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Washington’s Cloud Attempts Reveal Lessons for All of Us – First Up, People

By John Pientka | May 16, 2018

Sure the Federal Government has some pretty unique aspects when it comes to adopting the cloud. Don’t let those obscure the key lessons that apply to all of us. Let’s first focus on people. Anybody remember Vivek Kundra? Back in

How Zero Trust Security Fuels New Business Growth

By Louis Columbus | May 15, 2018

Bottom Line: Zero Trust Security (ZTS) strategies enabled by Next-Gen Access (NGA) are indispensable for assuring uninterrupted digital business growth, and are proving to be a scalable security framework for streamlining onboarding and systems access for sales channels, partners, patients, and

SAP Customer Data Cloud Brings Trust to Personalized Marketing Campaigns

By CloudBuzz | May 14, 2018

WALLDORF — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today released SAP Customer Data Cloud solutions from Gigya, the industry’s only solution based on a consent-based data model. The solution helps businesses nurture trusted relationships with customers by providing them more transparency and control over the use

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

5 Industries That Will Be the Most Affected by GDPR

By Kayla Matthews | May 10, 2018

5 Industries Most Affected by GDPR The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation — or GDPR as it’s being tossed around — goes into effect on May 25th. Many are preparing for its activation, primarily because they don’t want to be

Artificial Intelligence: Suffering in the Over-hype Tornado

By Bill Schmarzo | May 9, 2018

The Over-hype Tornado “AI is more important than fire or electricity to humans” – Google CEO Sundar Pichai Google CEO Sundar Pichai says artificial intelligence (AI) is going to have a bigger impact on the world than the most ubiquitous

Being relevant, leading and remaining differentiated in the era of AI

By Ajay Malik | May 8, 2018

In the previous post “Yes, AI could be smart enough to take your job,” I mentioned that AI would affect the way you make a living. It is different from the “industrial revolution” or the “dot-com era” as: AI aims to replace us,

Top 10 Machine Learning Algorithms

Top 10 Machine Learning Algorithms to Know

By Ronald van Loon | May 7, 2018

Top 10 Machine Learning Algorithms Modern advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) are set to change our world for the better. These developments have largely been made possible due to technologies such as cloud sharing, data analytics, blockchain, and improved computing

Newly Formed Chinese Trusted Blockchain Alliance Names SAP as Vice Chair

By CloudBuzz | May 7, 2018

WALLDORF — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that the Chinese Trusted Blockchain Alliance has appointed SAP as vice chair to deepen the integration of blockchain across industries. The joint initiative of companies and research institutions seeks to facilitate co-innovation, advance blockchain standards

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

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Demand For Cloud Skills Increases Around The World

By CloudTweaks

Demand for Cloud Skills Increases Thinking about adding more cloud skills to your repertoire? Stop thinking. The time to do it is now. For IT professionals, cloud computing skills are becoming an essential resume item. Companies are actively – and

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

Salesforce Gets Serious About Its Security Ecosystem

By Harold Byun

Security Ecosystem Salesforce is one of the fastest growing enterprise software companies in history and while security is a major roadblock for many cloud projects, the company’s extensive security investments appear to be paying off. Salesforce is one of just

Data Visualization 101: How, What, Why?

By Cloud Syndicate

Data Visualization 101 “A picture is worth a thousand words.” This old, English idiom could not ring more true than in today’s fast-paced, digital age – the big data age. At a time when we are creating 2.5 quintillion bytes

IT Service Management Strategy

Automation and the IT Service Management Strategy

By Brian Day

IT Service Management Strategy It’s true. The full potential of automation cannot be fully realized until it is informed and supported by an effective IT service management strategy (ITSM) that encompasses your entire IT environment, as well as business objectives,

Are Leading Tech Companies A Threat To Older Tech

By Sharon Florentine

Leading Tech Companies Almost exactly a year ago, The Informational Data Corporation (IDC) made some pretty bold predictions regarding cloud computing companies and the development of a new high-tech industry in the convergence of social networking, and cloud-based computing and

GDPR Compliance: A Network Perspective

By CloudTweaks

GDPR Compliance Regulations can be a tricky thing. For the most part, they’re well thought out in terms of mandating actions that a company can or cannot take – they do a really good job of telling us what we

Breakthroughs in Clinical Trials Utilizing the Power of the Cloud

By Craig Morgan

Cloud Computing and the Medical Field Clinical trials play an essential role in the drug development process by effectively demonstrating the efficacy and safety of a pharmaceutical compound. Although lead by scientific endeavor with patient safety and therapeutic benefits in mind,

Stuck In The Clouds: The Issue Of Data Ownership

By Bob Greenlees

The Issue Of Data Ownership While the immediate benefits of cloud services are typically clear to new users, individuals and businesses alike are becoming increasingly aware of a looming issue: vendor lock-in. As these users amass large amounts of data in

Choice: A Critical Factor For A Successful Business

By Isabelle Guis

A Critical Factor For A Successful Business One of the most valuable business assets a company has today is its data. The problem is that most companies don’t know how to structure their information and then effectively leverage it to

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Artificial or Augmented Intelligence: Talks with Intel’s Chief Data Scientist, Bob Rogers

Artificial or Augmented Intelligence I recently sat down with Bob Rogers. Bob is Intel’s Chief Data Scientist for Analytics and ...
Mitigating the Downtime Risks of Virtualization

Mitigating the Downtime Risks of Virtualization

Mitigating the Downtime Risks Nearly every IT professional dreads unplanned downtime. Depending on which systems are hit, it can mean ...
How Machine Learning Quantifies Trust & Improves Employee Experiences

How Machine Learning Quantifies Trust & Improves Employee Experiences

Machine Learning Quantifies Trust Bottom Line: By enabling enterprises to scale security with user behavior-based, contextual intelligence, Next-Gen Access strategies are ...
Death of Traditional Enterprise Storage

Death of Traditional Enterprise Storage

Traditional Enterprise Storage Back in 2003, Chris Pinkham and Benjamin Black, two engineers working for Amazon.com, proposed a dramatic overhaul ...
The Connected Car: The Unknown Hero of Automotive Innovation

The Connected Car: The Unknown Hero of Automotive Innovation

Connected Car Innovation Spanning the last decade, the automotive industry has seen an explosion of technological innovation which has, and ...
The Cloud Debate - Private, Public, Hybrid or Multi Clouds?

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

The Cloud Debate Now that we've gotten over the hump of whether we should adopt the cloud or not, "which ...