Cloud computing for business
- 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.
- July 14, 2010
Westmont College turned to cloud computing services to help recover from a fire that destroyed 20 buildings. The services integrate CRM data with the school's back-end ERP system.
- July 09, 2010
A question has been nagging me since I attended Cloud Expo in New York: What metrics can IT departments use to charge back business units for cloud services? Measured service is fundamental to the ...
- July 08, 2010
IT chargeback is being put to the test by cloud computing. Which metrics can be used to charge business units for IaaS, PaaS and SaaS?
- July 06, 2010
Integrated computing stacks from Oracle and IBM aren't catching on with most CIOs, but some see an advantage when stacks are connected with architectures for private cloud computing.
- June 29, 2010
As private cloud computing gains traction in the enterprise, pitfalls await uninformed IT staff. Avoid common mistakes by reading our list of private cloud misperceptions.