What You Missed at AWS Public Sector Summit: Swag, Tech, and Life on Mars

First off, if you don’t have a Data Dogs t-shirt or CloudCheckr sticker on your laptop – it’s not officially an AWS Summit. The swag is as everywhere as usual, and this year AWS set up an area with arcade and old school video games, bean bag chairs, a pool table, and giant versions of […]

The Nonprofit Guide to Cloud Data Migration

Some links in this blog post may be affiliate or “Pay Per Click (PPC)” links, meaning we make a small commission if you click them and buy anything. Learn more. When I worked as a technical specialist at Apple, no feature generated more questions and concerns than the cloud. For many, the cloud is a […]

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Are Going All-Out For Young Women in STEM

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Are Going All-Out For Young Women in STEM “You can’t be what you can’t see.” CARLY CASSELLA, SCIENCE AS FACT 12 MAR 2018 Last week on International Women’s Day, Prince Harry and soon-to-be princess Meghan Markle used their royal platform to support young women and girls pursuing science, technology, engineering […]

How multi-cloud is forcing organisations to take a more sophisticated cloud approach

Organisations are taking a more sophisticated approach to cloud vendor selection and management with multi-cloud at the heart of this change, according to industry research firm Cloud Spectator. The company has released its latest price-performance analysis for public cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) providers in North America, and found again that behemoths Amazon Web […]

The cloud goes critical in 2018: Deep learning, smart cloud infrastructure, and more

From cut-throat competition, eyebrow-raising co-opetition, and major advances in cloud-based machine learning, 2017 was a pivotal – and productive – year for the cloud, setting the stage for what looks likely to be the most exciting year yet. The market swing is already in full force. Thanks to a full-fledged embrace by the enterprise, the […]

All Things Distributed: Rethinking the ‘production’ of data

This article titled “Daten müssen strategischer Teil des Geschäfts werden” appeared in German last week in the “IT und Datenproduktion” column of Wirtschaftwoche. How companies can use ideas from mass production to create business with data Strategically, IT doesn’t matter. That was the provocative thesis of a much-talked-about article from 2003 in the Harvard Business […]

The Evidence is in: The Cloud’s Advantages are now Clear to Business

The business community is now seeing directly how the cloud is transformative for business, not something simply for technologists to use One of the likely outcomes of moving to the public cloud is altering how products are designed, a recent Harvard Business Review article shows. With cloud, there is closer collaboration between corporate IT departments […]

How serverless reduced our costs by 70%

We focused on converting our services into AWS Lambda functions and our workflows into Step Functions Straight after graduation, I joined a startup called Heavywater Inc — and had no idea what was in store for me. The company is focused on using artificial intelligence virtual assistants to enable business process outsourcing, and the the infrastructure is […]