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Feature Article The first 200 servers are the easy part: private cloud advice and why IT won’t lose jobs to the cloud By Jay Fry, CA Technologies The recent CIO.com webcast that featured James Staten of Forrester Research and Bert Armijo of CA Technologies and offered some glimpses into the state of private clouds in large enterprises at the moment. I heard both pragmatism and some good, old-fashioned optimism -- even when the topic turned to the impact of cloud computing on IT jobs. Read the full article for some highlights worth passing on, including a few juicy quotes (which are always fun). Cloud News At Gartner Symposium last week, Gartner analyst Darryl Plummer talked about the need for cloud brokers, which would serve as an intermediary to facilitate transactions with cloud vendors, helping to reduce risk and providing SLAs. This ZDNet article says that Gartn... (more)

2011 Predictions Round-up, US Gov’s ‘Cloud First’ Policy, Google Chrome

Feature Article Insider Theft: WikiLeaks is not the only newsworthy breach By Merritt Maxim, CA Technologies Lost in the high profile media attention around WikiLeaks is the simple fact that WikiLeaks reflects a common security risk all organizations face - the threat from insiders.  While the sensitive nature of the WikiLeaks data has resulted in more media attention, the reality is that insider attacks are happening all the time.  Case in point is this week's story that the SEC has charged an employee of a Delaware law firm and his brother-in-law with insider trading. At firs... (more)

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Feature Article Is Business Ready for Cloud? You Bet!   By George Watt, CA Technologies  Even with recent announcements and case studies documenting the value and potential of cloud computing, there is still much discussion about whether business and IT leaders are ready to take concrete steps to adopt it.  Here are three reasons why cloud computing is more than just hype, and how cloud computing is improving the delivery of business services. Read the full article.  Cloud News With its Elastic Beanstalk service, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is moving into the PaaS service space, w... (more)

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Feature Article Leveraging the Cloud to Accelerate IT Renewal By Vaughan Merlyn, Vaughan Merlyn Consulting The Convergence of Consumer IT and Business IT Information and technology are becoming ever more central to what a company (or government, or any organization) does and how it does it. IT for the consumer world (think iPhones, iPads, Kindles, Facebook, eBay, and so on) and IT for the business world are converging. After all, business people are consumers, their customers are consumers, and how we navigate our personal lives spills over into our business lives and vice versa. An... (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)