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Why IT Leaders Should Make Cloud Training a Top Priority
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author
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As IT operations continue drifting into the cloud, it's important to ensure that organization personnel keep pace with the latest skills and practices.
By John Edwards Technology Journalist & Author, 4/14/2021
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How Google Cloud Might Help the FinOps Foundation Evolve
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer
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The first of the major cloud services providers joins the fledgling trade association’s technical advisory council.
By Joao-Pierre S. Ruth Senior Writer, 4/12/2021
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What Cloud Attacks Have Taught Us About Hidden Compliance Costs
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
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Recent compromises to cloud services and increased data privacy regulations can negatively impact the bottom line for businesses with nationwide operations.
By Aaron Shum, Practice Lead, Info-Tech Research Group , 4/12/2021
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FanGraphs Tags a Cloud Database to Keep Up with the Big Show
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer
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Website for baseball analysis turned to MariaDB SkySQL as it looks to take on more game data from domestic and international sources.
By Joao-Pierre S. Ruth Senior Writer, 4/8/2021
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FTD’s CTO Powell on Transforming and the Next New Normal
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer
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One year after joining the 110-year-old company, Powell talks about the floral ecommerce retailer’s revamp of its infrastructure.
By Joao-Pierre S. Ruth Senior Writer, 4/5/2021
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Are Your Cloud Costs Outpacing Your Growth?
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Here are three key business areas to investigate as you assess how the cloud is serving your larger business goals.
By Eric Dynowski, CTO, ServerCentral Turing Group , 3/29/2021
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AWS Names Selipsky as Next CEO to Succeed Andy Jassy
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer
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New leadership chosen for the cloud services provider as parent company Amazon sets the stage for its future.
By Joao-Pierre S. Ruth Senior Writer, 3/26/2021
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How Quickly Are Companies Really Adopting Cloud? It’s Complicated
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While cloud computing is becoming ever-more common in enterprise IT, what the hype leaves out is that most companies are still relatively early in the adoption cycle.
By Nicholas Dimotakis, VP, Worldwide Field Engineering, Canonical , 3/26/2021
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How to Define Your Edge Computing Architecture
Mary E. Shacklett, Mary E. Shacklett
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The growth of edge computing and IoT will require rearchitecting IT infrastructures. Here are some options to consider before you get started.
By Mary E. Shacklett Mary E. Shacklett, 3/15/2021
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Red Hat CIO Kelly Talks Hybrid Cloud for Post-Pandemic World
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer
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The stage has been set for more cloud transformation with the role CIOs play in the equation continuing to evolve.
By Joao-Pierre S. Ruth Senior Writer, 3/12/2021
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IT Automation: Still Room for Improvement in Some Spots
Mary E. Shacklett, Mary E. Shacklett
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We’ve come a long way with autonomous computing. Here’s a look at what’s working in production, and areas that are still considered a work in progress.
By Mary E. Shacklett Mary E. Shacklett, 3/8/2021
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Do You Know These 4 Tricky Cloud Terms?
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Here are four trip-up topics found to frequently stump cloud learners and what IT teams should know to master them and build their cloud vocabulary.
By Ryan Kroonenburg, Co-Founder and Instructor, A Cloud Guru , 3/1/2021
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The Hybrid Workplace Is a Reality, but the Office Is Not Dead
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The flexibility to support teams cycling through in-person and remote work highlights the need for investment in cloud-based services to support the workflows of the future at scale.
By Ranjan Singh, Executive VP, Crestron , 2/26/2021
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Questions to Ask About DevOps Strategy On-Prem vs. the Cloud
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer
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Not every company can or wants to go cloud native but that does not mean they are completely cut off from the advantages of DevOps.
By Joao-Pierre S. Ruth Senior Writer, 2/12/2021
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Overcoming Digital Transformation Challenges With The Cloud
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Here’s how cloud computing can enable the future of work, accelerate data strategies, integrate AI and cyber strategies, and innovate for social good.
By Diana Kearns-Manolatos, Senior Manager, Deloitte , 2/12/2021
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What Comes Next for AWS with Jassy to Become Amazon CEO
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer
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Change looms as the chief executive at the dominant player in cloud computing prepares to lead parent company.
By Joao-Pierre S. Ruth Senior Writer, 2/4/2021
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Why the Financial Services Industry is Embracing the Cloud
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author
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Financial services firms, such as banks and insurance providers, are rapidly heading into the cloud, lured by the promise of multiple monetary, innovation and performance benefits.
By John Edwards Technology Journalist & Author, 2/4/2021
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Where Cloud Adoption is Still Needed
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COVID-19 is a wake-up call for leaders to embrace cloud technology. However, some industries that would benefit from cloud adoption still resist.
By Oleg Kucheryavenko, Accenture Cloud First , 2/1/2021
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What Happens If a Cloud Provider Shuts You Out?
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer
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When AWS bounced Parler from its servers, it raised questions about continuity of service other companies may need to consider.
By Joao-Pierre S. Ruth Senior Writer, 1/28/2021
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Can Cloud Revolutionize Business and Software Architecture?
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer
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Closing days of CES 2021 looked at the impact cloud may have on businesses going forward and the importance of cloud architecture.
By Joao-Pierre S. Ruth Senior Writer, 1/15/2021
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