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Three Things IT Pros Need To Know About The Internet Of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is so hot right now. Every technology vendor is either talking about it or releasing products to help organisations take advantage of it. Here are three things IT professionals need to know about the latest craze in the technology industry.

How To Cook Up A Cloud Computing Strategy

If you’re an IT manager struggling to put together a cloud strategy, you might want to put a chef hat on. Gartner has come up with a novel approach for devising a cloud strategy: think of it as a restaurant meal.

Microsoft To IT Pros: Stand Up And Be Leaders In Your Organisations

IT professionals need to become leaders in their companies to promote change through the use of cloud and mobility technologies, according to Microsoft corporate vice-president for enterprise mobility Brad Anderson. He was the keynote speaker at Microsoft Ignite 2015 in the Gold Coast.

A New Legal Framework For The Age Of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing, by its very nature, transcends location, geography and territorial boundaries. Data accessed in one country might be stored half way across the world, or even in servers in multiple countries. International law, on the other hand, sees the world through the lens of various jurisdictions, which are inherently linked to location, geography and territorial boundaries. So when cloud computing and international law interact, sometimes the results can be highly problematic.

Cloud Wars Explained: Why Nobody Can Catch Up With Amazon

The market for cloud computing continues to defy all expectations. Even as the startup craze starts to cool in Silicon Valley, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google all reported bang-up earnings last quarter, not least because of their big bets on the cloud. What exactly are these companies selling? Who’s buying it? And why is one company that wasn’t even in enterprise technology a decade ago — Amazon — beating the pants off everyone else?

Can Smaller Companies Build Their Own Cloud Infrastructure?

The likes of Apple and Google have built their own cloud infrastructure but this route isn’t just reserved for big organisations. While smaller companies have relied on building their businesses on public cloud infrastructures, this trend won’t last forever, according to one industry veteran.

Is On-Premises Dead?

Intel CTO and Fellow Steve Grobman asked the question – is on-premises dead at the recent Intel Focus 15 conference.

Microsoft Azure Officially Embraces Cloud Foundry

Open source cloud computing platform-as-a-service (PaaS) Clound Foundry is now generally available on Microsoft Azure. Here are the details.

Equinix And Oracle Do Cloud Deal

Equinix and Oracle have agreed to provide dedicated, direct access to Oracle Public Platform and Infrastructure Services, via the Equinix Cloud Exchange in Sydney, Amsterdam, Chicago, London, Singapore, and Washington, D.C.

Why Killing Off A Successful Part Of Your Business Can Be Good

Twice in the last week, in very different forums, GE has been pointed out to me as a very old company that has managed to make the transition from a successful “old” company into a digital one. They’re making some bold moves to do this, including killing off a successful part of their business for the sake of progress.

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