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Reflections on Tech in 2019
Slideshows  |  12/9/2019
We look at 2019's most popular content on InformationWeek and put perspective around the technology areas that took off in terms of innovation and adoption.
Amazon CTO Vogels: Going Beyond Monolithic Virtualization
News  |  12/6/2019
AWS re:Invent reveals how Amazon broke boundaries on virtualization and the benefits Vanguard reaped from cloud migration.
AWS CEO Andy Jassy: Leadership Is Key to Transformation
News  |  12/4/2019
The tenor at AWS re:Invent paints a picture of more companies tossing out mainframes to take advantage of the cloud.
Cloud Performance Varies Among Providers, Across Regions
Commentary  |  12/3/2019
ThousandEyes' Cloud Performance Benchmark report reveals weak links in global cloud connectivity that can impact some regions. -- ITPro Today
Technical Debt: A Data Center Security Risk You Can’t Afford
Commentary  |  11/27/2019
Legacy applications can leave massive security holes and must be dealt with, no matter how critical they are.
When Planets Align: Edge Computing’s Game-Changing Potential
Commentary  |  11/20/2019
Emerging technologies that leverage edge computing will take years -- potentially decades -- to emerge. The smart move is to wait for the hype to settle.
Top 5 Post-Cloud Migration Tips
Commentary  |  11/11/2019
If businesses are aware of the potential post-migration challenges ahead of time, they will be more prepared to take the necessary steps to prevent them.
Getting to Cloud, What are the Key Factors?
Commentary  |  11/7/2019
Lessons learned from migrating a major bank's entire application portfolio to the cloud.
Dealing with Multi-Cloud Data Complexity
Commentary  |  11/5/2019
IT leaders need to understand that a problem exists and then think through approaches. Once they do that, the technology to employ is easier to figure out. Here's some guidance.
Just How Hard is it to Move from One Cloud Provider to Another?
Commentary  |  10/28/2019
A cloud migration is easier than you might think, assuming that you gain a good understanding of your own apps and services and what each cloud provider offers.
Learning to Navigate Multi-Cloud at ESCAPE/19 and ONUG
Slideshows  |  10/23/2019
Experts at a pair of conferences in New York shared insight on how to address challenges and leverage advantages of multi-cloud.
Oracle’s Mark Hurd Passes Away at 62
News  |  10/18/2019
Co-CEO dies one month after taking a leave of absence to address an undisclosed health issue.
Enterprise Guide to Edge Computing
Commentary  |  10/15/2019
Here's a collection of information to help IT leaders and professionals learn more about edge computing and use cases for their enterprise organizations.
Go Beyond the Capabilities of the Cloud
Commentary  |  10/11/2019
Here are some highlights from last month's Oracle OpenWorld 2019.
What Financial Firms Want in Cloud Adoption Strategies
Commentary  |  10/4/2019
Lead technologists from three financial institutions shared their infrastructure transformation needs at New York Enterprise Tech Meetup.
IT Careers: 12 Job Skills in Demand for 2020
Slideshows  |  10/1/2019
Employers will likely be looking to fill these kinds of IT positions in the coming year, building out their teams' tech skills.
Navigating the Skills Gap in the Hybrid Cloud Era
Commentary  |  9/30/2019
IT leaders who will survive in the hybrid multi-cloud world are fostering the skills they already have in-house, while embracing some shifts toward new ideas.
Enterprise Guide to Multi-Cloud Adoption
Commentary  |  9/27/2019
Here's a collection of information to help IT leaders and professionals learn more about multi-cloud adoption for their enterprise organizations.
Oracle Touts Autonomous Cloud for Data Security
News  |  9/19/2019
At an Oracle OpenWorld keynote address, Larry Ellison said the autonomous nature of Oracle's cloud could protect customers from data breaches, and announced several product updates.
Complexity: Cloud Computing’s Achilles Heel
Commentary  |  9/19/2019
While there are no easy answers or magical tools to address the complexity issues, some fundamental architectural planning can be done.
CIOs: Here’s How Google is Approaching AI
Commentary  |  9/18/2019
A team of experts learned from their application of AI across a variety of real-world projects. Here are six steps they recommend for CIOs engaging with AI.
Rewriting Disaster Recovery Plans for the Edge
Commentary  |  9/12/2019
In an era when systems and applications are dispersed throughout the enterprise and the cloud, IT leaders have to rethink their disaster recovery plans.
Unlocking the Business Value of Cloud
Commentary  |  9/10/2019
Enterprises have been pivoting to the cloud -- attracted by hopes of increased agility, higher service levels and lower cost. Are they getting what they expected?
Best Practices: Governing Data in Multi-Cloud Environments
Commentary  |  9/9/2019
Like most things in the world of data, creating and maintaining governance policies in a multi-cloud environment requires constant compromise and negotiation.
Cloud 2.0: A New Era for Public Cloud
Commentary  |  9/1/2019
With new technologies and cloud offerings available almost by the day, the impetus for cloud adoption is stronger than ever before.
IBM Puts Red Hat OpenShift to Work on Sports Data at US Open
News  |  8/30/2019
In its latest outing at the tennis tournament, IBM brings technology from Red Hat to the courts to process data in the public cloud.
Box CEO: Security is Core in Ever-Changing Business World
Commentary  |  8/29/2019
CEO of Box, analyst from Gartner, others take a look at the increased demand for security in the cloud.
Integrated Cloud Architecture: What It Is and Why It Matters
Commentary  |  8/28/2019
Before diving into the integrated cloud architecture deep end, you must first understand the challenges.
Q&A: Gartner’s Sid Nag on IaaS Market Growth & Consolidation
Commentary  |  8/15/2019
Amazon maintains its dominance, for now, ahead of Microsoft, Alibaba, Google, and IBM as the IaaS field narrows.
Enterprise Guide to Digital Transformation
Commentary  |  8/13/2019
Don't let IT modernization be the bane of your existence. This curated collection of articles will give you more clarity and help you get started.
Does NoOps Signal the End for Infrastructure Employees?
Commentary  |  7/31/2019
Will AI and automation eliminate the need for the people who now keep IT infrastructures in operation? Not if those people take charge of their own futures.
The Cloud Question: Native or Hosted?
Commentary  |  7/29/2019
Before making the cloud decision, IT leaders need the facts and the criteria to choose the option that's best for their business, operational and financial goals.
Slash Data Center Costs by Optimizing Hardware Investments
Commentary  |  7/25/2019
CIOs can quickly find themselves on an expensive hardware-replacement treadmill, but it doesn't have to be that way.
What’s Holding Back Edge Computing for Enterprises?
Commentary  |  7/17/2019
The combination of technology readiness and business appetite puts us a little closer to wide-scale availability of a new breed of IT infrastructure.
IBM Esports and Interxion Talk Lessons from Cloud Gaming Tech
Commentary  |  6/28/2019
Enterprises can learn from the infrastructure being built up to support the growing cloud gaming market.
How AIOps Can Improve Data Center Management
Commentary  |  6/28/2019
As enterprise data centers become more complex, AIOps solutions can help IT teams manage resources, identify threats, and streamline the end-user experience.
Looking at Clouds from Both Sides Now
Commentary  |  6/24/2019
InformationWeek and Interop want to understand more about your experiences and thoughts on cloud computing.
Q&A: MongoDB’s Ittycheria Talks New Path as a Data Platform
Commentary  |  6/19/2019
After establishing a reputation around its database, MongoDB is out to prove it is a data platform company that can challenge incumbents.
How to Land a Job in Cloud Computing
Slideshows  |  6/19/2019
These 9 tips can help you transition from a traditional IT role to a lucrative position in cloud computing.
Will AI and Machine Learning Break Cloud Architectures?
Commentary  |  6/10/2019
AI and machine learning are powered by lots of data, so much so that one futurist thinks today's cloud architectures aren't enough.
Kubernetes Advantage: Considerations for a Multi-Cloud World
Commentary  |  6/10/2019
As more IT leaders deploy Kubernetes into mainstream production environments, the ecosystem around Kubernetes will grow and drive innovation.
Goodbye, Data Center -- Hello Cloud
Commentary  |  5/28/2019
The larger the organizational footprint, the more challenging a cloud migration will be. Here's how to make decommissioning your data center a little easier.
Smart Cities NY: A Mix of Civics, Big Data, Security
Slideshows  |  5/17/2019
City officials meet technology innovators to pursue solutions that may improve life in urban centers as smart cities.
Database Server Deadlines: Preparing for End of Support
Commentary  |  5/8/2019
A set of long-running database management platforms will soon lose technical and security support but there is still time to act.
Stepping into the Cloud Requires New IT Security Tactics
Commentary  |  5/7/2019
Adopting a strategy to embrace the cloud should include adequate plans to control and monitor the new environment.
Q&A: Rosalind Radcliffe, Chief Architect for DevOps at IBM
Commentary  |  5/3/2019
The distinguished engineer at the company, and speaker at Interop, talks about making it easier to develop on IBM Z mainframes.
The Challenges and Rewards of Adopting DevOps
Commentary  |  4/26/2019
DevOps is a journey without a destination. As new tools and practices develop, DevOps will continue to evolve.
Why You Need to Address Your Cloud Skills Gap
Commentary  |  4/24/2019
The progression of cloud innovations require new skills and new approaches to training IT professionals.
Topspin and Terabytes: IBM Ups Its Cloud Game at the Masters
News  |  4/24/2019
Lessons learned from working with sports data can inform new ways of addressing enterprise DevOps, cloud, and AI needs.
Google Unveils Hybrid Cloud Platform Anthos
News  |  4/11/2019
The reveal at the Google Cloud Next conference opened the door for Google to play a bigger role in cloud transformation.
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