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TechViews: Neurocam scans your brains and records your interests, DevOps myth busters, Top 5 practices to ensure mobile security and more! Gartner: How CIOs Can Show Support for Customer Experience Initiatives by Reprioritizing IT Projects* Customer experience initiatives are becoming increasingly popular and, as a result, increasingly demanded by C-level executives and board directors. Customer experience is viewed as a long-term strategic differentiator for businesses, and if organizations are going to be serious about it, they need to reprioritize future IT project investments. In this report, Gartner provides recommendations to organizations wishing to better support these customer experience initiatives. Read this complimentary industry report to learn more about how you can reprioritize IT projects to make time for customer experience initiatives. Featured Arti... (more)

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Feature Article Cloud conjures up new IT roles; apps & business issues are front & center By Jay Fry, CA Technologies So you’ve managed to avoid going the way of the dodo, and dodged the IT job “endangered species list” I talked about earlier. Great. Now the question is, what are some of the roles within IT that cloud computing is putting front & center? My thoughts are based on what I’ve heard and discussed with IT folks, analysts, and other vendors recently. Many of those thoughts even resonated well with what I’ve heard this week here at the Gartner Data Center Conference in ... (more)

This Week in Cloud, February 3, 2011

Feature Article: I Thought I Could Get a Crystal Ball in Amsterdam By Matt Richards, CA Technologies There I was, walking through the antiques market, the flower market, and the flea market in Amsterdam, and I figured, of all places, I would find a crystal ball.  I would be able to see the future.  Sadly, there was no crystal ball.  Lots of other curios, but no ball.  But, then Verizon acquired Terremark last week, and it got me thinking.  Who needs a crystal ball? Read the full article. Cloud News Verizon purchased Terremark late last week. In this blog entry, Forrester’s Jam... (more)

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Featured on Cloud Commons Gartner report: The Cloud is Less Important than the Cloud Operating Model Do cloud service providers have a new and better approach to IT operations figured out – and can enterprises learn from them? In this report by Cameron Haight of Gartner (available free of charge on Cloud Commons), Cameron details new approaches to application and infrastructure architecture that some large public cloud firms are using to improve service delivery. Read the full report. Feature article On Cloud Computing Standards and Definitions When I go to the gas station these ... (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)