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December 6, 2011  9:31 AM

Cloud computing services adoption could be the answer for security



Posted by: Scot Petersen
cloud computing, data privacy, security tools

About a year ago I moderated a panel on cloud computing services adoption in health care. A quick poll of the audience indicated that security was the No. 1 reason why their...

November 17, 2011  10:12 PM

Can the future of Yahoo withstand the dot-com bubble 2.0?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
cloud computing, Email and messaging, SharePoint and Web 2.0

San Francisco's Yahoo billboard has been a landmark in the city for over a decade. I always get a little thrill when I zoom over the 101 and spot its cheeky little sayings and delightful midcentury stylistic design. Sadly, the


November 7, 2011  5:24 PM

Sustainability initiatives driving innovation



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
cloud computing, Green IT, SharePoint and Web 2.0

You got an extra hour this week, so why does it seem like you're still crushed by the weight of your to-do list? We're here to help. We've got an executive summary of the blogosphere's greatest hits, including an optimistic piece on decision making, an update from the National Institutes of Science...


October 24, 2011  4:27 PM

Why you need to care about trends in cloud computing



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Apple, Application development, cloud computing, cloud computing strategy, cloud services, Development, Intel, Oracle, Ubuntu

Every week, we scour the Web and give you a rundown of the week's best and brightest blog posts. This week we're serving up some analysis about DevOps in networking, the brain's preference in user interfaces,...


July 25, 2011  5:29 PM

Gear up to install OS X Lion



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
cloud computing, desktops and laptops, Operating systems

Massive heat waves in the South and Midwest have us scurrying for the cool, comforting glow of our monitors in the delicious air conditioning, so we've been scouring the Web and have found some choice selections for your Monday reading pleasure. Check out the scoop on installing OS X Lion,...


June 24, 2011  2:05 PM

Vulnerability in Dropbox security leaves user accounts wide open



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO, cloud computing, data privacy

No bones about it: Dropbox security just took a huge dive in user confidence. This past Sunday, Dropbox user accounts -- all of them -- were open and accessible to the...


June 16, 2011  2:13 PM

Public-sector CIOs leading IT transformation



Posted by: Scot Petersen
Business process automation, CIO, cloud computing

I'm not sure about you, but my first impression of government's use of technology is that they are still working off VAX computers and dumb terminals. But, really, it's quite the contrary. Here are some leaders of IT transformation working in the public sector:


May 20, 2011  1:49 PM

15 overused IT phrases: Has cloud computing in IT become a cliche?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO, cloud computing

Cloud. It's everywhere. You can't ignore cloud computing in IT, but the word itself starts losing meaning after you hear it too many times. Cloud cloud cloud. There were...


February 24, 2011  5:38 AM

Food for thought: Cloud computing technology minimizes human touch



Posted by: 4Laura
cloud computing, Vendor Relationships

The topic of innovation made for choice dinner conversation last week when President Barack Obama met with a dozen titans of the IT industry at a private home in Silicon Valley, Calif. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Obama wanted to know how lessons learned by the technology industry --...


February 15, 2011  3:14 PM

Pros and cons of disaster recovery in the cloud



Posted by: Christina Torode
cloud computing, disaster recovery, Vendor Relationships

Disaster recovery in the cloud is manna from heaven for some IT executives. There’s no grappling over IT dollars for DR for a given project. The cost of DR is simply slipped in as part of the monthly...


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