Cloud’s Challenges and Opportunities for IT Pros
A recent IDC FutureScape on the future of the cloud market forecasts that 65 percent of organizations’ IT assets will be offsite, in co-located, hosting and cloud data centers by 2018. One-third of IT staff will be working at third-party service providers.
Cloud for Local Government Global Blog Series, A Better Economy in the Cloud
My colleague Norm Jacknis (former CIO of Westchester County, New York) passed along a list of CIO concerns for 2013 that was prepared by Alan Shark of Public Technology Institute, a nonprofit that provides technology guidance to local government. The list for cities and counties included: 1. Big Data (Smart City) 2. Consolidation 3. GIS as centerpiece for […]
How Are You Going to Secure Your Cloud Network Infrastructure?
By Biren Mehta, Senior Marketing Manager, SP Marketing in Routing and Switching, Cisco Cloud computing brings a significant shift in how IT services will be deployed, delivered and consumed. This promises to bring significant benefits to both consumers and suppliers in terms of agility, automation, and cost. However, security remains a key barrier to realizing […]
Virtualization Everywhere, but not a Cloud in Sight!
Customers have often said to me, “Joann, we have virtualization all over the place. That’s cloud isn’t it?” My response is, “Well not really, that is not a cloud, but you can get to cloud!” Then there is a brief uncomfortable silence, which I resolve with an action provoking explanation that I will now share […]