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February 2, 2012  7:47 PM

Is SaaS BI in your ‘best interest’?



Posted by: Karen Goulart
Business Intelligence, CIO, Cloud computing, SaaS BI

In writing for the Web, as in movies, sometimes there are choice bits that don't make the final cut. (That's why DVDs include extras, and blogs are, well, blogs.) Here is some food for thought from Gartner analyst James Richardson that didn't make it into a recent story about the growing interest...

January 26, 2012  10:06 PM

Interest growing in cloud-based business intelligence tools



Posted by: Karen Goulart
BI SaaS, Business Intelligence, business intelligence tools, CIO, cloud BI, Cloud computing, SaaS

Coincidence? Or a truly topically in-tune editor? I'll go with the latter. On the same day I was assigned a story on the place of cloud-based business intelligence (BI) in the enterprise, Gartner Inc. released a telling study on the subject -- and I learned that cloud consulting firm...


January 16, 2012  6:21 PM

Let end-user freedom reign, but at the cost of rogue technology?



Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, Cloud computing, consumerization of IT, rogue technology, rouge IT, shadow IT, shared services

One of my favorite movies is Poltergeist, with its never-ending quotable lines. "What's happening?" probably is the most famous; but my favorite is when actress Zelda Rubinstein, who plays the spiritualist Tangina, claims, "This house is clean." Not so, if you follow the movie, the premise...


January 10, 2012  9:38 PM

IT chargeback rankles the ranks and IT



Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, Cloud computing, IT chargeback, IT services, private cloud, shared services

The subject of shared services led to a lively debate about the need for IT chargeback -- and, to put it bluntly, the strain and pain it puts on IT and business departments.

To back up a bit:...


December 21, 2011  5:08 PM

Trend without end, ‘IT as a services broker’ will go beyond 2012



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO, Cloud computing, hybrid IT, IT as a service, IT services broker

Just as surely as you'll hear that Mariah Carey Christmas song 900 more times between now and Sunday, you're sure to keep running into 2012 prognostications on your daily travels around our family of sites between now and mid-January. Because it's such a cheery time of year, I like to think of...


November 18, 2011  3:28 PM

Two IT gurus face off on value of enterprise architecture frameworks



Posted by: Linda Tucci
application integration, CIO, Cloud computing, enterprise architecture, enterprise architecture frameworks, ERP

Who says enterprise architecture frameworks are worse than useless? Vivek Kundra, that's who. The former CIO of the United States made a blistering case against enterprise architecture in his keynote at the 43rd Society for Information Management (SIM) meeting this week. It came in a talk on his...


October 31, 2011  9:07 PM

A cloud computing strategy requires a good offense and defense



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO, Cloud computing, cloud computing adoption, cloud computing strategy, cloud services, SaaS, shadow IT

A discussion among the CIOs at the recent Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) summit on cloud computing strategies got me thinking about Eleanor...


October 14, 2011  3:10 PM

Fear of vendor lock-in is legitimate cloud concern — don’t be bullied



Posted by: Linda Tucci
Cloud computing, cloud security concerns, vendor lock-in

Although security and compliance are the risks IT professionals point to first when they're asked why they have bypassed cloud computing, bigger issues loom.


October 5, 2011  5:49 PM

Cloud security concerns will be passé, Gartner analyst says



Posted by: Karen Goulart
Cloud computing, cloud security, cloud security concerns, cloud service providers

Neil MacDonald wants you to stop worrying and love cloud service providers. This Gartner Fellow is putting in a tall order. Look at any survey of CIOs and IT professionals regarding cloud computing, from its buzzy emergence up until, oh, this morning, and you'll find that cloud security concerns...


September 22, 2011  1:01 AM

Taking business back from cloud service providers



Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, Cloud computing, cloud service providers, public cloud

One in five of the companies responding to a Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) survey of cloud trends said they are moving some or all of their...


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