Transparency in the Cloud and the Lack Thereof

Transparency in the Cloud and the Lack Thereof

Cloud Transparency The enterprise cloud is changing the way we do things from our day jobs, to social media, entertainment, and everyday interactions. While many of today’s enterprises are leading the way to complete digital transformation, one concern they often have is the lack of transparency of cloud computing. It’s a fact that many cloud service providers do not offer customers visibility into their operating environments. Customers have no idea where their data resides physically or…

How Wearable Devices Are Making A Healthy Society Around Us

How Wearable Devices Are Making A Healthy Society Around Us

Wearable Devices Having smartphones to smarter the way we communicate or stay connected is an old fable. Technology has evolved itself impeccably and over its boulevard, it has created footprints on the health industry in form of wearable devices. A few decades back, wearable technology started to mold not only itself but the way humans used to live. How and when it started? For the former question, ‘necessity is the mother of invention’, I believe…

What Is the Future of Data Warehousing?

What Is the Future of Data Warehousing?

Data Warehousing There is no denying it – we live in The Age of the Customer. Consumers all over the world are now digitally empowered, and they have the means to decide which businesses will succeed and grow, and which ones will fail. As a result, most savvy businesses now understand that they must be customer-obsessed to succeed. They must have up-to-the-second data and analytical information so that they can give their customers what they…

Data Management and the Internet of Things

Data Management and the Internet of Things

Data Management The Internet of Things (IoT) has taken software development to new levels and with the many points of contact it provides creates a myriad of opportunities and, of course, challenges. The number of developers working on IoT applications are consistently increasing as businesses across industries recognize the value of such apps and search for new ways to keep ahead of their competitors. In the past, SAP SQL Anywhere has operated as an embeddable…

Will Chatbots Finally Make Mobile Payments Popular?

Will Chatbots Finally Make Mobile Payments Popular?

The Future of Chatbots We’ve profiled several digital wallet platforms that aim to change how we make payments. Apple, Samsung, and Google all have mobile wallet apps hoping to convince users to use their smartphones instead of credit/debit cards and bank accounts to send money and pay for purchases. By 2020, analysts project 56 percent of the consumer population to use mobile payments. However, digital wallet adoption is still low. Avivah Litan, an Analyst at…

Waiting for IT? Rise Up Citizen Coders! Cloud Now Eliminates the Need for Developers

Waiting for IT? Rise Up Citizen Coders! Cloud Now Eliminates the Need for Developers

SaaS Application Development All we seem to hear about is the shortage of developers, people who can code. Times are changing in response to this need. Ever hear of “Low Code” or “No Code”? Now you can modify and connect your applications, as needed without developers. Cloud makes this possible. Can you use Excel? Know somebody on your team who can? You or they don’t need to be spreadsheet jockeys but just have a basic…

Three Challenges of Network Deployment in Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Private Cloud

Three Challenges of Network Deployment in Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Private Cloud

Hyperconverged Infrastructure In this article, we’ll explore three challenges that are associated with network deployment in a hyperconverged private cloud environment, and then we’ll consider several methods to overcome those challenges. The Main Challenge: Bring Your Own (Physical) Network Some of the main challenges of deploying a hyperconverged infrastructure software solution in a data center are the diverse physical configurations. The smart network layer may be the leading component that is tasked with the need to automatically learn the…

What the Dyn DDoS Attacks Taught Us About Cloud-Only EFSS

What the Dyn DDoS Attacks Taught Us About Cloud-Only EFSS

DDoS Attacks October 21st, 2016 went into the annals of Internet history for the large scale Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that made popular Internet properties like Twitter, SoundCloud, Spotify and Box inaccessible to many users in the US. The DDoS attack happened in three waves targeting DNS service provider Dyn, resulting in a total of about three hours of service outage. The attack was orchestrated using a botnet of connected devices including a large number of webcams…

How IoT, Wearables, and Mixed Reality May Disrupt Banking

How IoT, Wearables, and Mixed Reality May Disrupt Banking

Banking Disruption Technology and finance have always gone together. It takes the best, most secure technologies to keep stockpiles of money safe. We don’t often consider banking and technology together, but it’s the banking industry that stands to be disrupted most by emerging technologies like the Internet of Things, augmented and virtual reality, and wearable technology. Whether that disruption comes from established players or new ones is yet to be determined, but it’ll be interesting to…

Mission Digital Transformation: Is Your Infrastructure Ready?

Mission Digital Transformation: Is Your Infrastructure Ready?

Mission Digital Transformation By and large, most enterprises are developing or executing a digital strategy to transform their businesses. But what is digital transformation? In general, it’s the adoption of technology to deliver new products and experiences through digital channels, either to complement or, in some cases, replace physical interactions. Changing user expectations, new modes of engagement, and the need to improve speed and responsiveness are the main factors driving companies to update outdated processes…