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  • Cloud computing in business: Find the right model

    Cloud computing in business has led to warnings that this new model will spell the end of corporate IT departments. But is that really the case? In this issue of Modern Infrastructure: CIO Edition, contributing writer Dina Gerdeman explores ho... 

  • Enterprise cloud management: Unlock a strategic direction

    Enterprise cloud management often seems a mish-mosh of various vendor offerings, homegrown tools and promises of cost savings and increased efficiencies. CIOs must have the wherewithal to take these jumbled cloud messages and convert them into concre... 

  • Cloud computing governance: Know thy users

    CIOs are facing mounting pressures to flex their cloud muscles, but concerns about security still abound. Some CIOs are balancing the cloud's agility with its inherent risks by establishing an airtight cloud computing governance model. In this month'... 

  • Disruptive technologies: Cloud services integration for the CIO

    Cloud services integration is a topic just sticky enough to make many a CIO shudder. Disruptive technologies such as cloud computing offer a number of implementation options -- public, private, hybrid, oh my! What's a CIO to do? In this issue of M... 

  • Securing and mitigating risk in the cloud

    Cloud computing offers a number of upsides for IT organizations: flexibility, scalability and off-site infrastructure, to name only a few. Yet some enterprise CIOs are still hesitant to adopt cloud computing due to concerns about properly securing an... 

  • Cloud à la Carte

    As cloud computing expands, CIOs are picking from a vast menu of cloud options to fit their organization’s needs. 

  • The data center and the cloud: Changing the game

    CIOs are adopting new views on the data center thanks to cloud offerings. Learn more in this inaugural issue of Modern Infrastructure: CIO Edition

  • Disaster recovery ascends to the cloud

    Advances in cloud computing are taking backup strategies skyward and easing common business continuity concerns. 

  • BI and big data: Enterprise CIO Decisions Vol. 13

    CIOs are steering the ship as BI and big data strategies go mobile or rise to the cloud. Find out how in this issue of Enterprise CIO Decisions Ezine. 

  • Benefits of a shared services strategy

    The topic of shared services is an important one as the promises of virtualization, cloud computing and even centralized IT become fully realized in enterprise computing. In the February 2012 edition of Enterprise CIO Decisions Ezine, find out what a... 

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    Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer. The company was originally a book seller but has expanded to sell a wide variety of consumer goods and digital media as well as its own electronic devices, such as the Kindle e-book reader, Kindle Fire t... 

  • cloud bursting

    Cloud bursting is an application deployment model in which an application runs in a private cloud or data center and bursts into a public cloud when the demand for computing capacity spikes. 

  • IT elasticity

    IT elasticity is the ability to adapt an IT infrastructure to seamless changes without hindering or jeopardizing stability, performance, security, governance or compliance protocols. 

  • cloud economics

    Cloud economics is the branch of knowledge concerned with the principles, costs and benefits of cloud computing. 

  • IT as a Service (ITaaS)

    IT as a Service (ITaaS) is a technology-delivery method that treats IT (information technology) as a commodity, providing an enterprise with exactly the amount of hardware, software, and support that it needs for an agreed-on monthly fee. 

  • Vertical SaaS (Software as a Service)

    Vertical SaaS describes a type of Software as a Service cloud computing solution created for a specific industry. 

  • shared services

    Shared services is the consolidation of business operations that are used by multiple parts of the same organization.   

About Cloud computing for enterprise CIOs

Cloud computing has become a viable option for enterprise CIOs, who are looking for ways to save time and money. Get news and advice on cloud computing for enterprise CIOs in this topic -- learn how to work with the private cloud, choose between cloud computing companies and optimize your software investments with the cloud.