Containers: The pros and cons you may not know about

Containers: The pros and cons you may not know about

“We are using containers” is the battle cry of enterprises looking to get to the ultimate in performance, scalability, and portability—but you don’t always get what you expect

02/22/19

Beware the siren song of no-ops

Beware the siren song of no-ops

Some enterprises are buying into the no-ops premise, and so are setting unrealistic expectations for what cloudops should be

02/19/19

What cloud computing can learn from good BBQ

What cloud computing can learn from good BBQ

The process and ingredients that it takes to make your cloud computing project work are directly related to how you get a perfectly smoked piece of meat

02/15/19

3 reasons you shouldn’t use chatbots

3 reasons you shouldn’t use chatbots

Voice interfaces may seem cool, but they are often ineffective, inefficient, and costly to build. So you need a really good reason to use a chatbot

02/12/19

Why cloud computing suddenly seems so hard and expensive

Why cloud computing suddenly seems so hard and expensive

Enterprises are struggling with cost overruns, hiring, and security concerns, all problems that are easily overcome—and reflect a mature view of the cloud

02/08/19

The cloud’s weakest security links aren’t where you're looking

The cloud’s weakest security links aren’t where you're looking

In all security, your weakest link is your biggest vulnerability. Cloud security is no different

02/05/19

3 ways the cloud and data centers work well together

3 ways the cloud and data centers work well together

Both private data centers and public clouds continue to grow, and getting them to work and play well together will be a challenge

02/01/19

Serverless computing’s dark side: less portability for your apps

Serverless computing’s dark side: less portability for your apps

Getting it done fast often trumps making sure your code is portable across platforms. Serverless computing can push you even further from portability

01/29/19

It’s time to kick your ERP system to the curb and go SaaS

It’s time to kick your ERP system to the curb and go SaaS

It’s much easier and lower-risk today to move data, processes, and customizations to the cloud—and end the headaches legacy ERP

01/25/19

2 big mistakes to avoid in edge computing

2 big mistakes to avoid in edge computing

Enterprises are rightfully interested in edge computing, but too often lack a good architectural approach and old-fashioned pragmatism

01/22/19

Thinking about blockchain? Do it in the cloud

Thinking about blockchain? Do it in the cloud

Many enterprises have shelved blockchain efforts because it’s so complex to build and manage. Using the cloud solves those issues

01/18/19

What you must know about moving ERP to the cloud

What you must know about moving ERP to the cloud

There are really good reasons to move ERP systems to the cloud today, but beware these gotchas when you prepare for the move

01/15/19

Moving to the cloud? 3 critical data efforts you must make

Moving to the cloud? 3 critical data efforts you must make

Many companies moving to the cloud forget about updating their data and data technology. Here’s what to remember to do

01/11/19

Cloud migration checklist: The 3 key areas to focus on

Cloud migration checklist: The 3 key areas to focus on

80 percent of your risk comes from these areas. Address them before you migrate to get the results you want in sane, cost-effective way

01/08/19

Now is the time to get serious about your cloud strategy

Now is the time to get serious about your cloud strategy

Most enterprises have not done the planning they need to figure out the cloud opportunity, including how to avoid its pitfalls

01/04/19

How IT can regain ownership of cloud computing

How IT can regain ownership of cloud computing

CIOs are often finding themselves on the sidelines as business leaders take over the cloud strategy. Here's how IT can take it back

01/02/19

How to find that scarce cloud talent

How to find that scarce cloud talent

Want to hire people with cloud-specific skills or those who understand cloud architecture or security? Here are two secrets

12/21/18

The 2 most important cloud resolutions you should make

The 2 most important cloud resolutions you should make

With 2019 just around the corner, now is the time to do some planning and prepare to step on the accelerator in your cloud migration

12/18/18

2019 will be the year of the cloud system maker

2019 will be the year of the cloud system maker

Next year’s career opportunities will be about cloud, devops, and other engineering gigs—paying people top dollar to make stuff

12/13/18

The private cloud is now a peripheral to the public cloud

The private cloud is now a peripheral to the public cloud

The trend is providing a “Mini Me” version of a proprietary public cloud provider as a connected private cloud—essentially a public-cloud peripheral

12/11/18

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