Don’t get bit by zombie cloud data

The internet never forgets, which means data that should have been deleted doesn’t always stay deleted. Call it “zombie data,” and unless your organization has a complete understanding of how your cloud providers handle file deletion requests, it can come back to haunt you. Ever since the PC revolution, the concept of data deletion has… Continue reading Don’t get bit by zombie cloud data

Here’s everything announced at Wednesday’s AWS Summit

Amazon CTO Werner Vogels took the stage at the company’s AWS Summit Wednesday to announce a smorgasbord of new features for Amazon Web Services. The functionality included new billing for software-as-a-service applications, a new continuous integration tool, and enhancements to the company’s database services. Here’s the rundown of what was announced: [ To the cloud!… Continue reading Here’s everything announced at Wednesday’s AWS Summit

SnapLogic’s AI simplifies enterprise software connections

SnapLogic wants to make it easier for users of its enterprise software integration platform to connect components of their business systems. The company has unveiled a new feature that uses machine learning to suggest what users may want to do. The idea behind the new feature, announced this week, is to make it easier to connect and move… Continue reading SnapLogic’s AI simplifies enterprise software connections

How IT can prep for robots and avoid big cloud gotchas

If it seems like the day when robots invade the workplace is drawing ever closer, that’s because it is. But they’re not necessarily coming for our jobs—at least, not yet. In fact, they’re more likely to be taking over menial tasks so that workers can get back to the business of being more productive. But… Continue reading How IT can prep for robots and avoid big cloud gotchas

Microsoft tools coalesce for serverless computing

Microsoft’s adoption of serverless computing is a big piece of Azure maturing as a platform. There’s a lot going on here, as architectures and services evolve to take advantage of the unique capabilities of the cloud and we as users and developers migrate away from traditional server architectures. Mark Russinovich, Microsoft’s CTO of Azure, has… Continue reading Microsoft tools coalesce for serverless computing

20 years of AWS: Time flies when you’re winning

The world has been agog over Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ most recent shareholder letter, in which he touted AWS’s ability to “lower the costs and barriers to machine learning and AI so organizations of all sizes can take advantage of these advanced techniques,” as well as reiterated the company’s focus on “true customer obsession.” It’s… Continue reading 20 years of AWS: Time flies when you’re winning

What’s behind VMware’s Wavefront acquisition?

VMware’s acquisition of monitoring software maker Wavefront for an undisclosed sum is a move core to VMware’s strategy to round out its portfolio for facilitating and managing hybrid cloud environments. It highlights in the need to ensure that applications running between private and public clouds perform up to par. Companies undertaking digital transformations are leaning… Continue reading What’s behind VMware’s Wavefront acquisition?

5 pitfalls to avoid when migrating to the cloud

Mistakes can be costly. They also can be so painful they keep you from venturing any further ahead. Of course, that’s true with almost anything tech-related, but IT managers will tell you that there are some common, and potentially damaging, pitfalls that anyone looking at a cloud migration should work to avoid. [ The cloud… Continue reading 5 pitfalls to avoid when migrating to the cloud

The strange new world of hiring and employee tracking

Your employer wants to hire top salespeople and is counting on HR to deliver the best. There’s the old-fashioned way: collect resumes, sort for keywords, check on social networks, get referrals and interview. But what about geotagging? [ Download the InfoWorld quick guide: Learn to crunch big data with R. | Sign up for InfoWorld’s… Continue reading The strange new world of hiring and employee tracking