Cloud computing for business
- October 07, 2009
IT disaster recovery is dead, according to the head of the Disaster Recovery Institute International. Here's how DR is becoming synonymous with business continuity.
- August 25, 2009
New technologies such as virtualization, disk backup and cloud are radically changing IT disaster recovery services.
- August 19, 2009
Once you have virtualized most of your servers, what's next? Experts dish on the next steps to creating a virtual infrastructure, sometimes with little capital investment.
- August 17, 2009
Good morning! Last week, SearchCIO.com delved into private clouds, network access control in the enterprise, Lean thinking for IT and virtualization strategies. To learn more about any of these ...
- August 11, 2009
CIOs reluctant to put cloud pilots into production are investing in private clouds with moves they can then take to the public cloud later.
- August 06, 2009
There were a lot of messages that came out of the recent Burton Group Catalyst conference in San Diego surrounding the public cloud. But one resonated more than others: You need to get a grip on ...
- August 06, 2009
In their rush to get services on the market, cloud computing providers are leaving quite a few gaps when it comes to contracts and accountability. Here's what to watch out for.
- July 30, 2009
Users want to consume IT as a Service and will bypass IT, or nudge IT into the cloud if necessary, to get there. Plus: How companies are handling chargeback.
- July 27, 2009
No weather-related complaints from me this week – it's definitely summer in New England. Though it's steamy out, I couldn't be happier! Here's the latest content from SearchCIO.com, where this past ...
- July 21, 2009
Still learning about the cloud? This quick rundown of four well-known vendors with cloud computing services is for you.
- July 14, 2009
Cloud computing seem out of your midmarket reach? This quick-hit guide answers common questions, dispels myths and provides tangible cloud computing facts.
- June 29, 2009
Michael Jackson’s passing and the outpouring of grief and curiosity made its way full force onto the Internet last week, slowing down webmail, news sites and search engines and grinding Twitter to ...
- June 12, 2009
It seems every time I ask someone what they think about cloud computing, I’m asked five or more questions in return: Isn’t what cloud providers offer pretty cookie cutter? Translate that as, “They ...
- June 10, 2009
BI in the cloud raises questions, possibilities for CIOs here at Information Builders user conference in Nashville.
- June 09, 2009
For $1,700 per month, Mayer Electric finds a B2B integration service to satisfy a small but growing customer base seeking an end-to-end "punchout" online ordering process.
- June 05, 2009
Verizon unveiled their cloud computing offering this week and introduced a new question into the debate over cloud: Which is more important, price or reliability? Carl Brooks runs down Verizon's ...
- May 28, 2009
I checked in with early cloud adopter Jerry Hodge, CIO of Hamilton Beach Brands Inc., for an update on his pioneering migration from Lotus Notes to Gmail -- the quintessential cloud app. The ...
- May 26, 2009
Server virtualization, plus software-based replication and cloud computing offerings, can reduce the cost of your IT disaster recovery plan.
- May 12, 2009
Software testing services in the cloud mean faster time to market and cost savings for application development, but watch out for these limitations.
- May 08, 2009
What happens when open source and cloud computing collide? Cost savings, flexibility and (at least one open source vendor hopes) midmarket CIOs checking it out. Open source CRM provider SugarCRM ...
- April 28, 2009
As Gartner and others see growing interest in outsourcing data centers in part or in whole, cost alone is rarely the sole driving factor.
- April 27, 2009
It was a virtualization-heavy week for SearchCIO.com, as we covered VMware's new cloud operating system, virtualization management tools and SOA governance, and tested our readers' knowledge of ...
- April 22, 2009
In this exclusive video interview with iRobot CIO Jay Leader, learn about his thoughts on SaaS, cloud computing and how the role of the CIO has evolved.
- April 21, 2009
VMware's new cloud operating system, vSphere, brings new capabilities, though some big cloud projects will use Microsoft's virtualization technology.
- April 16, 2009
MIT’s Kirsch Auditorium was standing room only last night for a forum on cloud computing, part of the university’s Innovation Series for entrepreneurs, investors and patent attorneys. But there was ...
- April 16, 2009
Cloud computing is at that early stage where there’s much discussion of taxonomy: Is it infrastructure? Is it Software as a Service? Is it a platform? All well and good, but little discussed so far ...
- April 07, 2009
For the price of a SAN, Marian College is building a private cloud to create a flexible IT architecture and help transform the liberal arts school into a university.
- April 02, 2009
Learn how to effectively incorporate remote/branch offices into your established disaster recovery plans with tips and advice from one of Forrester's DR analysts.
- March 30, 2009
Welcome back from the weekend! Here are the latest stories from SearchCIO.com, dealing with the private cloud, identity and access management, and some very newsy security standards for compliance ...
- March 24, 2009
Turning server virtualization and the cloud computing concept into a private cloud is more than semantics. Our expert details how it differs from a virtual server farm and more.
- March 09, 2009
For the latest from SearchCIO.com – including cloud computing tips, conference coverage, cost-cutting strategies for CIOs and our guide on Software as a Service (SaaS) and service-oriented ...
- March 03, 2009
Cloud computing allows a firm to bring its call center in-house to improve customer service, plus integrate applications and provide executive dashboards. Here's how.
- February 10, 2009
SearchCIO.com's comprehensive survey of IT spending plans for 2009 shows that the recession is taking a bite out of IT budgets, particularly for hardware purchases. Security and compliance spending is up, and the focus on business intelligence ...
- February 04, 2009
Changing pricing models, longer contracts and customization are making it harder to switch providers, so build safety nets into your SaaS contracts.
- January 21, 2009
Partners offer the customization and business process improvements that enterprise apps require, but new complexity doesn't override traditional SaaS benefits.
- January 13, 2009
The recession has CIOs scrambling to contain costs any way they can. Midmarket appliance maker Hamilton Beach found a way to save $1 million: Gmail.
- November 13, 2008
For CIOs who already budget lean, here are four more places to save. You can stop some projects, reduce service levels, increase levels of risk and, yeah, move to the cloud.
- October 31, 2008
Google Gmail users now have the option to send text messages to mobile phones. The experimental app, found in Gmail Labs, was made available to all users Thursday night. The feature is very similar ...
- October 21, 2008
Hesitant about cloud computing, despite the benefits? Learn how Google addresses cloud computing concerns and points out the midmarket positives.
- October 01, 2008
Forrester Research Inc.'s new "IT everywhere" concept predicts what enterprise architecture will look like in coming years.
- September 30, 2008
Microsoft's Craig Mundie says the next era of computing will ride on multi-core processing and spatial computing, but it will be defined -- as previous computing eras -- by killer apps.
- August 19, 2008
Waiting for the economic gods to rain on IT's parade? A new Gartner report on information technology spending and a hot jobs list from Forrester suggest it's not in the forecast.
- July 09, 2008
Cloud computing -- should you love it or leave it? For now, maybe both, Forrester Research says.
- July 01, 2008
Oh, so we went to the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston about three weeks ago and interviewed Rishi Chandra, a product manager with Google’s enterprise division. What follows below is a half-hour ...
- June 11, 2008
A Google executive argues that all significant IT innovations in the next decade will happen through cloud computing.
- May 06, 2008
Gartner analysts say hosted email is edging toward its moment in the sun, but barriers remain for the midmarket.
- April 23, 2008
Not more than 48 hours seems to go by here without another press release on some new Software as a Service (SaaS) offering that promises to make life a heck of a lot easier for midmarket CIOs. As a ...
- April 15, 2008
The proliferation of personal health record programs -- with big ones under way from Google and Microsoft -- means a whole new set of questions for hospital CIOs to answer.
- April 15, 2008
Cloud computing is a disruptive force in computing, akin to the revolution ushered in by the Internet. The big vendors are dumping billions into new services and architecture.
- January 29, 2008
Saas vs. ASP: Which is the best solution for your company? We asked our readers if SaaS is going the way of ASPs. Here's what they had to say.
- December 20, 2007
As it goes public today, SaaS provider NetSuite is hot, hot, hot. But large companies have good reason to remain lukewarm for SaaS. One analyst's advice: Curb your enthusiasm until you do the logistics.
- September 10, 2007
The Google partnership with Capgemini puts flesh on the bones of its designs on the enterprise app market. The other 800-pound gorilla, as well as the SaaS stars, will surely take notice.
- October 03, 2006
With Software as a Service on the rise, IT administrators have to know which applications will be entering their lines of business.
- June 14, 2006
Software as a Service is an idea that many IT managers want to embrace, but there are loads of details that need to be ironed out.
- January 13, 2006
Grid computing for capacity on demand and Java form the heart of lovefest between CEOs Larry Ellison and Scott McNealy.
- March 12, 2005
There's no question that data backup and recovery is essential for all businesses. The emergence of Web-based storage service providers has some small and medium-sized businesses wondering what to do, as storage options are aplenty. But depending on...
- February 02, 2005
Sun Microsystems has a new pay-as-you-go plan, but some CIOs say they are waiting on proof before purchasing.
- December 22, 2004
SearchCIO.com expert, Jeff Kaplan, offers up his predictions for what he thinks 2005 holds for outsourcing deals, on-demand and utility computing.
- October 14, 2004
Utility computing is actually a combination of these ideas. It can be defined as the automated deployment and management of computing power and applications on an on-demand basis.
- September 03, 2004
It seems like everyone is trying to get on the on-demand, utility computing bandwagon. Nearly every technology company has its own utility computing strategy. But the telecommunications carriers have been slow to focus on this market opportunity. ...
- June 08, 2004
Hewlett-Packard's Nora Denzel makes a pitch for the company's utility computing initiative.
- May 27, 2004
Grid computing will take a giant leap in acceptance within the next few years as better technology ups productivity and reduces costs.
- September 15, 2003
One of the IT buzzwords of 2003 -- almost the IT equivalent of Ben and J. Lo (at the very least Demi and Ashton), the concept of utility computing has gotten another round of kudos as a cost-saver, but even cost savings, like most things, come with ...
- August 29, 2003
On-demand is one of this year's hottest trends according to the Wall Street Journal and Gartner Inc., and that's without being a mainstream member of the tech culture or even having a clear definition. Once everyone can define it and is doing...
- June 10, 2003
Utility computing makes so much sense, it's scary. Spam is just plain scary. Both topics are hot for totally different reasons.
- May 29, 2003
Utility computing will be more like futility computing if a company's business processes are not aligned with its technical infrastructure. And that's just for starters.
- May 27, 2003
Utility computing -- your job may depend on it. It's a simple concept, but implementing the technology isn't so simple. There are certain steps you must consider to ensure success.
- May 21, 2003
Utility computing makes so much sense, it's scary. But there are some things to consider before you flip the switch and let the computing juice flow.
- April 22, 2003
The concept of grid computing, or tapping into widespread IT resources to power centralized applications, is coming of age. Already some companies are experimenting with the idea to get more production out of their existing infrastructure or to ...
- April 01, 2003
If you want your business to keep up with demanding customers and stiff competition, you better get real –- as in real-time. Gartner analysts say the technology is on top-five investment lists for many CIOs this year. But here's a real-time ...