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Old Database Problems In a New Guise: As a Service
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
ScaleArc: If cloud services are the "white knight" sent to solve IT problems, then database as a service is going to fall short.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/24/2017
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Cloud Outages: Who’s at Fault?
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
Cloud outages do happen. So, how can you and your IT group minimize the impact on the company?
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 7/19/2017
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Amazon's Efficient Distribution Key to Winning Consumers
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
Amazon's online ordering started the company's success; efficient distribution will continue to expand its retail footprint.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/18/2017
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Not Easy To Get To Digital Transformation Jump-off Point
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
The Hackett Group has attempted to define how a company gets to the digital transformation stage in its latest statistical report.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/14/2017
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CompTIA: IT Skills Gap Appears to be Growing
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
A survey of 600 IT and business professionals finds more new skills are needed to keep the business up to date and competitive.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/12/2017
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Can Amazon Disrupt More Markets? Let Me Count the Ways
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
Amazon may be poised to enter the pharmacy as well as grocery business; it trains customers to expect quick delivery.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/11/2017
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Cloud Computing 2017: Special Report
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
Satire
Get a clear picture of the state of cloud computing from our research of actual usage in IT organizations.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief, 7/10/2017
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Pedal to the Pavement: Chinese VCs Take on Ride Hailing
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
Chinese giants Alibaba and Tencent to challenge the world in bicycle rentals, while spiffing up their digital services.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/10/2017
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Greene: Advanced Services to Fuel Google Cloud Leadership
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Google Cloud Chief Diane Greene predicts Google's expanding, advance cloud services will soon place it among the Gartner designated leaders.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/6/2017
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Tips for Estimating Cloud BI Implementation Costs
Jen Underwood, Impact Analytix
Commentary
There can be some nasty budget surprises in what seems like a simple, low-priced, SaaS business intelligence offering designed for non-technical users.
By Jen Underwood Impact Analytix, 7/6/2017
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Big Data in the Cloud: Reaching a Tipping Point
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
It may be time to rethink where you want to support a big data initiative.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 7/5/2017
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Google Assistant Superior, but Alexa Owns Households
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Alphabet has a shot at winning the smart home device market with Google Home vs. Amazon Alexa, according to an Edison Investment Research report.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/28/2017
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The Public Cloud and the Cost Savings Myth
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
The public cloud can be a valuable means to a more cost-efficient end, but don't think the savings are automatic.
By Charlie Li and Jason Hatch, Capgemini , 6/28/2017
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Automated Tools Ease Cloud Migration
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
With new tools appearing, automation and orchestration are having a major impact on easing the burden of moving to the cloud.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 6/26/2017
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Not Doing Big Data in the Cloud? Better Get There
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
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
News
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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Digital Infrastructure for Cities Leads to Big Savings
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
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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Hybrid Cloud Is Gathering Steam for Small, Medium Businesses
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
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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A 4-Step Methodology for Finding the Right Cloud Provider
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
Don’t 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
News
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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