Cloud computing for business
- July 09, 2019
RPA vendor Automation Anywhere said it's poised to take full advantage of the burgeoning RPA market. Its recent deal with Microsoft is just one indication of RPA's popularity.
- June 21, 2019
Google and Salesforce's recent multibillion-dollar BI deals have put analytics in the spotlight. What's the import for CIOs -- aside from the fact that data rules?
- June 10, 2019
The Oracle-Microsoft deal could solve technical problems that curtail cloud strategies, letting CIOs focus on business criteria. It could also introduce new complexity.
- May 31, 2019
At the recent MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, fitness company SoulCycle and Middlesex Health recount how cloud has become a workforce enabler.
- May 30, 2019
Who is a cloud worker? According to Google's John Solomon, CIOs are shortchanging their companies by not enabling virtually every worker today to use the cloud to do their jobs.
- February 18, 2019
The latest Accenture Technology Vision report calls out 'DARQ' technologies as the new must-have for CIOs and underscores the importance of building digital trust.
- January 23, 2019
We asked five CIOs to share their tech resolutions for the new year. Ambition is sky high. Projects include RPA, AI that can handle sensitive data, scaling the business and more.
- January 21, 2019
Tech executives sound off on the IT trends they see shaping CIO strategies in 2019. AI and cloud loom large, but the test for CIOs is not just technical.
- January 03, 2019
Our IT Priorities Survey shows that close to 70% of companies are pursuing digital transformation. Learn what metrics they're targeting and how they're spending 2019 IT budgets.
- December 21, 2018
What were CIOs focused on in 2018? Cutting-edge AI was top of mind. IT disruption and industry bombshells loomed large. Here are the top 10 CIO articles of the year.
- December 18, 2018
Expert advice on AI problems and rewards dominated our 10 most popular CIO tips on SearchCIO in 2018. Read our summary of the tips and follow the links to the detailed coverage.
- December 10, 2018
Online mobile lottery service Lottery.com wants to use blockchain as a service to bolster a new business initiative: expanding into games for charities. Read about the challenges and payoffs.
- November 28, 2018
An emerging Cisco network architecture that spans multiple domains and integrates security debuted at a recent conference. The vendor's architectural messaging targets CIOs.
- November 02, 2018
The tech world has been abuzz after news that IBM is snapping up Red Hat for a whopping $34 billion, making it the third biggest tech-deal of all time. Experts say, however, that the IBM-Red Hat ...
- October 31, 2018
At Gartner Symposium 2018, analyst Peter Firstbrook highlighted the emerging trends in security that cybersecurity pros -- and their employers -- need to prep for in the next year.
- October 26, 2018
At the recent Gartner Symposium 2018, cloud guru Daryl Plummer highlighted the need for developing a strong cloud strategy -- and the mistakes to avoid when drafting one.
- September 07, 2018
Businesses typically deploy a multi-cloud strategy to gain more agility, flexibility and choice, but Ed Featherston's advice for CIOs taking their first foray into the cloud is to pick one provider ...
- August 30, 2018
In an environment where speed disrupts everything, organizations must transform their I&O. Gartner's Gregory Murray explained how at the Gartner Catalyst conference.
- August 22, 2018
Instilling ethics in AI systems is a low priority for CIOs aiming to harness the power of machine intelligence. That's a mistake, warned Darin Stewart at the Gartner Catalyst event.
- August 21, 2018
Cloud computing advancements have led some organizations to consider eliminating their data centers. Here are strategies to determine which applications are cloud-ready.
- July 19, 2018
Experts predict nontraditional skills will be essential for the cloud-enabled, next-generation IT workforce. To succeed, employee training and development will play a big role.
- July 10, 2018
Partners HealthCare needed storage that was secure, compliant with health regs and readily accessible to researchers. Read why it took a cloud-storage-as-a-service approach.
- May 31, 2018
At the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, four IT executives shared lessons they've learned from building an intelligent enterprise and paid homage to the tech that helped them do it.
- May 31, 2018
To keep up with the ever-quickening pace of enterprise tech development, companies need the right combination of brains and brawn, says Equinix exec Ryan Mallory in this Q&A.
- May 29, 2018
Participants in the 2018 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium's Innovation Showcase discuss the relationship between early-stage company execs and the C-suite.
- May 16, 2018
Tech execs from Deutsche Bank and Experian at the Red Hat Summit in San Francisco shared their thoughts on reaping the benefits of PaaS platforms by addressing the risks head-on.
- May 09, 2018
The cloud is growing faster than companies can prepare for cloud computing security threats, a quartet of tech leaders say at a Boston forum. But managing risk is within reach.
- April 30, 2018
IT pros from Comcast, American Airlines and Zipcar sound off on benefits of the software development platform at April's Cloud Foundry Summit in Boston.
- April 17, 2018
In this Q&A, infrastructure chief Merim Becirovic reports on the consulting company's cloud journey, discusses new technologies cloud will make possible and offers some getting-started advice.
- April 17, 2018
Three years ago, the consulting company aimed to go from 10% in the public cloud to 90%. How's it faring? Infrastructure chief Merim Becirovic tells in this interview.
- March 06, 2018
To boost its profile in IaaS, IBM's cloud strategy has shifted focus from CIOs to developers. Whether the multipronged appeal to developers will pan out remains an open question.
- January 31, 2018
Companies struggling with multiple cloud services need to strive for cloud computing interoperability and portability, the Cloud Standards Customer Council says. First up – define the terms.
- January 31, 2018
Trump administration policies on the H-1B visa program for foreign workers and 'political uncertainty' may accelerate the move to the cloud in 2018, a Mayer Brown attorney says.
- January 31, 2018
Digital transformation and underlying technologies -- cloud, AI, DevOps -- dominate CIO strategies this year, but it's unclear whether CIO budgets are up to the task.
- January 04, 2018
Seven CIOs plus one chief digital officer give us a glimpse of their technology plans for the new year.
- January 01, 2018
Digital transformation and the need for speed, scale and clear communication were the big topics explored in our top 10 CIO advice columns of 2017.
- December 28, 2017
SearchCIO's most-read blog posts give a telling look at CIO goals this past year -- artificial intelligence, digital transformation, multicloud management.
- December 20, 2017
Multi-cloud, the AWS outage and serverless computing all made their way into SearchCIO's most-read 2017 cloud computing headlines.
- December 06, 2017
- November 21, 2017
IT folks see Amazon and AWS and think retailer and cloud provider, but these powerhouses share a different view. What does their symbiosis say to CIOs?
- October 20, 2017
At Symposium 2017, Gartner contemplated IT's 'cloud-only' future, but an informal survey of attendees revealed that many enterprises have yet to adopt a cloud-first policy.
- October 03, 2017
The AWS cloud platform is No. 1 in the cloud market -- but it won't be the only one, chief exec Andy Jassy predicts. A few big vendors will fit into companies' multicloud strategies.
- August 31, 2017
As cloud computing popularity climbs to ever-higher heights, one attendee to the Gartner Catalyst conference looks to the future.
- August 30, 2017
IT professionals at the Gartner Catalyst conference seek to flesh out the technical and management details that make up their organizations' cloud plans.
- August 28, 2017
A small public cloud platform market means low prices and innovation -- but going all-in with one vendor invites considerable risk, a report shows.
- August 22, 2017
The stellar scores of the top two cloud providers in this year's Gartner ranking reflect tremendous innovation, says analyst Elias Khnaser.
- August 18, 2017
Large application vendors have essentially cornered the cloud CRM market, Forrester says, bringing more risks than rewards. But that doesn't mean CIOs should keep from the cloud.
- July 31, 2017
CIOs who want machine learning capabilities first need to get oodles of data to the algorithms. Not to worry -- they can mail or truck it in.
- July 27, 2017
Organizations have data in lots of cloud places -- and that makes accessing data critical to business, an industry expert says.
- July 14, 2017
CIOs have been urged to assemble a panoply of cloud services to get the most out of cloud. Cloud software vendors make that hard to do.
- June 30, 2017
In this video, industry experts discuss a range of cloud computing challenges bedeviling IT execs today -- including unrealistic expectations, improper planning and out-of-sync work culture.
- June 29, 2017
Topcoder's CEO discusses how the company measures and is investing in AI. Plus, he talks platform as a service and innovation strategy in this SearchCIO video.
- June 23, 2017
The investment bank has a private cloud; now it's evaluating offerings in the public cloud for business aims: new technology to improve customer services.
- May 12, 2017
Far from dead, the open source project is alive -- and kicking -- say founders and users at OpenStack Summit Boston. Also in Searchlight: Microsoft goes to computing's edge; Trump signs cybersecurity executive order.
- May 05, 2017
The open source software company is transitioning from its Linux roots to cloud services.
- April 28, 2017
The pharmaceutical company is using a cloud access security broker to gain visibility into cloud usage -- and reduce risk.
- March 31, 2017
Alongside pitches for state-of-the-art technologies at the tech company's Las Vegas show was a call for young women in technology and distinguishing the funny from the phony.
- March 31, 2017
Do several cloud applications, platform as a service and a data center make a company multicloud? Not necessarily, says consultant Judith Hurwitz.
- March 24, 2017
IBM InterConnect and other news from the week.
- March 24, 2017
Cognitive computing, blockchain and other cutting-edge technologies get the spotlight in Las Vegas. Also: CIA builds Apple-spying tools; Senate votes against internet privacy.
- March 10, 2017
The photo stock company's IT chief discusses how he designs his IT architecture to withstand public cloud outages like February's.
- March 03, 2017
How to deal with cloud outages rocketed to the top of CIO agendas following a service disruption at Amazon Web Services. Read our analysis and get links to all the rest of the news on SearchCIO and ...
- March 03, 2017
Industry watchers sound off on cloud worries following Tuesday's disruption. Also in Searchlight: FCC issues stay on privacy rule; Wendy's will serve up self-ordering kiosks.
- February 27, 2017
Providers in Asia and Europe are turning to the open source platform to run their public clouds. But it's not happening stateside.
- February 22, 2017
The European particle physics lab hires young people, gives them the OpenStack skills they crave to run its cloud environment – and then lets them go.
- February 17, 2017
New research shows that custom applications in the cloud are running more core business functions today -- without IT security knowing about it.
- February 13, 2017
Mayer Brown predicts more companies will take on cloud services to aid digital business efforts.
- January 31, 2017
Goldman Sachs CIO Martin Chavez talks up APIs, cloud services and open source as key to meeting digital disruption head on.
- December 13, 2016
Forrester expects cloud software sales to rise in 2017 amid uncertainty swirling around President-elect Trump's policies. But SaaS costs could rise, too.
- November 22, 2016
Cloud computing is helping Perkins School for the Blind deliver bus stop information to people with visual impairment -- today in Boston; tomorrow perhaps in a city near you.
- November 18, 2016
More organizations use Microsoft's bundle of cloud productivity apps, Office 365, than Google's G Suite, a new report shows.
- November 04, 2016
The Microsoft Teams versus Slack news speaks to a bigger story about the nature of work. Also in Searchlight: CenturyLink's $34 billion deal; Google rejects EU charges.
- November 01, 2016
In this issue of CIO Decisions, we explore Facebook's venture into the enterprise collaboration market and why cooperation between business and IT continues to be vital to modern companies' success.
- October 14, 2016
Amid escalating predictions about cloud spending, an industry report shows cloud adoption rates have slid. But the numbers can tell a number of stories.
- October 11, 2016
Microsoft Office is the reigning office productivity suite, sharing its crown with its cloud version, Office 365. But Google isn't giving up on catching up.
- October 10, 2016
Facebook's Workplace promises to put collaboration in the hands of all employees, from sailors and sales clerks to barkeeps, who can use their mobile devices to access the platform.
- October 07, 2016
An IT exec at a recent tech leader conference says cloud isn't always best for his company's ever-growing volumes of data -- stirring a different sort of cloud buzz.
- September 01, 2016
In this month's CIO Decisions, we explore the cultural divide in the cloud office-productivity-apps space, in which Google and Microsoft are battling for market share.
- September 01, 2016
For this issue of CIO Decisions, Features Writer Jason Sparapani talked to CIOs whose companies have adopted cloud office productivity suites to learn about the factors they weighed in their decisions. He learned that while Google Apps was ...
- August 19, 2016
Gartner has a message for IT: To thrive, get into the cloud. Also in Searchlight: Cisco layoffs, Eddie Bauer malware hack, Google's rumored new OS, China's quantum satellite.
- August 18, 2016
Apps for Work: Google's work applications win over young companies and students, but the business suite does have its drawbacks.
- August 16, 2016
AWS, Azure and Google score big in the latest Gartner ranking. But don't just go by good grades when choosing an IaaS cloud platform.
- June 22, 2016
Consultants and job seekers joined practitioners at the Cloud Expo conference with cloud questions on topics ranging from container storage to the internet of things.
- June 15, 2016
Cloud Expo 2016, held in New York in June, offered IT professionals a variety of cloud topics to mine. It also boasted IBM cappuccinos and a hot dog stand.
- June 14, 2016
DevOps speeds the software development process, but it is also highly disruptive. In the June issue of CIO Decisions, read about the challenges and rewards of adopting the DevOps approach.
- June 10, 2016
This week's cloud computing convention drew industry veterans and newbies. Also in Searchlight: France launches terrorist-alert app; Microsoft aims to use search queries to detect cancer.
- June 07, 2016
At online and mobile platform startup TaskRabbit, the TechOps team is as jazzed about the next new thing as the product engineers and data scientists.
- May 31, 2016
In advance of the World BPO/ITO Forum on June 13 and 14 in New York, conference speaker R. Lee Coulter talks about the state of AI applications in IT and business process outsourcing.
- May 12, 2016
A U.K. hotel chain realized it had to get closer to customers who booked their stays through online travel sites. The answer was to cut out the middleman and adopt an API strategy.
- May 10, 2016
The community that plans and updates the cloud infrastructure service has a creative, democratic process of coming up with OpenStack release names.
- May 10, 2016
OpenStack Mitaka, the newest release of the cloud platform, touts user-friendliness as a key trait. Could that further propel the open source project?
- May 06, 2016
IBM is giving the public an all-access pass to its cloud-enabled quantum computing platform. Is it a milestone in quantum computing or just a lot of noise? Also in Searchlight: Facebook rewards 10-year-old hacker; self-driving minivans to hit the ...
- March 31, 2016
When companies get serious about understanding what it costs to get work done employment will change dramatically. Who's ready for the on-demand economy?
- March 30, 2016
Fueled by technology and global in scope, the gig economy is underway. Making it work will require a new social contract.
- February 29, 2016
What's happening in the IT and business processing outsourcing industry? Here's the 2016 outlook from the ITO-BPO pros at global law firm Mayer Brown.
- February 05, 2016
Intel's annual diversity report was released this week, shows that it's made some headway into increasing its workforce diversity: 43.1% of new hires last year were women or minorities, and there ...
- February 01, 2016
Private cloud computing comes with many benefits, but building and managing it is no simple feat. Does your company have what it takes?
- February 01, 2016
Building a private cloud offers a host of appealing benefits, including a scalable computing base and speed as a result of standardization. It's a cloud implementation that has worked wonderfully for some organizations, including financial services ...
- January 28, 2016
As organizations today move more data to the cloud, it's important to cultivate a cloud security culture and enlist a CISO, a new report shows.
- December 23, 2015
A new Industry cloud trend may position IT as a strategic business partner -- and it may mean lost revenue for tech companies that aren't vigilant.