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Kick the IT-Business, Love-Hate Bond up a Notch
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Satire
As businesses wrestle with the challenges that come with new technologies and concepts such as transformation it's more important than ever that IT and business leaders work as partners.
By Esther Shein, Technology Journalist , 12/13/2017
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The Clouds Are Different Over China
Ben Kepes,
Commentary
US-based cloud vendors face unique challenges in China, raising the possibility that Chinese cloud vendors might be able to gain leadership roles in the global cloud market.
By Ben Kepes , 12/11/2017
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Five Emerging Requirements Impacting Hybrid Cloud Strategies
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
As companies turn to the hybrid cloud to future-proof business and innovate faster, there are some emerging needs that they should address.
By Kip Compton, VP, Cloud Platforms & Solutions, Cisco , 12/8/2017
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The Hidden Costs of Open Source Security Software
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
Open source software isn't free, whether looked at in terms of hard dollars or in missed opportunities.
By Andy Jordan, Special Project Lead, Mosaic451 , 12/8/2017
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Hybrid Cloud – You’re Doing It Wrong
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
As organizations move to hybrid clouds they have to adjust their thinking and how they look at key concepts.
By Mark Baker, Field Product Manager, Canonical , 12/7/2017
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Monitoring Cloud Performance: Pass the Aspirin
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Satire
Few tools exist to measure or fix multi-cloud problems. Help is on the way; major software vendors are addressing the issue.
By Neal Weinberg, technology journalist , 12/6/2017
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Going All-In with Managed Services, the Right Way
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
Utilizing managed services can be cost efficient for an enterprise, but be sure to look beyond cost to how you manage those managed service providers.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 12/5/2017
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Beware Analytics' Mid-Life Crisis
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Satire
Analytics is spreading out to more departments that want to optimize their operations, but that may give users a false sense of freedom from IT. Here are some dynamics currently affecting IT.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 12/4/2017
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Amazon Pumps Out New Database and Machine Learning Services
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
News
Amazon's announcements at AWS Re:Invent continue to extend AWS offerings far beyond basic infrastructure services.
By Barb Darrow, technology journalist , 11/30/2017
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9 Ways to Reduce Latency When Connecting to Public Clouds
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
The more companies rely on cloud applications, the more important it becomes to be proactive in ensuring that latency and quality issues are kept to a minimum.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 11/28/2017
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Pumping up the SPS Customer Experience with Kenandy
Ben Kepes,
Commentary
The Amazon experience isn't just for consumer-facing applications. Imagine what it can do for a traditional company.
By Ben Kepes , 11/20/2017
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Tech Vendors to Watch in 2018
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
Satire
Browse through the hottest vendors in cloud, DevOps, infrastructure, security, and data and analytics.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief, 11/14/2017
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25 Data & Analytics Vendors at the Forefront in 2018
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Satire
Businesses are updating their approaches to data analytics as the competitive landscape changes. We explore the trends, technologies, and vendors leading the way.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 11/13/2017
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Cloud Vendors Leading the Charge in 2018
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
Satire
Our roundup features the top cloud providers as well as technology vendors offering tools for managing cloud environments.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief, 11/13/2017
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Larry Ellison, the Original Source of Tech #FakeNews
Ben Kepes,
Commentary
Oracle's Larry Ellison attacked AWS and Splunk, and drew plenty of rebuttals.
By Ben Kepes , 11/7/2017
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The Cloud: We're Not in 2012 Any More
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
News
Forrester's upcoming cloud 2018 predictions report, scheduled for release tomorrow, highlights just how dramatic developments in security, analytics, and applications tools have advanced the cloud.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 11/6/2017
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CRM: Back for Another Round
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
New capabilities in CRM and digital marketing solutions require a strategic reassessment.
By Will Bryant and Ren Carter, Point B , 11/1/2017
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9 Tips for Managing Cloud Services on a Budget
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Satire
We share 9 steps you can take to save on the cost of cloud services, with the keywords being shop around, planning, and diligence.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 10/26/2017
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Advice for SMBs Adopting the Cloud
Emily Johnson, Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek
SatireVideo
Interop ITX speaker Rob Hiltbrand, director of technology for The Liberty Group, shared how their IT team managed a growth from four to 19 offices with the cloud.
By Emily Johnson Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek, 10/24/2017
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IT, OT, IoT: Does Hitachi Have a Dictionary for This Alphabet Soup?
Ben Kepes,
Satire
Drawing on a long history in the industrial space and as an IT supplier, Hitachi has mapped out its own strategy for the industrial IoT.
By Ben Kepes , 10/23/2017
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