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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

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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

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Designing a latency-free enterprise

The businesses that succeed in the future will harness the potential to create real-time, latency-free enterprises that drive new revenue, boost customer engagement, and enhance employee productivity

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Google Cloud Platform services guide: The right tools for the job

Here are the most common uses for the cloud and which Google Cloud Platform (GCP) components you need for them

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The cloud computing market is about to get a lot more competitive

There is good reason to believe the future of computing looks nothing like the present

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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

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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

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QF2 for AWS: High-performance file storage for the cloud

Qumulo File Fabric is a modern, highly scalable file storage system that spans the data center and the public cloud

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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

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Oracle’s cloud bravado masks its database despair

Oracle is a fantastic database for yesteryear’s enterprise applications, but is a poor fit for modern, big data applications


What you need to know about microservices tools

Some of the tools and frameworks that can be used when implementing microservices

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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.

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The best workloads for containers: All of them (really!)

Moving to containers unlocks development speed and operational efficiency in a way that no other process can accomplish. It also gives developers the flexibility to move that workload around

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Technology of the Year 2018: The best hardware, software, and cloud services

InfoWorld’s 2018 Technology of the Year Award winners recognize the best tools and technologies for software development, cloud computing, data analytics, and machine learning

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InfoWorld’s 2018 Technology of the Year Award winners

InfoWorld editors and reviewers pick the year’s best software development, cloud computing, data analytics, and machine learning tools

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Cloud contracts: 5 must-have elements

Just a few pointers to consider when negotiating a contract with a cloud provider

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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

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What IT needs to know about cloud economics: costs

Cloud computing costs can accelerate for several reasons. A key question: When does the public cloud become more costly than the private? That threshold seems to be dropping

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