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From AI to cloud-native – is your organisation future-ready?

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8 signs your low-code platform is overpromising and underdelivering

Despite the rapid rise in no-code/low-code platform usage, IT still has to step in too often. Watch for these red flags that mean these solutions aren't hitting the target.

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Cloud computing is reinventing cars and trucks

Cloud-defined, cloud-operated cars are the future of the auto industry. Innovating to make cars better, safer, and more efficient will be the next cloud battleground.

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The dirty little secret about edge computing

Some people say edge is the next revolution, but the gap between promised performance and actual results needs to be discussed.

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What is blockchain? Decentralized transactions for cryptocurrencies

A blockchain is a distributed system that achieves security through cryptography and consensus, without relying on trust. It’s a breathtaking innovation.

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How green is cloud computing?

In most cases, cloud computing is greener than traditional data centers. Just how green depends on the details of each individual deployment.

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What goes in a metacloud?

A lot of hype is swirling around the new ‘metacloud’ or ‘supercloud’ buzzword. Let’s just focus on what should go into a cross-cloud technology stack.

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Is cloud computing immune from economic downturns?

IT is now seen as integral to business rather than a cost center ripe for layoffs. Technology, people, and culture are worth protecting during economic contractions.

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Build .NET apps for the metaverse with StereoKit

Microsoft’s open source mixed-reality tools make it easy to build OpenXR apps in .NET.

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Nvidia unveils QODA for hybrid quantum-classical computing

Nvidia’s Quantum Optimized Device Architecture allows HPC and AI experts to add quantum computing to existing applications, using C++ and Python.

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How resilient are digital transformation budgets?

Many businesses will remain on the digital enablement path despite economic speed bumps. But the constraints of today's technology and the skills shortage remain.

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Lego embraces modularity, metaverse with its software engineering culture

Lego, the plastic brick maker, is rapidly growing its software development teams to meet the growing demand for virtual experiences.

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The quantum menace: Quantum computing and cryptography

No one knows when, but crypto-menacing quantum machines are coming. Here's how researchers use quantum mechanics to crack large integers in asymmetric cryptography.

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A closer look at traditional solutions and cloud

As the cost and efficiency of traditional on-premises solutions become more attractive, compare the two options carefully to find the best one.

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Cloud computing and the metaverse

How does cloud computing factor in to the metaverse? Here are some thoughts before you put on your VR glasses and buy digital real estate.

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‘Cloud native’ confusion continues

The term ‘cloud native’ is years old, but we don’t agree on what it means and what value it brings.

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Why SWIFT is the nuclear option of Russian financial sanctions

Cutting Russia off from the world's largest financial messaging network is perhaps the strongest sanction yet in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. But it could also have massive implications worldwide, impacting the EU and...

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So you want to be a Web3 developer

The latest industry buzzword is creating an opening for ambitious developers to contribute to an exciting emerging ecosystem, underpinned by distributed ledgers and cryptocurrency. But there are plenty of caveats on Web3 to contend...

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What is Web3? A new decentralized web, or the latest marketing buzzword

Web3 has emerged as an attempt to bring together blockchain, smart contracts, and decentralized applications, but its true efficacy is proving difficult to pin down.

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