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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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Blockchain-enabled “smart contracts” solve problems in administering IT ecosystem services

Businesses are moving into a software-defined world with usage-based service contracts and an “Everything-as-a-Service” ecosystem of providers. But there’s a problem: Contracts have not kept up with the desire to buy things in an...

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Leveraging low code and citizen development platforms to accelerate digital transformation

Digital transformation programs often drive increases in application development to modernize applications, improve customer experiences, enable mobile access, or increase automation. Low code platforms and citizen development...

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The path to IT shared services and standardization

Valmont Industries’ CIO, John Kehoe, discusses how taking an enterprise view allows IT to be more strategic.

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Windows Server on ARM is for Azure only

What makes the work of porting code to the ARM instruction set worthwhile is both the scale of cloud and the kind of services Microsoft runs in Azure. The economics works for cloud, not your data centers.

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Google App Engine adds C#, Node.js, and Ruby options

The company also has moved the Cloud Functions serverless environment to beta release stage

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Banking-as-a-Service and the survival of banks in the digital age

Banks have traditionally been considered pioneers of process automation, but they are currently in the background of today’s digitized, customer-driven financial services landscape. The disruption of traditional banking grows stronger...

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Battle of the clouds: Amazon Web Services vs. Microsoft Azure vs. Google Cloud Platform

With more and more workloads going to the cloud, and the top vendors being as competitive as they’ve been, deciding on which provider to go with isn’t getting any easier. This handy guide will outline the pros and cons of each...

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Heroku: PaaS is the future of development tools

Heroku CEO Adam Gross highlights the integral role of PaaS for companies ramping up customer-facing apps

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Meteor JavaScript reworks PaaS, data layer connection

The framework will get faster build tools, be more integrated with the Galaxy cloud platform, and decouples from the Apollo data layer

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Game changing enterprise trends for 2017

As true digital transformation takes hold, IT and business leaders are assessing what's working and looking out to the challenges and opportunities ahead.

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Why Azure’s cloud chief believes Microsoft is in prime position

Most analysts say Amazon Web Services is the top IaaS public cloud. Most also agree that Microsoft Azure is right behind. Network World sat down with the head of Azure to discuss how the company is competing in this fast-growing...

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What you don't know about cloud adoption doesn't have to hurt you

At least 95 percent of U.S. companies are embracing some sort of cloud strategy. Yet IT leaders struggle to avoid common mistakes and initial purchasing decisions hamper their ability to move forward.

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Tech Forecast 2017: Hiring, budgets, disruptive tech and more

Senior tech execs are optimistic heading into 2017, but with budgets and head count flat, should IT workers be worried?

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