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January 17, 2018  4:07 PM

Cloud anarchy in the UK: Here’s how to beat it

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
cloud, Cloud adoption, Shadow IT

In this guest post, Allan Brearley, cloud practice lead at IT services consultancy ECS and Tesco Bank’s former head of transformation shares his thoughts on what enterprises can do to address the anarchy in their cloud deployments Just over 40 years ago the Sex...

December 13, 2017  10:32 AM

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

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
ai, Automation, cloud, Machine learning, SAP

In this guest post, Darren Roos, president of SAP ERP Cloud, explains why automation, AI, machine learning and cloud are key to improving workplace productivity. If you take productivity at its most basic – as a measure of how much output you get for how much you put in –...


December 8, 2017  12:00 PM

Cloud bursting: Examining the enterprise use cases and benefits

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
cloud, Cloud bursting, IaaS, Infrastructure, SaaS

In this guest blog post, Naser Ali, head of solutions marketing for EMEA at Hitachi Vantara, explores the use cases and benefits for using cloud bursting in the enterprise. When NASA needed to process petabytes of data from its Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 (OCO-2), it...


November 17, 2017  2:31 PM

Cloud AI in the enterprise: Making the security case

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
Artificial intelligence, cloud, Cloud Security

In this guest post, Ross Brewer, managing director and vice president for Europe, Middle East and Africa at cybersecurity software supplier LogRhythm, makes the enterprise case for using artificial intelligence (AI) in the...


November 13, 2017  7:48 AM

Cloud in healthcare: What is holding up adoption?

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
cloud, Cloud adoption, NHS, Public sector

In this guest post, Darren Turner, general manager at healthcare-focused hosting provider Carelink, takes a look at why the healthcare sector has been slow to adopt cloud, and how NHS Digital’s burgeoning Health and...


October 17, 2017  12:11 PM

Discussing DevOps: A toast to the T-shaped engineers

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
cloud, DevOps, Digital transformation

In this guest post, Steve Lowe, CTO of student accommodation finder Student.com, introduces the concept of T-shaped engineers and the value they can bring to teams tasked with delivering


March 30, 2017  3:40 PM

Lock-in: Using cloud-neutral technology to avoid it

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
Amazon DynamoDB, cloud, Google Cloud, lock-in, MarkLogic

In this guest post, Gary Bloom, CEO of database software supplier MarkLogic, explains why adopting a cloud-neutral strategy is essential for enterprises to avoid lock-in. Not so long ago, choosing a single cloud provider seemed a sensible approach. But as the market...


December 9, 2016  1:17 PM

Enterprise evolution: How the cloud conversation is changing

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
AWS, CIO, cloud

As 2016 draws to a close, Ahead in the Clouds looks at how enterprise attitudes to cloud have changed over the last 12 months. At the first Amazon Web Services...

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September 2, 2016  11:09 AM

How VMware is tackling the challenges of doing business in the hybrid, multi-cloud era

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
cloud, datacentre, Private Cloud, Public Cloud, VMware, VMworld

VMworld US 2016 suggests VMware is under no illusions about the challenges it faces, as its traditional customers cede control for IT buying to line of business units and start exploring their multi-cloud options. “There’s no such thing as challenges, only...


July 12, 2016  2:15 AM

How cloud is helping the hospitality sector go that extra mile for customers

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
cloud, Customers, hospitality

In this guest post, Dr. Peter Agel, global segment leader for hotels at software giant Oracle, explains how pay-as-you-go computing is helping the hospitality sector improve profitability and respond to changing consumer demands. Like every consumer-facing business...


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