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2 common cloud computing predictions for 2021 are wrong

January 8, 2021

Via: InfoWorld Cloud Computing

For some reason I’m on the list of every PR firm with a client that needs to have its predictions for the upcoming year heard. Mostly their guesses are obvious and unhelpful, such as “cloud computing will continue to grow” […]


Cloud Clients

Transitioning to the Cloud: It Shouldn’t Feel All That Different

January 7, 2021

Via: CIO

When enterprises around the world sent their employees home during the pandemic, IT teams were forced to hit fast forward on plans to support a more mobile workforce. The good news is many IT organizations had a blueprint in place […]


Global Cloud

Why Red Team Testing Rules the Cloud

January 7, 2021

Via: Security Intelligence

Red team testing is a key way to help prevent data breaches today. Most cyber defense focuses on spotting openings and fixing general risks in your environment. Red teaming not only reduces risks, but also prevents possible breaches. Methods, such […]


Global Cloud

The shape of edge computing in 2021

January 5, 2021

Via: InfoWorld Cloud Computing

In 2019 and 2020, edge computing received a lot of attention because most centralized cloud computing challenges involve latency issues that are difficult to mediate. You can tell the cloud providers to build points of presence closer to your users—and […]


Deployment Models, Hybrid Cloud, Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), Service Models

Running a Hybrid Cloud Practice Means “Cloud-Everywhere”

January 5, 2021

Via: CIO

As someone responsible for running a global consulting practice, other than running the business, there are two drivers: Is “cloud everywhere” real or hype for customers? What is the nature of cloud services that are sourced on-premises? The principle of […]


Deployment Models, Hybrid Cloud

Northcott bolsters disability care with virtualisation and a move to hybrid cloud

January 5, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Australian-based not-for-profit organisation Northcott Disability Services may have been “paying good money” for its on-premise environment but according to the organisation’s CIO Paul Herbert, it was not doing its 184 worksites across Australia any favours. “The sites were unloved; a […]


Global Cloud

Microsofts Azure Modular Datacenter: What’s ‘special clouds’ got to do with it?

January 4, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Announced last fall, Azure Modular Datacenter, or MDC, is basically an Azure datacenter in a shipping container, delivered to remote locations on a truck bed. It’s running Azure Stack Hub (for now) and can run disconnected or connected via satellite. […]


Global Cloud

Salesforce has built a deep bench of executive talent via acquisition

December 31, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

When Salesforce acquired Quip in 2016 for $750 million, it gained CEO and co-founder Bret Taylor as part of the deal. Taylor has since risen quickly through the ranks of the software giant to become president and COO, second in […]


Global Cloud

Testing times. The parallels between the fight for regular testing in a pandemic and the security of the cloud.

December 30, 2020

Via: CompareTheCloud

I for one can’t think of a time when the word ‘testing’ was part of common speech to the extent it is today. We must use, hear and read it every day. But we have all come to realise just […]


Global Cloud

Microsoft updates Azure Stack HCI

December 29, 2020

Via: Network World Cloud Computing

Microsoft has updated its Azure Stack HCI software, an on-premises version of its Azure cloud services to try and catch up with hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) leaders VMware and Nutanix. Hyperconverged infrastructure is where compute, storage, and networking are all tightly […]