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. 

The state of cloud migrations

With a vast majority of companies having at least one service in the cloud, migrations are nothing new to most IT pros. But what do today’s migrations look like – and who’s driving them? 

Wait, who’s in charge of the cloud anyway?

The cloud has flattened the IT world. Where once every purchase decision needed to be run by IT first, now other business units are taking matters into their own hands – then going to IT when they run into problems.

Worldwide cloud outages have users worried

Microsoft and Google took a little break from fighting over patches to have a shared moment of humility. Within the span of a few months, the two mega companies experienced prolonged worldwide cloud outages. 

Cloud forecasting for 2015

According to a recent study, IT pros are going big in 2015 when it comes to cloud investments – and they’re looking for the people and services that can help them drive that cloud growth. 

The Top 10 tech stories of 2014

Before we look ahead to next year’s challenges and promising developments, let’s take a look back at 2014’s biggest headlines.