Cloud Computing: Rip & Replace or System Upgrade?
E2 Great Debate 4/2/2012 364 comments
Many pundits advocate cloud computing as the solution for today's information technology challenges. The problem is how to get there? This E2 Great Debate looks at the best way to get to the cloud: Should it be an evolution or a revolution in the datacenter? Join our two teams of experienced IT professionals as they look at the complex issues around cloud deployment from a practical point of view. Is a complete IT reengineering the best way to go, or can you preserve your investment in standing infrastructure while migrating to the cloud as part of the normal infrastructure lifecycle? The answers to these questions will determine the success of your cloud initiatives, and our debaters will provide those answers from both "system upgrade" and "rip and replace" perspectives. Listen to the debate, join in the discussion, and vote on whether revolution or evolution describes the best path to a cloudy future for enterprise IT.
Invest Big in Big Data
E2 Great Debate 1/10/2012 546 comments
"Big data" -- datasets measured in petabytes or more -- has moved out of the "Global 500" and onto the planning statements for CIOs of even mid-sized enterprises. Vendors are lining up to offer hardware, appliances, management suites, and analytical tools designed specifically for the needs of big data -- but do you really need these special tools? This Enterprise Efficiency Great Debate will explore the questions around how best to store and manage ever-growing sets of enterprise information. Join our two enterprise data experts as they debate the efficiency and effectiveness of big data-specific tools versus the simple expansion of tools and techniques that have helped IT staff manage enterprise storage up until now. Listen to the debate, join in the discussion, and vote on whether tried-and-true tools are the best for the job or new horizons in data size call for new strategies, techniques, and tools to take the enterprise into petabytes and beyond.
Enterprise Video: Ready Now, or Still a Niche?
E2 Great Debate 9/27/2011 450 comments
Enterprise video is ready, available, and appropriate for widespread use in your company. Or is it? Should you be jumping into enterprise video or tiptoeing around the edges? Join two experienced enterprise IT professionals, Fr. Robert Ballecer of the Society of Jesus and Alex Dunne of UBM TechWeb, as they discuss the investments and payoffs that come with enterprise video today. Their thought-provoking debate may change the way you and your enterprise approach video for day-to-day communications, distance learning, and remote meetings. Plan now to hear the debate and vote for the winner!
Public Clouds for Sensitive Data
E2 Great Debate 7/26/2011 351 comments
Public cloud storage is being used by an increasing number of organizations to store and process enterprise data. Is the public cloud ready to securely store sensitive corporate data? Listen as two experienced IT executives, David Linthicum, founder and CTO of Blue Mountain Labs, and Tom Nolle, president of CIMI Corp., debate the pros and cons of using the public cloud to handle sensitive data. Their lively and informative debate may change the way you think about clouds, security and the way your enterprise handles all its sensitive private data.