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Feature Hybrid-cloud and multicloud networking presents a complex challenge for any enterprise. Koch CTO Matt Hoag partnered with Alkira to make integrating newly acquired companies a snap. Feature Pandemic wins in the cloud have pushed the UK-based accounting firm to bet on desktop as a service as part of an accelerated transformation that sees IT freed up to better address analytics and AI. News Respondents to a HashiCorp-Forrester report said they were overspending in the cloud due to a combination of factors such as underused and overprovisioned resources, and lack of skills. Feature 5G and connected roadways replete with advanced internet of things equipment are paving the way to a future of autonomous vehicle use and resident benefits that go beyond tourism dollars. News Google Cloud, AWS and Azure collectively account for 63% of global cloud infrastructure expenditure, according to a new report from Canalys. News The new version of Oracle Fusion Sales has added smart recommendations, helping it compete with rival CRM applications. Feature The efficiencies of going all in on AWS has freed up the golf association to dedicate more IT resources to bringing new services and value to its 28,000 members, professional and hobbyists alike. Feature The pandemic rush to the cloud has many IT leaders midway through migrations, faced with sky-high monthly bills, a souring economy, and ROI still a ways off on the horizon. News Gartner forecasts worldwide IT spending to grow 3% this year, as IT decision makers spend more on cloud services and the data center. case study German retail cooperative ANWR Group has rebuilt its ERP system in the SAP cloud. But over nearly two years, CIO Sven Kulikowsky has had to navigate a series of challenges with the core system. News The first two Oracle sovereign cloud regions for the EU will be located in Germany and Spain, with operations and support restricted to EU residents and specific EU legal entities. Feature The electronic components distributor wrapped its on-prem SAP ECC in cloud APIs to build in business benefits prior to undertaking a full-on S/4HANA migration of its ERP core. Feature The boot and shoe manufacturer’s COVID-delayed hybrid-cloud transformation has leapt forward of late, thanks to newly available tools and services — and a culture now primed to make the most of new tech. Interview Like many CIOs, Sieczkowski turned to cloud to reduce risk and increase resilience, but he has found it particularly effective for testing ideas and reducing opportunity cost. CIO Survival Guide Everything as a service (XaaS) should be about extending SOA to how businesses organize. Instead, it’s just another chargeback pricing model — exactly what IT doesn’t need. Feature The American department store chain modernized its data strategy around Google BigQuery, bringing in third-party data sets and algorithms to further hone its personalization and merchandizing efforts. Interview These four areas of investment will be of particular importance for organizations as they rein in cloud costs, address issues around complexity, and seek increased agility. Feature Microsoft offers an array of options for data analytics in its cloud that are meant to operate together as a full analytics stack. Here is an overview of the core services and where each fits. News Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Dedicated Region will now have a minimum commitment of about $1 million a year, far below the previous requirement of $6 million a year in consumption over a three-year period.
News The new Amazon Cases capability will help AWS compete with Salesforce, Service Now, and SAP in the market for contact center services.