IDG Contributor Network: Digital Ecosystems: Do Not Do It Alone!

As software becomes an increasingly large part of an enterprise’s external expression, traditional physical ecosystems—such as suppliers, resellers, and retailers—need to be supplemented, and in some cases supplanted, by new software ecosystems. Consider Walgreens, a customer of my employer, Google. To interact with customers, Walgreens doesn’t merely operate physical stores and provide first-party apps and […] Read more »

Cloud backup: Don’t rely on your provider alone

You’ve moved data to the cloud. Now it’s time to talk about disaster recovery — how to build a resilient system that can recover from catastrophic failure. Amazon Web Services, for example, says its S3 service “is designed to deliver flexibility, agility, geo-redundancy, and robust data protection.” To IT, that means the system is fault-tolerant, […] Read more »