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Consumerization can come with high price

When deciding on new technologies, companies historically have placed heavy emphasis on features, quality, performance, manageability, scalability, the vendor's reliability, terms and conditions. Price often was considered last in selecting legacy systems, leading Bob Lewis at InfoWorld to ask why economics looms so large in discussions about cloud-based technologies.

How to get the most out of your SaaS provider

Getting off on the right foot is critical to maximizing your relationship with your SaaS provider. It's important to negotiate your contract carefully and make sure that everyone understands the expectations, advises Mary Shacklett at TechRepublic. She offers six negotiation tips.

MetaVis offers simplified content migration to Office 365

MetaVis wants to help you migrate from an older version of SharePoint to Office 365.

Significant update to Office 365 live

Experts have reacted to the latest release of Office 365.

IT will continue to generate need for IT pros

There's no shortage of pundits predicting an imminent demise for IT, what with the growing popularity of cloud-computing. But pay no attention to them, advises Bob Lewis at InfoWorld, because technology is far more complicated than they imagine it to be.

SaaS management requires more than good tools

Software as a service has taken root in the enterprise, but it isn't as easy to manage as the on-premise software that was corralled within well-defined boundaries.

Chances are 'private cloud' is no cloud at all

Cloud computing is shrouded in a big haze of ill-defined terms, but "private cloud" may be one of the most misused. To be a cloud, a computing platform must be a lot more than a data center with a highly efficient virtualized environment, a web portal and the ability to scale up and down dynamically, reports Brandon Butler at Network World.

Box answers Dropbox with substantial security update

Box turned up the heat in the cloud content management market this week when it announced new security enhancements and a slew of new partnerships.

Microsoft plans to integrate Yammer into SkyDrive Pro, Office Web Apps

Microsoft revealed plans to further integrate Yammer into the SharePoint cloud product.

When big data collides with the cloud

Cloud-based services and big data projects are two challenging pursuits in their own right, but in some enterprises they are converging. The use of cloud computing to deal with data analytics is on the rise, reports Bob Violino at Baseline magazine.