Essential Guide

A CIO guide to the service cloud

This is CIOs guide to the service cloud including everything you need to know about using cloud services.

Introduction

This is guide for CIOs considering the use of cloud services.

A service cloud can be divided into three broad categories which this guide covers: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).

This guide also includes case studies of businesses using cloud services.

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1IaaS-

Infrastructure-as-a-Service

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Overcoming the pitfalls of today's IaaS price wars

Choosing the right IaaS provider can be a stressful experience. How can you avoid the pitfalls so many businesses experience when migrating to the cloud? Continue Reading

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Lack of in-house skills stymies IaaS migration, says report

Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) supplier Reconnix says most businesses fear they lack the skills to move to the cloud Continue Reading

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Will IaaS offerings look radically different by 2016?

In this Ask the Expert, IDC analyst Rick Villars explains why 75% of IaaS provider offerings will be redesigned or phased out over the next year. Continue Reading

2PaaS-

Platform-as-a-Service

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Comparing features, tiers and pricing of PaaS vendors

As cloud services become more complex and customized, the harder they are to evaluate. An expert offers advice for evaluating PaaS vendors Continue Reading

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Assessing PaaS uses, the future of PaaS and PaaS security

Read one expert's view on the future of PaaS, its current uses and relevant security considerations. Continue Reading

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How iPaaS integration gains platform status

After many years and multiple growing pains, iPaaS integration is moving closer to becoming a true full-service integration platform. Continue Reading

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What is PaaS? FAQs about uses, security, frameworks

Caroline de Lacvivier offers a brief answer to the question, what is PaaS? She also explores frequently asked questions about uses, security and more. Continue Reading

3SaaS-

Software-as-a-Service

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Backup providers must educate clients on cloud-to-cloud services

SaaS providers typically don't offer clients a full backup service, but partners can step in with a cloud-to-cloud backup service that fills that gap. Continue Reading

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Should you shop for a SaaS tool in the AWS Marketplace?

With a wealth of options available in the AWS Marketplace and from independent vendors, enterprises have a tall task in selecting the right SaaS tool. Continue Reading

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CIOs admit they are concerned about Saas management

The majority of organisations are running applications in the cloud, but IT managers are concerned they are losing control of the Saas budget Continue Reading

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Despite benefits, SaaS deployment isn't all smooth sailing

Deploying SaaS can drive major efficiency gains within an organization. But it also presents its fair share of challenges -- security being one of them. Continue Reading

4Takeup-

Cloud service adoption

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Finland leads Europe in cloud service take-up

Europe is catching up with the US for cloud adoption - and the Nordic countries lead the way, with Sweden and Denmark close behind Finland Continue Reading

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UK businesses' IT services better off in India than the cloud

UK businesses have yet to be convinced of the benefits of cloud computing but continue to outsource IT, says a global survey from KPMG Continue Reading

5UC services-

Unified Comms cloud services

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Shopping for a UC cloud services provider

Cloud UC buyers have many services and providers to consider. But a cloud services provider is also seeking the appropriate potential customers. Continue Reading

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Why UC cloud services are what enterprises need now

Cloud UC has become the delivery model that best fits today's computing environment and mobile workforce. Continue Reading

6E-book-

Cloud integration services

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Cloud integration services emerge strong

The cloud integration services market is one of the fastest growing segments of the platform-as-a-service market. Continue Reading

7Deploying cloud services-

Cloud services case studies

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Dutch bank ING puts HR services in the cloud

Finance company ING is using cloud-based software from ServiceNow to deliver HR services to its 25,000 staff in the Netherlands Continue Reading

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Leeds Building Society embarks on digital services push with HP Cloud

The building society wants to make it easier for customers to manage their money online using HP technology and support services Continue Reading

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Public cloud services a must-have for many companies

Two use cases suggest moving to public cloud services is no longer a choice; it's a reality of doing business in the 21st century. Continue Reading

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