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Global Cloud

What Is Data Virtualization?

November 22, 2022

Via: eWeek

The vast amount of data that companies manage comes in many forms, including structured and unstructured. To be effective, enterprises must be able to view all of their data in one place, in real time. They must also be able […]


Global Cloud

What to do in a cloud computing recession

November 18, 2022

Via: InfoWorld

A surplus of articles now forecast a cloud downturn or predict a cloud computing recession. See this one for an example. The number of reporters who reach out to me about this topic is also increasing, although I don’t comment […]


Global Cloud

Cloud, services to fuel 3.7% jump in EMEA IT spending in 2023: Gartner

November 10, 2022

Via: Computerworld

New research from Gartner shows that IT spending in EMEA is set to see a 3.7%, year- over-year increase in 2023, rising to $1.3 trillion. While companies are often hesitant to sign new contracts or commit to long-term spending initiatives […]


Deployment Models, Public Cloud

Gartner warns of ‘inflationary pressure’ risk to global public cloud spending

October 31, 2022

Via: Computer Weekly

Gartner is warning that inflationary pressure could negatively affect its worldwide spending on public cloud services forecast, which presently suggests spending in this area is set to grow by more than 20% in 2023. The IT market watcher said global […]


Global Cloud

Will inflation mean more dollars for less cloud?

October 31, 2022

Via: CIO Dive

Inflation will help push cloud spend upward in 2023, according to a Gartner report released on Monday. Spending on public cloud is expected to hit $591 billion next year, up 20.7% from this year’s $490 billion, Gartner forecasted. The drive […]


Cloud Clients

Apple improves iCloud.com for better ease of use

October 27, 2022

Via: Computerworld

Apple is testing improvements to iCloud.com designed to make it easier to use — and has unveiled a new look and a few new tricks to reflect features recently introduced in its operating systems. iCloud services for the rest of […]


Global Cloud

All eyes on Microsoft’s Azure, Cloud numbers in Q1 FY’23

October 26, 2022

Via: ZDnet

More than half of Microsoft’s $50.1 billion in revenues ($25.7 billion) for Q1 FY’23 came from the “Microsoft Cloud.” But Wall Street wasn’t happy with Azure’s 35 percent growth, year-over-year for the quarter, nor for projections that Azure revenues will […]


Global Cloud

CIOs get strategic in the cloud: 4 success stories

October 19, 2022

Via: CIO

Enterprise CIOs are gobbling up a vast buffet of advanced cloud services in the post-pandemic era. In the aftermath of that unprecedented time, the cloud has evolved from a single-purpose compute and storage IaaS that saved business from global collapse […]


Global Cloud

Oracle extends cloud options with Alloy launch

October 18, 2022

Via: Network World

Oracle is giving cloud control to its partners and customers with the launch of Oracle Alloy, an infrastructure platform that lets organizations build and deploy custom cloud services using their own hardware and data centers. The Alloy platform is built […]


Global Cloud

Speeding the Cloud On-Ramp and Protecting Performance

October 18, 2022

Via: Cloud Tweaks

The expansion of remote work and the massive growth in usage of cloud-based applications have stressed existing infrastructure and put a keen focus on the performance of everyone’s network environment. Research shows that organizations from nearly every industry are looking […]


Global Cloud

OPEX is the new battleground of cloud for listed companies

October 13, 2022

Via: Cloud Tweaks

I recently wrote in CloudTweaks about how cloud is forcing CIOs to work more closely with their C-suite colleagues to sell the benefits and its role as a business driver – and in particular with CFOs. However, it’s possible that […]


Cloud Security

Cloud security is the new battle zone

October 11, 2022

Via: InfoWorld

Don’t look now. More than 80% of organizations have experienced a security incident on a cloud platform during the past 12 months according to research from Venafi. Most concerning, almost half of those organizations reported at least four incidents during […]


Service Models

Could Subscription Models Work for Cloud Services?

October 10, 2022

Via: InformationWeek

The pandemic ushered in a period of digital transformation so unprecedented that it made futuristic endeavors a reality. One major trend that emerged was consumers gravitated toward platforms and services that offered a subscription-based model — a trend that isn’t […]


Deployment Models, Others

How to Budget Effectively for Multi-Cloud

October 10, 2022

Via: InformationWeek

A growing number of enterprises are transitioning to a multi-cloud approach. By tapping into cloud services provided by several different vendors, adopters gain the flexibility to select services from individual providers based on performance, security, compliance requirements, geographical location, and […]


Global Cloud

Kyndryl, Microsoft tie mainframe to Azure cloud resources

October 6, 2022

Via: Network World

Kyndryl and Microsoft have extended their existing partnership to include mainframe connectivity to cloud applications and workloads. The extension ties together Kyndryl’s zCloud mainframe service with Microsoft’s Power Platform, a low-code application and workflow-automation package that brings access to cloud […]


Global Cloud

Cloud computing is reinventing cars and trucks

October 4, 2022

Via: InfoWorld

As this article from The Wall Street Journal points out (behind a paywall), automobiles are becoming the focus of technology providers, including cloud providers. If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve realized that cars are becoming software-defined. Any Tesla owner can […]


Global Cloud

6 top managed cloud services providers—and how to choose

September 2, 2022

Via: CIO

A managed cloud services provider (MCSP) partially or totally manages the cloud platforms of their customers, including the migration, maintenance, and optimization of those platforms. Cloud environments include public, private, and hybrid clouds, each of which requires that providers have […]


Global Cloud

Why Use Cloud Services Instead of Self-Managed Infrastructure?

August 31, 2022

Via: CIO

A growing number of organizations are looking to the cloud and cloud services to help evolve and accelerate their digital transformation plans. But why is this? What benefits do cloud services offer over self-hosted and self-managed infrastructure? 1. Faster time […]


Global Cloud

Cloud Services and Application Possibilities

August 31, 2022

Via: CIO

Enterprise organizations have faced a compendium of challenges, but today it seems like the focus is on three things: speed, speed, and more speed. It is all about time to value and application velocity — getting applications delivered and then […]


Global Cloud

Living in the Cloud Can Be Like Settling Into a New Home

August 15, 2022

Via: InformationWeek

Think about the benefits of a new home — you envision it as a significant step up from your current place. It’s a dream come true, but first you have to get organized and move from your current home. You […]