Customer service: The next challenge for cloud providers

Customer service: The next challenge for cloud providers

Customer service is still a new concept for many cloud providers, but you can make sure you get what you need by communicating clearly

07/26/16

Is your workload cloud-ready? Ask these 3 questions

Is your workload cloud-ready? Ask these 3 questions

Most application workloads need modification to move to a public cloud, but some are ready to be moved as is

07/19/16

Prepare for the big cloud-driven job shakeup

Prepare for the big cloud-driven job shakeup

In a recent survey, Gartner found what early adopters already know: The cloud is changing IT careers in a big way

07/15/16

3 ways to screw up a cloud project

3 ways to screw up a cloud project

As the saying goes, you can learn more by failing than succeeding. If that's true, there's a lot of learning going on

07/12/16

Greenpeace was wrong: The cloud is good for the environment

Greenpeace was wrong: The cloud is good for the environment

An extensive report shows that U.S. cloud adoption has all but ended the increase in energy usage from private data centers

07/08/16

Don't be blinded by the cloud's many virtues

Don't be blinded by the cloud's many virtues

There's a lot of good news for cloud computing these days, but always remember that other technologies are sometimes a better option

07/05/16

Run, don't walk, from China's Big Brother law

Run, don't walk, from China's Big Brother law

Web and cloud companies are especially targeted by a law that gives the government access to and control over user and business data

07/01/16

3 ways to screw up data security in the cloud

3 ways to screw up data security in the cloud

Securing the cloud doesn't mean you've secured your data in the cloud

06/28/16

Sorry, but there's no universal cloud security solution

Sorry, but there's no universal cloud security solution

Cloud security in a box is a myth; in reality, each cloud project comes with its own set of unique problems to solve

06/24/16

To move to the cloud, you may need to fire your CIO

To move to the cloud, you may need to fire your CIO

CIOs should be cautious about adopting new technology, but not blindly opposed -- otherwise, shadow IT takes over

06/21/16

Fear your on-premises security, not the cloud

Fear your on-premises security, not the cloud

Yet another vendor report stokes fears about security in the cloud, though in truth, your on-premises systems are at greater risk

06/17/16

Uh-oh: The NSA wants in on IoT

Uh-oh: The NSA wants in on IoT

The cat-and-mouse game over data privacy must stop, and it's time to seek a reasonable compromise with the government over tracking activities

06/14/16

The enterprise cloud's missing piece: Autosizing

The enterprise cloud's missing piece: Autosizing

IT must guess -- usually incorrectly -- on proper sizing of machine instances in public clouds. It's time to automate that

06/10/16

Cloud washing goes beyond the Oracle lawsuit

Cloud washing goes beyond the Oracle lawsuit

Companies that pretend their products are cloud products do more than confuse buyers -- they risk customers wasting their investments

06/07/16

How to sideline the 3 types of cloud naysayers

How to sideline the 3 types of cloud naysayers

Don't let these people block your cloud efforts through toxic, slowdown, or diminuation tactics

06/03/16

3 common cloud ROI failures you must avoid

3 common cloud ROI failures you must avoid

Your cloud projects will not give you the return you expected if you don't treat security, targeting, and operational costs seriously up front

05/31/16

Don’t blame the cloud for your shoddy IT plans

Don’t blame the cloud for your shoddy IT plans

If you've layered on technology willy-nilly, moving to the cloud won't prevent the resulting complexity -- unless you do some planning

05/27/16

Debunking the cloud's 'noisy neighbor' myth

Debunking the cloud's 'noisy neighbor' myth

We're well into deployment of hundreds of applications to the cloud, but the dreaded multitenant performance degradation hasn't happened

05/24/16

HANA on the Azure cloud brings IT a new choice -- at a cost

HANA on the Azure cloud brings IT a new choice -- at a cost

The good news: HANA will run on both Azure and AWS. The bad news: You have to figure out which path to commit to

05/20/16

Arizona may force CIOs to adopt the cloud

Arizona may force CIOs to adopt the cloud

Go cloud or go to jail? A law sent to the governor of Arizona would force a review every two years of systems not using cloud technology

05/17/16

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