5 must read cloud stories for March 16

Survey finds cloud is not top consideration of CIOs

A survey of 2,800 chief information officers conducted by research firm Gartner found that cloud computing is viewed as an “option” for IT projects but not necessarily a top consideration by most CIOs.

According to Gartner’s Flipping to Digital Leadership: The 2015 CIO Agenda, 15 per cent of respondents are considering cloud computing for infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS0 projects, nine per cent are not using cloud for software-as-a-service (SaaS) projects and almost 50 per cent of respondents have transferred their priorities from cloud as a concept to a “viable option.”

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10 ways CIOs use cloud to meet business needs

Cloud computing benefits should be judged by how much opportunity it unlocks for the organization.

Here’s a checklist of 10 ways CIOs can make sure cloud technology plays a strategic role in the enterprise.

Amazon acquires 2lemetry to build IoT strategy

Amazon hopes to boost its Internet of things (IoT) push with the purchase of 2lemetry, a Denver-based startup with an enterprise-focused platform for tracking and managing IP-enabled machines and connected devices.

In 2013, 2lemetry released Kinesis, a platform that processes and analyzes high-volume data streams from various sources. 2lemetry has also been using its technology in the retail sector where businesses might use a network of beacons that alert shoppers on their phones of store offers and other messages.

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Migrating from Server 2003 to the cloud

There are two general options for migrating to cloud: IaaS and PaaS. Here’s a look at the pros and cons of both options

 Twilio connects telecom to the cloud

Elastic SIP Trunking from Twilio provides a way to use Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) to connect corporate communication infrastructures with telecom dial tone and cloud services.

It allows companies to provision an SIP trunk on demand to handle communications via web site or API, with inbound numbers in more than 50 countries and outbound calls to everywhere.

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