CLOUD COMPUTING 2nd Quarter 2017
Cyber criminals are after your corporate data, and they’re going to great lengths to get it. With the help of sophisticated botnets, the Internet of Things, and multi-layered attack strategies, the threat to sensitive customer data and intellectual property has grown stronger. Developing an effective security strategy starts with an understanding of how these attacks work and the motives behind them. Read More >>>
Hyperconverged Infrastructure: Is It Right for Your Organization?
Until recently, technology solutions consisted of separate servers, storage and networks configured and physically managed on premises, based on a custom design for every organization. Then came converged technology, which combined servers and storage according to a reference architecture to deliver a pre-built, pre-packaged solution. – 07/11/2017
Audit, consulting, tax and advisory services firm Deloitte has purchased cloud consulting firm Day1 Solutions Inc. for an undisclosed sum. The company says it’s also adding 3,000 U.S.-based engineers to its ranks as part of its cloud effort expansion. Most of those new positions will be based in new cloud studios to be opened in Orlando, New York and Washington, D.C., over the next year. Synergy Research Group says the cloud business was worth $148 billion last year and is growing 25 percent annually. – 07/11/2017
Are You Dense? Why Data Center Storage Needs to Be
Storage capacity demands for all types of organizations continue to increase dramatically every year – many are now reporting a doubling of data in less than a year. No one in the industry is taking any bets on that number remaining constant. – 07/11/2017
Cloud Access Security Brokers: Why Businesses Need Them, Software Giants Are Acquiring Them
Cybersecurity is a large and growing problem for today’s businesses. The pressure is on to find solutions that help protect organizations’ applications, data, and other assets. Because more applications are moving to the cloud, we’ve seen a rise of interest in a relatively new product category known as the cloud access service broker. – 07/11/2017
TMC Announces Data Center Excellence Award Winners
The data center has become the heart of communications and computing. That’s why TMC runs the InfoTech Spotlight Data Center Excellence Award program. – 07/11/2017
Why Having the Right IT Infrastructure Should Be a Top Business Priority
Regardless of their industry or company size, IT departments are in the middle of a metamorphosis. IT leadership and their teams are no longer on the hook for simply keeping the lights on and the error messages at bay. Increasingly, they’re tasked with identifying opportunities for technology to create efficiency and innovation. – 07/11/2017
Operating IT at the Speed of Innovation
The year 2017 is in full swing, and the question of whether or not businesses should move their on-prem IT workloads to the cloud has long been answered. (It’s an unequivocal yes). – 07/11/2017
Romonet Lowers Data Center Costs Via Analysis, Prediction
London-based Romonet is a private company that helps businesses lower their data center costs through information analysis and prediction. Cloud Computing magazine recently interviewed CEO Danny Reeves to learn more. – 07/11/2017
Reports of the Cloud’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated
The cloud is dead. OK, maybe not dead. But definitely going out of style. That, in effect, has been the subject of a spate of recent articles, at least a couple of which cite Peter Levine of Andreessen Horowitz as a key source. – 07/11/2017
Microsoft’s Digital Geneva Convention Idea Shows How Vulnerable We Are
Microsoft recently penned a piece about the need for a Digital Geneva Convention that eliminates targeting of tech companies, assists the private sector in dealing with attacks, and calls for restraint of cyber-weapon development, all of which shows how pathetically weak our security has become. – 07/11/2017
The Fog of IoT
In fog networking or fog computing, the data, compute, storage, and applications are moved closer to the edge. The current cloud computing infrastructure is too centralized and slow to handle the volume, velocity, and variety of IoT data. – 07/11/2017
Clouds Are Not Foolproof When Humans Are Involved
Recently, a major public cloud provider experienced a large outage that took many Internet properties offline for several hours. There are two key points technology professionals can take away from this event to learn from and prevent outages from impacting their business in the future. – 07/11/2017
Data Striim-ing for Real-time Actionable Business Intelligence
The volumes of data being created today are staggering – every device with a sensor, a radio, a signal, a connection of some sort is perpetually creating data, much of which can be used to deliver experiences, products, and services to users or customers. – 07/11/2017
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Cloud Growth and Cloud Waste
According to Gartner, the global infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market will grow by 39 percent in 2017 to reach $35 billion by the end of the year. IaaS growth shows no sign of slowing down and is expected to reach $72 billion by 2021, a CAGR of 30 percent. This revenue is principally split by the big-four players in public cloud: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure (Azure), Google Compute Platform (GC) and IBM.
It’s Time to Challenge Beliefs and Fears When It Comes to IT Transformation
It goes without saying that the task of going cloud-first at the enterprise level can be daunting. After all, you’re looking at a wholesale shift in the very essence of your computing fabric. But, while it sounds scary, we found that it may not be a hard as you think.
What is the New Age of Telecom?
Given the company’s growth since it first combined three prominent brands in 2013, I spoke to Coriant’s CEO Shaygan Kheradpir to hear firsthand about the journey and his strategy for continued growth and the new age of telecom.
News From Enterprise Cloud
ServiceNow and Workday Integration Automates HR for Self-Service
It’s not unusual for human resources (HR) departments to be overtasked and understaffed. As anyone who works in HR will tell you, a great deal of time is spent answering common and routine questions and reinventing the wheel on a regular basis. HR is expected to operate smoothly across the entire enterprise, but a lack of integration with other departments inhibits this. From an employee perspective, contacting HR is right up there on the “dreaded tasks” list, along with phoning into a call center or undergoing a root canal.
Automated Service Management Benefits HR Teams and Employees Alike
Most people in charge of human resources want to offer their employees consistently high levels of service along with as much information and support as they require. This can often turn into a circular battle, however, with HR teams spending more than 70 percent of their time answering the same exact requests.
ServiceNow Leverages ITOM to Become a Business Management Platform Contender
Hot on the heels of being named “The Next Great SaaS Service Franchise” by Guggenheim Securities, ServiceNow is kicking things up a notch. The company is already a major player in the IT service management (ITSM) space and is shifting its focus and resources to a logical growth trajectory by offering compelling IT operations management (ITOM) tools.
Meet the Editorial Team
Since 1982 Rich has led TMC in many capacities. Rich Tehrani is an IP Communications industry expert, visionary, author and columnist. He founded INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. Read More >>>
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