Digital Transformation

Panel explores new ways to solve the complexity of hybrid cloud monitoring

By Dana Gardner | May 18, 2018

The next BriefingsDirect panel discussion focuses on improving performance and cost monitoring of various IT workloads in a multi-cloud world. We will now explore how multi-cloud adoption is forcing cloud monitoring and cost management to work in new ways for

Rackspace Launches Kubernetes-as-a-Service with Fully Managed Operations

By CloudBuzz | May 16, 2018

SAN ANTONIO – May 16, 2018 – Rackspace today announced Rackspace Kubernetes-as-a-Service, a highly-available managed service that transforms the way enterprises can utilize new container technologies, accelerating their digital transformation. Rackspace is focused on delivering true transformation as a service across applications,

Lies, Damm Lies, and Statistics. Faith in Technology Blinded Us to Terrible Decisions

By John Pientka | May 14, 2018

Everybody knows that the decline in manufacturing employment is due to the adoption of new technologies making us more productive, not jobs moving offshore. Sadly, “everybody” was wrong and we made some stupid policy choices. Here’s the research. Between 2000

FCC says ‘net neutrality’ rules will end in June

By CloudBuzz | May 10, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Communications Commission said in a notice Thursday that 2015 landmark U.S. open internet rules will cease around June 10. The FCC in December repealed the Obama era “net neutrality” rules, which will allow internet providers

Enabling Transformation Quickly With Agile Project Management

By Cloud Syndicate | May 4, 2018

Agile Project Management Lack of understanding and fear of failure in an enterprise setting is a combination that leaves most organizations paralyzed when trying to develop a digital strategy. In a survey conducted at the 2018 Enaxis Leadership Forum, most business

Containers and Microservices Help Governments in Norway Provide Safe Public Data Distribution

By Dana Gardner | May 3, 2018

Containers and Microservices Dana Gardner: Hello, and welcome to the next edition of the BriefingsDirect Voice of the Customer podcast series. I’m Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions, your host and moderator for this ongoing discussion on digital transformation

HPE Announces Collaboration with Red Hat to Optimize and Accelerate Containers in Production

By CloudBuzz | May 3, 2018

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced a collaboration with Red Hat, the leading provider of open source solutions, to enable enterprises to adopt and deploy containers in production rapidly and at scale. While

Focus on Zero Trust Leads to Optimism About Future of Security

By CloudTweaks | May 3, 2018

Optimism. That’s what I walked away with after the RSA Conference in San Francisco last month, and that’s new for me. I attend the RSA conference for a lot of reasons. First of all, everyone in the security industry is all there

A Year of Roaring Success: Dell EMC Partners of the Year

By CloudBuzz | May 2, 2018

During the Dell EMC Global Partner Summit (GPS) general session, Joyce Mullen shared that our Partners did some truly amazing things in 2017. In fact, she called the year a ROARing success! And, with “the force and speed of a stampede,”

Google overhauls Gmail to lure businesses away from Microsoft

By CloudBuzz | April 25, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s GOOGL.O Google unveiled on Wednesday its first Gmail redesign since 2013, capping what the company says was an expensive overhaul two years in the making to adopt security and offline functionality and better resemble

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP ARCHIVE

Backups And Disaster Recovery Are Not The Same Thing

By Ed Dryer

Backups And Disaster Recovery Most business owners are aware of the consequences of losing data. Much of the value of a modern business is in its data: customer records, analytics, marketing data, product catalogs, bookkeeping and accounting data, emails and

ERP Ain’t Got the Same Soul, I Like that Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll

By Deepak Marwah

Designing Enterprise Software around People Looking back, business owners talked to their customers and employees in person or by phone. This human contact was more personal and the heart of any good business. As technology advanced in the 1990s, organizations

7 Essential Facts About SharePoint And ECM

By Jim Kane

SharePoint And ECM Pioneer enterprise content management systems like SharePoint can help in take up your business to the next level, but only if you use them correctly Here are seven things you need to know about this leading web

Four Cloud Security Mega Trends

By Roy Feintuch

Cloud Security Trends Last year was a big year for the cloud. Cloud adoption continued to grow at a rapid clip, even as executives from companies such as McDonald’s and ENEL talked about how their organizations are embracing a cloud-first

A Smart Data Approach to Assurance in a Hybrid Cloud Environment

By CloudTweaks

Smart Data Microsoft and Amazon both reported significant growth in their cloud businesses recently. Revenue for Microsoft’s Azure increased by a staggering 98 percent in the three months ending December 31st 2017, and market leader Amazon Web Services (AWS) saw

Business Versus Technical Cloud Service Brokers And Why It Matters

By CloudTweaks

Cloud Service Brokers Gartner predicts “By 2015, at least 20% of all cloud services will be consumed via internal or external cloud service brokerages, rather than directly, up from less than 5% today.” Thus, it is important to understand what

Why Reliable Cloud Performance Matters

By Richard Seroter

Reliable Cloud Performance People are right to be wary of any vendor claiming to be the “top performing!” or “fastest!” cloud provider. Most folks know that ANYTHING can look spectacular – or unspectacular for that matter – if you stack

Three Tips For Tackling Bring Your Own Cloud (BYOC) Within Your Organization

By CloudTweaks

(BYOC) Within Your Organization It’s the latest tech acronym: BYOC or Bring Your Own Cloud. Personal cloud services are convenient, inexpensive, and always available. They also have the potential to wreak havoc on the enterprise in ways we haven’t seen

John Barnes

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

Problem In Customer Support – What Mobile App Developers Can Learn From AmEx

By Barry Coleman

Mobile App Developers Peanut butter and jelly, salt and pepper, marketing and… customer support? We don’t tend to consider customer support as a complement to marketing, but when an organization experiences success in retaining customers and securing customer loyalty, it’s

Cloud Comings and Goings

Cloud Comings and Goings

Cloud Power Amazon Web Services – the giant of cloud computing – is on track to do $10 Billion in ...
GDPR Drives Real Time Analytics

GDPR Drives Real Time Analytics

New reforms under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) started as an attempt to standardize data protection regulations in 2012 ...
Security Incident Response and General Data Protection Regulation

Security Incident Response and General Data Protection Regulation

General Data Protection Regulation A new regulation is upon us. Set to take effect on May 25th, 2018, the General ...
GDPR – A Change in the Making

GDPR – A Change in the Making

Organizations all over the EU must be aware by now that the Data Protection Act (DPA) will be changed into ...
What is Article 33? GDPR: High-Stakes and Limited Time to Prepare

What is Article 33? GDPR: High-Stakes and Limited Time to Prepare

Article 33 and the GDPR With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force in nearly three months’ time, ...
Digital Transformation: Not Just For Large Enterprises Anymore

Digital Transformation: Not Just For Large Enterprises Anymore

Digital Transformation Digital transformation is the acceleration of business activities, processes, and operational models to fully embrace the changes and ...
5 Ways New Technology is Having an Impact on the Energy Sector

5 Ways New Technology is Having an Impact on the Energy Sector

Tech Energy Sector We’ve discussed here in the past how cleantech (a blanket term that includes technologies that affect recycling, ...
The Cloud Has Your Data (Whether You Like It Or Not)

The Cloud Has Your Data (Whether You Like It Or Not)

Cloud Cleanup Anyone? Following on where we left off from my last two articles now we shift focus to what ...
The Paradox of Colocation Solutions

The Paradox of Colocation Solutions

Colocation Solutions According to Aberdeen Group and Ventana Research, one out of four enterprises surveyed expect their data to grow ...
How artificial intelligence and analytics helps in crime prevention

How artificial intelligence and analytics helps in crime prevention

How Artificial Intelligence Helps Crime Prevention According to a study released by FBI, there is an annual increase of 4.1% ...