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Cloud Services Migration, Integration Troubles IT, Study Finds

Cloud Services Migration, Integration Troubles IT, Study Finds | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

A new survey revealed that cloud services migration and integration was a top challenge for most IT professionals. Additionally, CDW researchers found that the majority of these professionals said they would make more use of cloud services, but the complexity they perceive around enabling and integrating those workloads with legacy systems holds them back. Here's everything you need to know.

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The CDW survey included responses from more than 1,200 IT professionals across various industries.

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Sydney Clutterbuck's curator insight, March 26, 3:35 AM

This article by Dan Kobialka provides insight into the troubles faced by the integration of cloud services with legacy systems. A new survey by the CDW revealed that most IT professionals could make use of cloud services if it wasn’t for the complexity of integrating those workloads with legacy systems. 

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What you need to know about keeping your cloud data safe

What you need to know about keeping your cloud data safe | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Seeking shelter from the storm
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The first reaction many corporate users – even those who are quite technically aware – have when considering a migration to cloud computing is to worry about data security.

 

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Making a stress-free migration to the cloud

Making a stress-free migration to the cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
What are some ways you can ensure a smooth move to the cloud?
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The four things you can do to ensure a smooth transition: Know what you want from the cloud, choose the right cloud platform, give security serious consideration and finally, have the right people on board.

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Cloud Query's curator insight, August 28, 2014 1:52 PM

I am a domain investor.
I would like to develop cloudquery.com to allow people to search the for cloud data and  other information about the cloud. If possible the site could serve as a search portal in general.
Can you help?

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Road To HIPAA Compliance

INFOGRAPHIC: The Road To HIPAA Compliance | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

HIPAA refers to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, which in essence establishes national standards for electronic health care transactions, protects the privacy of individuals’ health care information and encourages greater use of electronic data within the healthcare system.

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Excellent Infographic from Axway

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2 do's and 2 don'ts when migrating apps to the cloud

2 do's and 2 don'ts when migrating apps to the cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
It's easy to migrate on-premises applications to the cloud, but not so easy to do it right
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In David Linthicum's own words "I know this advice may feel like a bit of a broken record in this blog, but these concepts should be systemic to everything you do in the migration planning and implementation process."

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Report: Cloud now mission critical | Cloud Pro

Report: Cloud now mission critical | Cloud Pro | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Research finds enterprises warming to the idea of pushing crucial apps onto the cloud...
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Do you need a cloud strategist for your migration? Most firms don’t think so

Do you need a cloud strategist for your migration? Most firms don’t think so | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Despite the vast majority of companies looking to expand their cloud infrastructure over time, only 14% of respondents in a NuoDB survey said they had a specific cloud strategist to oversee it.
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So what could be driving these trends? Executives argue the ‘cloud skills gap’, of businesses searching for cloud computing talent that isn’t there, .....

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Gartner Debunks Top 10 Cloud Myths

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As cloud computing grows, so do the misconceptions. And Gartner believes it can debunk the top 10 ten cloud myths for businesses and channel partners. Here's what they found.
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Here's Gartner's list of top 10 cloud computing myths.

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Cloud Migration Continues Despite Unexpected Challenges

Cloud Migration Continues Despite Unexpected Challenges | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Cloud computing solutions may be growing in use, but a new survey of 400 global IT professionals by Enterprise Management Associates finds that cloud migration is fraught with failures and unexpected challenges. As InformationWeek reports, the survey reveals that companies are turning to cloud computing in order to keep up with technology innovations.

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To improve cloud computing operations, adaptation of the internal IT department is key. .....

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Cloud computing business checklist: Make migrations easier

Cloud computing business checklist: Make migrations easier | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Understand the key steps in a business cloud computing migration with this handy checklist.
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Good list!

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State of Cloud Computing: Locking in Migration Cost | Business 2 Community

State of Cloud Computing: Locking in Migration Cost | Business 2 Community | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
While migrating to the cloud is ultimately intended to reduce costs and make it easier to run your business, not following the right steps at first can lead to
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