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TechViews: Make Your Big Data Worth the Investment; The Top 5 Cloud Security Concerns for Your Business and more! Featured Article What Are You Doing About the Changing Role of IT? By Andi Mann It is almost a truism today that business leaders outside IT are increasingly taking control of information technology, and spending the IT budget. SaaS is allowing the CMO to adopt Marketing Automation software, and allowing the EVP of Sales to adopt CRM and SFA tools. LOB leaders are developing their own mobile apps to manage inventories, speed up production and drive efficiency in logistics. Strategy and Finance are using technology partners for data analytics to better understand market opportunities and cost drivers. And they are doing it all without asking IT for permission. Tech News The DevOps movement is young, so many people still do not understand exactly what it ... (more)

Rackspace and Amazon Wars Heat Up

This Week in Cloud, Rackspace and Amazon wars heat up, what Muglia’s departure means to Microsoft, surprises in the Gartner Magic Quadrant IaaS Report. And More… Cloud News Rackspace & AWS wars heat up: Following the heels of Amazon Web Services launching a Platinum cloud support package aimed at the enterprise (as reported in this CRN article), Rackspace counters that AWS still falls short of its own “fanatical support.” Rackspace also announced it is partnering with Akamai to speed application performance on its clouds (read this Channel Register article for details.) A Cloud... (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)

This Week in Cloud, May 17, 2012: Google says cloud is reaching tipping point, SAP’s cloud plans, Cloud improves security. And more…

Watch CloudViews Unplugged Watch the May edition of CloudViews Unplugged – a monthly video blog analyzing the top cloud news stories. Cloud News Google CIO Ben Fried says that the cloud is about to reach a tipping point, according to this WSJ.com article. Fried examines the shift to the cloud that has been occurring over the last 4 years as workers have grown accustomed to simple and free cloud tools at home and want the ability to use the same tools at work. During the Sapphire conference in Orlando, SAP announced their upcoming cloud computing plans that focus on mobility, big ... (more)