Steve Prentice

Breached Data – Keeping it Secret Doesn’t Make It Go Away

By Steve Prentice | December 6, 2017

Breached Data When Uber’s massive data breach made it to the public’s ears recently, it became a member of an infamous group of companies who not only had vital customer data stolen, but who sat on the story and did

ISVs and Future Proofing Your Payment Integration

By Steve Prentice | December 5, 2017

ISV Payment Integration Proofing When a consumer walks into a store, or browses an online ecommerce site, very little thought is given over to the “paying” part until the time comes. At that moment, a fast and convenient point-of-sale or

How Security Certification Helps Cloud Service Providers Stay Transparent and Credible

By Steve Prentice | November 15, 2017

Security Certification Helps Cloud Service Providers If you are a cloud service provider (CSP), you know your customers have a choice as to who to work with, but do you know what will help tip the scales in your favor?

The Case for Microservices Sprawl at Sea

By Steve Prentice | October 24, 2017

Microservices Sprawl at Sea Why would anyone want to talk about microservices when they can talk about cruise ships? Taking a cruise is a popular life event for hundreds of thousands of vacationers every year. The image of a huge

Why Certification Matters for Cloud Service Providers

By Steve Prentice | October 16, 2017

Certification for Cloud Service Providers As of 2017, the concept of “cloud” has become more of a norm for companies and organizations worldwide. Most now use cloud service providers (CSPs) for some part of their business, and cloud has grown

The Loosely Coupled World of Microservices Management

By Steve Prentice | October 4, 2017

Microservices Management Loosely coupled. This term appears frequently when describing microservices architecture, but is it a term that can be applied with equal gusto to management? And should it? Our answer is yes, both within IT operations and the executive.

The Shift from Monolithic to Microservices: What It Means for CTOs.

By Steve Prentice | September 27, 2017

The Shift to Microservices The shift in application development strategies is moving from monolithic design to isolated and resilient components known as microservices. As a result, applications that were designed with platform entanglements such as database and messaging layers have

PODCAST – EPISODE 3: Showrooming, Blockchain, and the Content Your Commerce Site Needs

By Steve Prentice | June 21, 2017

CLOUDTWEAKS PODCAST It’s not your grandma’s SEO. Using content management to promote your ecommerce business is a lot different than it was a mere decade ago. It is more sophisticated and yet more subtle, incorporating outbound messages from all your

PODCAST – EPISODE 2: Trains, Security and AI

By Steve Prentice | April 12, 2017

CloudTweaks Podcast The power of Twitter, the importance of teaming up with a cloud security specialist, how trains are using AI and news about Bitcoin and the Blockchain.  This is a recent interview with Rich Campagna, ‎SVP Products & Marketing at

Viewing Digital Payments as a Boulevard of Commerce

By Steve Prentice | March 20, 2017

Digital Payments A boulevard is a wide street that runs in two directions and usually has a median in the middle. This is important to remember for anyone looking to build a strategy for payment and commerce in the mobile

MarTech’s Fragmented Landscape is Failing Brand Marketers

MarTech’s Fragmented Landscape is Failing Brand Marketers

MarTech’s Fragmented Landscape Mapping the customer journey is one of the biggest strategic shifts currently underway in the marketing industry ...
The Future of Big Data and DNS Analytics

The Future of Big Data and DNS Analytics

Big Data and DNS Analytics Big Data is revolutionizing the way admins manage their DNS traffic. New management platforms are ...
Will 2018 Be the Year Augmented Reality Moves Outside ‘Pokémon Go’?

Will 2018 Be the Year Augmented Reality Moves Outside ‘Pokémon Go’?

2018 Augmented Reality If you’ve never heard of “Pokémon Go” — or at least never had the concept explained to ...
Machine Learning Explained: Understanding Supervised, Unsupervised, and Reinforcement Learning

Machine Learning Explained: Understanding Supervised, Unsupervised, and Reinforcement Learning

Machine Learning Explained Once we start delving into the concepts behind Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), we come ...
Adopting An Industry-Wide Red Line Movement

Adopting An Industry-Wide Red Line Movement

Red Line Movement Recently, I’ve been calling for an industry-wide adoption of the red line philosophy to help with the ...
Quantum Computing opens new front in Cloud!

Quantum Computing opens new front in Cloud!

Quantum Computing As the amount of data in the world is rapidly increasing, so is the time required for machines to ...