Gary Scholten, CIO for Principal Financial Group, tells ZDNet the benefits and challenges of integrating IT with the cloud, including agility, cloud bursting, governance, vendor management, and more.
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A Fujitsu research report has highlighted that while Australian industries are using IT to achieve improved emissions management, they've stalled in the last two years and have therefore missed out on financial benefits.
Mega IT outsourcing deals spanning multiple years are no longer a fad due to business concerns over vendor lockin and lack of transparency, but multi-sourcing models are also challenging to manage and require additional resources that companies may not have.
Samsung's management team may pay the price after a difficult year and a decrease in mobile market share.
Marketing Management Partners (MMP) is a small Sydney-based outsource team that replaced its ageing IT infrastructure with cloud and mobile devices.
Symantec's fourth quarter was solid as was its outlook relative to expectations, but a new management team said more efficiency is needed.
Companies should remember to align potential benefits with business objectives, and be prepared to ask vendors critical questions about the architecture and management of the service being considered.
As BlackBerry's executive ranks are cleaned out, its Australian team led by MD Matt Ball is attempting to save its corporate customer base through a switch from devices to its device management service.
In order to free up its technical team for more meaningful client interactions, the New York-based IT consulting firm opted for a cloud-based management platform from Panorama9.
Mergers and acquisitions worth above US$500 million in India aren't exactly living up to expectations due to rushed integration and departure of the acquired management team, reveals a study by JP Morgan.
Former congressman and admiral Joe Sestak says high-temperature reactors can provide clean heat for industries. He urges "strange bedfellows" to team for development. Rare earth benefits too.
The communications solutions giant saw benefits from the streamlining of operations and cost management, and a one-off boost from the sale of an asset.
Specialized GPS devices coupled with cloud-hosted analytics from Fleetmatics help United Worldwide take the guesswork out of gas consumption and driver locations.
CIOs, other IT leaders, and management are beginning to wake up to the potential of machine-to-machine communications to deliver real business benefits.
Mike Lynch, founder of Autonomy, has set up a website with information about the software company's former management team to respond to HP's accusations of financial improprieties.
BYOD is here to stay, as mobile devices have become both more productive and more personal. The key to making BYOD work is to build the program to serve both sides of the employees' needs without compromise.
All-in-one IT environments offer benefits in terms of simplified management, but companies must map their own requirements and decide whether this model makes more sense than best-of-breed systems.
Okta and Workday want to bump up the value for on-premises identity management software by taking these platforms to the cloud.
The tech team will need to overcome their risk-averse mindsets and work closely with other departments such as legal and human resource in order to implement mobile device management smoothly and support business needs.
The rise of JBOCS architecture, or 'Just a Bunch of Cloud Services,' with no coordinated governance or rhyme or reason for enterprises, spells trouble.
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