Are Blockchain and Decentralized Cloud Making Much Headway?

There is some debate about potential benefits of hosting cloud computing on a centralized or decentralized network, and whether the blockchain might pose some relevance on such a front. The answer seems to be a definite maybe — under certain circumstances. Avivah Litan, vice president and analyst with Gartner, says blockchain enables decentralized cloud computing, … Read more

Fintech, Cloud, and Finding Ways to Bridge the Skills Gap

How can companies take advantage of innovation in fintech if they do not have the skills in-house or tools to exploit the latest such resources? They might tap into third-party solutions providers such as Prophix or look to education providers such as Skillsoft to tighten up those gaps. There is a growing expectation among organizations … Read more

California Association of Realtors Discusses Its Cloud Migration

The cloud migration of the California Association of Realtors (CAR) led to deeper reassessment of how the organization handled its workloads. That was one of the takeaways recalled by Josh Sharfman, chief technology and innovation officer with the organization when discussing migrated resources from on-prem to the cloud via cloud service provider OVHcloud. Sharfman says … Read more

How to Architect for Resiliency in a Cloud Outages Reality

Ever since a typo took down AWS’s S3 server and brought most of the internet down with it, we all became aware just how delicate the cloud and the internet is. This outage was so bad that Amazon employees couldn’t even get onto their own dashboard to warn the world about what happened. While this … Read more

No, the Cloud Is Not a Green Technology

There is a myth surrounding the cloud regarding it as a green technology. Though we love cloud computing, people tend to think that if they bring their technology to the cloud, they’re being green. Much of this misconception comes from the cloud providers themselves, but a lot is from general misunderstandings of what the cloud … Read more

The Power of Technology for the Middle Market Sector

Middle market businesses are the economy’s unsung heroes. They serve as critical points in the nation’s supply chain and fill the gap between the smaller “mom-and-pop” shops and other more prominent enterprise-level players, giving them the ability to be more nimble, flexible, and opportunistic. The middle market sector is vibrant but loosely defined: Organizations with … Read more

What the Citrix Private Equity Deal Means for Enterprise Customers

Moving to remote work over the past couple years may have vaulted video conferencing solutions like Zoom into the popular consciousness and culture, complete with memes, but there’s a lot more that went into successful work from home than just video cameras and mute buttons. Many other companies were working more quietly in the background … Read more

Nvidia, Others Hammer Out Tomorrow’s Cloud-Native Supercomputers

As organizations clamor for ways to maximize and leverage compute power, they might look to cloud-based offerings that chain together multiple resources to deliver on such needs. Chipmaker Nvidia, for example, is developing data processing units (DPUs) to tackle infrastructure chores for cloud-based supercomputers, which handle some of the most complicated workloads and simulations for … 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

5 Cyber Resilience Lessons We Re-Learned in 2021 (But Will Probably Forget)

With each year come extraordinary new technological innovations. Some of the most creative ones, unfortunately, come from the minds of online attackers. Others help IT teams solve some old problems, but create new ones. But after every year, good basics never lose style. 2021 was no different. Here’s a look at some of the most … Read more