Cloud News & Articles

How to prepare for a successful CIO transition

Organizations rely on their technical and digital capabilities for agility, problem-solving and competitive advantages. At the helm of key strategies is the CIO, an executive who can navigate business and technical waters with ease. But what…

Tech M&A is skyrocketing, fueling vendor consolidation fears

Dive Brief: The first five months of 2021 saw $145.8 billion worth of technology deals, including nine megadeals through May 2021 totalling $99.7 billion, according to PwC's midyear outlook on technology deals.  While the value of tech M&A…

What tech executives expect from investments in data and analytics

Dive Brief: IT decision-makers expect data and analytics investments to help organizations improve internal business processes, boost customer insight and engagement, and enhance customer service support, according to a report from IDG . The…

CIO leadership takes on an even greater strategic role as digitalization accelerates

Editor's note: The following is a guest article from Peter A. High, president of Metis Strategy, adapted from "Getting to Nimble: How to Transform Your Company into a Digital Leader." It may seem strange to think of a technology or digital…

7 Ways To Ensure That Your Software Can Keep Up With Your Data

Data has become a lot more important in our modern society. It is why many people consider data to be the new oil. It is as valuable as oil, and you can get many benefits from using data in that way. There are many software programs available…

Software engineers suffer from technical debt, too

Slowly but surely, companies that focus on easy fixes rather than robust solutions can accumulate technical debt while building software — and see their productivity dwindle with every development cycle. For software engineers, fallout from…

Submarine Fiber Life Extension: Bridging The Cloud Capacity Shortage

There has been no lack of media attention given to the fact that Big Tech is building private subsea cables. Big cloud providers like Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft have invested in subsea cable build-outs for years. But in 2018, when…

Kaseya: What's known (and unknown) about the ransomware attack

Businesses are contending with the after-effects of a supply chain security incident this week, after Kaseya, a provider of remote IT monitoring software, suffered a ransomware attack last week.  The attack was uncovered after threat actors…

How businesses can drive innovation while delivering operational excellence

Editor's note: The following is a guest article from Jeff Riehl, executive vice president and CTO of LexisNexis North America. Achieving operational excellence and innovation are critical to the long-term success of any business.  Innovation,…

As cloud costs climb, is repatriation the answer?

Dropbox saved nearly $75 million by repatriating workloads from the public cloud and building its own tech infrastructure, the company detailed in its S-1. That such a large company would move largely off public cloud, where startups often…

The Water Cooler: How 4 executives are approaching hybrid work

Editor's note: This article is part of The Water Cooler, a recurring column for technology executives to digest, discuss and debate. Next up: How do you decide what technologies to pilot? Email us here. As soon as businesses fell into the…

At Chase, IT focuses on the end user

Traditionally a back-office role, IT departments and CIOs are now building customer-facing apps and shaping end-user experience. As technology and digital experiences become more central to business strategy, CIOs, such as Rohan Amin, CIO of…