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.
If adopting cloud applications on a piecemeal basis is causing management challenges for your staff, it might be time to consider a turnkey solution that brings them together in one place.
Kusnetzky Group clients often speak to us about their need for scalability, reliability, management, and security. They also report the challenges they face when considering cloud computing, the use of Big Data and analytics to better understand their customers' needs and how to safely and effectively support both their own staff and customers using today's smartphones and tablets. IBM says System z is up to the challenge
Mid market companies face the same challenges as do larger organizations. They don't, unfortunately, have the luxury of having a large IT staff to make sure that their complex systems perform well. Kaseya believes that its Traverse, a software as a service management and monitoring offering can bring things under control.
A two-year workforce survey is driving a democratic redefinition of KPMG’s culture on the back of an 82% staff participation rate and social-media analysis that’s challenging traditional notions of management control.
Government agency unveils a mobile device management plan where staff will be required to install a smartphone app deactivating functions such as Internet connectivity and the camera, to prevent data leaks.
If CIOs are looking at government data management and security policies to set an example, they should think again. Despite a series of NSA leaks, the U.S. Dept of Defense allows 'thousands' of staff to use portable storage drives.
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.
Nokia is currently in the process of implementing a mobile device management offering from AirWatch, which will impact around 25,000 staff members globally.
Specialized GPS devices coupled with cloud-hosted analytics from Fleetmatics help United Worldwide take the guesswork out of gas consumption and driver locations.
HP joins the rush to offer mobility-management services with a cloud launch that offers staff secure access to corporate data and software from their mobile devices.
CIOs, other IT leaders, and management are beginning to wake up to the potential of machine-to-machine communications to deliver real business benefits.
Dice survey of 1,000 recruiters shows most planning new hires, but level is down slightly from 2012.
Big data will create 4.4 million new IT jobs within three years, Gartner has predicted. Find out which job titles will soon be in short supply.
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.
When staff bring their own devices to work or use them in the field, it creates a number of management and security issues. Cortado believes its business services for cloud environments can solve those problems.