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Special Report: Platforms Play Big in the Cloud

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This latest report in our C-Suite 360 series takes a full-spectrum look at the opportunities and risks in cloud computing, offering up the expert information your organization needs to set its cloud strategy.

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In this report, the editors of CIO, Computerworld and CSO joined forces to identify key shifts in the cloud computing space, and zeroed in on the next big growth area, platform-as-a-service tools.

We also take a look at why many businesses are opting out of managing their own data centers, choosing cloud or colocation options instead. And we explore the risk involved in cloud data centers, and offer tips to protect your organization. You’ll also find advice for choosing a public cloud vendor.

What's inside:

Platforms Play Big in the Cloud
As the tech giants battle for cloud dominance, businesses looking to offload heavy-duty infrastructure tasks are reaping hefty rewards from platform-as-a-service offerings.

Data Centers in the Age of Cloud
Many businesses are opting out of the data center game, choosing cloud or colocation options instead. Find out why outsourcing may or may not be right for your organization.

Cloud Innovation Also Means Risk
Cloud data centers are supporting a slew of new technologies, and changes in the cloud create new risks. Here’s how to safeguard your organization’s data.

Opinion: Time Is Running Out on IT as Usual
IT as we know it is on the brink of massive disruption. How will your organization fare in the new cloud-centric world?

Putting the Stall on Cloud Sprawl
Missouri takes a carrot-and-stick approach to employee use of cloud services.

Choosing a Cloud Provider? Go Big.
Enterprise IT’s migration to the cloud isn’t likely to slow down anytime soon. If you’re considering a move the to the public cloud, Forrester Research advises choosing a big vendor, not a small one.

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