Most IT pros are now firm cloud believers

You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who still thinks of the cloud as a passing trend. But there are still IT pros who have some reservations – and with good reasons, too. 

What’s blocking out the cloud? 6 pitfalls to watch out for

Anyone who has made significant moves to the cloud can tell you the same thing: When it’s good, it’s very, very good. But for every cloud success story, there are plenty of stalled, failed and underwhelming projects, too.

Gartner predicts IT spending to grow slower than expected

Good news for IT departments on a tight budget (and really, which aren’t?). Gartner analysts say IT spending won’t grow as much as expected this year. 

Move over Heartbleed: There’s a new OpenSSL flaw

The world outside of IT was largely unaware of OpenSSL until the recent Heartbleed bug made headlines. Now a vulnerability in the service has been discovered that is so old it can get its drivers license. 

Survey ranks enterprise cloud providers: Who came out on top?

There’s no shortage of options when it comes to choosing a cloud provider. But a recent survey shows which provider is most popular for businesses. 

Case study: Finding the perfect cloud partners

Most companies work with multiple cloud providers these days, and have learned the hard way: They’re not all created equal. Where some excel, others have drawbacks that make them less and less appealing over time. So how can you find the best providers more often? 

What’s around the bend? 9 predictions for business intelligence

With Big Data and cloud applications thrust onto its plate, IT has increasingly become the go-to department for business intelligence (BI) projects. But turning data into business decisions is a constantly changing field – which makes it hard to catch up, let alone know what’s coming next. 

The IT challenge many forget about

So let’s see, there’s the cloud, security breaches, bring your own device … what are we forgetting here? Oh, right. Email. That thing that still takes up huge amounts of IT’s time and resources every day. 

Are you really getting your money’s worth with trainers?

End user training is important, no doubt. It can keep users compliant, safe and, with any luck, cut down on the number and frequency of help desk requests. Unfortunately, IT just doesn’t always have the time and resources to devote to it. 

Businesses are starting to get spooked by the cloud

When the Edward Snowden leaks first went public last year, the buzz began almost immediately: Will businesses still trust the cloud knowing that it could easily be subject to snooping? And the answer came just as quickly. Of course they will. Well, now that picture’s been clouded a bit.