cloud technology

T-Systems Industry Experts Address the Business Case for Cloud Technology at CIO Roundtable

Grazed from PR NewsWire.  Author: PR Announcement.

T-Systems, a global provider of information and communication technology systems for multinational corporations and public sector institutions, today announced that T-Systems Senior Vice President of Sales for the Americas Region Paul Warrenfelt and Head of Portfolio and Solution Design, Dr. Gregory O. Smith, will participate at the CIO magazine Executive Roundtable in Chicago on Wednesday, March 28th.

The roundtable discussion is titled "Pervasive Doesn't Always Equal Productive: The Business Case For Cloud Technology" and will focus on how the cloud is evolving from a technology enabler into a true business tool of demonstrable top-line and bottom-line value...

 

Social Media and Cloud Computing Top Internal Auditors' Technology Hot List, According to New Protiviti Research

Grazed from MarketWatch.  Author: PR Announcement.

Increasingly, internal audit professionals must possess a strong understanding of hot areas of technology such as cloud computing and social media - and the risks they bring - in order to perform their jobs at a high level, according to a new study from Protiviti ( www.protiviti.com ), a global consulting firm. However, many internal auditors say their technology IQ could be improved a few points, both in understanding new technologies and employing technology-enabled auditing processes.

 

With a focus on technology, the sixth edition of Protiviti's Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey ( www.protiviti.com/IAsurvey ) assesses internal auditors' skills and knowledge, and identified those competencies most in need of improvement. More than 800 internal audit professionals from around the world participated in the survey...

Cloud Computing: It's ASP All Over Again

Grazed from eCommerce Times.  Author : Denis Pombriant.

One of my favorite Mark Twain quotes is, "History doesn't repeat itself, but it rhymes."

I thought of it again last week when I read about the price war going on in the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) space. Larry Dignon made the clever observation that he paid more for electricity in January than it cost to get IT infrastructure now that Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) have decided to double down on the infrastructure game...

IBM puts secure Windows, Linux in the cloud via USB

Grazed from ZDNet.  Author: Jack Clark.

IBM designed the Secure Enterprise Desktop technology for businesses that want to secure employee-owned devices while making sure that all the company's data is backed up to a corporate or IBM-operated datacentre. Bring your own device (BYOD) is an thorny topic for IT managers under pressure to allow corporate use of devices owned by employees.

IBM's Secure Enterprise Desktop technology was shown to ZDNet UK at CeBIT in Hanover on Wednesday. It uses a USB stick with its own HTTPS stack, bootloader and proprietary code to create a secure connection between a partitioned drive on the client computer and a remotely located server. IBM was hoping to find businesses at the show to test the prototype and ultimately buy the service...

Cloud Computing and SaaS: Information Technology Evolving

Grazed from CloudTweaks.  Author: Cenon Gaytos.

Information technology is very important in higher education. There are just many advantages of the IT that we cannot just ignore. For example, IT allows learners to actually explore the world in the safety of their classrooms. With IT facilities, the teacher can bring the world to the classroom and bring the classroom to the world.

IT, as a matter of fact, is also supposed to mean less consumption on the part of the education institutions (Hignite et al., 2010).  How is IT supposed to do this? Well, IT is largely capable of making sure that learners and teachers can access applications through the internet. With this, it is thought that educational institutions can reduce or cut their educational spending. However, we now know that they are wrong...

How Cloud Redefines Our Most Important Business Technology Relationships

Grazed from Forbes.  Author: Joe McKendrick.

“May you live in interesting times.”

In a previous post, David Nichols, principal and CIO services leader for Ernst & Young IT Advisory Services, outlined some compelling business cases for the cloud, and described the threshold many enterprises have yet to cross before they become cloud-intensive enterprises. But what’s it doing to our important relationships — between companies, IT managers, business managers, and even outsourcers?

For anyone involved in technology development and delivery, these are exciting times, says Nichols. Cloud computing is reshaping the way businesses relate to technology, managers and professionals relate to each other...

Is there any difference between SOA and the cloud?

Grazed from FierceCIO.  Author: Carolyn Carlson.

Service oriented architecture and cloud computing both offer access to applications by way of standard, reusable services, and they both provide hardware independence, location transparency and a chargeback system. Proponents of each might maintain that they are different things, but SOA appears to be transitioning into the cloud, writes Joe McKendrick at ZDNet.

Successful cloud deployment requires an enterprise-wide SOA strategy, according to E.G. Nadhan, who offers five signs revealing the cloud as an extension of SOA...

What's ahead in 2012 for cloud, mobile apps, cyber?

Grazed from Washington Today.  Author:  David Hubler.

Expect disruptive technologies – cloud computing, mobility, social computing, big data and smart analytics, IT appliances, and cybersecurity – to become more tightly woven into mission-critical systems and processes in 2012 as government and private organizations look for ways to innovate and also operate more cost efficiently.

That’s one of Unisys’ predictions for 2012 based on its work with clients around the world.

The findings were released on Jan. 18.

Among the company's predictions: Cloud computing will continue to be the top IT investment priority in 2012...