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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 sa…READ MORE
At the 2019 re:Invent, AWS added a host of tools and features, raising the cloud provider’s portfolio to more than 175 services — many of which flew under the radar due to the sheer number of rollouts at the annual conference.
Flashier announcements took up much of the spotlight at re:Invent, …READ MORE
Open source grew, it proliferated… and it became something that many previously proprietary-only software vendors embraced as a key means of development… but the issue of how open source software is licenced is still the stuff of some debate.
The Computer Weekly Open Source Insider team now f…READ MORE
Startups need phone lines because you must provide your clients with a simple way to reach out during the day Everyone expects you to have a phone number, and you will disappoint everyone when they find out you do not have a phone line. Look at what happens when you get a phone line, how you can uti…READ MORE
GoDaddy just sent me a notice to renew the domain names I registered right around this time last year. This micro-aggression was an unwanted reality-check and reminded me that the passion project I worked diligently on for two days during last year’s holiday season has sat untouched ever since. I’ve…READ MORE
By Alan Earls
Infrastructure as a services (IaaS) and platform as a services (PaaS) are both potential deployment paths for microservices. But there are big differences, and picking the right path for your project or organization involves a range of tradeoffs.
The problem with PaaS is that it …READ MORE
We’re moving on from monitoring and management in some spheres of information technology.
Where we once had monitoring, alerting, abstraction and system visualisation alongside log analytics and tracing… we now move to a ‘superset’ of all those factors.
We call that superset observabil…READ MORE
Is there a reason normal CIOs should be thinking about the state of quantum computing? It depends on how one defines normal, was Brian Hopkins’ answer. Hopkins is a Forrester Research analyst who focuses on emerging tech.
“It’s very much dependent on the industry you’re in. We think the first bre…READ MORE
There’s a scrap breaking out between object storage and scale-out NAS. The battleground is the market for customers that need to deal with very large amounts of unstructured data.
In October, Cloudian’s CEO Michael Tso told ComputerWeekly.com that object storage is set to go mainstream, that …READ MORE
At this stage of the game, it would be silly for any business or technology leader to overlook the massive potential of IoT. Discovering new sources of data and analyzing the trends found as a result can deliver insights that create compelling competitive advantages over less savvy rivals. As Gartne…READ MORE
On April 3rd, 2020 I’ll be presenting a Precon at SQL Saturday Croatia.
In this session, you will learn about SQL Server 2008 R2 through SQL Server 2017 performance tuning and optimization. Industry Expert Denny Cherry will guide you through tools and best practices for tuning queries and imp…READ MORE
The Kubernetes Book: Updated Nov 2019 by Nigel Poulton @Amazon
Excerpts from Amazon:
**November 2019 edition.**
Every page, and every example, updated to the latest versions of Kubernetes and the latest trends in the cloud-native ecosystem.
Containers have revolutionized the way bui…READ MORE
Here’s a tale of two PCs here at Chez Tittel. One’s my production desktop, the other’s a new laptop (a Lenovo X390 Yoga I got for the boss on Black Friday). Both show similar Reliability Monitor traces. And both let me assert that Windows 10 1909 works well. Take a look at these two traces, each of …READ MORE
MNJ Technologies, a managed services provider based in Buffalo Grove, Ill., is expanding its business organically at a time when growth through acquisition makes weekly headlines.
The company recently reported a 23% revenue uptick in 2019 and a 35% increase in monthly recurring services revenue. …READ MORE
Deutsche has published the first part of its report on the future of payments this week and it is no surprise that cash appeared in the headline.
But Deutsche’s report rather than the usual claims that cash is all but history in the developed world, the bank has put a different spin on it. Cash…READ MORE
This is a guest posted by by Marc Caltabiano, vice-president for ANZ at Mulesoft
Companies across industries have been gearing up for digital transformation, which has become a buzzword in the tech sector in recent years. But what is digital transformation? In simple terms, it is a complete shift…READ MORE
So what’s going to happen with the ediscovery marketplace in 2020?
It seems likely that, just like every year since 2011, acquisition and consolidation is going to be a thing. The big companies have already merged. Now, there’s myriad startups in the field, but they’re too small individuall…READ MORE
Facebook has extended its apologies to China’s president Xi Jinping for erroneously translating his name to “Mr Shithole”.
With Slick Nick busy defending his employer’s decision to keep letting politicians post false adverts, the task of dishing out this new and unforeseen genre of corporat…READ MORE
It’s been ten years since I read “Big Agile Up Front” on the C2 wiki. That article describes an “enterprise” where team members who have to go through a “deployment” routine in order to get a unit test to ru. They hook up their continuous integration server to an “Agile” Gant chart…READ MORE
In this guest post, Ivaylo Vrabchev, head of professional services at IT services management company, HeleCloud, shares his round-up of the most eye-catching announcements from this year’s AWS Re:Invent user and developer conference.
More than 65,000 attendees trekked out to Las Vegas in early …READ MORE