What is Edge Computing? Edge Computing Explained with Examples

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Edge Computing is a relatively new paradigm that aims to bring computational power in close proximity of IoT sensors, smartphones and connected technologies. The concept dates back to the 1990s, when Akamai solved the challenge of Web traffic congestion by introducing Content Delivery Network (CDN) solutions. The technology involved network nodes … [Read more...]

What is driving the boom in on-premises hardware?

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In late February this year, Morgan Stanley released an industry estimate that surprised the technology industry. In it, the financial and investment giant predicts an increase in sales in the purchasing of on-premises hardware, reversing a steadily decreasing trend as companies shift towards cloud computing. The projected sales growth, possibly … [Read more...]

What is Software-defined infrastructure? SDI Explained

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Several decades ago, virtualization was introduced to transform the way IT infrastructure resources were consumed. The logical abstraction between the physical hardware and the software resources allows organizations to improve IT service performance. Since then, the industry has evolved and now experiences unprecedented demands pertaining to … [Read more...]

What Exactly Does a System Architect Do?

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The system architect role is vital to the successful definition, design, delivery, and support of any IT project. A system architect analyzes and recommends the right combination of IT components to achieve a specific business, department, team, or functional goal. They objectively analyze desired processes and outcomes and advice on the right … [Read more...]

Top 17 Digital Transformation Books for 2018 and Beyond

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CIOs face a number of challenges when it comes to the concept of digital transformation or DX. And there is often immense pressure to launch big digital changes to gain a competitive advantage, for example, creating a roadmap to keep critical processes and technology current. All this must be done while laying the groundwork for an innovative, … [Read more...]

Reduce IT Spending: 5 Tips for Enterprise IT

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The amount of IT spending in the enterprise segment has grown significantly in recent years. Gartner estimates that the annual worldwide IT spending will reach an all time high of $3.7 trillion in 2018, at a 6.2 percent increase from last year as we analyzed in a recent BMC blog post on IT spending trends. The sharp increase is not attributed to … [Read more...]

Power Outages at Public Cloud Data Centers: How To Mitigate Risks

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Public cloud solutions allow businesses to access IT services without having to manage and operate the underlying infrastructure on-site. In effect, this statement also suggests that customers of public cloud have no control over infrastructure operations as they would for on-site deployments. The vendor is entirely responsible to deliver smooth … [Read more...]

Complete Guide to AWS re:Invent 2018

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Each year, Amazon Web Services re:Invent takes the conference scene by storm and this year will be no different. Spanning seven different buildings in the fabulous Las Vegas, with attendance expected to top 40,000 people, it is definitely an event that will exceed all of your expectations. However, something of this size can quickly become … [Read more...]

Design Thinking: The Key To Building Customer-Driven Products

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Today, organizations are increasingly promoting digital transformation to build digital capabilities. However, it does not matter how great you think your product is, if your users do not agree. Today, customers are more influential than ever, able to shift market demands and define a company’s success with the power of digital word-of-mouth. We’ve … [Read more...]