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7 Acquisitions that Point to Cloud Maturity
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
While strides are indeed being made in the world of cloud computing, the most recent mergers and acquisitions show a marketplace that is beginning to mature.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 1/16/2018
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As Cloud Market Swells, So Does Cloud Environment Complexity
Emily Johnson, Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek
News
As enterprises move beyond the phase of initial cloud adoption and into hybrid and multicloud environments, the complexity of managing all the moving parts begins to set in.
By Emily Johnson Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek, 1/12/2018
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Single Sign-On Vendors Shudder as AWS Enters the Market
Ben Kepes,
Satire
The recent AWS announcement of single sign-on capabilities has the potential to shake up yet another tech sector.
By Ben Kepes , 1/5/2018
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3 Ways the Subscription Economy Will Strengthen Cybersecurity
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
Subscription-based IT services aren't just about saving money; they can help secure your data.
By Jesper Andersen, CEO, Infoblox , 1/4/2018
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Cloud Computing 2018: More of Everything
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
Activity on the cloud adoption front throughout 2017 set the stage for some dramatic changes in how enterprises use the cloud in 2018.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 1/4/2018
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Intel Processor Security Flaw Prompts Kernel Makeovers in Linux, Windows
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
As-yet undisclosed design flaw in Intel processors has OS programmers working on kernel updates that reportedly could slow performance.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/3/2018
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How IT Can Improve Asset Management
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
The traditional approach to IT asset management is flawed and needs to be replaced with a strategy that factors in the reliance on cloud computing and SaaS.
By Mary Shacklett, founder and owner of Transworld Data , 12/29/2017
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Enterprises Cautiously Migrate Toward IaaS
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
Satire
On-premises, infrastructure-as-a-service will coexist for quite a while with large organizations moving more workloads to the public cloud, yet operating their own data centers for years to come.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing, 12/28/2017
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Driving Cloud Innovation, While Managing Legacy
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
For companies to unlock cloud computing’s true potential, business leaders need to adopt an agile approach, targeting innovation and business transformation.
By Siki Giunta, Global Strategy Lead, Journey to Cloud, Accenture , 12/21/2017
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Ch-Ch-Changes: Software Predictions for 2018 and Beyond
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
Keep an eye on the software arena, as the service mindset, the cloud, agile, and the IIoT drive change.
By Dmitri Tcherevik, CTO, Progress Software , 12/19/2017
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Whitman is out at HPE; Apparently the 'Job is Done'
Ben Kepes,
News
Splitting up HP and selling off so many parts may have been good for shareholders, but CEO Meg Whitman's strategy would have left HP's founders wondering what became of their company.
By Ben Kepes , 12/18/2017
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Kick the IT-Business, Love-Hate Bond up a Notch
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Satire
As businesses wrestle with the challenges that come with new technologies and concepts such as transformation it's more important than ever that IT and business leaders work as partners.
By Esther Shein, Technology Journalist , 12/13/2017
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The Clouds Are Different Over China
Ben Kepes,
Commentary
US-based cloud vendors face unique challenges in China, raising the possibility that Chinese cloud vendors might be able to gain leadership roles in the global cloud market.
By Ben Kepes , 12/11/2017
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Five Emerging Requirements Impacting Hybrid Cloud Strategies
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Commentary
As companies turn to the hybrid cloud to future-proof business and innovate faster, there are some emerging needs that they should address.
By Kip Compton, VP, Cloud Platforms & Solutions, Cisco , 12/8/2017
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The Hidden Costs of Open Source Security Software
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
Open source software isn't free, whether looked at in terms of hard dollars or in missed opportunities.
By Andy Jordan, Special Project Lead, Mosaic451 , 12/8/2017
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Hybrid Cloud – You’re Doing It Wrong
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
As organizations move to hybrid clouds they have to adjust their thinking and how they look at key concepts.
By Mark Baker, Field Product Manager, Canonical , 12/7/2017
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Monitoring Cloud Performance: Pass the Aspirin
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Satire
Few tools exist to measure or fix multi-cloud problems. Help is on the way; major software vendors are addressing the issue.
By Neal Weinberg, technology journalist , 12/6/2017
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Going All-In with Managed Services, the Right Way
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
Utilizing managed services can be cost efficient for an enterprise, but be sure to look beyond cost to how you manage those managed service providers.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 12/5/2017
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Beware Analytics' Mid-Life Crisis
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Satire
Analytics is spreading out to more departments that want to optimize their operations, but that may give users a false sense of freedom from IT. Here are some dynamics currently affecting IT.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 12/4/2017
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Amazon Pumps Out New Database and Machine Learning Services
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
News
Amazon's announcements at AWS Re:Invent continue to extend AWS offerings far beyond basic infrastructure services.
By Barb Darrow, technology journalist , 11/30/2017
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