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

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

What IT Leaders Need to Know

Contrary to what many executives may believe, privacy is not just a matter of removing regulatory barriers and achieving compliance. Privacy is about moving business forward. Above all, privacy is personal, and the average consumer really cares about what companies do with their data. In other words, customers will leave if they can’t see the … Read more

Seismic Shifts in Software Development Still Need Hardware

The software world once again stands on the brink of change with promises to exponentially accelerate application development and data usage as new resources appear on the horizon. In early December, Rod Cope, Perforce’s chief technology officer, gave a keynote speech at DeveloperWeek Global: Enterprise Conference on “The Future of Software Development.” Turn to the … Read more