Steve Prentice

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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

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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

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Public Clouds Have Internal IT Beat For New Projects

By CloudTweaks

Renting IT Resources For departments in organizations that need to get an application deployed, the fastest and most effective option is renting IT resources on a public cloud such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), rather than working with the internal

Cloud Access Management: Access Everywhere

By Dean Wiech

Cloud Access Management As the utilization of cloud applications has become a standard of using in nearly every industry, there needs to be solutions available to help manage these applications. One way for admins to effectively manage their organization’s applications

How to Improve the Backup Success Rate of Data Centers?

By Cloud Syndicate

Improve Backup Success Rate According to industry analysts, a significant number of backup jobs (from 5 to 25%) are failing across various tiers of data centers. This impacts datacenters heavily on revenue loss, SLA-based penalties, and customer experience. Furthermore, loss

Bare-Metal Cloud: Meeting The Demand For High-Performance Cloud Solutions

By Gopala Tumuluri

High-Performance Cloud Solutions Organizations have been flocking to cloud infrastructure services in an effort to cut IT costs while capitalizing quickly on technology innovations. The driving force is almost always the desire for flexibility, scalability and efficiency. And the cloud

Do Not Rely On Passwords To Protect Your Online Information

By John Barco

Do Not Rely On Passwords Simple passwords are no longer safe to use online. John Barco, vice president of Global Product Marketing at ForgeRock, explains why it’s time the industry embraced more advanced identity-centric solutions that improve the customer experience

The Cloud Debate – Private, Public, Hybrid or Multi Clouds?

By CloudTweaks

The Cloud Debate Now that we’ve gotten over the hump of whether we should adopt the cloud or not, “which cloud” is now the center of the debate. It feels like that one multiple choice question on an exam that

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Industrial IoT will reshape network requirements

By Mark Casey

Industrial IoT The hype around IoT may have been surpassed this year by breathless coverage of topics such as artificial intelligence and cryptocurrencies, but there continue to be interesting developments in IoT related technology and services. The possibilities for efficiency

Cloud Native Trends Picking Up – Legacy Security Losing Ground

By Chenxi Wang

Cloud Native Trends Once upon a time, only a select few companies like Google and Salesforce possessed the knowledge and expertise to operate efficient cloud infrastructure and applications. Organizations patronizing those companies benefitted with apps that offered new benefits in

The Paradigm Shift In Enterprise IT Operations Management

By Sheetal Kale

IT Operations Management Rapid change is the new constant with today’s Enterprises. There is a continuous shift in the technology landscape and the demands of the customers coupled with Enterprises wanting to stay competitive. This changing, fluid environment results in

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Technology Predictions of the Future

By John Barnes

Cloud Computing Predictions In 2010, we have seen a transformation of skeptics from their belief that cloud computing is suited mainly for small to mid-sized business, to a general acceptance that “the cloud” is everywhere. However, we have also seen

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Why Certification Matters for Cloud Service Providers

Certification for Cloud Service Providers As of 2017, the concept of “cloud” has become more of a norm for companies ...
The Innovation of Automation Has Fueled the Fear of Machines Stealing Jobs

The Innovation of Automation Has Fueled the Fear of Machines Stealing Jobs

Automation and Job Creation What happens when humankind makes a machine more intuitive and efficient than itself? A wake of ...
Big Data Employment Essential for Startups

Big Data Employment Essential for Startups

Big Data Employment Small businesses and startups tend to be more open to innovative new technologies and readily implement fresh ...
How Will Artificial Intelligence Really Impact Jobs?

How Will Artificial Intelligence Really Impact Jobs?

Artificial Intelligence Jobs Hamilton is my favorite Broadway musical. The show follows the life of one of America’s founding fathers, ...
Data Science And Machine Learning Jobs Most In-Demand on LinkedIn

Data Science And Machine Learning Jobs Most In-Demand on LinkedIn

Data Science And Machine Learning Jobs Machine Learning Engineers, Data Scientists, and Big Data Engineers rank among the top emerging jobs ...