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

Interim CIOs Favored as Organizations Seek Digitalization Push

Organizations are turning into interim chief information officers (CIOs) as they look to rapidly modernize technology across the business. The onset of COVID-19 put additional pressure on companies to digitally transform, which has also played a major factor in the rising demand for interim CIOs. Another factor is the limited market for top technology talent, … Read more

Scuderia AlphaTauri Cranks Up Racecar Efficiency with Epicor

When Scuderia AlphaTauri, a Formula One (F1) team from Italy, wanted to ratchet up its efficiency servicing and maintaining its latest racecar, they turned to Epicor’s Kinetic enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform. (Kinetic is available in a cloud-based form but the racing team is not using that version.) It was a tall order, given that … Read more

AI-Driven Satellite Connectivity Linking Up IoT, Edge Computing

Expanded use of satellites may offer another acceleration catalyst to digital transformation, edge computing, and other evolving aspects of enterprise technology. That was a key takeaway from a panel of experts and industry stakeholders at last week’s Satellite 2022 conference, held in-person and via livestream. During the discussion, those panelists hashed out some of the … Read more

Dawn Foods Tries a Low-Code Recipe for QA Testing Automation

With its digital transformation strategy already accelerated by the pandemic, bakery ingredient distributor Dawn Foods opted to further its plans by using intelligent test automation company Mapl for a transition to low-code SaaS automated testing. The intent of going low code for testing was to maintain the pace of going digital and to better integrate … Read more

Brandeis University CIO La Creta Talks Migrating to Workday

When Jim La Creta became CIO at Brandeis University several years ago, he saw the need for a variety of improvements across the IT department. For example, he says the university previously had to cope with the financial strain of the 2008 economic crash, which led to kicking some tech issues down the road. Such … Read more

Kremlin’s Aggression Divides Digital Ecosystems Along Tech Trenches

With the siege of Ukraine escalating with more invading troops, live ordnance, and machines of war rumbling forth, a technology trench is emerging that may reshape the digital landscape many industry-watchers thought was on the horizon. Companies such as Intel, SAP, Oracle, and AMD stopped shipments of their technology to Russia or halted their operations … Read more

7 IT Infrastructure Skills in High Demand

Working in IT requires a continual process of learning new skills as technologies emerge or evolve. Yet, because of the vast variety of skills available to choose from, it’s important to spend time researching all options to ensure that the skills you end up acquiring are both interesting and valuable for your professional career. Looking … Read more