The State Of Cloud Business Intelligence, 2018

Source – forbes.com Cloud BI adoption is soaring in 2018, nearly doubling 2016 adoption levels. Over 90% of Sales & Marketing teams say that Cloud BI is essential for getting their work done in 2018, leading all categories in the survey. 66% of organizations that consider themselves completely successful with Business Intelligence (BI) initiatives currently use the cloud. Financial Services (62%), Technology (54%), and Education (54%) have the highest Cloud BI adoption rates in 2018. 86% of Cloud BI adopters name

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How the cloud super-providers see the changing landscape

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net Earlier this week, analyst firm Cloud Spectator published its latest report on combining price and performance in the cloud. In the main, its results mirrored previous studies; that the Amazons, Microsofts and Googles of this world may not be the best option for some organisations compared with the high performance, cheaper price specialists. So what of the behemoths, and how are their strategies changing? An illuminating session at Cloud Expo Europe today, featuring IBM, OVH – who bucked

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Can the cloud go all the way to the edge?

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net There is lots of conversation in the industry at the moment around the impact that edge computing is going to have on the cloud and specifically if it is going to kill the cloud, or at the very least impact its ability to cope. With the proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT), and the predicted future ubiquity of sensors, the cloud and associated technologies in their current state won’t be able to cope with the sheer amount

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Combining AI, automation & cloud is key to improving workplace productivity

Source – computerweekly.com If you take productivity at its most basic – as a measure of how much output you get for how much you put in – then it follows that to increase it you must remove as much unnecessary strain as possible from the input cycle. Over the past decade, cloud computing has established itself as a key tool for helping companies streamline workflows. And, by allowing multiple users to work remotely on the same data at once, boost

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DevOps and cloud set up Amaysim for growth

Source – computerworld.com.au Since its launch in 2010, Amaysim has shaken-up the Australian mobile market, pioneering a bring-your-own handset model and undercutting its more established “dinosaur” rivals with cheap and low-commitment monthly plans. Yet despite its digital-native disruptor status, for the first four years of its existence the company ran on-premise servers and outsourced all of its IT and operations. Over the last three years that situation has been turned on its head. The company’s 20 servers running 100 virtual machines

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Why hybrid cloud will turn out to be a transition strategy

Source – networkworld.com As the cloud world gears up for this week’s big AWS re:Invent 2017 cloud computing conference in Las Vegas, it seems like a good time to take look at the future of hybrid cloud. Defined as a computing architecture that — in one way or another — incorporates elements of both the public cloud and private on-premise data centers, hybrid cloud is currently having a moment. As vendors such as Microsoft, Google, and Cisco scramble to offer specific hybrid-cloud solutions, many observers are calling

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Red Hat Wraps OpenStack In Containers

Source – nextplatform.com Red Hat is no stranger to Linux containers, considering the work its engineers have done in creating the OpenShift application development and management platform. As The Next Platform has noted over the past couple of years, Red Hat has rapidly expanded the capabilities within OpenShift for developing and deploying Docker containers and managing them with the open source Kubernetes orchestrator, culminating with OpenShift 3.0, which was based on Kubernetes and Docker containers. It has continued to enhance the platform since. Most recently,

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Four key steps to a successful cloud migration strategy

Source – itweb.co.za Organisations are still a way out from adopting a public cloud computing model that is worry-free and cost-efficient. According to IDG’s 2016 Cloud Computing Survey, the average enterprise has 26% of its IT environment in a private cloud and 13% in the public cloud. Small and medium sized businesses have 21% in a private cloud and 17% in the public cloud. While public cloud adoption is increasing, it’s still in the early stages. The improved security measures implemented

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How Cloud Companies Can Move from Agile to DevOps

Source – talkincloud.com To move from agile to DevOps methodology requires new consideration of deployment and hosting infrastructure. How can cloud companies best address these concerns? Best practices and key advice for progressive IT teams at managed service providers (MSPs) can help the move from agile to DevOps. To transition the move from agile to DevOps, the structure should be adapted for developers who have been using agile for a while. Fortunately, agile and DevOps are not necessarily methodologies at odds, according to

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The big opportunities in serverless computing

Source – venturebeat.com Serverless computing is a type of cloud service where the hosting provider allocates adequate resources for you on the fly rather than making you pay for dedicated servers or capacity in advance. It’s a major technological breakthrough, and we expect to see a significant inflection point soon in this nascent market. Serverless computing is the next phase in the evolution of IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service). It completely abstracts the underlying infrastructure from developers and essentially virtualizes runtime and operational management.

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