Enterprise Business Productivity Blog
Welcome to another round of featured news items from around the web. Each week, we handpick articles for our community related to cloud and enterprise technology. We welcome your suggestions for next week’s round-up—share your links in the comments section or tweet a link to us at @msproductivity.
Four links addressing the challenges of moving to the cloud.
CIO Australia and Microsoft Present: Embracing the Cloud for Competitive Advantage
The Cloud is often touted as the next big thing to hit the IT industry, but conservative decision making, vendor lock in and unrealistic expectations of Cloud computing are still big issues plaguing thought leaders in the enterprise.
Today's Data Center: More Cloud, Less Mainframe
The association surveyed 358 data center managers from around the world to find out how data centers are adapting to the ever-evolving IT environment. Their top three concerns? Physical space, energy efficiency and security. “In an environment where change is an accepted part of day-to-day life, it is important to recognize how data center managers are adapting to the new technologies and directions emerging in the industry,” said Jill Eckhaus, CEO, AFCOM.
Coca-Cola Amatil turns Microsoft, Won't Look Back
The company ultimately shifted some 9000 seats away from its ageing Lotus installation to the BPOS platform hosted by Microsoft out of its Singapore data centres. It was a tight, six-month migration. By September 2010, at the end of the cycle, each of the new accounts provided five gigabytes of storage — up from 300 megabytes — and relieved the company of maintenance duties for 69 servers once hosting IBM’s e-mail platform.
Tampa General Hospital Moves Communication to the Cloud, Frees IT to focus on Healthcare
The hospital’s IT staff was eager to help TGH reorient itself from a purely “bricks and mortar” healthcare delivery model to adopt new ideas, including home healthcare, community-based care delivery, and services such as sending mobile phone messages to remind patients to take their medicine.