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  • Why a federal CISO is necessary for the U.S. government

    President Obama's proposed 2017 budget includes a much bigger focus on cybersecurity and calls for the creation of a federal CISO position. Expert Mike Villegas discusses the role. Continue Reading

  • SaaS technology still requires preparation

    SaaS technology may be convenient for many reasons, but there are still some considerations enterprises need to remember. Expert Kurt Marko explains. Continue Reading

  • PaaS development options difficult to navigate

    PaaS development is a playground that offers scalable compute resources, integrated tools, middleware and everything a developer needs to test and deploy applications. But developers must cut through the hype of those features to choose from the multitude of platform as a service (PaaS) providers. This handbook offers expert advice on PaaS selection criteria. First, news writer Joel Shore talks with PaaS experts who identify the top criteria for picking a platform as a service. Next, consultant Tom Nolle discusses how PaaS features such as access control suites, standardized application connections and workflow tools can help developers build more secure applications. Last, Bill Claybrook highlights the advantages and disadvantages of cloud development in the Google App Engine -- and compares the Google engine with the Amazon Web Services PaaS offering. Continue Reading

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  • IT governance processes for better IT, business collaboration

    In part five of this webcast series, find out how to improve IT governance support at your company to mitigate shadow IT and improve IT-business collaboration. Continue Reading

  • Cloud migration checklist: The enterprise guide

    Migrating an enterprise's data and applications to the cloud includes a laundry list of considerations -- from tools and costs to security. Continue Reading

  • Cloud-based systems accelerate mobile application development

    Mobile developers are looking to new technologies and approaches to alleviate pressure placed on them by increasingly short timelines and budget cuts. They’ve found that mobile application development and cloud computing are a perfect fit. For developers looking to accelerate the delivery of mobile applications, cloud-based services are a godsend. Platform-as-a-service, software-as-a-service and infrastructure-as-a-service offerings allow CTOs to spend less time on setup and configuration and more on writing code.

    In this three-part guide, TheServerSide contributors tackle mobile application development in the cloud. First, Cameron McKenzie, site editor, digs into the specifics of cloud-based offerings. McKenzie also touches upon corporate attitudes toward cloud-based technologies. Many large organizations remain reluctant, but that’s not holding development teams back. In the second article, Jason Tee outlines five ways mobile application teams have taken advantage of cloud computing technologies. Sal Pece closes with a discussion on why mobile development teams are more likely to employ cloud technologies to deliver Web-based applications than enterprise development teams. For Pece, there’s one big reason: governance. Continue Reading

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