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Diane Schwarz, CIO, Johnson Controls

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10 key skills for a successful cloud strategy

Success in the cloud also means tweaking your skills mix. From architecture expertise to vender relationship management, here’s what your organization needs to make the most of the cloud.

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How container carrier ONE made its CRM shift a smooth one

The Singapore-based shipping company’s IT transformation relies on a Google-centric shift to the cloud.

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Public cloud: 4 success stories

The public cloud has been a booster shot for digital transformation during the pandemic. IT leaders offer advice on driving efficiency and agility in the cloud.

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Making sense of Microsoft’s new certifications scheme

Microsoft’s new certifications are based on industry analysis of jobs and roles and are built in sync with documentation and training materials so you can stay up to date for cloud skills for free, but certs for on-prem technologies...

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Getting to no: 3 things your cloud vendor won't give you (and what to ask for instead)

Knowing what vendors will say "no" to can be a powerful tool in your negotiation arsenal.

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What is iPaaS? Integrating data flows to create new services

An integration platform as a service (iPaaS) is a cloud-based tool for linking existing applications and data flows into new services. Here are the key use cases, examples, and vendors.

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10 dark secrets of the cloud

The cloud has increasingly become a cornerstone of IT strategies across every industry, providing enterprises with agility and scale. But in every dark corner, hidden risks and imbalances await.

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Oracle to customers: Spend more on cloud, save on support

With Oracle Support Rewards, the company hopes to tempt existing on-premises customers to move workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

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The great cloud computing surge

Driven in part by the pandemic, cloud computing adoption has reached new heights. These five articles take a close look at the implications.

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Cloud or bust: IT leaders go all in on cloud computing

A growing number of CIOs are committing most if not all of IT to the cloud to improve security, flexibility, and agility — and to free up teams to focus on innovation and enhancing IT services.

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SAP brings new tools and modularity to Rise

SAP has added HR and vertical industry support to its hosted S/4HANA offering, while furthering its forays into process intelligence and AI for expense auditing.

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SAP steps back from S/4HANA-on-Azure preference

Microsoft’s Azure will no longer be SAP’s preferred cloud platform — although SAP executives say the companies’ Embrace partnership remains strong.

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Are Oracle's cloud gains enough to make it a contender?

Oracle has wooed some key customers to its public cloud software, but can it differentiate itself from competing services offered by Amazon.com, Microsoft, and Google?

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6 'crackpot' technologies that might transform IT

Next-horizon technologies have piqued some IT leaders’ interest in terms of the business value they may ultimately drive. Others remain skeptical of the high-risk payoff.

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11 dark secrets of multicloud

In many situations, multicloud architectures make the most sense. But playing the field, baking in agility, and avoiding lock-in can expose your enterprise to hidden costs and issues.

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13 secrets of a successful cloud ERP migration

Migrating legacy ERP systems to the cloud is a big undertaking rife with gotchas. Here’s how to ensure your massive shift of mission-critical enterprise applications goes smoothly.

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Analytics in the cloud: Key challenges and how to overcome them

Moving analytics to the cloud requires new approaches, skills, and architectures compared with analysis done in-house the traditional way.

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How Accor is transitioning its Southeast Asia hotels to the cloud

Different countries, different operators mean a more nuanced strategy in the replatforming effort.

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