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  • February 01, 2016 01 Feb'16

    Want to go the private cloud computing route? It's no breeze

    Private cloud computing comes with many benefits, but building and managing it is no simple feat. Does your company have what it takes?

  • February 01, 2016 01 Feb'16

    The private versus public cloud dilemma: Start with cost

    Building a private cloud offers a host of appealing benefits, including a scalable computing base and speed as a result of standardization. It's a cloud implementation that has worked wonderfully for some organizations, including financial services provider State Street Corp., which is now able to develop and deploy new apps within minutes. But internal private cloud is not for everybody; companies considering this option not only need significant cash outlays, existing data center hardware and a trained IT staff, but also a strong reason why internal private cloud is the way to go over other types of private cloud, like hosted and hybrid -- or even public cloud providers, which have more capacity than companies building an on-premises cloud themselves can ever reach.

    In this issue of CIO Decisions, cloud experts offer advice on how IT leaders can assess whether private versus public cloud will bring the most value to the business. Plus, we detail how travel company Maritz overhauled its approach to IT with automation to better serve internal customers; sit down with Alec Ross, former innovation adviser to Hillary Clinton, to discuss how innovations in robotics, genomics and other technologies will transform how companies do business; get Agile expert Joseph Flahiff's take on the steps a company should take to achieve organizational agility; and more.

  • January 22, 2016 22 Jan'16

    SaaS shines amid low global IT spending; tips for your private cloud journey

    This Symmetry blog post rounds up all of the content published on SearchCIO and SearchCompliance this week.

  • January 14, 2016 14 Jan'16

    The 'sad state' of enterprise network architecture

    This week, bloggers explore enterprise network architecture challenges, the increasing danger of exploit kits and how best to oversee private cloud management.

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  • Cloud risk management: Governance strategies to protect digital assets

    As the digital age continues to strain information governance budgets, many companies have turned to the cloud to reduce data storage costs: Market analyst firm IDC predicts spending on public cloud services will exceed $127 billion in 2018, accounting for more than half of worldwide software, server and storage spending growth. To exert more information governance flexibility and authority, many companies have deployed private clouds controlled through on-site data centers. New and constantly evolving data risks, however, force companies to stay on their toes to make sure information remains secure when storing corporate data in the cloud. In this handbook, learn data protection techniques for the public and private cloud, including advice to mitigate cloud data risks, implement information security best practices and determine which cloud data protection approach is best for your organization. Continue Reading

  • A cloud migration plan for conservative data centers

    Enterprises migrating to the cloud prefer a slow and considered approach that protects sensitive data and ensures performance levels. Continue Reading

  • Eight signs your private cloud project is doomed

    Despite their many benefits, private cloud deployments are fraught with potential risks. Here are eight mistakes many enterprises make in their private cloud projects. Continue Reading

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