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Aug 17 2009   3:48PM GMT

CIO weekly wrap-up: Private cloud, NAC guide, Lean IT, virtualization



Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
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CIO weekly wrap-up

Good morning! Last week, SearchCIO.com delved into private clouds, network access control in the enterprise, Lean thinking for IT and virtualization strategies. To learn more about any of these areas, check out the stories linked below.

Wary of public cloud, CIO builds private cloud and transition plan – CIOs reluctant to put cloud pilots into production are investing in private clouds with moves they can then take to the public cloud later. Read this story to learn how InterContinental Hotels Group managed the pilot.

Network access control: Security advice for enterprise CIOs – Network access control (NAC) is a method of improving the security of a proprietary network by restricting network resources to endpoint devices. But it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution. Read this guide and pick the best form of NAC for you.

Lean thinking for IT – Lean thinking is the process of incorporating Lean principles into an enterprise for better operational efficiency – and who doesn’t want that? This FAQ shows how Lean thinking works and how IT is benefiting from this improvement methodology.

Enterprises fill client virtualization gaps as client hypervisors bake – Learn how enterprises are mixing and matching virtualization technologies for the desktop as they await bare-metal client hypervisors from VMware and others.

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