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December 4, 2011  10:00 AM

Cloud in a Box – Shortcut to the Cloud?

Posted by: Beth Cohen
Cloud architectures, enterprise architectures, enterprise cloud services, enterprise IT, OpenStack, VCE, VMware

Question:  Building a private cloud can be an overwhelming project involving a holistic understanding of operations and development.  Is it really possible to shortcut the process?

Not surprisingly according to just about...

September 18, 2011  4:30 PM

Blue Skies Ahead – A New Paradigm for Cloud Security

Posted by: Beth Cohen
Business Security, Cloud architectures, cloud computing models, Cloud security, enterprise cloud services, IT security

Question: Cloud security is still a major concern for IT and Business executives.  Are there emerging security products that address the unique challenges of the cloud?

Progress has been made; business executives no longer...

June 6, 2011  2:00 AM

Taking Business to the Clouds – Getting out of the Operations Ghetto

Posted by: Beth Cohen
Agile Methodologies, Business Value, Cloud Business strategy, cloud computing, Cloud Strategy, enterprise cloud services, IT business alignment, IT service delivery models, IT services

Question: Recently there has been a big push to develop private cloud computing services for the enterprise.  How can IT management really to take advantage of the benefits and avoid the hype? It is official.  Cloud computing is finally mainstream enough to...

May 21, 2011  5:30 PM

The Big Enterprise Technology Disconnect

Posted by: Beth Cohen
cloud computing, Cloud IT, cloud mobile computing, emerging technology, enterprise cloud services, enterprise IT, IT Innovation, mobile computing, technology innovation

Question:  How can we reconcile the rapid uptake of cloud, social networking and mobile communications in the consumer market with the cautious approach of the risk adverse enterprise?  Are big enterprises missing an opportunity or just being prudent?...

February 27, 2011  11:30 AM

Fog Ahead – Migrating Corporate Applications into the Cloud

Posted by: Beth Cohen
Cloud architectures, Cloud migration, enterprise cloud services, hybrid cloud, PaaS, server migration

Question:  I am interested in moving some of my applications to the Cloud.  How can I preserve my software investment while taking advantage of the efficiencies of the Cloud? One of the many touted reasons for moving applications to the Cloud is to avoid...

January 30, 2011  6:45 AM

Will the Cloud Ever Become a Real Utility?

Posted by: Beth Cohen
business IT, cloud computing, Cloud Services, enterprise cloud services, enterprise IT, IT service delivery models, public cloud services, utility computing

Question: There has been lots of press about the cloud can deliver IT services using a utility pay as you go cost model.  Is the utility model a reasonable approach and what will it look like in the future? Andy Oram recently proposed in,

January 23, 2011  9:00 AM

Is Open Source Essential for Cloud Adoption?

Posted by: Beth Cohen
Business Value, Cloud architectures, cloud computing, Cloud Services, enterprise cloud services, Open Souce Software, Open Source, Private Cloud, Public Cloud, utility computing

Question:  Is Open Source essential for widespread Cloud adoption? Andy Oram's recent article on Open Source software and cloud architectures, Reaching the pinnacle: truly open web...

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August 12, 2010  2:00 AM

The Cloud Attic – Leveraging Cloud Storage Solutions

Posted by: Beth Cohen
Cloud Services, cloud storage, enterprise architectures, enterprise cloud services, IT Innovation, IT ROI

Question: What are the benefits of using the cloud for my business's storage requirements?  What technologies and solutions are available that addresses my needs for security, data integrity, elasticity and reduced costs? There is no question that in today's...

July 25, 2010  8:00 PM

Evaluating Cloud Computing Services – Part 3

Posted by: Beth Cohen
cloud computing, Cloud Services, emerging technology, enterprise architectures, enterprise cloud services, IT Innovation

Question:  As an enterprise customer, I need robust services that will support the global reach of my company.  What types of cloud products and architectures will meet my requirements? As we discussed in parts 1 and 2, cloud services can be classified into...

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