Securing the company’s data is one of the primary jobs of the person with the CIO job. As the importance of information technology grows and more and more of our data moves into the cloud, keeping that data out of the hands of hackers is becoming a bigger and bigger issue. As CIOs go looking … Read moreCIOs Want To Know: Is Tape Making A Comeback?
It goes without saying that every CIO is thinking about cloud computing. We can’t pick up an industry magazine, attend a conference, or even talk with a vendor without being bombarded with cloud-related discussions talking about how it relates to the importance of information technology. However, moving your company’s IT infrastructure into the cloud is … Read moreCIOs Are Asking: Why The Cloud and Why Now?
I suspect that by now just like most CIOs you have heard a great deal about the promises offered by cloud computing and if you have not already taken the plunge and dived into cloud computing, then at least you have a plan to do so in the near future because you understand the importance … Read moreThe Dark Side Of Cloud Computing
I’m sure that by now you’ve read some of the stories that are out there about CIOs who managed to get themselves into outsourcing contracts that turned out badly. The reasons that the deals took a turn for the worse are many and varied, but the end result is the same: the CIO’s customers were … Read moreCIOs Fix Outsourcing Problems By Putting The Fox In Charge Of The Chickens
Every CIO has heard about the Cloud by now – computing services provided by a vendor that your company can lease and access via the Internet. All of the articles sure seem to indicate that moving enterprise applications into the cloud makes good economic sense and can enhance the importance of information technology to the … Read moreCIOs Need To Plan Their Move Into The Cloud In Order To Avoid “Cloud Stall”
I like clouds, you like clouds, everyone likes clouds. CIOs everywhere are getting inundated with cloud requests, cloud proposals, and cloud projects. However, committing your company’s IT assets to the cloud is a big deal considering the importance of information technology to the company. This sure seems like the kind of thing that you don’t … Read moreQuestions About The Cloud That Every CIO Should Be Asking
Yea Cloud Computing! Everyone is in the process of falling in love with cloud computing and its sister Software-As-A-Service (SaaS). What CIO wouldn’t love an opportunity to no longer have to buy and pay to maintain computing hardware that was only going to become obsolete overtime (this is almost a part of the definition of … Read moreHow SaaS Can Turn Into A Nightmare For A CIO
Cloud computing is all the rage in every IT department these days. Just about every CIO is racing from meeting to meeting in which plans for moving even more of the company’s IT applications into “the cloud” is being planned. However, it turns out that since cloud computing is still so new, not all of … Read moreWhat Should CIOs Be Looking For In Their Clouds?
When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight, who are you going to call? Probably FedEx, the package shipping company. What you might not know is that FedEx has an enormous IT infrastructure that they use to move all of those packages around. Why would they be thinking about messing with success and moving … Read moreWhy FedEx’s CIO Has His Head In The Cloud
So there I was the other day talking with one of my CIO customers and I was going on and on about how they could introduce cloud computing into their IT department. I had been working with this client for several years and we know each other very well so he felt comfortable in stopping … Read moreCloud Computing 101: Just Exactly What Is A Cloud?