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August 15, 2017

How to Prepare for the Next Cloud Outage

Dennis O' Reilly

A big part of an IT manager's job is asking, "What if...?" As cloud services become more popular, disaster plans are updated to include contingencies for the moment when the company's cloud-hosted data resources become unavailable. Two recent ser...

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August 01, 2017

DevOps: How to Achieve Rapid Mobile App Development

John Pollock

When you are launching a mobile app, being able to update it quickly when things happen is imperative, as users can easily move on to another app if yours is not working at its full potential. When you need to develop and update applications rapid...

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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 23, 2017

How Machine Learning is Helping Drive Cloud Adoption

John Pollock

An interesting trend that is helping drive cloud adoption is the rise of machine learning. As organizations seek ways to automate more processes, the use of machine learning is also increasing in order to meet those needs. As machine learning has ...

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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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