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November, 2018


November 23, 2018  5:18 PM

Google Chrome: It’s more than a browser

Richard Edwards Richard Edwards Profile: Richard Edwards
Chromebook, Desktop, Desktop virtualization, Google Chrome

I was talking with some of my peers about the changing landscape of the digital workplace. ‘So, what do you think about Google Chrome Enterprise,’ I asked. Not for the first time, I was met with a couple of blank stares. Maybe Google needs a bit of advice in getting its message out? Let me...

November 20, 2018  1:28 PM

Don’t ignore the complexity of hybrid multi-cloud

Bryan Betts Bryan Betts Profile: Bryan Betts
Application delivery, cloud, Kubernetes, Multi-cloud, Software development

Many vendors will argue that moving to cloud brings consistency and simplicity, thanks to service-based delivery models, application access via standard Web browsers and so on. It’s rarely true though – at least, not in the real world. Oh, sure, if you are able to stay within a single cloud...


November 13, 2018  6:50 PM

Open source is growing up – and here’s how

Bryan Betts Bryan Betts Profile: Bryan Betts
API, Docker, Kubernetes, Open source, OpenStack

If you’re among those who still think that open source is just for hobbyists and academics, think again. Open source is mature now, both as a concept and as tools for building enterprise IT, and we have two major shifts in understanding to thank for that. The first key change is that there’s...


November 12, 2018  8:26 PM

The mainframe returns – as a platform for large-scale Linux

Tony Lock Profile: Tony Lock
IBM, Linux, Mainframe, Mission-critical computing

There are several ways to build large scale Linux server environments, with x86 and public cloud being obvious ones. But there’s another option too, as I reminded myself when I caught up with Adam Jollans, program director for LinuxOne product marketing at IBM. LinuxOne is a solution built by IBM...


November 5, 2018  6:27 PM

Last call for a European public cloud?

Richard Edwards Richard Edwards Profile: Richard Edwards
cloud, Europe, Hybrid cloud, Hyperscale computing, PaaS, USA Patriot Act

Europe’s self-described No.1 ‘hyper-scale cloud provider’, OVH, held its 6th annual customer conference in Paris recently. Attendees got to meet the new CEO, Michel Paulin, and hear about the company’s four ‘product...


November 1, 2018  5:59 PM

Industrial IoT makes your people more important, not less

Bryan Betts Bryan Betts Profile: Bryan Betts
Analytics, human factors, Industrial IoT, iot, IoT hardware, Manufacturing, Skills

The recent Industry of Things World conference in Berlin offered insights into the state of the much-hyped Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). At one end, big early adopters such as Airbus, Western Digital and HPE...


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