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Rational exuberance drives IT spending

Enterprises seem to recognize that the flexibility and other benefits of cloud (machine learning, IaaS) are even more critical in uncertain times.

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Which cloud workloads are right for repatriation?

The idea of cloud repatriation is sensitive and often misunderstood. Let’s do some back-of-the-napkin calculations to see where it might make sense.

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Today’s industry clouds are different

Vertical industry clouds have key capabilities that were missing in the past. With various granularity levels and better integration, vertical clouds will work this time.

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Poor cloud architecture and operations are killing cloud ROI

It's old news that some enterprises are not getting the expected value from cloud computing. It’s time to be real about the core causes and how to fix things.

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5 ways devops can reduce energy consumption

Move forward on sustainability goals by gathering usage data and making smart decisions about cloud and automation.

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2023 could be the year of public cloud repatriation

With cloud costs and complexity higher than expected, many enterprises are making a U-turn and putting applications and data back in traditional systems.

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Why don’t cloud providers integrate?

Enterprises will never be single-vendor IT shops. Cloud providers and other technology vendors that don’t play well with competitive products are harming their customers.

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The exploding multicloud management market

The past few years saw the proliferation of multiclouds and tools to manage them. Now it's time to update your strategy to maximize multicloud ROI.

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What to do when your devops team is downsized

Five tips to help you manage the emotional and practical repercussions when colleagues are let go.

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Who is invited to your cloud strategy party?

Small inner circles that control overall cloud strategies and deployment decisions are on the rise, even though it isn't in the best interest of the business or IT.

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7 dos and don’ts for working with offshore agile teams

Tools are helpful, but they can’t replace trust and appreciation. Follow these expert tips to better connect with your team members an ocean away.

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What to do in a cloud computing recession

Whether we're in a definite cloud spending downturn or not, strategically using periods of uncertainty can prepare the business for the future.

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Don’t buy the cloud repatriation claptrap

Some big names are pushing to bring workloads back from the cloud, but a lot more voices say stay, especially now.

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Cloud architects are afraid of automation

Automation is one of the greatest gifts to cloud architecture, operations, security, and finops. Yet, many architects still are reluctant to use it. What's so scary?

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Microsoft-ing your way through a recession

The tech giant offers a model for tight times, and Matt has some advice for rightsizing your headcount.

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7 ways to reduce costs with agile and devops

If you're struggling to find cost savings in complex workflows, agile and devops practices offer ways to find the best opportunities in uncertain times.

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Lift-and-shift cloud migrations are dying

Enterprises have found smarter ways to move workloads to the public cloud. Systems that are better optimized make the most of cloud computing.

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Why you’re getting cloud security wrong

New data shows that many enterprises are not approaching cloud security correctly, and it’s going to lead to unpleasant consequences.

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