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Are You Cloud Native?
In IT, the “next big thing” comes along fairly often. In the cloud, one particular "next big thing" has been in progress for a couple years now -- cloud native computing.
Get Ready for Cloud 2.0
It’s a good time to be a cloud service provider (CSP). According to the newly released Cisco® Global Cloud Index, global cloud traffic will more than quadruple over the next four years. And for many, if not most enterprise cloud customers, conversations are no longer about whether to adopt the cloud. They’re about how well-tuned […]
Ostrich or Eagle: How CIOs Can Address the Shocking Reality of Shadow IT
Recently, I had a conversation with a CIO and her team. We were reviewing the extraordinary growth of unknown and known cloud services within organizations like hers. She turned to her team and asked “well what should we do?” Some of her leaders said: “we can’t control it, so why should we discover it?” Others […]
Cloud Adoption Today: A View of Cloud Maturity for IT Organizations
By Robert Mahowald, IDC Program Vice President, SaaS and Cloud Services We recently surveyed more than 3,450 executive-level IT decisionmakers in 17 countries to find out their future plans and current state of cloud adoption. What we discovered is pretty remarkable. According to IDC’s CloudView Survey, 57% of organizations are already using or planning to […]
Serving up cloud options just got easier
Got cloud? It’s no secret that implementing cloud technologies allows IT to rapidly react and dynamically deliver new services to any business or organization almost instantly. In an ideal world,...
Gain Intelligence From Cloud Sprawl
Co-authored with Robert Dimicco Senior Director, Advanced Services How many cloud services do you think your enterprise uses? You’ll be surprised: businesses use ~10-15 X more cloud services – unknowingly. This is what we call ‘cloud sprawl,’ because there are too many cloud services in a given environment and not enough visibility or control […]
Get Your Cloud Assessed – And Better Manage It Too
In the last two years, we’ve used Cisco Cloud Consumption Assessment and helped many customers discover and understand their cloud services, costs and security risks. The results are surprising! On average, enterprises use nearly 675 cloud services, have much more risk controls needing attention, and use the same cloud services across multiple categories like compute […]
Cloud 101 – Demystifying the Cloud
It’s not really a secret – video is hot and trending, both as a marketing tool and new, modern communication medium. Just check out the facts: 93% of marketers use video for marketing activities Video is the top 3 most effective social media tactic Using “video” in your email subject line will increase open rates […]
How Do You Protect Your Business If Your Cloud Service Provider Fails?
By the end of this year, Gartner predicts 1 of 4 cloud service providers (CSPs) will no longer be in business due to consolidation or lack of funding. Based on the explosive growth of cloud use, you are likely using SaaS to support business critical functions and IaaS compute or storage services from the cloud. […]