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Blockchain Loses Its Luster, for Now

Blockchain Loses Its Luster, for Now

Last year if you had a tech problem, blockchain was the answer. Now blockchain has reached the “trough of disillusionment,” according to Gartner. Are you in production with your blockchain project? Plenty of organizations are likely answering with a big fat “no” to that question. While blockchain seemed to rule tech headlines for much of […]

Cloudera Sets Agenda for Next Era Cloud Data Analytics

Cloudera Sets Agenda for Next Era Cloud Data Analytics

As the dust clears from HPE’s acquisition of MapR in the climax of the Hadoop story, Cloudera sets out the plan for an era of big data platforms in the cloud. It may seem like the story of Hadoop hit a dramatic climax this year as big data workloads went to public cloud giants like […]

Rewriting Disaster Recovery Plans for the Edge

Rewriting Disaster Recovery Plans for the Edge

In an era when systems and applications are dispersed throughout the enterprise and the cloud, IT leaders have to rethink their disaster recovery plans. Writing a disaster recovery plan has been the responsibility of IT departments for years, but now these plans must be recalibrated to failover for edge and cloud environments. What’s new, and […]

Q&A: Gartner’s Sid Nag on IaaS Market Growth & Consolidation

Q&A: Gartner’s Sid Nag on IaaS Market Growth & Consolidation

Amazon maintains its dominance, for now, ahead of Microsoft, Alibaba, Google, and IBM as the IaaS field narrows. Image: leowolfert – stock.adobe.com At the tail end of July, Gartner released a study of revenue growth in the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market that showed the sector continues to scale up fast as Amazon, for […]

When a Few Hundred Thousand Lives Depend on IT

When a Few Hundred Thousand Lives Depend on IT

Eversource Energy CIO Kathy Kountze shares her perspective on IT’s role when weather knocks out heat and electricity for many thousands of New England neighbors. No matter where you live, it stinks when the power goes out. The lights and the TV flick to dark; you check out your neighbors’ houses — dark too. Candles […]

Does NoOps Signal the End for Infrastructure Employees?

Does NoOps Signal the End for Infrastructure Employees?

Will AI and automation eliminate the need for the people who now keep IT infrastructures in operation? Not if those people take charge of their own futures. NoOps (No Operations) is the idea that emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and automation will one day make it possible for an infrastructure to run autonomously and […]

VMware vRealize vs. Turbonomic: Real User Insights

VMware vRealize vs. Turbonomic: Real User Insights

IT professionals shared their thoughts on the pros and cons of a pair of hybrid cloud management tools. Managing extensive virtualized infrastructure, such as hybrid cloud environments, presents unending challenges in administration and resource-allocation. Cloud management solutions are evolving quickly to offer IT professionals increasingly sophisticated tools for efficient management and monitoring of virtualized infrastructure. […]

10 Fixes for When Change Brings Your Systems to Their Knees

10 Fixes for When Change Brings Your Systems to Their Knees

When your systems slow to a crawl it’s easy to blame the technology, but some of the causes — and fixes –may relate to how enterprises do business these days. 1 of 11 Image: Pixabay Despite all the advancements in enterprise IT, remediating poor network and system performance remains an ongoing struggle for many IT […]

Secure Your Migration to the Cloud

Secure Your Migration to the Cloud

Five best practices for ensuring that your cloud strategy keeps things safe and secure. So, you may be asking, how do I take advantage of the cloud and keep my IT environment secure? It is indeed possible to achieve a robust security posture in the cloud. But there’s no denying that in many ways, doing […]

Moving ERP to the Cloud in Seven Simple Steps

Moving ERP to the Cloud in Seven Simple Steps

Transferring an entire ERP to the cloud is a massive and challenging task. Here’s how to make the job easier and less risky. Image: Thodonal – stock.adobe.com As ERP providers shift their focus to cloud-based Software as a Service models, a growing number of enterprises are evaluating their current ERP solutions and wondering if now […]

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