Serverless computing may kill Google Cloud Platform

Google, which has had to claw its way back into cloud relevance in the shadows of Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, suddenly finds itself playing catchup again, thanks to the rise of serverless computing. Although Google Cloud Platform still trails AWS and Azure by a considerable margin in general cloud revenue, its strengths in […] Read more »

How the Cloud Can Help Cure Cancer

The experience of Angelina Jolie highlights how cloud computing can help address cancer by cutting the cost of genomic sequencing and enabling data sharing. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Microsoft’s new tools help devs manage cloud deployments on the goDo you trust your cloud provider? Addressing these questions will help put you at easeOracle asked to help […] Read more »

Oracle’s Hurd, AT&T’s Donovan on their massive cloud migration deal

If worries about digital transformation projects keep you up at night, imagine how it would feel to be responsible for moving thousands of internal databases to the cloud for a company with more than $ 160 billion in annual sales and 260,000 employees. That’s the job that AT&T Communications CEO John Donovan is undertaking, and […] Read more »

Cloud computing reversal: From ‘go away’ to ‘I can’t miss out’

Isaac Asimov once said, “I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.” That quote has stuck with me to this day. There’s no doubt that computers and computing have changed our lives. Without them, we would be slaves to processes and paper. I was reminded of Asimov’s quote when I saw the […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: The future is not the cloud or the fog: it is actually the SEA!

A casual reflection on the last few years in the evolution of the wireless network provides us all the insights necessary to reason that there is at least one final frontier coming down the road. Who can deny that the last few years have been owned by the cloud, virtualization and softwarization (if that is […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: The future is not the cloud or the fog: it is actually the SEA!

A casual reflection on the last few years in the evolution of the wireless network provides us all the insights necessary to reason that there is at least one final frontier coming down the road. Who can deny that the last few years have been owned by the cloud, virtualization and softwarization (if that is […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: The future is not the cloud or the fog: it is actually the SEA!

A casual reflection on the last few years in the evolution of the wireless network provides us all the insights necessary to reason that there is at least one final frontier coming down the road. Who can deny that the last few years have been owned by the cloud, virtualization and softwarization (if that is […] Read more »

Google launches Cloud IoT Core service for enterprises

Google today unveiled a cloud platform service to help organizations collect vital data from billions of Internet of Things devices. The service, Google Cloud IoT Core, is designed to help enterprises, including utilities and transportation agencies, securely connect globally distributed devices to the Google Cloud Platform. There, the data can be centrally managed and integrated […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: Driving operational excellence with your cloud vendors

Once, there was a pin factory. It employed ten workers – each of whom performed a different task. This organizational structure allowed them to generate 48,000 pins every day. If the people working at the plant were working independently, the output of each would have been limited to 20 pins at most – totaling 200 […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: Driving operational excellence with your cloud vendors

Once, there was a pin factory. It employed ten workers – each of whom performed a different task. This organizational structure allowed them to generate 48,000 pins every day. If the people working at the plant were working independently, the output of each would have been limited to 20 pins at most – totaling 200 […] Read more »

Cloud Powers a Hybrid IT and New Digital Existence

Enterprise data centers aren’t going away soon, but the role of the cloud will expand rapidly in our personal and business lives. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Cloud Powers a Hybrid IT and New Digital ExistenceIDG Contributor Network: Cloud API integration platforms make the digital economy workIDG Contributor Network: A guide to hybrid cloud transformationIDG Contributor Network: […] Read more »

Oracle refreshes entire SaaS line, aiming to fuel cloud momentum

As the migration of enterprises to the cloud picks up steam, Oracle is intent on keeping up. It has taken to refreshing its SaaS applications twice a year, bringing them up to feature parity with its on-premises software and adding brand-new features for e-commerce and internet-centric supply chain management. Oracle Cloud Applications Release 13, announced […] Read more »

Cloud Powers a Hybrid IT and New Digital Existence

Enterprise data centers aren’t going away soon, but the role of the cloud will expand rapidly in our personal and business lives. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Cloud Powers a Hybrid IT and New Digital ExistenceIDG Contributor Network: Cloud API integration platforms make the digital economy workIDG Contributor Network: A guide to hybrid cloud transformationIDG Contributor Network: […] Read more »

Fix your databases now as you migrate to the cloud

If you have lame databases in your on-premises systems, don’t move them to the cloud. They’ll still be lame databases. As thousands of enterprises move their application workloads and data to the cloud, too many move whatever they have, include their lame databases. It’s easy to just lift and shift them you’ll find the popular […] Read more »

Data center construction increases thanks to the cloud

A new report from a real estate firm that specializes in data center construction and leasing says data center construction in North America is up 43 percent over the same period in 2016, and industry consolidation has driven $ 10 billion in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) so far.  Jones Lang LaSalle just published its report […] Read more »

Healthcare CIO advocates a faster move to the cloud

With more than 35 years of health IT experience, UC Irvine Health CIO Chuck Podesta has witnessed the dramatic evolution of IT as well as the impact that technology has had in transforming medical operations and patient care. That said, Podesta believes the healthcare industry still lags in certain areas, particularly in its adoption of […] Read more »

Healthcare CIO advocates a faster move to the cloud

With more than 35 years of health IT experience, UC Irvine Health CIO Chuck Podesta has witnessed the dramatic evolution of IT as well as the impact that technology has had in transforming medical operations and patient care. That said, Podesta believes the healthcare industry still lags in certain areas, particularly in its adoption of […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: Cloud security: Trends and strategy

Cloud computing can generate mixed feelings. Corporate leaders generally welcome technologies that produce efficiency, agility and speed. Cloud services deliver those benefits, yet many are concerned about security, even while being often uninformed about how widely the cloud is used within their own businesses. Executives of large companies, for instance, tell us that they are […] Read more »

Healthcare CIO advocates a faster move to the cloud

With more than 35 years of health IT experience, UC Irvine Health CIO Chuck Podesta has witnessed the dramatic evolution of IT as well as the impact that technology has had in transforming medical operations and patient care. That said, Podesta believes the healthcare industry still lags in certain areas, particularly in its adoption of […] Read more »

Healthcare CIO advocates a faster move to the cloud

With more than 35 years of health IT experience, UC Irvine Health CIO Chuck Podesta has witnessed the dramatic evolution of IT as well as the impact that technology has had in transforming medical operations and patient care. That said, Podesta believes the healthcare industry still lags in certain areas, particularly in its adoption of […] Read more »

Public cloud: Real-world lessons of strategic success

The commodity days of the cloud are over. It’s time to get strategic. That’s the message of today’s leading cloud strategies, as forward-thinking CIOs are no longer turning to the public cloud to cut costs. Instead, the public cloud is viewed as an opportunity to get out of the business of managing data centers and […] Read more »

Enterprises can put Oracle’s entire public cloud in the data center

While Amazon is raking in the lion’s share of money spent by public-cloud users, Oracle is doubling down on its hybrid-cloud strategy, appealing to enterprises that want to put data and applications behind their firewall while taking advantage of cloud pricing models and technology. Oracle has greatly expanded the services available through its on-premises Cloud […] Read more »

Enterprises can put Oracle’s entire public cloud in the data center

While Amazon is raking in the lion’s share of money spent by public-cloud users, Oracle is doubling down on its hybrid-cloud strategy, appealing to enterprises that want to put data and applications behind their firewall while taking advantage of cloud pricing models and technology. Oracle has greatly expanded the services available through its on-premises Cloud […] Read more »

Healthcare CIO advocates a faster move to the cloud

With more than 35 years of health IT experience, UC Irvine Health CIO Chuck Podesta has witnessed the dramatic evolution of IT as well as the impact that technology has had in transforming medical operations and patient care. That said, Podesta believes the healthcare industry still lags in certain areas, particularly in its adoption of […] Read more »

Healthcare CIO advocates a faster move to the cloud

With more than 35 years of health IT experience, UC Irvine Health CIO Chuck Podesta has witnessed the dramatic evolution of IT as well as the impact that technology has had in transforming medical operations and patient care. That said, Podesta believes the healthcare industry still lags in certain areas, particularly in its adoption of […] Read more »

Cloud portability is still science fiction

Enterprises want cloud portability. Why? Well, they want to hedge bets in case a public cloud provider “breaks bad” in terms of consistently poor service, or performance issues, or, more likely, jacking up the subscription fees to obnoxious levels. As many CIOs I have talked to put it: “We need to have choices. Choices mean leverage.” […] Read more »

Healthcare CIO advocates a faster move to the cloud

With more than 35 years of health IT experience, UC Irvine Health CIO Chuck Podesta has witnessed the dramatic evolution of IT as well as the impact that technology has had in transforming medical operations and patient care. That said, Podesta believes the healthcare industry still lags in certain areas, particularly in its adoption of […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: How to plan your successful cloud migration

Recent Accenture Strategy research found that four out of five companies run up to half of their business functions in the cloud. Moreover, that figure is likely to increase significantly over the next few years. The research reveals that a clear majority of business leaders see the cloud platform as a critical enabler of greater […] Read more »