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April 5, 2018  9:01 AM

Data, the cloud and its impact on the job of CIO

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
CIO, Cloud Computing, Data ownership

Recently, as I was reporting on cloud computing's effect on the CIO, I kept running into the same idea: The job of CIO is not the technology job it once was. In fact, Forrester Research's Bobby...

March 30, 2018  7:00 PM

Serverless computing architecture won’t kill containers

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
Application development, Cloud Computing, containers, Microservices, Serverless computing

Serverless computing may be the newest, shiniest gadget in the developer's toolkit: It's a cloud service; it runs only when triggered by an "event," like a click on a website, so it doesn't rack up costs; and best of all -- it hides all of the underlying server management. But...


March 29, 2018  1:24 PM

Today’s great cloud challenge: The hybrid IT puzzle

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
Cloud Computing, Hybrid cloud, Hybrid IT, Private Cloud, Public Cloud

For 89% of companies, one cloud is not good enough. That's according to a 2017 Forrester report on cloud adoption. Forty-eight percent use five cloud providers or more, and 41% have two-to-four providers, leaving 11% with just one. Fifty-nine percent say their cloud strategy is


March 5, 2018  7:30 AM

Eying lower costs of cloud computing, Informatica to curb overbuying resources

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
Cloud Computing, Cloud economics, Cloud infrastructure, Predictive Analytics

Alec Chattaway is committed to getting the most out of cloud -- and lowering the costs of cloud computing. The director of cloud infrastructure operations at Informatica is...


February 22, 2018  11:58 AM

Understanding of cloud computing ERP clearing — but still foggy

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
Cloud Computing, Cloud ERP, ERP, IaaS, SaaS

Organizations have come a long way in their understanding of fast-developing cloud computing applications – they know how to evaluate cloud offerings and incorporate them into their IT...


February 7, 2018  4:41 PM

Cloud computing ecosystem: Greater than the sum of its parts

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
Cloud Computing, cloud provider, Enterprise app store, self-service

While updating the cloud ecosystem definition for Whatis.com, TechTarget's encyclopedic database on IT definitions, I ran into … not a whole lot of information about cloud computing ecosystems on the web....


January 31, 2018  11:58 PM

Cloud computing interoperability, portability key to multi-cloud unity

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
Cloud Computing, Interoperability, Platform as a Service, portability, Software as a Service

As cloud services become more important to companies today, cloud computing interoperability and portability become more than just multisyllabic IT terms. They're concepts that, when put to use, can help companies avoid being


November 30, 2017  11:58 PM

Ten years on, SaaS provider’s aim is improving cybersecurity

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
Cloud Computing, cybersecurity, PCI, SaaS

Waltham, Mass., tech company Sonian offers a cloud-based email archiving and analytics platform to companies and government agencies. The 10-year-old startup was acquired earlier this month by computer security vendor Barracuda Networks (which private equity company Thoma Bravo


August 31, 2017  11:42 AM

Telecom ponders future amid surging cloud computing popularity

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
China, Cloud Computing, mobile network, Public Cloud, Telecom

With cloud computing popularity on the ascent, Ben Chen has to think big. Chen is president of business development at a U.S. branch of China Unicom, a state-owned


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...


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