What the ‘versatilist’ trend means for IT staffing

What the ‘versatilist’ trend means for IT staffing

Gartner predicts that IT staff will have fewer technical roles available to them as the cloud gains traction. That’s just not true

02/20/18

Rethinking cloud ROI: Come for cost savings but stay for agility

Rethinking cloud ROI: Come for cost savings but stay for agility

An agility-based ROI approach is a much more effective way to look at the value of cloud computing, and thus to gain that value

02/16/18

The evidence is in: The cloud’s advantages are now clear to business

The evidence is in: The cloud’s advantages are now clear to business

The business community is now seeing directly how the cloud is transformative for business, not something simply for technologists to use

02/13/18

SaaS-ifying your enterprise application? A quick-and-dirty guide

SaaS-ifying your enterprise application? A quick-and-dirty guide

Many enterprises see a need to SaaS-enable applications, making them into a product for customers and partners. But most have no clue about what to do

02/09/18

Capacity alone won't assure good cloud performance

Capacity alone won't assure good cloud performance

Will your cloud-based workload support 100,000 concurrent users? The only way to find out is through performance testing

02/06/18

Don’t worry about selecting the ‘wrong’ public cloud

Don’t worry about selecting the ‘wrong’ public cloud

The reality is that it matters much more about what you do after you pick the provider than which one you pick.

02/02/18

One cloud accounting dilemma will soon be fixed

One cloud accounting dilemma will soon be fixed

New processes from the Financial Accounting Standards Board propose a reasonable way to deal with cloud computing costs

01/30/18

How likely can terrorists, nuclear attacks, or hackers take down the cloud?

How likely can terrorists, nuclear attacks, or hackers take down the cloud?

A recent report estimates a huge financial cost to cloud users, which business insurance won’t cover. But is this something you really need to worry about?

01/26/18

No, edge computing will not replace cloud computing

No, edge computing will not replace cloud computing

Edge computing is simply about pushing some of the cloud’s processing and storage out near to the devices that produce and consume the data

01/23/18

Cloud portability: Why you’ll never really get there

Cloud portability: Why you’ll never really get there

Many cloud technology providers will talk about portability as if it’s a given, suggesting the use of technology such as containers. If only it were that simple

01/19/18

Why you should not worry about cross-tenant cloud attacks

Why you should not worry about cross-tenant cloud attacks

The truth is that the defenses against attacks by other cloud users are strong, and there are much likelier risks you should be focused on instead

01/16/18

Don’t fall for the ‘pluggable cloud’ siren call

Don’t fall for the ‘pluggable cloud’ siren call

As enterprises build more and more multicloud environments, they want the ability to plug and unplug clouds as needed. But it doesn’t work that way

01/12/18

Lack of cloud skills and training begin to take a toll

Lack of cloud skills and training begin to take a toll

Companies have lost real revenue due to a lack of cloud expertise: on average, about 5 percent of total global revenue

01/09/18

Enterprise IoT threatens to undermine cloud and IT security

Enterprise IoT threatens to undermine cloud and IT security

We finally just got cloud security right, and now we're screwing it up with new thermostats and copiers that make all that good security worthless

01/05/18

4 surprise cloud computing trends for 2018

4 surprise cloud computing trends for 2018

2018 will be the year of more rapid growth, more data breaches caused by dummies, mega mergers in the cloud computing market, and the rise of “dark horse” cloud providers

01/02/18

3 New Year’s resolutions for the cloud in 2018

3 New Year’s resolutions for the cloud in 2018

If you follow up on these three cloud areas, you'll have a better result from your cloud efforts

12/29/17

Cloudops automation is the only answer to cloud complexity

Cloudops automation is the only answer to cloud complexity

Now that most enterprises have clouds in place, it’s time to think about how to remove people from the cloud operations equation

12/26/17

Don’t leave your Amazon S3 buckets exposed

Don’t leave your Amazon S3 buckets exposed

Although the default settings keep S3 data private, configuration errors have exposed data to the world. Even the NSA has screwed up

12/22/17

How the end of net neutrality will affect enterprise cloud computing

How the end of net neutrality will affect enterprise cloud computing

Small companies should check to see if their bandwidth gets throttled under the new FCC rules, but enterprises as a whole are unlikely to be hurt

12/19/17

Cloud migration: How to know if you’re going too fast or too slow

Cloud migration: How to know if you’re going too fast or too slow

New data shows that fat cloud-focused IT budgets are becoming the norm. Are you moving too fast, too slow, or about right?

12/15/17

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