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Agility Platform certified with OpenStack Newton

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The CSC Agility Platform version 10.2.7 has been certified with OpenStack, specifically the Newton release. OpenStack has been a supported integration for awhile. As with any third-party product we integrate with, OpenStack has regular releases, and the Agility Platform must re-certify each version so our customers can use the two products together. The Agility Platform allows for customers to […]

Why some cloud vendors are shifting to the managed cloud

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When it comes to cloud market share, Amazon Web Services (AWS) (surprise!) leads the pack with 40%, according to Synergy Research’s February 2017 cloud market share report. It’s followed also to no great surprise by Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and the IBM Cloud. At the same time, the smaller cloud services providers’ (CSP) market share is […]

Cloud integration now tops mobile priorities, survey finds

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Cloud integration and mobile data management are top priorities for mobile initiatives at large enterprises, according to a recent survey. Two-thirds of the nearly 600 IT decision-makers surveyed (by B2B research platform Clutch and mobility services company DMI) identified cloud computing as the key enabler of mobile data management. Varun Dogra, chief technology officer at DMI, said the enterprise […]

What’s trending in healthcare IT based on HIMSS17?

The same week the stars assemble for the Oscars, there’s a similar gathering of luminaries in the healthcare technology (HIT) sector. HIMSS, the largest trade association in the world for HIT professionals, is now the 5th largest trade show in America, with over 45,000 attendees and 1,000 exhibitors. There’s already a waiting list to exhibit at […]

Evaluating price and performance in the public cloud

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Time to ask yourself, “Are you getting your money’s worth from your public cloud?” Take Snapchat, the popular mobile app that enables users to send videos and pictures that self destruct after a few seconds after viewing. Its parent company, Snap, is filing for its Intial Public Opening (IPO). In the filing, Snap revealed that it spends $400 […]

On servers, serendipity and Superman

There is a fantastic line in the 1978 film Superman, penned by Mario Puzo of Godfather fame and delivered flawlessly by the actor Gene Hackman as the perfect nemesis, Lex Luthor: “Some people can read War and Peace and come away thinking it’s a simple adventure story. Others can read the ingredients on a chewing gum […]

Gartner looks into its public cloud crystal ball

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Things are looking rosy for the public cloud from where IT research giant Gartner sits. Others, however, see the private cloud doing just fine. Gartner expects the worldwide public cloud service market to grow 18% in 2017 to total $246.8 billion. That’s up from $209.2 billion in 2016. IaaS is expected to grow 36.8% in 2017 […]

Clouds cast long security shadow over enterprise IT

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If you need more evidence that shadow IT is taking hold in enterprises, look no further than the most recent Intel Security Cloud Report. The headline finding is that roughly 40% of cloud services are bought and used without the involvement of enterprise IT. We’ve known that shadow IT has been a problem for quite awhile, but I […]

Why IT needs to focus on contents over containers

We hear over and over again that enterprise IT must be better aligned with “the business” in order to build an internal brand that can survive. I’ve written many times about my disdain for the words “the business” because, quite frankly, I don’t know what else there would be to focus on as “enterprise” IT. As an […]

3 steps to achieve a truly variable cost structure in banking

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In the current economic climate, banks have to cut spending and find efficiencies wherever possible. However, many investment banks have substantial – and increasing — cost allocations that make it nearly impossible to lower costs and provide a constant challenge. Organizations are now discovering that cost transparency and a solid understanding of their allocation are […]