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TechViews: Big Data needs to grow up; Apple vs Android fight the Cloud battle, Mobile healthcare and more! Featured Article 5 Reasons You Can’t Ignore the Application Economy By Denise Dubie We’ve have all given into the latest fad and trend at some point in our life. Whether it was bellbottom jeans, sporting a mullet or even dancing to Gangnam style, we have all bought into a fad. Denise Dubie discusses how, although those trends might have seemed a good idea at the time, they didn’t quite pay off. The Application Economy is a different story and, in this blog, Denise provides five reasons why you shouldn’t ignore this hot trend! Tech News Big Data is still a little immature. This interesting Harvard Business Review article discusses how it is time for Big Data to grow up and how it will mature. Apple or Android? The war wages on and on as these two mobile devic... (more)

TechViews: Google Flu Trends Big Data runs a fever, 8 Way Big Data will change sports and more!

TechViews: Google Flu Trends Big Data runs a fever, 8 Way Big Data will change sports and more! Featured Article Are Today's CIOs Cynics or Just Realists? By Jackie Kahle There were some astonishing findings from the recent Vanson Bourne research on The Changing Role of IT that illuminate what CIOs are thinking about the role of their IT department. CIOs are far more negative and pessimistic than their own IT teams when it comes to assessing the strategic role of IT and its impact on the business. But why is that? Tech News It took a lot of work to get developers and IT ops peop... (more)

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Feature Article Using Metrics to Better Discover, Manage and Measure Services By Erik Hille, CA Technologies The increased focus on cloud computing and IT supply chain management has also driven a renewed interest in "services" for many companies.  At issue is how companies can understand the performance of their existing business and services so that these new delivery mechanisms can be incorporated as part of the overall delivery model. I recently delivered a speech on the many ways that organizations attempt to leverage measurements to make sense of the business.  Unfortunately... (more)

This Week in Cloud, February 24, 2011 CEBR: 300,000 new cloud jobs, Kundra’s $20 billion cloud migration, Edison and IT? And more…

Feature Article The 110-year-old light bulb is a little too much like today’s IT By Jay Fry, CA Technologies  Last weekend the San Francisco Chronicle had a big write-up on a crazy fluke of technology: a light bulb that has been working for over a century without burning out. The celebrity bulb hangs from a ceiling, high above a Livermore, Calif., fire department, and has baffled anyone trying to figure out why it is still functioning after 110 years. The curious part about the "centennial bulb" - and the part that strikes me as having some relevance to the IT systems we know a... (more)

This Week in Cloud, May 5, 2011: AWS post-mortem, Forrester on cloud economics and planning for hybrid cloud, are we heading toward a cloud security standoff? And more…

Feature article Cloud Providers vs. Cloud Consumers – Survey results point to impending security standoff By Matthew Gardiner CA Technologies and the Ponemon Institute recently released the results of the second part of our two-part cloud security survey. The first survey focused on the security views of cloud consumers; this survey focuses on the security perspectives of cloud providers. Taken together the two surveys provide a stark contrast of the state of cloud security.  To put it plainly, cloud providers and cloud consumers do not currently agree when it comes to security.... (more)