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The proliferation of cloud-based applications for the enterprise grows each day, and more and more professionals have grown dependent on these apps as the consumerization of IT flourishes in today's mobile enterprise. With the consumerization of IT, employees have become their own IT experts and demand that their IT departments add cloud services or enable them to use a particular app with the corporate network. IT departments, naturally, want to use the latest technologies to make the entire company more efficient and productive - and they see how the cloud can help accomplish this. What employees don't often see is that there are roadblocks to rolling out a new service or enabling an app to work with the network. Everything from budget to security to integration issues may cause the IT department to turn down the requests. However, unlike in the past, employees no... (more)

Connecting Cloud and the Data Center By @MarkleyBoston | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Companies in all industries have been moving some aspects of their operations away from traditional IT and data center functions to the cloud - but usually not everything. Doing so can be somewhat scary, for a myriad of reasons, especially if a company's cloud strategy isn't locked up, secure and ironed out ahead of time. More often than not, companies are finding their way to the hybrid cloud - commonly defined as the combination of an on-premise cloud or IT operation and a public cloud service. For some of those companies considering moving aspects of their organization to the... (more)