Enterprise IT and big data on the agenda for Oracle’s annual mega event
Oracle, the giant software and hardware provider, has scheduled this year’s Oracle OpenWorld for Sept. 21 through 26 in San Francisco. Last year, more than 50,000 people attended.
IT services will get cheaper, thanks to cloud
Cloud computing will drive down the pay rates for IT services over the long term, but it is increasing rates in the short term, according to a new study.
Microsoft: Cloud is one key
One of the messages in Microsoft’s reorganization memo: Cloud computing services will be a key area for the company.
CalPERS makes move to managed applications services
The largest public pension fund in the U.S. has outsourced its application management and other computer services to a private cloud provider.
White paper: Security pros lack virtualized application knowledge
A Forrester white paper from earlier this year sounds a warning about security in the cloud, claiming that information security professionals are often out of the loop when it comes to virtualized applications and workloads.
A starting point for IT risk assessment
A new report on IT innovation for small businesses by TechRepublic includes an IT risk assessment framework that could be a useful starting point for large companies as well.
BP tells an IT story
How do you move the world’s fifth-largest company to the cloud? Start with the digital communications, including your website.
When staying in-house makes sense
Sometimes a cloud computing solution isn’t the answer—if it makes your business overly dependent on one cloud provider, for example, or if the price is higher than your in-house solution.
Protecting data while moving to the cloud
A recently released white paper on data protection management provides some insight into the issues that crop up as organizations move more and more of their servers into the cloud.
Two new tools from application management providers
Last week, two California companies that provide cloud application management solutions announced new tools for measuring cloud performance.
Prognosis for pointless processes: Poor
When a senior executive is weighing whether to outsource enterprise application management, one issue to consider is the extraneous processes. Should they be evaluated by a third party, could they be managed better and should they be culled?
Hybrids: know the basics
Most enterprises use a hybrid cloud –usually private and public clouds linked together—or have plans to migrate to a hybrid cloud. But hybrid cloud use raises several questions for enterprises: When does it make sense to build a hybrid cloud? What are the benefits? How does the enterprise build and manage a hybrid cloud?