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Alibaba Edges in as Microsoft, Amazon Grow Stronger
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Gartner's 2017 Magic Quadrant for Infrastructure as a Service shows a newcomer, Chinese supplier Alibaba; Amazon maintains its leadership.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/20/2017
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When an On-Premises, Public Cloud Might be Right for You
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
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There are several options for those companies that want a public cloud environment but also want to keep compute gear in house.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 6/19/2017
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RIP, Systems Administrator, Welcome DevOps
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While the traditional sys admin role may fade away, those who are willing to change can take an exciting journey with cloud and DevOps.
By Guest Commentary Guest Commentary, 6/23/2017
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Not Doing Big Data in the Cloud? Better Get There
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Forrester Research says competitive advantage will follow big data analytics' move to the cloud; join in, or get left behind.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/23/2017
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Google Knocks on Door of Gartner's Cloud Leaders
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Google is close but still no cigar when it comes to sharing the realm of the cloud leaders in the Gartner IaaS Magic Quadrant.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/22/2017
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Want to Succeed at Data-Driven Transformation? Start Slow
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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Some organizations race into data-driven transformation. Others want to get everything "right" first. There's an optimal balance between the two.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 6/21/2017
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Alibaba Edges in as Microsoft, Amazon Grow Stronger
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Gartner's 2017 Magic Quadrant for Infrastructure as a Service shows a newcomer, Chinese supplier Alibaba; Amazon maintains its leadership.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/20/2017
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Build a DevOps-Focused Enterprise
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author
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Why businesses should work to spread DevOps benefits across their entire organization.
By John Edwards Technology Journalist & Author, 6/20/2017
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Considering AI for Business? Here Are 4 Fundamentals to Start
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Artificial intelligence projects take time, effort, data, and expertise to build a meaningful system. Having the right ecosystem in place will ensure companies are prepared for it.
By K.R. Sanjiv, Chief Technology Officer, Wipro , 6/19/2017
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When an On-Premises, Public Cloud Might be Right for You
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
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There are several options for those companies that want a public cloud environment but also want to keep compute gear in house.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 6/19/2017
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Blockchain Barges into Insurance via IBM, AIG
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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IBM helps AIG create a cross-country, multi-party international risk policy tailored to use blockchain's security and trust.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/16/2017
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Digital Infrastructure for Cities Leads to Big Savings
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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A Cisco report claims $2.3 trillion is waiting to be realized through digitized services, city management; cites Houston, Oslo, Barcelona as examples.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/16/2017
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GDPR Puts Response at Center Stage for All Companies
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When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect in May 2018, a companyís ability to respond to a data breach will be paramount.
By Ted Julian, VP of product management and Co-Founder, IBM Resilient , 6/15/2017
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Three Phases to Adapting an Omnichannel Business Model
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IT becomes a key player as businesses move to create a seamless path to purchase with a singular view of their customers across all touchpoints, including in-store, online, mobile, social, call centers, direct mail and more.
By Sajid Mohamedy, ‎Vice President, Strategy & Operations, Nisum , 6/15/2017
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Hybrid Cloud Is Gathering Steam for Small, Medium Businesses
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Harvard Business Review Analytics finds smaller enterprises gaining more from hybrid cloud than large enterprises.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/15/2017
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7 Technologies that Enable a Microservices Architecture
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
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Organizations that implement microservices often adopt the architectural style alongside complementary technologies, including the seven in this slideshow.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing, 6/15/2017
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An All-in-One Service Chaining Solution
InformationWeek Staff,
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Samar Sharma, innovator and architect at Cisco Systems stops by the InformationWeek News Desk at Interop ITX to talk about the Cisco products that were nominated for and won Best of Interop Awards.
By InformationWeek Staff , 6/15/2017
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A 4-Step Methodology for Finding the Right Cloud Provider
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Donít rush into the cloud before taking the time to understand what you want, and what you need.
By Natalia Tsymbalenko, EastBanc Technologies , 6/14/2017
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The Need to Go Digital Is Clear; Not Everyone Can Get There
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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PwC report on the 2017 Global Digital IQ says some organizations becoming top performers in going digital; others, not so much.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/14/2017
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Six Steps to Achieve the Joys of Serverless Architectures
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The are solid benefits in a move to a serverless architecture, but remember these six important considerations to undertake before going serverless.
By Matt Lancaster, Practice Lead, Accenture , 6/14/2017
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DevOps Research Says Practice Yields Benefits Beyond Code
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Survey: Organizations that adopt disciplined DevOps thrive in ways that remain difficult for others; automation, quality, continuous delivery.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/13/2017
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Next up for CRM? Customer Retention Through Contextual Messaging
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The rapid evolution of CRM has initiated a rush of new marketing processes and practices; combining multi-channel messaging with analytics is a promising new direction.
By Scott Robinson, IT Consultant , 6/12/2017
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