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.
UK-CERT will coordinate the management of national cyber security incidents.
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.
Critical IT issues relating to the UK's universal credit system could leave benefit fraudsters better off. All part of the "digital by default" strategy, of course.
The UK may have had a head start on graphene research, but it lags other countries in terms of the number of patents held. Can new funding help it tap the benefits of the so-called 'wonder material'?
CIOs, other IT leaders, and management are beginning to wake up to the potential of machine-to-machine communications to deliver real business benefits.
Huawei will take care of the operator's core and transport networks, while systems integrator Tech Mahindra will handle its ICT applications.
A report carried out by the Economist Intelligence Unit suggests that a shortage of digital skills and an institutional resistance to change are hampering the potential benefits that could be offered by super-fast broadband.
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.
The tech giant, already under fire for its tax management practices, is set to pay £6m UK tax in a year when its turnover was £395m - a rate of 1.5 percent
Xerox buys UK customer management company WDS, which provides technical support and knowledge management to mobile phone companies, in a move that will boost its customer care business
The rise of JBOCS architecture, or 'Just a Bunch of Cloud Services,' with no coordinated governance or rhyme or reason for enterprises, spells trouble.
UK-based Nutmeg wants to democratize the management of investments with a slick, web-based interface and personalization.
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.
The greatest issue that stops businesses from adopting cloud services is inertia, according to Google.A belief that upgrading to the cloud entails new management headaches, coupled with a decision not to experiment or test cloud productivity tools, prevents businesses from going to the cloud, Jonathan Rochelle, product manager for Google Apps, told ZDNet UK on Tuesday at Interop Las Vegas.
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