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September 1, 2011  6:55 PM

Which cloud computing vendors will end up on top?



Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, Cloud computing, cloud computing services, cloud computing vendors, cloud market trends

Gartner analyst David Mitchell Smith made one thing clear when he gave an overview of the leading cloud computing vendors during a recent webinar. He was not endorsing any of them.

But it was obvious that Gartner is placing its bets on a few technology companies -- namely Microsoft and...

July 22, 2011  2:25 PM

Comic-Con: IT innovation lessons from dudes in Stormtrooper suits



Posted by: Cgonsalves
Cloud computing, Enterprise mobility, events, IT innovation, Virtualization

There are a few annual events I adore even though I'll never ever go to any of them: Burning Man, SXSW, TED, and this time of year, Comic-Con. When...


July 20, 2011  10:11 PM

State Street tech layoffs: IT transformation’s dark side



Posted by: Linda Tucci
CIO management, Cloud computing, innovation, IT transformation, Tech layoffs

State Street Corp. announced this week that it is cutting 530 of its "non-client-facing" IT employees over the next 18 to 20 months, and shifting an additional 320 similar IT workers to outsourcing vendors IBM and Wipro Technologies. Application maintenance services are going to Wipro, while IBM...


July 13, 2011  5:31 PM

Building an innovation pipeline that’s not a pipe dream



Posted by: Linda Tucci
CIO, Cloud computing, data analytics, IT innovation, IT organization

"We like to call it our innovation pipeline, but that sounds rather presumptuous," CIO Christopher Perretta confesses, pausing for a split second. "But it is!" he...


July 7, 2011  3:44 PM

IT business transformation sums up critical CIO role



Posted by: Christina Torode
Big Data, CIO, Cloud computing, consumerization of IT, IT business transformation, IT leadership

Business transformation and IT transformation no longer are separate items on the enterprise agenda. Now that agenda is all about IT business transformation, as three technology trends work their way into the business processes of many organizations:


May 25, 2011  6:41 PM

Add virtualization licensing to list of cloud security risks



Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, Cloud computing

We’ve written quite a bit about the need for changes to software virtualization licensing terms to uncouple them from the physical hardware and accommodate the dynamic,...


May 6, 2011  5:26 PM

Red Hat rallies with the promise of an open source cloud PaaS



Posted by: 4Laura
Cloud computing, Conference coverage, cost, open source

Open source computing is based on the concept that sharing is a good thing -- a virtue we were all supposed to learn in kindergarten. This week at the World Trade Center in Boston, Red Hat shared its vision of an open source cloud ecosphere based on


April 22, 2011  2:15 PM

NASA takes off with an open government and cloud infrastructure plan



Posted by: 4Laura
CIO, Cloud computing

Don't be surprised if NASA's Nebula cloud becomes the model -- and maybe the mother -- of cloud infrastructure in the U.S. NASA is embarking on an ambitious plan to overhaul its existing data center infrastructure to standardize on open...


April 14, 2011  7:10 PM

Cloud service providers urge lawmakers to postpone legislation



Posted by: 4Laura
CIO, Cloud computing, Compliance

Only a science fiction writer might have imagined that consumer technologies like smartphones -- coupled with a cloud computing service like Facebook -- would be dissidents' weapons of choice in toppling regimes, as we have seen these last few months in the Middle East.

Facebook, the...


April 13, 2011  7:14 PM

In the cloud, even custom apps will be a commodity



Posted by: Linda Tucci
Application development, CIO, Cloud computing, SaaS

I'll make this short because God knows you've read enough about cloud computing and its software variation, SaaS. This concerns the cloud and custom apps, in particular the proprietary apps and IT systems...


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