Microsoft may be building a new campus in Redmond, but it?s also building a lot of software and a lot of tools?especially around its cloud and enterprise businesses. Windows will still dominate Microsoft?s balance sheet in 2018, but Azure and other cloud platforms will become increasingly important, thanks to initiatives like Microsoft 365 and the integration of Azure, Office 365, Dynamics 365, and LinkedIn.
Let?s face facts: We often look at cloud computing as a single place to put our workloads and our data, where magic pixy dust takes care of what?s needed. But today we increasingly understand that the reality of the cloud?like the datacenter before it?is complexity, labor intensitiy, and more costs than we expected.
With the happiest of holidays soon upon us and New Year?s right around the corner, now is an appropriate time to reflect on data center managers around the world so that all their days may be merry and bright. But wait, is that an IT staff member attempting to forecast capacity with his head buried in an MS Excel spreadsheet? And another, tiredly walking the data center with a Stanley tape measure hooked on his belt while daydreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones he used to know?
by Angela Guess A recent press release reports, ?SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today unleashed a series of product updates designed to give IT professionals a new level of simplicity, visibility, and control in monitoring infrastructure, applications, and databases, particularly those in multi-cloud and hybrid IT environments. The updates [?]
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, ?Alteryx, Inc., a leader in self-service data analytics, today announced that customers can take advantage of one-click, self-service predictive model deployment capabilities of the Alteryx solution on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Alteryx has also achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Machine Learning (ML) Competency status. The designation [?]
by Angela Guess A recent press release states, ?Verint® Systems Inc. today announced innovative automation capabilities that are empowering the fast-growing digital workforce. These powerful new capabilities allow employees to access their work schedules via voice-controlled digital personal assistants and benefit from automation to perform schedule tasks on mobile devices?whenever and wherever they choose. Today?s [?]
Click to learn more about author David Schlesinger. To begin with, and I say this being of a certain age myself, most top managers are older people. Being older, many operated during a large part of their business career in a non-computer world. The concept of actually using computer data for business advantage only began recently, [?]
While cloud computing holds out the promise of operational efficiency and cost optimization, most big companies will be operating hybrid computing environments for the foreseeable future. As a result, cloud technology for many companies adds yet another layer on top of an already complex computing infrastructure.
Click to learn more about author Kavitha Mariappan. Not quite a business owner, but they need to think like one, and not quite an engineer, but they need to speak like one ? the product manager (PM) is caught in a strange, yet exciting niche. Josh Elman, partner at Greylock Partners and former PM at [?]
by Angela Guess A recent press release states, ?CrowdStrike® Inc., the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, today announced that it has expanded the capabilities of the CrowdStrike Falcon® platform by introducing a new vulnerability management module, CrowdStrike Falcon Spotlight. CrowdStrike is the only next-generation vendor offering the full spectrum of endpoint security capabilities ? next-generation [?]
I?m a firm believer that PowerShell knowledge is required if you work in Windows administration. That?s become especially true over the last three to four years as Microsoft has invested a good deal of time and energy into expanding the universe of things that PowerShell commands can accomplish. I?ve been on the PowerShell train for years now ? so much so that I wrote a book to help beginners learn it.
What do the peaking colors of fall foliage, the nighttime appearance of the hunter?s moon, and escalating college football and NFL rivalries indicate? That autumn has officially arrived, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner.
There should be no question that for most organizations, hybrid clouds are the way of the future. My research shows that over 80 percent of organizations either use or plant to use a hybrid cloud strategy, so it?s coming and coming fast.
by Angela Guess A recent press release states, ?According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global IoT market in warehouse management is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 30% during the predicted period. This research report titled ?Global IoT Market in Warehouse Management 2017-2021? provides an in-depth analysis of [?]
CoreOS Container Linux is an open-source container operating system designed to support Kubernetes. The CoreOS flavor of container infrastructure management uses the Rocket or Docker container engine, Etcd for service discovery and configuration, Flannel for networking, and Kubernetes for container management. Unique among container operating systems, CoreOS offers a continuous stream of automated updates that, in theory, do not affect running applications. That?s because they run in containers.
Enterprises are paying a lot more attention to the cloud these days?particularly to Amazon Web Services, which still leads the thinking in the public cloud. AWS?s Re:Invent conference is next month, and I expect to see three new types of cloud offerings emerge that will be of strong interest to enterprise.
Virtualization management tools are becoming a must-have for enterprises that are grappling with increasingly dynamic infrastructure environments. Virtualization management tools allow for proactive capacity planning, which increases performance efficiency, keeps costs in check and avoids disruption.
by Angela Guess A recent press release states, ?Aprimo, the global provider of digital asset management and marketing operations solutions, today announced its category-leading Aprimo Digital Asset Management (ADAM) offers enhanced AI-powered auto-tagging to improve consistency, scalability and ease of use among digital content creation. Content managers previously faced hurdles around time and inconsistencies associated [?]
by Angela Guess A recent press release states, ?NICE today announced that enterprises can enhance their forecasting capabilities with artificial intelligence (AI), boost employee engagement, and improve workforce resilience by adopting the latest NICE Workforce Management (WFM) solution. Drawing on AI and an unprecedented 46 algorithms, NICE WFM has been shown to be more accurate [?]
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, ?iVantage Health Analytics (iVantage), a leading provider of healthcare analytics and performance management solutions, announced today the launch of iVantage Performance Manager?, the industry?s first integrated performance management platform. Leveraging more than 20 years of expertise working directly with hospital operational and clinical leadership, iVantage brings [?]
by Angela Guess According to a new press release, ?Data Dynamics, a leader in intelligent file management, today announced the release of StorageX 8.0. The award-winning solution is designed to empower enterprises to seamlessly analyze, move, manage and modernize data assets from creation to archive for true business transformation. The new version of StorageX delivers [?]