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TechViews: Neurocam scans your brains and records your interests, DevOps myth busters, Top 5 practices to ensure mobile security and more! Gartner: How CIOs Can Show Support for Customer Experience Initiatives by Reprioritizing IT Projects* Customer experience initiatives are becoming increasingly popular and, as a result, increasingly demanded by C-level executives and board directors. Customer experience is viewed as a long-term strategic differentiator for businesses, and if organizations are going to be serious about it, they need to reprioritize future IT project investments. In this report, Gartner provides recommendations to organizations wishing to better support these customer experience initiatives. Read this complimentary industry report to learn more about how you can reprioritize IT projects to make time for customer experience initiatives. Featured Arti... (more)

More Than Seven Deadly Sins of Cloud Computing

Cloud Commons is an independent online community of IT professionals, analysts, technology providers, and industry experts. Members can ask questions, learn from experts, and find the latest cloud-related news. Cloud Commons offers a forum to contribute and discuss best practices and successes, as well as research vendor solutions. Sponsored by CA Technologies, Cloud Commons has been growing steadily since its launch in May of 2010. It is re-syndicated here by arrangement with CA Technologies and Jay Fry. Feature article More than 7 deadly sins of cloud computing By Jay Fry I'm... (more)

This Week in Cloud, February 24, 2011 CEBR: 300,000 new cloud jobs, Kundra’s $20 billion cloud migration, Edison and IT? And more…

Feature Article The 110-year-old light bulb is a little too much like today’s IT By Jay Fry, CA Technologies  Last weekend the San Francisco Chronicle had a big write-up on a crazy fluke of technology: a light bulb that has been working for over a century without burning out. The celebrity bulb hangs from a ceiling, high above a Livermore, Calif., fire department, and has baffled anyone trying to figure out why it is still functioning after 110 years. The curious part about the "centennial bulb" - and the part that strikes me as having some relevance to the IT systems we know a... (more)

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Featured on Cloud Commons Cloud Benchmark Series: Amazon Simple Queue Service. Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) is a hosted queue for storing messages that are transmitted between computers. Developers can transmit data between distributed components of an application without requiring the availability of all the components of that application. The Stony Brook Network Security and Applied Cryptography Lab evaluated Amazon SQS by measuring the number of simultaneously supported users, the size of the message, and the throughput rate. This 10-page report details the testing setup,... (more)

US Government Saves $5.5B From Cloud

Watch CloudViews Unplugged Watch the latest edition of CloudViews Unplugged – a monthly video blog analyzing the top cloud news stories. Cloud News A recent study revealed that the government is saving around $5.5 billion a year since the shift to cloud, according to this CRN article. The study was created from interviews with 108 federal IT managers and CIOs and was published by MeriTalk Cloud Computing Exchange. The study also found that if they had been more aggressive in cloud adoption, the government could have saved $12 billion. The cloud storage wars are heating up with G... (more)