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July 20, 2017

Five Tips for Protecting Cloud Resources from Internal Threats

Dennis O' Reilly

New approaches are required to secure data in an age of networks without boundaries. Although traditional approaches to internal IT security have been rendered obsolete, many tried-and-true techniques are adaptable to the cloud era. Here are five ...

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July 13, 2017

Is the Cloud Ready for Speech APIs?

Dennis O' Reilly

Everybody's talking -- to cloud-connected devices. The question is whether your company has the speech APIs it will need to collect, analyze, and act on valuable speech data. Many people see natural language processing as the leading edge of arti...

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June 15, 2017

From Machine Learning to Superclouds: Competing Visions of Cloud 2.0

Dennis O' Reilly

Point releases are a grand tradition of the software industry. The practice of designating an update "2.0" is now frequently applied to entire technologies. Perhaps the most famous example of the phenomenon is the christening of "Web 2.0" by Dale ...

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June 07, 2017

2 Great Reasons for Making Your Cloud Data Location Aware

Dennis O' Reilly

Two of the greatest challenges IT departments face when managing cloud data are latency and compliance. By ensuring that the data and apps you place on cloud platforms are designed to know and report their physical location, you make your data cac...

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June 04, 2017

The New Shadow IT: Custom Applications in the Cloud

Dennis O' Reilly

There's a new kind of shadow IT arising in companies of all types and sizes: user-created cloud applications. This is one form of unauthorized IT that many firms are embracing rather than fighting, albeit cautiously. The trend is more than just a...

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May 26, 2017

How to Reduce Latency on Public Clouds

Dennis O' Reilly

The cloud offers companies nearly every feature they need for managing their information resources: efficiency, scalability, capacity, affordability, reliability, security, and adaptability. What's missing from this list of cloud benefits is a dea...

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May 14, 2017

DevOps: How to Give Your Business Velocity

John Pollock

When you want to streamline your ability to release or update products quickly, integrating DevOps into your organization can prove to be well worth any changes that need to be made in order to implement the new practices. One of the biggest advan...

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May 10, 2017

Mastering the Art of Container Management

Dennis O' Reilly

Managing containers in cloud environments would be a lot simpler if there were just one type of container you and your staff needed to deal with. Any technology as multifaceted as containerization comes with a bucket full of new management challen...

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April 28, 2017

The Drawbacks of Running Containers on Bare Metal Servers

Dennis O' Reilly

Marketing hype isn't limited to the tech industries by any means, but the tech press certainly cranks up the hype machine to unprecedented levels. Among the recent darlings of the pundits is containerization.  A prime example of the container wor...

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