Tag: Cloud

3 things the pandemic taught us about cloud computing

3 things the pandemic taught us about cloud computing

Many enterprises are learning some hard lessons they did not even know existed four months ago We’re in a recovery now, and at some point, things will be back to near normal…hopefully. We learned that some businesses fared better than others during the upheaval. Nine times out of ten, those businesses leveraged cloud successfully to…
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Intel’s New Chips Focus On AI

Intel’s New Chips Focus On AI

Today, Intel launched and disclosed new technologies across its portfolio of processors, with special emphasis on enhanced AI capabilities. Unlike its many competitors, who either produce a CPU, a GPU, an FPGA or an AI-specific accelerator, Intel’s strategy is “all of the above.” The company offers customers a range of solutions, from general purpose to…
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Is The Cloud On ‘Edge’? Dissecting Edge Computing’s Long-Term Impact On Cloud Strategy

Is The Cloud On ‘Edge’? Dissecting Edge Computing’s Long-Term Impact On Cloud Strategy

The buzz around new technologies is inescapable, and edge computing is the latest buzzword. The pundits make it sounds fantastic, describing it in multiple ways and touting its numerous use cases. One notion exists that edge computing could even replace all traditional, more centralized cloud computing models. Let me stop you right there: Not going…
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Next Window Please!

Next Window Please!

It is amazing how MQ has managed to stay relevant over all of these years. Looking back to when it first came out in the 1990’s, we were dealing with 2400 baud modems connected to remote locations running a number of different technologies, over spotty telephone lines using token ring protocols. Computing power of the…
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The Current Pandemic Gives Cloud Computing A Needed Jolt

The Current Pandemic Gives Cloud Computing A Needed Jolt

In a matter of weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has upended global business. From local insurance agencies to multinational corporations, companies around the world have had to scramble to continue operations with their employees working remotely from home due to office and business closures as a result of government orders. Even without the pandemic, cloud-based tools…
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CEOs Have Their Heads In The Cloud Around COVID-19

CEOs Have Their Heads In The Cloud Around COVID-19

As Pandemic Moves In, On-Premise Moves Out The COVID-19 pandemic is hastening many companies’ ongoing migration to the cloud as organizations both small and large see their workforce turned into a well-distributed, stay-at-home army. While large on-premise datacenters were once all the rage, COVID-19 is helping to prove how unwieldy they can be, according to several industry…
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Cloudy with a chance of meatballs

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs

Recently I have setup test environments on both the IBM MQ and Confluent Kafka cloud offerings. For both of these the setup was quick and simple.   Since many applications today are using client connections, switching from a locally hosted service to a cloud offering was as simple as changing the connection URL. From first connect…
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With A Few Glitches, Cloud Computing Should Cope With COVID-19

With A Few Glitches, Cloud Computing Should Cope With COVID-19

Cloud Computing – The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) contagion has resulted in a global pandemic with cities in lockdown and national governments being placed in crisis mode. As workers in many industries are now faced with the challenge of working from home, how will our IT frameworks be able to adapt to a ‘new shape of data…
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Cloud Computing Security Risks and How to Protect Cloud Customers from Ransomware

Cloud Computing Security Risks and How to Protect Cloud Customers from Ransomware

Cloud computing is gradually becoming the preferred choice of businesses to streamline different business processes. As per industry reports around 68% of the businesses use cloud technology while 19% are planning to integrate cloud computing into their business operations. There are also many reasons for companies switching from the traditional business approach to cloud computing.…
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Critical questions to answer in developing a cloud risk-management strategy

Critical questions to answer in developing a cloud risk-management strategy

Many organizations claim to have a cloud strategy. But, when you ask their executives what the strategy is, they simply say: “Well, we’re in the cloud.” Unfortunately, getting to the cloud is not a strategy—especially when it comes to protecting the cyber assets that you are migrating there. There is a link between security and…
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