Tech Giants AWS, Microsoft, Google, IBM Step Up Efforts to Punish Kremlin

As the brutal Russian invasion of Ukraine has stretched into a third week, technology companies have stepped up to do what they can, taking business measures to punish Russia for the unprovoked attack. It’s an approach recommended by former White House Russia Expert Fiona Hill in an interview with Politico when she said “Ordinary companies … Read more

Fender’s CIO Talks Tuning Up SAP with a Migration to AWS

The rise in business has prompted the global guitar maker Fender to think of more efficient ways to use its SAP resources. Moving from company-controlled computing resources to the public cloud can be a challenge. Although Fender has already embraced the cloud for other aspects of its operations, there has been some reluctance to make … Read more

Reliance on Cloud Requires Greater Resilience Among Providers

The final weeks of 2021 brought a reminder that with the transition to a cloud-driven world, the future the likes of Gartner had predicted, it also came with the risk of accidental service loss and the need for backup plans. A few days before Christmas, Amazon Web Services (AWS) dealt with another outage, this time … Read more

Nasdaq CEO at AWS re:Invent Talks Cloud’s Impact on FinTech

This year’s AWS re: Invent conference demonstrated that the cycle of change extends from new leadership at AWS itself to the ways in which the financial system may evolve in the coming years. Adam Selipsky has led his first keynote at re:Invent as AWS CEO since taking over in May. This year’s conference took place … Read more

AWS CTO Vogels on Cloud Eliminating Constraints on Innovation

In previous years, Werner Vogels CTO at AWS said somewhat jokingly that it would “fix the speed of light” as the new world of the cloud removed the limitations in computing. During his keynote address at the 2021 re: Invent Conference, he said that this task remained on his to-do list, but that there were … Read more