pentagon recall of furloughed workers. Here is why, direct from a DoD news release: Pentagon Comptroller Details Recalls, ‘Painful’ Decision to Exclude Some Workers By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C...
London, 3 October 2013 - The Broadband World Forum will this year welcome the industry's foremost leaders from across the globe for the annual Executive Summit at the RAI Convention Centre, Amsterdam. This highly exclusive, invitation-only programme allows pioneering C-Level innovators...
By Bob GourleyStrata and Hadoop World is coming!  It will be held 28-30 Oct in NYC. If your organization uses information and if you play a role in collecting, moving, storing security and/or analyzing it, come interact with your peers from other information intensive organizations and...
Here is a free lesson to start-up companies trying to position their products for large scale Enterprises:  plain and simple, your products need to support multitenancy. The largest enterprises are diversified, and with the increased adoption of APIs, multiple departments … Read&...
This article forms the final part of our white paper Going Google Enterprise. It completes the document as our first version 1.00, and will be added to on an ongoing basis, acting as a showcase of the Google Cloud solutions ecosystem. Social Intranet – Implementing an Enterp...
This post is sponsored by the Zero Distance Community and T-Systems. CIO magazine has produced this great resource site from T-Systems, where it focuses on the key issues for CIOs today, including Social, Mobile, Cloud and Big Data. To look at umbrella concepts that bundle all these to...
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...