IDG Contributor Network: Are you treating your data as an asset?

It’s a phrase we constantly hear, isn’t it? Data is a crucial business asset from which we can extract value and gain competitive advantage. Those who use data well will be the success stories of the future. This got me thinking: If data is such a major asset, why do we hear so many stories… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: Are you treating your data as an asset?

Hybrid cloud is a necessity. Here’s how to start

We’re not all going to the public cloud overnight. That’s why the hybrid cloud is a critical concept for enterprises. The idea of a hybrid cloud is that you keep your server farm and massive investment in VMware, Oracle, and whatever else you bought over the last 20 years or so and relocate some workloads… Continue reading Hybrid cloud is a necessity. Here’s how to start

Open source innovation is now all about vendor on-ramps

In the enterprise world, open source has long been a bit tentative. Starting in the early 2000s, various vendors started contributing bits and pieces of code, careful not to give away anything too valuable, all while hoping for positive marketing effect. It was, as Stephen Walli wrote in 2007, a matter of gifting complementary technology… Continue reading Open source innovation is now all about vendor on-ramps

Azure Databricks: Fast analytics in the cloud with Apache Spark

We’re living in a world of big data. The current generation of line-of-business computer systems generate terabytes of data every year, tracking sales and production through CRM and ERP. It’s a flood of data that’s only going to get bigger as we add the sensors of the industrial internet of things, and the data that’s… Continue reading Azure Databricks: Fast analytics in the cloud with Apache Spark

AWS streamlines cloud services for JavaScript developers

Amazon Web Services has developed a declarative JavaScript library, AWS Amplify, to aid building cloud-enabled applications via categories of cloud services instead of via individual service contracts. [ Go deeper at InfoWorld: Beyond jQuery: An expert guide to JavaScript frameworks • The complete guide to Node.js frameworks • The 10 essential JavaScript developer tools • The 6 best JavaScript… Continue reading AWS streamlines cloud services for JavaScript developers

Azure Databricks: Fast analytics in the cloud with Apache Spark

We’re living in a world of big data. The current generation of line-of-business computer systems generate terabytes of data every year, tracking sales and production through CRM and ERP. It’s a flood of data that’s only going to get bigger as we add the sensors of the industrial internet of things, and the data that’s… Continue reading Azure Databricks: Fast analytics in the cloud with Apache Spark

When it comes to the cloud, don’t start with technology

It’s easy to get caught up in the technology of cloud computing. We’ll certainly see that occur at the annual AWS Re:Invent show this week, where hundreds of providers  will show off new and shiny technology.    But don’t get stuck in the weeds. [ What is cloud computing? Everything you need to know now.… Continue reading When it comes to the cloud, don’t start with technology