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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)

TechViews: Big Data is clear for take-off, YouTube is married to the Cloud and more!

TechViews: Big Data is clear for take-off, YouTube is married to the Cloud and more! Featured Article DevOps and Putting the Customer First go Hand-in-Hand By Jason Meserve In today’s “customer first” world, all businesses are software businesses. That means, in order for companies to ensure a good customer experience, they need to ensure that their software is top notch and humming along without a hic-up. That is why in today’s business world DevOps and putting the customer first go hand-in-hand. Tech News Big Data is on its way up! Airlines are looking to implement Big Data to... (more)

This Week in Cloud: Making ‘Good Enough’ the New Normal

By Jay Fry, CA Technologies In looking back on some of the more insightful observations that I've heard concerning cloud computing in 2010, one kept coming up over and over again. IT is being weighed down by more and more complexity as time goes on. The systems are complex, the management of those systems is complex, and the underlying processes are, well, also complex. The cloud seems to offer two ways out of this problem. Read the full article. Cloud News Amazon is creating pre-configured templates for Oracle applications to make it possible for Oracle users to run their apps ... (more)

IBM Watson Helps Fight Cancer from the Cloud

Join the Cloud Commons group on Smart Enterprise to stay up-to-date on the latest cloud news, videos, blogs, and events. Cloud News IBM announced that it is offering a cloud-based version of Watson to help oncologists develop cancer treatments, according to this GigaOM article. Watson is famous for defeating Ken Jennings in a game of Jeopardy!, but IBM has big plans for the system and is teaming up with hospitals and universities to realize Watson’s full potential. A recent survey by KPMG of over 600 business and IT executives revealed that the key cloud challenges include the co... (more)

This Week in Cloud, June 13, 2013: The cloud security gap, Study finds cloud reduces energy consumption, Cloud computing myths. And more…

Interview with Sir Richard Branson! Sir Richard Branson, founder and chairman of Virgin Group, discusses how he has been able to foster innovation by giving his employees the ability to be creative, take chances, and learn from failure in this interview from CA World. Cloud News A new survey sponsored by Microsoft reveals that while many small and medium businesses worry about security and data privacy in the cloud, once they made the move to cloud, they find it more secure and private than their previous on-premise system, according to this InformationWeek article. A recent surv... (more)