DatacenterDynamics

Digital enterprise transformation is real and here now. What role do colocation and cloud service providers play in enabling customer’s business innovation strategies? DCD as-a-Service conference: A special CEO keynote panel at the DCD as-a-Service conference will explore whether and how service providers can best support digital business innovation efforts by enterprise CIO customers. The … Continued

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Smart Cloud

Smart Cloud A Familiar Tale I recently heard a familiar tale from the CIO of a Fortune company: “We don’t have a repeatable or accurate cost allocation model that can be used to reflect the true cost of compute services consumption back to our lines of business.  Quantifying a workload’s owner / size / scope … Continued

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Migration to the Cloud

Cloud Migrations There is often a great deal of friction in the process of enterprise cloud adoption. For example, business decision-makers often suffer from confusion over key questions about the true cost, risk, and the total economic impact of moving their core applications to the cloud. Assessing and selecting the right cloud migrations path, transition … Continued

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vendor negotiation

Migrating Applications to the Cloud You want to migrate legacy applications to the cloud, right? To meet the needs of your enterprise, it’s become an imperative. It might sound simple, but you’ve discovered it’s not. Let’s take a look at the keys you need to consider before you pull the trigger.   If only application … Continued

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eBay’s DSE

IT services transparency SANTA MONICA, Calif.─Nov.  16, 2010─ Because Fortune 1000 and Internet firms often spend millions of dollars on top-rated premium technology and telecommunications services only to find them failing and derailing success, RampRate announced today its Deal Acceleration and Transparency Engine (DATE), which cuts cost, time, and risk from the buying process. “This new … Continued

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Strategic IT Contract Default

Strategic IT Contract Default One of the hottest topics in the wake of the meltdown of the real estate market is the ethics of walking away from an underwater mortgage – which now accounts for 12% of all foreclosures according to Morgan Stanley. Banks and realtors tend to opine that it’s a barbarian practice, only acceptable … Continued

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