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The Benefits of an Integrated Approach to Security in the Cloud

The Benefits of an Integrated Approach to Security in the Cloud

Author: Judith Hurwitz, President and CEO; Marcia Kaufman, COO and Principal Analyst; Daniel Kirsch, Senior Analyst

  • Cloud computing makes it much easier for the organization to implement new business services and to create new revenue opportunities much faster. At the same time, organizations are grappling with how to use cloud services while protecting the security of valuable assets. 
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Enterprise Collaboration: Avoiding the Productivity and Control Trade-Off

Enterprise Collaboration: Avoiding the Productivity and Control Trade-Off

Author: Marcia Kaufman, COO and Principal Analyst; Daniel Kirsch, Senior Analyst

  • Companies that collaborate effectively and securely can bring innovative products to market more quickly, improve operating efficiency, increase customer loyalty, and drive increases in sales. However, many organizations struggle to create collaboration environments that enable them to reach their goals.
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Benefits of Migration to Modern Middleware Services

Benefits of Migration to Modern Middleware Services

Author: Marcia Kaufman, COO and Principal Analyst; Daniel Kirsch, Senior Analyst Daniel Kirsch, Senior Analyst

  • Business applications are no longer isolated to the back office. Today, these applications are at the forefront of the way businesses interact with customers, suppliers, and partners. As customer expectations change, these applications must change at a rapid pace. This puts enormous pressure on the software development team to keep up with demand.
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Creating Application awareness in IT Virtualization Environments

Creating Application awareness in IT Virtualization Environments

Author: Marcia Kaufman, COO and Principal Analyst

  • As IT organizations work to increase the flexibility, efficiency, and cost effectiveness of their data centers, many have focused on server virtualization. These companies are also leveraging server virtualization as an important starting point for their journey to adopt cloud computing.
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The Challenge of Managing On-line Transaction Processing Applications in the Cloud Computing World

The Challenge of Managing On-line Transaction Processing Applications in the Cloud Computing World

Author: Marcia Kaufman, COO and Principal Analyst

  • In highly competitive markets, companies are increasingly turning to cloud computing as a way to improve their ability to react to market changes. Whether we are looking at financial services, healthcare, or retail, cloud computing is becoming a strategic approach.
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The Role of the Operating System in Cloud Environments

The Role of the Operating System in Cloud Environments

Author: Judith Hurwitz, CEO; Marcia Kaufman, COO and Principal Analyst

  • Cloud computing is a technology deployment approach that has the potential to help organizations better use IT resources to increase flexibility and performance. The underlying automation of cloud-based technology helps organizations access the right computing resource at the right time for an economical price.
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The Journey to Cloud Computing: from experimentation to business reality

The Journey to Cloud Computing: from experimentation to business reality

Author: Judith Hurwitz, President; Marcia Kaufman, COO and Principal Analyst

  • Insight into the journey to enterprise cloud computing from a quality of service perspective. Many companies have initially looked to virtualization to drive higher utilization of IT resources, lower capital expenses, and enable the scalability required to support business growth.
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Linux and Commercial Software: Combining to Support the Cloud Environment

Linux and Commercial Software: Combining to Support the Cloud Environment

Author: Judith Hurwitz, CEO

  • The cloud in cloud computing provides the  means through which everything from computing power to computing infrastructure, applications, business processes to personal collaboration can be delivered to the user as a service. Cloud computing has become one of the most important technical and business trends in decades.

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