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13 emerging IT certifications for today’s hottest skills

From the cloud, to cybersecurity, to data analytics — these new and emerging IT certifications are growing in popularity and demand, according to a report from Global Knowledge.

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Oracle pitches autonomous capabilities for its entire cloud platform

Oracle is raising its bid to attract enterprises moving to the cloud by extending AI-based automation throughout its PaaS (platform as a service) offerings, claiming that the new automated services will cut costs and reduce...

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Funko’s cloud-first future goes all in on CIO’s Microsoft past

The CIO of Funko, a pop culture company that makes collectible toys, is banking on Microsoft software to provide the foundation for digital services.

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12 technologies that will disrupt business in 2018

From artificial intelligence to augmented reality, these dozen disruptive technologies and trends will begin driving how business gets done at forward-thinking organizations this year.

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Only a safe cloud can fuel digital transformation

As the world goes digital, organizations will follow. Cloud computing will intensify that journey — but it must be secure.

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Navigating the Chinese cloud

Chinese startups leverage the cloud to navigate legal and intellectual property (IP) risks internationally – you should do the same.

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Hybrid cloud holding you back? Try Microsoft Azure Stack

Supported by the right network and services, enterprises can use a hybrid cloud platform to comply with data regulations, streamline devops and support edge applications. Azure Stack is a case in point.

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Snowflake, now a unicorn, eyes global growth for cloud data warehouse

Fueled by a capital injection of $263 million making it the first cloud-native data warehouse startup to achieve "unicorn" status, Snowflake is set this year to expand its global footprint, offer cross-regional, data-sharing...

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Key cloud trends for 2018

Some realizations that enterprises are likely to have about how the cloud impacts their business.

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Why (and how) utilities see a future in the cloud

Faced with challenges old and new – the regulatory landscape and new players challenging their monopoly status – utilities see a cloud-driven future. Here’s why.

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Hyperconvergence paves way to Safelite's digital future

The glass replacement provider has shifted to a hyperconverged infrastructure to help support AI- and IoT-based services aimed at better serving customers, says Matthew Coy Safelite's head of infrastructure and operations.

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The 12 biggest issues IT faces today

From securing IoT to retraining IT talent to finding new revenue streams, CIOs have more than their share of concerns keeping them up at night.

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3 steps to building a services-centric tech stack

Building a tech stack is like building a stack of… anything. It needs to have a solid core to keep it stable.

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Serverless: The future of cloud computing?

While the cloud lends companies more agility, New York Times CTO Nick Rockwell says event-triggered computing cuts cost and enables more efficient application development. Welcome to the serverless era.

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Is the cheapest cloud pricing flexible or granular?

As maturation of cloud computing occurs, IT is looking for pricing that allows them to maintain value as their needs change.

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2018 cloud predictions

It’s December, which means “predictions season” for those of us in the tech world. It’s always fun to hear what pundits foresee – and even more fun to see how it all holds up twelve months down the line.

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MetLife renovates legacy IT for the cloud era

Adoption of cloud, microservices and container technologies have helped MetLife pursue a digital transformation intended to boost operational efficiencies and improve the customer experience.


Multi-cloud landscapes will be standard by 2019 but greater choices yield excessive complexity

Innovation and new pricing schemes make navigating the cloud landscape more challenging, but offer growth opportunities for providers that can untangling this complexity.

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2017's biggest tech mergers and acquisitions

It's been a busy year for mergers and acquisitions in the IT industry, with a number of billion-dollar deals that did happen, or may yet do so. There's been action in cloud services, storage, microprocessors and transport. Here's our...

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Salesforce Lightning vs Classic: What you need to know now

Salesforce Classic isn't going away anytime soon, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be planning your move to the new Lightning UI. Here’s a transition guide for the bewildered.

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