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'Snowmobile' Shows AWS At Its Blue-Collar Best
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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The surprise appearance of a tractor-trailer rig on stage at AWS ReInvent in Las Vegas illustrated a new way to move a petabyte of data into AWS data centers.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/5/2017
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The Battle Over Analytics: Who Should Lead The Charge?
Rich Wagner, President and CEO of Prevedere
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The IT organization has to carve out its role in a company's analytics strategy. What works? Either of two approaches.
By Rich Wagner President and CEO of Prevedere, 1/5/2017
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3 Ways Shadow Analytics May Be Working Against You
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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Analytics is popping up in more functional areas of businesses, outside of IT's control. Like BYOB, the trend is inevitable. How will your organization manage it?
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 1/16/2017
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Enel Moves Onto Amazon To Implement New Utility Strategy
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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The giant Italian utility, Enel, is moving to the cloud to support it's Open Power strategy around the world, adding green power sources.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/13/2017
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Be Recognized For IT Excellence
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
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Organizations of all sizes and from all sectors are invited to apply for the 2017 InformationWeek IT Excellence Awards.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 1/12/2017
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Software-Defined Storage & Containers: Solution For Shared Service Providers
Sebastien Han, Principal Software Engineer, Storage Architect, Red Hat
Shared service providers, including telephone companies, hosting services, and related businesses, stand to benefit from the combination of containerized microservices and software-defined storage.
By Sebastien Han Principal Software Engineer, Storage Architect, Red Hat, 1/12/2017
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Addressing The Runaway Demand For Information Security
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With organizations going through digital transformation,IT leaders must fundamentally change how information security services are delivered, and make security part of everyone's job.
By By Jeremy Bergsman, IT Practice Leader at CEB , 1/12/2017
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451 Research: Containers A $2.7 Billion Market By 2020
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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451 Research sees containers filling a more prominent role in the cloud technologies market by 2020; the container ecosystem growing fast.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/12/2017
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3 No-brainer Uses for the Public Cloud
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
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While many enterprise needs will require the use of a private or hybrid cloud architecture, there are some uses that truly take advantage of the benefits that only the public cloud can deliver.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 1/11/2017
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Global Survey: Innovation, Movement Of Data Get More Restrictions
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Foundation finds more countries passing restrictions on use of intellectual property within their borders, export of data out.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/10/2017
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4 Ways Data-First Competitors Are Killing You
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Commentary
Data is the new oil. Those that figure out how to use it more effectively than their competitors are realizing significant, strategic benefits. But what's so unique about data-first companies? Technology? People? Culture? It turns out, there's more than meets the eye.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 1/10/2017
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Supplying The Supply Chain
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The supply chain is changing rapidly, often outside of the traditional IT structure. IT needs to get involved, bringing its skills and experience to the table.
By Stephen Lapper, Principal with Deloitte Consulting , 1/9/2017
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Amazon: The Self-Fueling, Perpetual Motion Machine
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Amazon's retail operation is now paired with what's known to be a highly successful cloud business: Are the two accelerating each other?
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/9/2017
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'Snowmobile' Shows AWS At Its Blue-Collar Best
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
The surprise appearance of a tractor-trailer rig on stage at AWS ReInvent in Las Vegas illustrated a new way to move a petabyte of data into AWS data centers.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/5/2017
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IT Products Go from Big Noise to Big Business
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
Commentary
There's been a positive change in the enterprise computing business of late; more product announcements truly are focused on how technology can help a company do business.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 1/3/2017
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Server Survey: Footprint Can Be Cut 54% Via Upgrades, Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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TSO Logic examined data from 10,000 customer servers and found how much upgrades can save in server count; right-sizing saves VM resources.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/3/2017
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Killing 'Zombies' Achieves Greatest Gain In Data Center Efficiency
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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The Uptime Institute has estimated the gains from eliminating 'zombie' servers and implementing a data center management system versus doing nothing.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/29/2016
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eBay Container Management Tool Works With Kubernetes
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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eBay wants to expand its use of Docker containers and has composed a tool, TessMaster, to help them run on Kubernetes cluster management.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/28/2016
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Will Cloud Service Prices Go Up in 2017?
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
Competition and price cutting might be good for cloud customers, but the glory days of low prices might not make it into 2017.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 12/28/2016
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There’s No 'Thing' You Can Do to Be Agile
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The Agile concept isn't just about IT and development, but about a mindset that has to extend throughout the business.
By Christopher O'Malley, CEO, Compuware , 12/27/2016
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At AWS, 'Enterprise Strategy' Consists Of Helping Migrations
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Head of Enterprise Strategy Stephen Orban describes how AWS will try to assist more enterprise workloads in a move to the cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/21/2016
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The Cloud May Finally be Ready for Your Legacy Apps
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
If you’ve been holding off your legacy application migration to the cloud over fear of support and migration issues, 2017 may very well be the time to look at your options.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 12/21/2016
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