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The 2011 Mandate for C-Level Tech Executives

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Susan Hall.

We here at IT Business Edge have been talking for quite some time about the radical changes taking place in IT, both in terms of technology and with the work force. (I was shocked at the number of results I got on a search of our site for the phrase "end as we know it.")


Moving To The Cloud Is Not Cut And Paste

Grazed from Network Computing.  Author: Mike Fratto.

Red Hat CEO: Cloud Having Halo Effect on Revenues Today

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Derrick Harris.

What Won’t Happen in 2011: Mass Cloud Adoption, For One

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Derrick Harris.

Teradata to Acquire Aprimo For $525 Million

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Ryan Kim.

Managing IT-as-a-Service in 2011 Will Require Better Tools

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Michael Vizard.

When it comes to the future of enterprise IT, there’s a lot of talk about how IT needs to evolve into a set of on-demand services. No trend better illustrates that issue than the move to cloud computing.

Dell To Acquire Healthcare Cloud-Storage Specialist InSite One

Grazed from CRN.  Author: Scott Campbell.

Dell (NSDQ:Dell) has agreed to acquire cloud-based medical archiving company InSite One to help healthcare organizations simplify the keeping of their data, according to Dell.

InSite One, based in Wallingford, Conn., manages nearly 55 million clinical studies and 3.6 billion medical images and supports almost 800 clinical sites using a secure, scalable cloud infrastructure, according to Dell.

Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service and Web Hosting

Grazed from Gartner.  Author: Editorial Staff.

Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service and Web Hosting:

Cloud infrastructure as a service has evolved primarily from the Web hosting market, but the cloud has created new opportunities for cost savings and business agility. The market is immature, the services are all unique and evolving rapidly, and vendors must be chosen with care.

Grid vs. Cloud: What's the Difference?

Grazed from Server Watch.  Author: Sean Michael Kerner.

Cisco's CTO for the Cloud, Lew Tucker, is no stranger to large-scale computing efforts. Tucker joined Cisco in late June and had previously worked for Sun Microsystems working on Sun's cloud and large scale web property efforts.

At Cisco, Tucker's responsibilities span multiple business units as the cloud includes enterprise, service provider and partner efforts. For Tucker, the cloud isn't just a new name for grid computing or other previous efforts at large scale distributed computing, though there is a connection.

Why Hadoop-like ‘Dryad’ Could Be Microsoft’s Big Data Star

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Derrick Harris.