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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 +
Three Practical Applications for Big Data

Three Practical Applications for Big Data


Big data is widely regarded as transformative for business. There is barely a business in existence that wouldn't benefit from more data about its operations, its customers, and the marketplace. However, there is still no shortage of decision makers who decline to see the potential advantage, often as a reflexive reaction...   READ MORE +
Dark Data Offers Both Opportunity and Risk

Dark Data Offers Both Opportunity and Risk


In some ways, the cloud is a double-edged sword. The ease with which we can spin up servers lets businesses align their infrastructure portfolio to their business needs in close to real time. On the other hand, without proper management, it's also easy to deploy resources that are not used...   READ MORE +
Flexible Infrastructure Powers Ever More Rapid Innovation Cycles

Flexible Infrastructure Powers Ever More Rapid Innovation Cycles


In all areas of business, from HR to logistics, and from product design to manufacturing, the ability to deploy information infrastructure accelerates the pace of innovation, shortening innovation cycles and allowing us to truly iterate.   READ MORE +
Thinking of Moving Your Business to the Cloud? These Six Considerations Will Ease Your Journey

Thinking of Moving Your Business to the Cloud? These Six Considerations Will Ease Your Journey


Enterprise adoption among small and medium enterprises is growing. Once the preserve of startups and large corporations, smaller businesses that had until now been content with their legacy systems have recognized the benefits that infrastructure-as-a-service can bring to their business.   READ MORE +
How Everything-As-A-Service is Changing Cloud Computing

How Everything-As-A-Service is Changing Cloud Computing


The cloud was disruptive enough when it was primarily related to IT - when it could improve application development, streamline a few critical processes and offer improved storage/communication. Now, though? Things have changed - and it’s a change that’s most definitely for the better.   READ MORE +
Every Company is a Data Company, But They Don't All Need Data Centers

Every Company is a Data Company, But They Don't All Need Data Centers


In a perceptive article on ZDNet, writer and analyst Joe McKendrick makes the point that in the modern era, every company is a software and data company. But do they need a data center?   READ MORE +
Why Pay Big Money For Infrastructure Talent?

Why Pay Big Money For Infrastructure Talent?


At the start of any big IT project, the question arises over the best way to procure and deploy the necessary infrastructure. There are two broadly defined camps: those who think it’s almost always better to buy and manage infrastructure in-house, and those who think the cloud is generally the...   READ MORE +
Expert Advice: Rethinking Electrical Distribution in Datacenters to Reduce Risk of Failure

Expert Advice: Rethinking Electrical Distribution in Datacenters to Reduce Risk of Failure


Today representing between 1.5 to 2 percent of the world’s electrical consumption, how can we optimize power distribution in datacenters? What are the challenges? How can these changes reduce the risk of failure? Learn the answers to these questions in the following assessment made by Germain Masse, director of OVH...   READ MORE +