3 New Year’s resolutions for the cloud in 2018

I’m one of those people who takes time at the new year to define personal objectives for the forthcoming year, some of which I actually achieve. Enterprise IT should be doing the same thing for cloud computing. Here are my three suggestions for IT’s cloud resolutions for 2018. [ Learn all about the cloud at… Continue reading 3 New Year’s resolutions for the cloud in 2018

IDG Contributor Network: 3 things to know about IoT (and fog) in 2018

The IoT revolution is here. Connected devices are reaching every part of our lives, from wearables, to the smart home, to the industrial internet. (This infograph created by First Mark Capital does a great job of showing the breadth and reach of the internet of everything). IoT has come a long way incredibly quickly since… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: 3 things to know about IoT (and fog) in 2018

Cloudops automation is the only answer to cloud complexity

Let’s face facts: We often look at cloud computing as a single place to put our workloads and our data, where magic pixy dust takes care of what’s needed. But today we increasingly understand that the reality of the cloud—like the datacenter before it—is complexity, labor intensitiy, and more costs than we expected.    This should… Continue reading Cloudops automation is the only answer to cloud complexity

Don’t leave your Amazon S3 buckets exposed

As long as you know the right URL, anyone with access to the internet could retrieve all the data that was left online by marketing analytics company Alteryx. This is the second major exposure of data stored and improperly managed in the Amazon Web Services S3 storage service. In the Alteryx case, it was apparent… Continue reading Don’t leave your Amazon S3 buckets exposed

IDG Contributor Network: Beware of hybrid IT washing in 2018

In 2018, “hybrid IT” will be the most overused term in the IT industry. That’s not to say that hybrid IT isn’t a real thing. It very much is. Enterprise IT organizations have found themselves in a position where they are surrounded on all sides by both emerging and legacy systems, which creates the conditions… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: Beware of hybrid IT washing in 2018

Google Cloud Platform’s secret sauce: Its time is now

2017 was a good year for Google Cloud Platform. But 2018 promises to be even better. Although Google still sits well behind Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure in cloud revenue, with just 2.3 percent market share against AWS’s 44.1 percent and Azure’s 7.1 percent, according to Gartner data, 2018 could well prove Google’s breakout… Continue reading Google Cloud Platform’s secret sauce: Its time is now

Julia vs. Python: Julia language rises for data science

Of the many use cases Python covers, data analytics has become perhaps the biggest and most significant. The Python ecosystem is loaded with libraries, tools, and applications that make the work of scientific computing and data analysis fast and convenient. But for the developers behind the Julia language — aimed specifically at “scientific computing, machine learning,… Continue reading Julia vs. Python: Julia language rises for data science