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Defining a cloud solution by the skills you actually have

Everyone wants top-of-the-line cloud architecture, but many are finding they have to compromise and work with the skills they can find and afford.

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New Year’s resolutions for cloud pros

Look forward to a new year and new ways to beef up your cloud computing skills. Here are some ways to prepare for whatever the future may bring.

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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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2023 may be the year of multicloud Kubernetes

We could see more companies shift to multicloud in 2023, using container orchestration, federated development, and deployment. Now we just need the big providers on board.

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How to explain devops jargon to business executives

Establishing a common understanding of IT technical terms helps manage executives’ expectations and gain their support.

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The cloud is downturn-proof—maybe

So far, cloud spending is durable through economic turmoil. However, it won’t last forever, especially for enterprises that are not seeing ROI because of poor planning.

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The cloud has a people problem

Cloud skills are complicated and in high demand. Smart enterprises need a practical approach to the staffing shortage, and smart employees need multicloud skills.

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Start with a logical cloud architecture

Many IT mistakes track back to insufficient planning and rushing to a physical architecture. Let’s go back to the basics.

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The emerging field of cloud computing forensics

Don’t look now, but criminals are using public cloud services. 'Cloud cop' could be a real opportunity for those interested in both law enforcement and cloud.

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3 multicloud lessons for cloud architects

Designing and deploying a single cloud architecture may not prepare you to take on a multicloud, especially where security and cost optimization are concerned.

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Tech job market is up this year

Despite high-profile threats of layoffs and a dip in job postings in June, the tech market remains strong, especially for data-related skills.

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Security is hard and won’t get much easier

Software systems are complex, and development teams have conflicting goals. Oh, and people are imperfect.

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Don't overengineer your cloud architecture

Too many people are designing cloud architecture that is cool but too complex. The most successful architects use the KISS concept and keep it simple, stupid!

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Traditional architecture still has a place in the cloud

Cloud architects may think they understand abstraction, orchestration, and automation, but these fundamental concepts are still very relevant to cloud computing.

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Security survives the budget axe

All the security funding in the world won’t help if you don’t train your people to patch your software.

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How enterprises can overcome the growing cloud skills shortage

The skills needed to implement and manage cloud services differ substantially from those needed for on-premises applications. This has created a major hurdle for businesses needing to innovate.

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3 strategies for enterprise cloud finops

Set up a cloud business office, automate where possible, and provide visibility into your cloud agreements.

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