The ten skills to look for when you hire for the cloud

The cloud computing steamroller continues to roll along. As part of its 2014 IT forecast, TEKsystems surveyed around 900 Canadian and U.S. IT managers at organizations of varying size and found that 59

Published on: June 4th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Oracle releases MySQL Fabric web database utility

As the cloud and Big Data continue to take over enterprise computing, the challenges to database management are keeping pace. In particular, administrators are expected to deliver high levels of database availability and

Published on: May 28th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

HP says it can orchestrate the datacentre

Running an IT department means overseeing numerous parts -- from servers to network to application development. Hewlett-Packard Co. has assembled a cluster of solutions it believes can build what it dubs the Orchestrated

Published on: May 23rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

SaaS continues to dominate enterprise cloud computing market

While the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model remains dominant in terms of market share, growth and breadth of coverage, a new research report says other cloud computing models have established themselves as contenders and are

Published on: May 4th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

The network that got away: UC management still an elusive goal

The management of unified communications (UC) systems is already a big enough task for network managers. It's complicated and unglamorous, and it's getting tougher all the time as network devices and complexity proliferate. That's

Published on: April 22nd, 2014 Andrew Brooks

SaaS users have risky tech habits: Softchoice

A new report from Toronto-based solution provider Softchoice is raising concerns about the impact of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications on end user behaviour, and recommends steps that can be taken to mitigate the IT

Published on: January 30th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

CIO talks about Rosetta Stone’s early cloud wins

When Pradeep Mannakkara took the post of CIO at language-learning software company Rosetta Stone Inc. in 2011, among his main goals were to shift its aging infrastructure to cloud-based platforms and introduce mobile

Published on: November 20th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

6 must-dos before moving apps to the cloud

Once considered a big risk that only few companies dare to take, migrating applications to the cloud has become a very viable alternative to hosting applications in-house.If your organization is seriously considering this

Published on: March 8th, 2013

Microsoft offers cloud monitoring from MetricsHub

Microsoft Corp.’s yesterday announced the addition of an automated performance management tool to its cloud service platform Windows Azure.In its official Azure blog site on Tuesday, the software company said it has acquired

Published on: March 5th, 2013