Cloud Computing

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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

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NectarJS to offer JavaScript compilation-as-a-service

Web developers could become low-level programmers if the NectarJS service, now in alpha release, delivers as promised

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CockroachDB review: A scale-out SQL database built for survival

CockroachDB is a distributed SQL database built on top of a transactional and consistent key-value store that can withstand datacenter failures

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7 technology trends to watch in 2018

As we say goodbye to 2017, here’s my take on important tech trends worth keeping your eye on in the year ahead

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8 boutique cloud service providers you should know

Sometimes, the big guys are just too big. If you want a personal, custom, industry-specific managed cloud service provider, try these

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10 software development predictions for 2018

How blockchain, NLP, AI-driven tools, machine learning, serverless computing, and devops innovations will change life for developers in 2018

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In 2018, can cloud, big data, and AI stand more turmoil?

We'll see several trends emerge in 2018 whose key focus will be on making new technology easy and consumable

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Microsoft in the enterprise: 7 predictions for 2018

The last year was a busy one for Redmond. It’s looking like this year will be even busier

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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

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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

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3 things to know about IoT (and fog) in 2018

Fog computing doesn’t care whether or not a computer is located in the cloud when it looks for processing power—and in the age of IoT, we can’t afford to

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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

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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

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Beware of hybrid IT washing in 2018

Just as vendors jumped on the cloud bandwagon ten years ago, creating the cloud-washing phenomenon (declaring everything “ready for cloud”), hybrid washing will run rampant

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Google Cloud Platform’s secret sauce: Its time is now

Google’s biggest strength is helping enterprises “run like Google”—something that even old-school companies have discovered they can now do

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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

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As some technologies become mature, our focus shifts toward new areas of innovation

Customers want to run cloud native applications on any platform, in any location and at scale; and developers are being empowered with the tools to innovate faster than ever

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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?


In the rush to big data, we forgot about search

In the cloud era, we need to look at search to be the glue that lets us find the data and analyze it together, no matter where it lives

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When it comes to the cloud, best-of-breed wins

A decades-long debate comes to an end: With the cloud, best-of-breed is officially the hands-down winner over single-vendor integrated stack

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