Cloud Computing

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The 5 fundamentals of effective cloud management

The rising complexity of today’s cloud environments can catch your company off guard — at great cost. Here are five functional areas CIOs should focus on as you get your cloud strategy off the ground.

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Serverless computing. What?

This article discusses serverless computing, what it is, how it works, and the benefits and drawbacks to your organization.

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5 benefits of using cloud ERP to deliver results

Cloud computing can take your enterprise resource planning (ERP) to the next level with flexible and scalable management solutions.

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Cloud vs. clouds: A CIO’s conundrum

A reminder that redundancy (both multi-region as well as multi-provider) should be part of any cloud strategy, as well as a yearning for dynamic real-time interoperability between cloud providers to minimize cost and maximize...

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Will edge computing vaporize the cloud?

The fact that edge computing doesn't depend on potentially-shaky network connections has some speculating that it will edge out the cloud.

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The most valuable cloud computing certifications today

Looking for an edge in today’s IT job marketplace? Benchmark your cloud computing knowledge and skills with one — or more — of these highly regarded cloud computing certifications.

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What is an SLA? Definition, best practices and FAQs

A service-level agreement (SLA) is a document describing the level of service expected by a customer from a supplier, laying out the metrics by which that service is measured and the remedies or penalties, if any, should the...

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Future-proof your business with cloud ERP

why cloud ERP is important to your business success today (and tomorrow)

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Hidden cloud migration gotchas — and how to avoid them

From a lack of visibility into infrastructure to licensing and governance issues, frustrating surprises await your migration to the cloud. Here’s a real-world look at how traditional companies are navigating the cloud’s...

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What does 'open' mean to IT in the cloud era?

Open is an overused and loaded term. Yet, it remains one of the centerpieces of IT strategies in the cloud era. Open Software comes in different flavors each offering a unique combination of value propositions.

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6 trends shaping IT cloud strategies today

From cost containment to hybrid strategies, CIOs are getting more creative in taking advantage of the latest offerings and the cloud’s economies of scale.

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Accelerating Organizational Velocity through a Data Center Autopilot

The data center autopilot will have big consequences and there is not enough recognition of the likely impact. Every company should be moving towards autopilot-style datacenters as fast as possible, in whatever mix of on-prem and...

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Got big data? Go public cloud or go home.

By 2020, firms that are not fully leveraging the public cloud for big data analytics will be hard-pressed to keep the pace set by digital leaders that innovate with emerging technology faster than their competitors.

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Digital Ecosystems: Do Not Do It Alone!

Digital ecosystem strategies allow companies to leverage their strengths, mitigate their weaknesses, and pursue network effects – but to make these strategies work, enterprises must embrace a simple mantra: "Don't do it alone!"

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The difference between edge and cloud computing all CIOs should know

For developing complex IoT applications edge computing offers far more robust data handling capabilities than the cloud

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Cloud API integration platforms make the digital economy work

Open API platforms and frameworks are essential for expediting successful application development, deployment and integration in the digital economy.

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Stay out of security breach headlines: 3 things that must be addressed in your cloud agreement

If done correctly and with the proper level of insight, there are ways to mitigate the risks associated with such breaches.

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Data center automation and the software-defined database

If you take a step back for a moment and think about airplane flight, it turns out that something rather extraordinary is happening. Most of the time the plane is being flown by an autopilot and the pilot is actually kind of a...

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