IDG Contributor Network: The best workloads for containers: All of them (really!)

I was recently asked which types of applications are best suited for containers. My response: All of them. With few exceptions—and I mean very few exceptions—developers can use containers for every workload. The question isn’t “Should I use containers?” The question developers should be asking themselves is this: How will my workload benefit from containers?… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: The best workloads for containers: All of them (really!)

Technology of the Year 2018: The best hardware, software, and cloud services

Was 2017 the year that every product under the sun was marketed as being cognitive, having machine learning, or being artificially intelligent? Well, yes. But don’t hate all of them. In many cases, machine learning actually did improve the functionality of products, sometimes in surprising ways. Our reviewers didn’t give any prizes for incorporating AI,… Continue reading Technology of the Year 2018: The best hardware, software, and cloud services

InfoWorld’s 2018 Technology of the Year Award winners

2018 Technology of the Year Awards Image by IDG Was 2017 really the year of machine learning and AI? Some of us thought it was the year of Kubernetes, or Kotlin, or Vue.js. Or the year of the global cloud database, the progressive web app, or lightweight JavaScript. It might have been the year that… Continue reading InfoWorld’s 2018 Technology of the Year Award winners

Technology of the Year 2018: The best hardware, software, and cloud services

Was 2017 the year that every product under the sun was marketed as being cognitive, having machine learning, or being artificially intelligent? Well, yes. But don’t hate all of them. In many cases, machine learning actually did improve the functionality of products, sometimes in surprising ways. Our reviewers didn’t give any prizes for incorporating AI,… Continue reading Technology of the Year 2018: The best hardware, software, and cloud services

InfoWorld’s 2018 Technology of the Year Award winners

2018 Technology of the Year Awards Image by IDG Was 2017 really the year of machine learning and AI? Some of us thought it was the year of Kubernetes, or Kotlin, or Vue.js. Or the year of the global cloud database, the progressive web app, or lightweight JavaScript. It might have been the year that… Continue reading InfoWorld’s 2018 Technology of the Year Award winners

IDG Contributor Network: Cloud contracts: 5 must-have elements

The cloud is growing at an annual rate of 22 percent and is projected to come in at $178 billion in 2018, according to Forrester Research. There is no question: The cloud is where companies are investing heavily. One topic we rarely hear about is the legal side involving contracts with these providers. Full disclosure:… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: Cloud contracts: 5 must-have elements

One cloud accounting dilemma will soon be fixed

You know cloud computing is here to stay when the accountants take notice. The Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Emerging Issues Task Force plans to propose new rules for how to deal with cloud computing service costs. The updated guidance means that a customer under contract with a cloud computing provider would consider the current processes… Continue reading One cloud accounting dilemma will soon be fixed

IDG Contributor Network: What IT needs to know about cloud economics: costs

Cloud computing sometimes defies economic analysis. The public cloud, in particular, is associated with abundance rather than scarcity, one of the key concepts of economics. But while the cloud creates efficiencies, it does not eliminate constraints or the need to choose between competing goods. One important task for IT teams today is to understand those… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: What IT needs to know about cloud economics: costs

IDG Contributor Network: What IT needs to know about cloud economic: costs

Cloud computing sometimes defies economic analysis. The public cloud, in particular, is associated with abundance rather than scarcity, one of the key concepts of economics. But while the cloud creates efficiencies, it does not eliminate constraints or the need to choose between competing goods. One important task for IT teams today is to understand those… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: What IT needs to know about cloud economic: costs