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The Next-Generation IT Help Desk is Achievable Today
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
The new enterprise IT help desk features bots, cloud monitoring, and consolidated views into problems, and it can be implemented today.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 9/14/2017
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12 DevOps Terms You Need to Know
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
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Before taking that big step into DevOps, here are 12 core DevOps terms you'll want to understand.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing, 9/13/2017
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How to Ensure a Successful OpenStack Deployment
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There are three keys to embarking on a successful OpenStack initiative.
By Dave Costakos and Julio Villarreal Pelegrino, Red Hat , 8/17/2017
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An IT Revolution Approaches
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
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For all of the talk about IT playing a key role in innovation, those maintenance tasks that "keep the train running" don't leave much time for innovation.
By Tim Hebert, Chief Client Officer, Carousel Industries , 8/10/2017
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Cloud Powers a Hybrid IT and New Digital Existence
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
Enterprise data centers aren't going away soon, but the role of the cloud will expand rapidly in our personal and business lives.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/4/2017
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Think AI, Clouds, Football, and Structure
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
Commentary
One of the challenges to innovation and adoption of emerging technologies is our reliance on classifying everything and everyone.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 8/3/2017
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Cloud Technology Partners: Combat the Cloud Resistance
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
It might seem unlikely, but the sweeping change brought about by a cloud implementation sometimes breeds its own resistance.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/27/2017
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Old Database Problems In a New Guise: As a Service
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
ScaleArc: If cloud services are the "white knight" sent to solve IT problems, then database as a service is going to fall short.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/24/2017
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Not Easy To Get To Digital Transformation Jump-off Point
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
The Hackett Group has attempted to define how a company gets to the digital transformation stage in its latest statistical report.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/14/2017
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10 IT Jobs That Will Be Done by AI
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
News
Artificial intelligence is already taking on some tasks that were previously performed by humans — but that doesn’t necessarily mean you will soon be out of job.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing, 7/10/2017
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Blockchain Moving Beyond Bitcoin
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author
News
Experts expect to see the shared database technology securely managing transactions in areas ranging from real estate to digital.
By John Edwards Technology Journalist & Author, 7/7/2017
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A Lesson in Physics and Engineering for Data Center Efficiency
Emily Johnson, Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek
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Mitre's infrastructure team used physics, EU voltage standards, and cross-team collaboration to reduce their data center costs by 20%. Jim Treadway, Chief Engineer of Infrastructure for Mitre stopped by the InformationWeek News Desk at Interop ITX to talk the strategy that won 2nd place in the InformationWeek IT Excellence Awards infrastructure category.
By Emily Johnson Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek, 7/7/2017
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Data Center Automation Advances Hybrid Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Data center infrastructure management is a new form of automation, minimizing some legacy system drawbacks.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/6/2017
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RIP, Systems Administrator, Welcome DevOps
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
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While the traditional sys admin role may fade away, those who are willing to change can take an exciting journey with cloud and DevOps.
By Guest Commentary Guest Commentary, 6/23/2017
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Not Doing Big Data in the Cloud? Better Get There
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Forrester Research says competitive advantage will follow big data analytics' move to the cloud; join in, or get left behind.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/23/2017
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Alibaba Edges in as Microsoft, Amazon Grow Stronger
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Gartner's 2017 Magic Quadrant for Infrastructure as a Service shows a newcomer, Chinese supplier Alibaba; Amazon maintains its leadership.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/20/2017
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When an On-Premises, Public Cloud Might be Right for You
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
There are several options for those companies that want a public cloud environment but also want to keep compute gear in house.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 6/19/2017
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Hybrid Cloud Is Gathering Steam for Small, Medium Businesses
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Harvard Business Review Analytics finds smaller enterprises gaining more from hybrid cloud than large enterprises.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/15/2017
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Six Steps to Achieve the Joys of Serverless Architectures
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The are solid benefits in a move to a serverless architecture, but remember these six important considerations to undertake before going serverless.
By Matt Lancaster, Practice Lead, Accenture , 6/14/2017
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Red Hat: Linux Handlers Can Learn To Manage OpenStack
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Red Hat cloud architect Julio Villarreal-Pelegrino says you don't need to know OpenStack to succeed at implementing it.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/7/2017
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