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How to leverage offshore developers for devops

Devops is expensive, potentially 24/7, and key to the business, so offshore considerations should be in the strategic mix

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Why data democratization is crucial to your business

Data democratization will catapult companies to new heights of performance—if done right

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The intangibles of picking a public cloud: the board of directors' viewpoint

While cloud costs are crucial to a healthy EBITDA, these costs will be insignificant if topline growth is stalled or a future funding event is impacted

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3 tips for a successful data strategy

Most modern businesses will survive only if they use data to acquire and retain customers, and if they use data to automate their supply chain or protect their valuable assets

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How to incorporate enterprise legacy systems into your digital strategy

Legacy systems complicate digital transformation efforts but replacing them isn’t always a choice. Fortunately, with a little effort they can be folded into a more modern digital architecture

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‘Panta rhei’: How more ‘agile’ can make you less agile

It seems to many that agile is seen as a free pass for unlimited change. This is an illusion. Working agile can in fact decrease your agility

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Feds’ cloud adoption failures are a warning for the private sector

Washington, D.C., might be a very different place than an average enterprise, but its cloud adoption struggle still has teachable moments for us all—starting with age

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How BDD can improve business-developer alignment

Developers, testers, product managers, business managers, and users often have different viewpoints on what makes great software. This can lead to bottlenecks and unnecessary rework, which adds cost and frustrates those in charge....

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Don’t ignore the elephant in the room: deal with your legacy systems

Here’s how: Eat it one bite at a time

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Your company is getting pumped about AI—but is your data ready?

Before you can implement AI, it’s important to get your data in order. Here are some steps to effectively accomplish that goal

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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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Fund your business—without pitching a VC

The venture capital route is not the only way. Perhaps your next big win is waiting for you in an enterprise marketplace

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Open core products: Are they worth the trade-off?

Combining open source and closed-source attributes, open core approaches risk lockin but can provide useful functionality

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Cloud data warehouse: The technology no one knows about

Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, and Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse are cool tools in search of a category

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Why measure the cloud

Treat cloud service measurement and evaluation as a center of excellence. If you don't, it could cost you a lot of money down the road

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Cloud confidence: Overcoming the need to control

Cloud computing requires us to rethink our IT models, but the benefits in cost, scalability, transparency are unparalleled

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Digital transformation for the connected supply chain

How to capitalize on market information with a supply chain overhaul

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On cancer and startups

The impact and the importance of the VCs investment on startups. Is it always positive?

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Google becomes first foreign internet company to launch service in Cuba

The powering on of Google caching servers follows a deal signed last year

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What’s behind VMware’s Wavefront acquisition?

Wavefront's software is designed to help CIOs monitor cloud systems at a time when most IT departments are speeding up application deployment with DevOps

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