Cloud computing for business
- October 13, 2010
IT executives share their IT governance strategies as consumerization and the cloud change the rules -- and responsibilities -- of IT.
- September 23, 2010
Transferring data outside your four walls, particularly over the Internet, is not an appealing prospect to many CIOs. But cloud uptime? Now that is an even larger trust issue that CIOs just can't ...
- September 16, 2010
A CIO was recently approached by a business line manager about a problem with a cloud service. The manager asked if the CIO could help resolve the issue, and the CIO gave him a flat-out “No.” It is ...
- September 15, 2010
As CIOs wait for public-cloud offerings to mature, they look to offshore providers for services that confer competitive advantage. First up: a two-tier ERP or hub-and-spoke model.
- September 08, 2010
Outsourcing solutions are undergoing a seismic shift, says the head of outsourcing at A.T. Kearney. See what CIOs want from outsourcing companies, and the tradeoffs made in return.
- September 02, 2010
The IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) books -- 30 years in the making and regarded by many as the industry's bible for managing IT services -- do not at first glance seem like such a hot match for ...
- September 01, 2010
Public and private cloud computing have penetrated enterprises, forcing IT to develop a plan for managing two distinct service-delivery models.
- August 24, 2010
A cloud computing solution at Harvard Medical School illustrates the need for CIOs to articulate the business case and bring everyone into the process.
- August 20, 2010
If you think cloud computing is coming on strong, well, you ain't seen nothing yet. Analysts at Gartner Inc. predict that worldwide revenue from cloud services will balloon from $58.6 billion in ...
- August 19, 2010
Cyber insurance should be standard for cloud computing vendors, experts say, but some providers fail to obtain it. Customers of cloud service providers need to share the risk.
- August 17, 2010
All eyes are on cloud provider liability limits as experts ponder the financial backing needed for enterprise trust.
- August 12, 2010
Experts lament the lack of cloud computing law covering the financial remuneration of unexpected downtime, while some cloud providers innovate with money-back guarantees.
- August 05, 2010
Of all the potential showstoppers to enterprise adoption of the public cloud -- including such well-touted concerns as security, interoperability and portability -- liability policies have emerged ...
- July 29, 2010
With older approaches to server provisioning proving inadequate for many cloud computing initiatives, corporate users look to image-based provisioning for a solution.
- July 21, 2010
The long-debated chargeback process has been revived by cloud computing, which could change how IT groups are organized and operate in a competitive and stressed economy.