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  • 4 ideas to steal from IT upstarts

    Fast-growing companies like Square and MongoDB are driving IT innovation with leaner staffs, cloud-first computing, self-service everything and CTOs rather than CIOs.

    Written by Beth Stackpole12 Dec. 13 11:45
  • 8 sure-fire ways to screw up a cloud contract

    Cloud licensing's become so complex that it's easy to pay too much or get burned later on. Here are some tips to make sure you're getting your money's worth.

    Written by Robert L. Mitchell19 Nov. 13 12:23
  • Google Apps, once a leader, faces growing Cloud app rivals

    When Google Apps arrived in 2006, it stood on the cutting edge of Web-hosted email and collaboration suites for businesses, a bold pioneer clearing a path in the new, wild frontier of enterprise Cloud computing.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez01 Nov. 13 12:01
  • With thick skin, Google CIO finds job rewarding

    When Ben Fried left his post as IT managing director at Morgan Stanley and took over as Google's CIO in May 2008, he knew what he was getting into: supporting a user base full of technology experts and computer industry stars, like co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, CEO Eric Schmidt and Vice President Vint Cerf. In a recent interview with IDG News Service, Fried spoke candidly about his job and shared tips and advice for fellow CIOs, including the urgent need for tablet device strategies. An edited transcript of the interview follows.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez14 Jan. 11 05:25
  • Disruptive programs

    IT managers are probably aware that their software environments may dramatically change over the next five years, but they may not be aware that the complexity and management costs associated with the adoption of next-generation software technologies could ultimately reduce a company's ability to innovate.
    Deployment of varying types and levels of software as a service, multiple flavours of service-oriented architectures and open source-based software can be expected to have a significant negative effect on many companies' abilities to be more broadly innovative. A review of customer, vendor and user announcements shows there is likely to be significant spending on and deployment of SaaS, open source and SOA over the next five years.

    Written by Chris Morris07 Aug. 07 22:00

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