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How cloud computing promotes business growth
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While cloud computing adoption has been swift among startups and small-to-midsize businesses with little or no legacy IT operations, larger enterprises have been slower to adopt cloud-related services. Selecting the right providers and services is a gamble when products, pricing and performance change daily. More

The Toyota-Microsoft cloud partnership is a big deal
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Toyota is working with Microsoft to develop new IT-based services for electric and hybrid plug-in cars, such as applications that let owners remotely tell their vehicles when to recharge. What matters for most IT pros is what this deal represents about the future of IT. More

Enterprise social media policies and strategies: A guide for CIOs
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Developing an enterprise social media and collaboration strategy requires a lot more than a CIO asking employees, "Hey, can you post something on Facebook about our company?" A comprehensive approach to enterprise social media and collaboration requires frank discussions about an organization's needs for both internal and external communication, a process to determine who maintains responsibility for social media communiqués, and standards for keeping collaboration-based initiatives on track. More

Software vendors tough on licenses, weak on solutions
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The challenges associated with identifying precisely what software resides on desktops, coupled with fear of costly audits by software publishers creates an unwinnable challenge for the IT department. Purchase too few licenses: expose yourself to legal risk. Purchase too many: squander your software budget. Neither choice is a win-win. More

Business Application of Tablets: The iPad in Content and Context
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Fifty percent of Fortune 100 companies use the iPad for such activities as paperless sales, sales development services, combining mapping and delivery schedules, tracking real-time data about company sales and as an all-purpose assistant. Hear from Leyland Pitt of Simon Fraser University, who will share his findings from recent research on business applications of tablets, as well as his framework for identifying unique tablet applications when you register for the Advanced Practices Council (APC) complimentary webinar, “Business Application of Tablets: The iPad in Content and Context” on April 19 at 12:00 p.m. CST. More

Register for the SIM Chapter Leader Summit
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The SIM Chapter Leader Summit is your opportunity to shape the agenda and future direction of the SIM organization. Take this opportunity to meet leaders from other chapters, share your experiences and learn about the experiences of other chapters. Register today for the 2011 SIM Chapter Leader Summit. More

Internet2 turns 15. Has it delivered on its promise?
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With nearly $100 million in new funding, Internet2, the faster, better Internet reserved for research and education, has embarked on an upgrade that will boost backbone capacity to a staggering 8.8Tbps and expand services to hundreds of thousands of libraries, schools and medical centers. More

What the cloud really costs: Do you know?
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For CIOs who distrust most technological promises, cloud computing sets off alarm bells. Yet those CIOs finding success in the cloud say their colleagues should be equally skeptical of IT managers who claim they can deliver better and cheaper results internally. More

Manageability issues impede adoption of virtualisation    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Virtual infrastructure management challenges are hindering the adoption of virtualization within businesses, according to research. A survey of 253 CIOs by Vanson Bourne and Veeam Software shows 45 percent felt management concerns are slowing down the company's adoption of virtualization. More

Device choices make mobile workforce management decisions primary
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Interest in Apple's iPad is surging into the halls of enterprise IT. Many CIOs are considering putting iPads into the hands of their mobile workforce. Historically, mobile employees, such as delivery staff and insurance claims adjusters, have used mobile devices. The iPad, however, with its relatively low cost and user-friendly interface, is turning heads in a field that traditionally has been more comfortable with durable and reliable, rather than sexy, technology. More

Facebook will share energy tips from new data center
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Facebook is promoting energy efficiency in data centers. The social networking giant announced Friday that it has launched the Open Compute Project, which will share the custom-engineered, energy-saving technology at its new data center. More

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