If AWS is serious about Kubernetes, here’s what it must do

Amazon Web Services has joined the “Anyone-but-AWS” club, pledging its support to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation to better align with the Kubernetes crowd. It’s not as if the cloud giant had much of a choice: As much as AWS wanted to ignore Kubernetes into obsolescence, the gravitational pull around Kubernetes is simply too strong. […] Read more »

Azure Stack: Microsoft’s private-cloud platform and what IT pros need to know about it

Microsoft’s release of Azure Stack, an on-premises version of its public cloud, could be important for networking and data center pros for one simple reason: It gives customers a way to use a popular and familiar cloud platform without shipping their sensitive data into a multi-tenant environment. Azure Stack is software from Microsoft that’s been […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: What companies need to know about interconnection to succeed at digital business

What is interconnection, and why does it matter? Interconnection is the deployment of IT traffic exchange points that integrate direct, private connections between counterparties. Interconnection is best achieved hosted in carrier-neutral data center campuses, where distributed IT components are collocated. In an age when reams of information race around the world with the click of a […] Read more »

After Amazon outage, HealthExpense worries about cloud lock-in

Financial services companies as popular targets of cybercriminals for the obvious reason — they’re where the money’s at. And health care companies have medical records, which are very valuable on the black market since the information there can be abused in so many ways, and doesn’t expire. HealthExpense, which provides health care payment services to […] Read more »

Visual Studio’s cloud IDE gets smarter about builds

Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team Services cloud-based application development platform is improving pull requests, package management, and GitHub build integration. Upgrades will make it easier to work with pull requests assigned to teams, Microsoft said in a bulletin discussing improvements planned for rollout during the next few weeks. “When a PR is created or updated, email […] Read more »

How to find, view, and delete everything the Amazon Echo and Google Home know about you

Has Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Google Home taken up residence in your home? If not, you’re probably at least considering adding one of these digital helpers. They are supremely useful after all, providing assistance with everything from weather forecasts to smart-home control. All you need to do is ask. To read this article in full […] Read more »

7 simple truths you should know about the hybrid cloud

I’m about to tell you something that may shatter what you think about the cloud: The hybrid cloud does not exist. The enterprise cloud adoption manual puts hybrid cloud at the top of the list. But you cannot buy one off the shelf. It’s not one-size-fits-all. [ Want to know more about cloud? Learn more with […] Read more »

AeroVironment’s Quantix drone is all about the data

In the age of technology, businesses are all chasing efficiency. That’s exactly what AeroVironment promises to deliver with its new Quantix drone. The technology, a combination of a drone and cloud-based analysis service, can be useful for farmers, says Steve Gitlin, vice president of corporate strategy at AeroVironment. [ InfoWorld’s quick guide: Digital Transformation and the […] Read more »

Michael Dell tells IT leaders all they need to know about the new Dell Technologies

In September, Dell and EMC finalized the largest ever merger of tech companies, creating privately held Dell Technologies – a “family” of companies that provides everything from PCs to hyperconverged infrastructure with annual revenue of some $ 75 billion. Ahead of next week’s Dell EMC World conference, CEO Michael Dell spoke with IDG Chief Content […] Read more »

The Future of SharePoint is All About You

This morning (May 4, 2016), I had the pleasure of being in San Francisco for Microsoft’s “Future of SharePoint” event, which coincided with the general availability date for SharePoint 2016. This is the second time I’ve been in San Francisco for a major SharePoint event. The last time was in 2003, for the launch of […] Read more »

Kent State CIO talks about his cloud ambitions, accomplishments, and his new cloud book

Ed Mahon, CIO at Kent State University, was bitten by the cloud bug in 2012 and is methodically marching the school to the cloud model, with early benefits being better use of resources and the ability to focus IT staff on bigger picture efforts, among other things.  In fact Mahon is so smitten with the […] Read more »

What businesses should know about Privacy Shield

U.S. businesses may take some comfort from the fact that a successor to the Safe Harbor agreement has finally been named, but at this point, they shouldn’t get too comfortable. Since it was first announced on Tuesday, the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield agreement governing trans-Atlantic data transfers has elicited considerable concern, not least because it remains […] Read more »

What businesses need to know about Privacy Shield

U.S. businesses may take some comfort from the fact that a successor to the Safe Harbor agreement has finally been named, but at this point, they shouldn’t get too comfortable. Since it was first announced on Tuesday, the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield agreement governing trans-Atlantic data transfers has elicited considerable concern, not least because it remains […] Read more »

How to be a responsible devil’s advocate about the cloud

People like me keep saying that the cloud is here, it’s real, and it’s good — so stop resisting. But it is okay to push back on the cloud. Really. Opinions that provide a devil’s-advocate point of view that can help you better understand the reasons for moving workloads to the cloud. And the cloud […] Read more »

Microsoft and HP reveal more details about cloud partnership

Hewlett Packard Enterprise outlined new details about its hybrid cloud partnership with Microsoft in an announcement Tuesday, saying it will provide a new hardware product that integrates with the Azure cloud platform and build its software to take advantage of Microsoft’s offerings. Companies interested in integrating Microsoft’s Azure cloud with HPE’s on-premises systems can now […] Read more »

Many SAP users are still skeptical about S/4Hana and cloud ERP

SAP placed a big bet on S/4Hana when it launched the new enterprise suite earlier this year, but users aren’t so sure it’s the technology they’re looking for. That’s one conclusion from the results of a new survey released Tuesday by DSAG, the German-speaking SAP User Group. The results of the study were presented this […] Read more »

Many SAP users are still skeptical about S/4Hana and cloud ERP

SAP placed a big bet on S/4Hana when it launched the new enterprise suite earlier this year, but users aren’t so sure it’s the technology they’re looking for. That’s one conclusion from the results of a new survey released Tuesday by DSAG, the German-speaking SAP User Group. The results of the study were presented this […] Read more »