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Google Cloud Platform Made Simple

Google Cloud Platform Made Simple


Learn how Google Cloud Platform is different infrastructure as a service solutions.   READ MORE +
Relating Big Data Insights to Business Goals Helps Maximize Data Value

Relating Big Data Insights to Business Goals Helps Maximize Data Value


Over the last few years there has been a relentless focus on big data as a technology problem. Resources have been invested in solving the technological problems posed by data collection, storage, and analysis. That's all well and good, but solving the technological issues surrounding big data leaves a lot...   READ MORE +
Enterprise Needs More than Just Cheap Storage

Enterprise Needs More than Just Cheap Storage


Over the last few years, considerable focus has been given to "price wars" and the rapidly declining cost of both cloud storage and cloud servers. From the perspective of cloud market watchers, it's an interesting phenomenon, but in reality, price is not the issue that enterprise cloud users are most...   READ MORE +
If the Cloud is to Mature, Vendors Need to Start Managing Privacy

If the Cloud is to Mature, Vendors Need to Start Managing Privacy


Although cloud computing has made incredible strides over the past few years, privacy and compliance yet remain two of the most significant roadblocks to adoption.    READ MORE +
IT Has to Take Control of the Cloud Eventually - Here's How It Can

IT Has to Take Control of the Cloud Eventually - Here's How It Can


Even though 90% of organizations use some form of cloud computing, many IT departments are still completely stumped when it comes to proper cloud implementation.   READ MORE +
Is the Cloud Not Working For Your Business? This Might Be Why

Is the Cloud Not Working For Your Business? This Might Be Why


By now, you’ve certainly heard all about the power of cloud computing and what implementing it can do for enterprise. Unfortunately, hearing about all the efficiency gains the cloud can confer on a business and actually seeing those gains are two very different things.   READ MORE +
Cloud and Big Data Bring Contextual Awareness to Business Decision-Making

Cloud and Big Data Bring Contextual Awareness to Business Decision-Making


One data point is not much use to anyone. Without the ability to compare it to a series of data points over time, one data point gives almost no insight into the events and objects that comprise the real-world.    READ MORE +
What Does the End of US-EU Safe Harbor Mean for Cloud Users?

What Does the End of US-EU Safe Harbor Mean for Cloud Users?


In the future, we may have the ideal cloud: a cloud unlimited by national boundaries where data can flow to where it is needed. Until then, cloud users and their customers are held to a complex set of legal agreements and treaties between nations and organizations that represent collections of...   READ MORE +
What's the Big Deal About Quantum Computing, And How Does It Relate to the Cloud?

What's the Big Deal About Quantum Computing, And How Does It Relate to the Cloud?


It’s almost a little frightening how quickly technology has advanced. Only a few decades ago, something as simple as a smartphone would have seemed torn straight out of the realm of science fiction.   READ MORE +
Successful Businesses Seek Strategic Partnerships for Cloud Migration

Successful Businesses Seek Strategic Partnerships for Cloud Migration


Most successful cloud migrations entail a change in the way a business approaches infrastructure management and deployment — something that can be difficult for organizations with entrenched processes and an understanding of IT better suited to legacy technology.   READ MORE +
Exerting Control Over Your Sprawling Cloud

Exerting Control Over Your Sprawling Cloud


Many organizations suffer from what's come to be known as cloud sprawl. It's easy to create a new server. Once a server has been deployed, it'll stay deployed unless someone intervenes to shut it down or it's shut down automatically. While it's running, the server will incur costs whether it's...   READ MORE +
Four Strategies For Executives To Enhance Digital Enterprise Effectiveness

Four Strategies For Executives To Enhance Digital Enterprise Effectiveness


A digital strategy that leverages the best that modern online technology and infrastructure can offer is essential if established businesses are to remain competitive. If they can't implement digital and cloud properly, they're going to have their lunches eaten by agile startups.   READ MORE +
Cloud Survey Shows Growing Enterprise Penetration for Business Critical Applications

Cloud Survey Shows Growing Enterprise Penetration for Business Critical Applications


A recent study of mid-market enterprises reveals cloud adoption is growing strongly for business critical applications. The Deloitte survey indicates that almost 60% of mid-market businesses prefer either hosted cloud or hybrid cloud solutions for IT deployments.    READ MORE +
Why Are Enterprise Applications So Much Worse Than SaaS Alternatives?

Why Are Enterprise Applications So Much Worse Than SaaS Alternatives?


Workers have probably accepted this truth as a fact of life: enterprise software isn't very good. It may have an excellent range of functionality, without which their jobs would be impossible, but that functionality comes packaged in interfaces that force them into inefficient and unpleasant workflows. From the worker's perspective,...   READ MORE +
Continuous Integration and Delivery in the Cloud

Continuous Integration and Delivery in the Cloud


At the heart of this new ability to safely deliver software with fast incremental releases is continuous integration coupled with continuous delivery — distinct processes which are often conflated, but which aren't necessarily tied together.   READ MORE +
Cloud Robotics is Making Everyday Robotics a Reality

Cloud Robotics is Making Everyday Robotics a Reality


Robots will be — and are — able to connect to the Internet to leverage cloud processing and storage in ways that would have been difficult to conceive of in the days of Buck Rogers.   READ MORE +
Cloud-Powered Cognitive Technologies Are Changing The Future of Business

Cloud-Powered Cognitive Technologies Are Changing The Future of Business


We're nowhere near achieving the strong AI necessary to create human-like entities. But that doesn't mean artificial intelligence research is having no impact on how we live and work.    READ MORE +
What AirBnB's Outscale-ing Strategy Teaches Us About Cloud Hosting

What AirBnB's Outscale-ing Strategy Teaches Us About Cloud Hosting


Just recently, Mike Curtis, Airbnb’s vice president of engineering, had a chat with ZDnet about what it takes to build a business from the ground-up on the cloud. Though the talk lasted only five minutes, Curtis nevertheless offered a number of valuable insights into the nature of cloud computing, and how...   READ MORE +
Four Clues That Show a Web Service Doesn't Understand Security

Four Clues That Show a Web Service Doesn't Understand Security


Users have a responsibility to look after themselves on the Internet. It's their job to make sure they use long and random passwords, don't write them down where just anyone can see them, and don't use their dog's name as a password on their favorite Manga forum and their main email account.   READ MORE +
Cloud Apps Make Employees Happy

Cloud Apps Make Employees Happy


The concern employers now show for their workers' happiness is not entirely altruistic. Evidence abounds that happy employees are productive employees, although you wouldn't know that from the software that many are forced to use.   READ MORE +