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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 7, 2011  1:50 PM

Kraft Foods foretells how we will work in the digital age



Posted by: Linda Tucci
digital age; mobility, social media and networking, virtual desktops

I'm used to working from anyplace and (sigh) anytime. Getting to work usually involves guzzling coffee rather than driving my gas-guzzler to the office. But I am employed by a publishing company that was born in the

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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...


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...


August 17, 2011  3:14 PM

Contingency plan should be part of desktop virtualization strategy



Posted by: Christina Torode
Add new tag, CIO, desktop virtualization, desktop virtualization strategy, VDI, virtual desktops

Companies that already have installed virtual desktops are considered trailblazers even now, and the technology wasn't fully baked back in 2008 when Dustin Fennell, CIO at Scottsdale Community College in Arizona, decided to use


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...


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