What the move to the cloud actually looks like … Warts and all

Most people talk about moving to the cloud as if it’s the end of your problems (vendors especially). But it’s not always smooth sailing, as a new analysis of existing studies shows. 

What does the future hold for cloud security? Experts weigh in

This year could very well be the tipping point for moving to the cloud, if it hasn’t occurred already. But will the advances in adoption also bring advances in security, too? 

Security concerns hold small businesses back from cloud adoption

There’s little doubt that the cloud offers promise for small and midsize organizations, but many are reluctant to go all-in. The biggest reason: security fears. 

Where your colleagues stand with the cloud – and what has them worried

There’s no shortage of options when it comes to the cloud. So which are your peers turning to? And what are their biggest concerns? A new survey has the answers. 

Longer outages may require reworking disaster recovery plans

As if having a solid disaster recovery (DR) plan wasn’t hard enough, a new study shows that severe weather is likely to make power outages last even longer. 

IT is still a long way from meeting execs’ cloud expectations

Gone are the days when IT could feel alone in pushing for technology advances. With the cloud, execs are starting to pay more attention to IT matters, and many IT pros are forced to admit they’re not meeting their own lofty standards. 

Analyst: The cloud is like dating (really)

IT pros have used a wide variety of analogies, tricks and visuals to try to get non-techies to understand the cloud. But here’s one we never thought we’d see. 

Cloud hype seems to be justified

A survey by Tata Communications looked to answer a pretty simple question: Has the cloud lived up to your expectations? Well, the results are in, and the verdict is … 

3 keys to actually getting those cloud savings you were promised

You’ve heard over and over that the cloud offers great opportunities for cost savings – and may have reaped some of the benefits already. Here’s a step-by-step guide for making sure you’re the hero who is able to harness these benefits and show their worth to decision makers. 

The future of IT is in a state of transition

A recent survey from EMC finds that IT’s role is changing greatly. While that’s certainly challenging, it may actually be a good thing in a lot of ways.