Cloud security sometimes a red herring
Two commonly held beliefs about cloud computing solutions—that they are cheaper and less secure than in-house options-- are often not true, a leading Gartner analyst said last week.
Beware of the Cloudwashers
Ever get the feeling that the cloud salesman is selling you fluffy white lies? TechRepublic blogger Thoran Rodrigues says you may be getting cloudwashed.
Your Guide to Application Services Terminology and Acronyms
Don't know your ALM from your APM from your ASM or ASP? We'll set you straight with a glossary of terms common to applications services.
Survey: Cloud is key to success
In a recent CFO Research survey of chief financial officers and IT executives, 75 percent of the respondents cited cloud computing as a key to success.
Cloud buyers need an education
Buyers of cloud services overwhelmingly prefer private clouds over public clouds, primarily because of security concerns, according to a recent Everest Group survey. The challenge of integration is second on their list of concerns.
Taking the long view
Most North American finance executives agree that taking a long-term view when evaluating the costs of maintaining their finance systems is important. But most companies also wait and address problems in those systems only when they arise.
Frozen budgets push CIOs to outside technologies
With chief information officers dealing with flat to negative IT budgets for more than a decade, their priorities are skewed toward externally oriented digital technologies for 2013, according to Gartner Inc.’s latest CIO survey.
Welcome to the CFO Application Services Learning Center
Welcome to the CFO Application Services Learning Center, a new site where we’ll explore the business applications hosting world.
The cloud’s capability is forcing changes on application developers
The new cloud infrastructure in today’s environment represents a huge leap in capability, says Washington Post contributor Martin Mikos.
Riding the cloud to IT budget cuts
Savvis and Vanson Bourne have an interesting report out on chief information officers’ attitudes toward cloud services: IT Leadership Report “Fast-Forward to the Cloud.&doublequot;
Gartner Sees Cloud Services Brokers on the Rise
One trend to look for this year: IT departments at large companies taking on the role of brokers of cloud services for their employers.