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August 10, 2017  4:42 PM

Deploying a multicloud management platform: What to consider

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
Cloud Computing, Cloud management

Cloud management software may help organizations bring order to cloud computing chaos -- managing and deploying a diversity of cloud services, keeping track of services used for billing...

July 31, 2017  11:58 PM

Out of many, one hybrid cloud management platform

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
Cloud Computing, Cloud management, Hybrid cloud

As organizations continue to look to cloud services for IT and business uses, their computing environments are becoming vast, entangled webs that span public cloud services and various forms of


July 31, 2017  9:53 AM

Ship data to provider, switch on machine learning capabilities

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
algorithm, AWS, Azure, CIOs, Cloud Computing, Google, Machine learning, Public Cloud

CIOs have some heavy lifting to do. Machine learning -- essentially algorithms that can process massive amounts of information in humanlike ways -- offers IT...


April 24, 2017  7:03 AM

A new IT security role, a tested reporting structure

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
CISO, Cloud Computing, Startup

The question of who's the CISO's boss is an old one, and there's still no single answer. I


March 10, 2017  10:15 AM

Shutterstock CIO plays ‘varsity’ defense against public cloud outages

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
Cloud architecture, Cloud Computing, Cloud outages, Public Cloud, SDDC, Shutterstock

Ask Shutterstock CIO David Giambruno about building a software-defined data center (SDDC) at the stock photo company, and he'll talk about what he calls "indiscriminate computing." He...


January 30, 2017  3:29 PM

Waking up to benefits of copy data management software

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
Cloud-Based Services, Copy data, Disaster Recovery, Virtualization

Have you ever spaced out during a meeting only to come to after hearing something arresting -- a proposal or possibility that might really affect how you do your job? Rosetta Stone's Mark Moseley has -- and it led to his purchase of copy data management software. Moseley is vice president of IT...


January 24, 2017  2:51 PM

The good and the bad of a multicloud strategy

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
Cloud Computing, Multi-cloud

Are two clouds better than one? For many organizations moving part or all of their IT operations into the cloud, they are. Three and four are even better. Many organizations today follow a multicloud strategy --


October 14, 2016  9:54 AM

Cloud adoption rates down? Yes, but not really

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
Cloud Computing, Cloud migration, Public Cloud

A recent industry report had a finding anyone in IT right now would find arresting: Cloud adoption rates have dipped. Me: Come again? Report: Usage of cloud applications is...


July 31, 2016  9:30 PM

New cloud standards will help ease contract negotiations

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
Cloud Computing, Cloud standards

Cloud service agreements -- which spell out the obligations and responsibilities a cloud provider and a customer must adhere to -- are documents organizations with IT operations in the


June 27, 2016  4:38 PM

Long-term care firm finds security in cloud computing

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
CIO, Cloud Computing, Healthcare

A long-term care provider turned to cloud computing to shore up security and boost application performance. Here's the rundown: The Problem The IT situation at Creative Solutions in Healthcare was pretty dire two and a half years ago. When CIO Shawn Wiora came on board he...


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