Cloud computing for business

  • November 25, 2015 25 Nov'15

    Technology, people issues can set back your private cloud journey

    Choosing the right technology for your private cloud is no doubt crucial -- there are incompatibility issues and the threat of creeping complexity -- but finding the right people for your cloud ...

  • November 25, 2015 25 Nov'15

    Between private cloud heaven and hell

    When Alan Waite first started talking about the difficulty of private cloud computing, he likened what could go wrong to the nine circles of hell in Dante Alighieri's Inferno, the 14th-century work ...

  • November 24, 2015 24 Nov'15

    Executive pay for senior IT leaders stable in 2015, amid big changes

    As senior IT leaders sought to adapt IT strategies to a rapidly changing, digitally connected marketplace, one thing that didn't change in 2015 was their pay.

  • November 13, 2015 13 Nov'15

    Gartner: IoT services, connected 'things' to surge in 2016

    The IoT services boom is on, says Gartner. What does that mean for CIOs? Also in Searchlight: Four indicted in last year's JP Morgan hack; Google's self-driving car pulled over.

  • November 06, 2015 06 Nov'15

    Too much, too soon? CIOs sound off on IDC 2016 predictions

    IDC gazed into its crystal ball this week, predicting the rise of 'third-platform' tech. Also in Searchlight: Toyota drives toward autonomous autos; CIO Ralph Loura leaves HP.

  • October 30, 2015 30 Oct'15

    HP bows out of public cloud; bringing Agile concepts to change management

    For many technology providers, Amazon represents one of the biggest competitive threats. This is most recently evident with HP's decision to shut down its Helion Public Cloud, ceding to the likes ...

  • October 30, 2015 30 Oct'15

    HP shutters Helion Public Cloud, while Oracle takes on Amazon

    HP ditches Helion Public Cloud and refocuses on the data center. Meanwhile, Oracle's new cloud services take on Amazon. Also in SearchLight: IBM buys The Weather Co.'s digital assets; MasterCard wants to turn everything into a payment device.

  • October 23, 2015 23 Oct'15

    Cloud council: Pick PaaS to swiftly develop, deploy apps

    The need for speedy development and deployment of applications is a real one -- which is why organizations shouldn't pass on PaaS. That was the gist of a talk on platform as a service by Mike ...

  • October 23, 2015 23 Oct'15

    Dell World 2015: New hybrid cloud service and 'coopetition'

    Dell and Microsoft introduced a new hybrid cloud service. What does it mean for the enterprise? Also in Searchlight: IBM reports drop in profit; drone registration required.

  • October 19, 2015 19 Oct'15

    Dell-EMC and the cloud joust

    Senior IT leaders and analysts called the $67 billion Dell-EMC deal a good thing, for the most part. A combined and stable Dell-EMC should offer CIOs a great source of products for their company ...

  • October 13, 2015 13 Oct'15

    Dell-EMC deal strikes chord with CIOs

    Dell-EMC deal: In the wake of the largest technology acquisition ever, CIOs ponder their digital strategies, vendor relationships and the future of IT.

  • October 09, 2015 09 Oct'15

    Cloud contract essentials; notes from Gartner Symposium

    Migrating to the cloud is a big decision with a lot of moving parts. One of the most crucial pieces is the often-dreaded cloud contract. In this two-part feature, learn best practices for ...

  • October 05, 2015 05 Oct'15

    Are CIOs ready for a hybrid cloud future?

    The fear of being out-competed by a born-digital upstart is so strong in today's business climate, it requires a new verb. Businesses will do anything to keep from getting "Ubered" -- that is, ...

  • September 30, 2015 30 Sep'15

    The road to hybrid cloud architecture is paved with mistakes

    IT projects of any kind can be calamitous -- and organizations mixing public and private cloud services with traditional IT have had a lot go wrong, said experts at the Hybrid Cloud Summit.

  • September 25, 2015 25 Sep'15

    Hybrid cloud environments, choice territory for CIOs

    Cloud computing watchers touted the hybrid approach as fast and fortified at the Hybrid Cloud Summit on Thursday. Also in Searchlight: China on cyberattacks; Apple sets target date for an electric car.