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.
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.
The cloud integrator is adding travel services from Concur, training capabilities from Cornerstone, and talent management offerings from HireVue.
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.
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.
Local management executives might feel unfulfilled if decision-making process does not include them, which may lead to brain drain among foreign companies operating in China, one recruitment exec warns.
Industry players stress need for holistic mobile security regime, safeguarding everything from network and data to devices and apps installed on them.
The rise of JBOCS architecture, or 'Just a Bunch of Cloud Services,' with no coordinated governance or rhyme or reason for enterprises, spells trouble.
Chinese telecoms giant looking to set up more training centers to enhance global image even as it looks to push into consumer business and break into markets such as the U.S., company exec says.
Asia's ICT tradeshow introduces six new forum tracks, including mobile health, mobile commerce and mobile payments, as it latches on to latest industry trends, organizer shares.
Cloud computing, social media and mobile devices some technologies small and midsize businesses in country are embracing, but IT adoption rate has much headroom for growth, industry players note.
Small and midsize businesses may not be able to offer big paychecks, but market players say factors such as job flexibility and clear career path help put them ahead of larger, more renown companies.
Software used internally should still be protected even if there's less risk, and companies should know limitations of copyright law and create holistic regime to safeguard intellectual property, say observers.
Mobile devices pose security risks but many companies not paying much attention to potential threat and, when they do, wrongly budget cost of securing these devices, analyst notes.
Endpoint tools addressing influx of consumer devices in enterprise space inadequate, analysts say, noting that vendors should provide wide-ranging but targeted products and services to solve mobile management conundrum.
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