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April 26, 2019  7:21 PM

What AWS and Azure’s cloud market growth says about IT

Chris Kanaracus Profile: Chris Kanaracus

Amazon and Microsoft's cloud market revenues continue to grow at a torrid pace, reflecting IT departments' increased comfort and reliance on cloud computing services. Azure revenue, which is counted among Microsoft’s Intelligent Cloud business division, grew 73% in Q1 2019. Intelligent Cloud...

April 17, 2019  6:49 PM

Microsoft Build 2019 agenda reveals .NET, Azure insights

Chris Kanaracus Profile: Chris Kanaracus

Microsoft's Build conference for developers and IT operations professionals is just a few weeks away, but a close look at the session catalog reveals clues to the event's likely highlights. Here's a look at four key themes slated for the event.

The .NET lowdown

Build attendees will peer...

April 11, 2019  2:07 AM

Google Cloud CEO Kurian conducts enterprise-savvy concert at Google Next

Chris Kanaracus Profile: Chris Kanaracus

SAN FRANCISCO – In his biggest spotlight to date as Google Cloud CEO, Thomas Kurian played emcee rather than the star attraction. Kurian, who recently took the helm from Diane Greene after a lengthy career at Oracle, mostly ceded the Tuesday keynote here at the Google Cloud Next show to a...

April 8, 2019  6:35 PM

Must-attend cloud conferences in the second half of 2019

Kathleen Casey Kathleen Casey Profile: Kathleen Casey

As cloud computing continues to advance, it can be hard for IT professionals to stay up to date. Cloud conferences are the perfect way to connect with industry experts and peers to learn about new technologies, current market trends, best practices and what to expect in the future. Here are a...

February 28, 2019  4:42 PM

Google Cloud Next 2019 agenda tips enterprise ambitions

Chris Kanaracus Profile: Chris Kanaracus

Google's Cloud Next 2019 conference is coming up and the event session catalog illuminates some of the top priorities for the Google Cloud Platform. Here's a look at some notable talks slated for the show, which starts April 9 in San Francisco.

Kurian's time to...

February 19, 2019  6:07 PM

AI democracy, hybrid clouds top IBM Think takeaways

Darryl Taft Profile: Darryl Taft

SAN FRANCISCO – IBM's bold push of its Watson AI technology to the masses may produce product and services opportunities, but the democratization of AI won't happen overnight. Perhaps the strongest message at the

February 14, 2019  6:37 PM

Google cloud head Kurian tips off future Google cloud plans

Chris Kanaracus Profile: Chris Kanaracus

Thomas Kurian has kept a low profile since he replaced Diane Greene as CEO of Google's cloud division -- until now. The longtime former Oracle executive spoke publicly for the first time as Google's top cloud exec on Feb. 12 at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet conference in San...

February 7, 2019  10:20 PM

Five cloud migration themes at IBM Think

Chris Kanaracus Profile: Chris Kanaracus

The IBM Think conference will provide insight into Big Blue's current and future cloud agenda, which now focuses on private and multi-cloud scenarios. Like many legacy IT vendors, IBM has struggled to make gains in public cloud. "IBM's DNA is really into selling large enterprise and government...

November 26, 2018  10:02 PM

Oracle vet Kurian will make Google Cloud more enterprise-savvy

Chris Kanaracus Profile: Chris Kanaracus

Executive appointments happen all the time in the enterprise tech industry, but some have the potential to transform an organization. Oracle veteran Thomas Kurian hired as the next CEO of Google Cloud could be a game-changer for Google's enterprise...

October 29, 2018  4:57 PM

Three events that spooked cloud admins in 2018

Kathleen Casey Kathleen Casey Profile: Kathleen Casey

With Halloween just around the corner, the usual seasonal mix of ghosts, goblins and ghouls is top-of-mind for many. But if you asked cloud admins what their biggest scare was so far in 2018, you'd likely get a very different response. From security breaches to data center outages that went...

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