What are you going to do when your cloud goes down? Rethinking shared responsibility

A short history of modern business IT might report that the Noughties were all about taking baby steps in cloud applications such as Salesforce, Google Apps, Taleo, Ariba and NetSuite. The 2010s saw clouds proliferate as pioneers took a ‘cloud-first’ stance and used platforms inc..

Analysing Forrester’s cloud focus: Why hybrid and multi-cloud are so vital

I read with interest the recently published Forrester report on hybrid multi-cloud strategy and noted how not everything has gone or will go cloud. Having sat on the boards of several industry cloud bodies, been asked to keynote at many events, provide commentary and cloud social..

Covid-19 has hastened cloud migration – but don’t move without a plan

The coronavirus pandemic has magnified the importance of cloud-based technologies in major, life-altering ways and ushered in a new paradigm. Before COVID-19, experts projected the worldwide public cloud services market would jump by 17% this year, reaching $266.4 million. Softwa..

Google Cloud teams up with Theta Labs for blockchain-based video delivery

Google Cloud has brokered another partnership in its exploration of blockchain technologies, with the company joining the enterprise program of blockchain-based video delivery network Theta Labs. Google has joined the grandly-named Enterprise Validator Program, alongside Binance,..

Humio: On the challenges of traditional data logging, a changing landscape, and container security

As cloud migrations become more widespread and complex, IT security has never been more difficult. Enterprise workloads today are rapidly changing to a hybrid mix of on-premise, private cloud and public cloud – not to mention the increasing interest in containers. Getting a handl..

Google Cloud wins Department of Defense contract for secure cloud management

As Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft’s war of words continues over the JEDI government cloud contract, Google Cloud has secured a separate deal with the Department of Defense (DoD) for cloud management in what will be seen as a major coup for application platform Anthos. Th..

Gartner: How and why cloud providers need to support their customers through Covid-19

Cloud providers need to proactively support their customers through the tail end of the Covid-19 pandemic. They can do this by demonstrating the strength and adaptability of their service offerings. Covid-19 has left many organisations unsure if their business continuity strategy..

Microsoft launches healthcare cloud, says more industry clouds will follow

Microsoft has launched its first industry-specific cloud offering aimed at healthcare, with the promise of more industry clouds to follow. The announcement was made as part of the now-virtual Microsoft Build event. While the major headlines of the developer jamboree have focused ..

Five steps to building an effective SMB analytics initiative

Analytics tools are commonplace in today’s digital economy, but many organisations don’t fully utilise them. Small to medium businesses (SMBs) are particularly bad offenders due to a lack of in-house expertise, nascent or non-existent processes, or misunderstanding of the tools’ ..

Not clouding the issue: How to achieve clarity on migration goals

The range of tasks being run on cloud services continues to grow richer and more complex on a daily basis. The key reason for this, is the fact that the core technologies underpinning them all remain broadly the same. The only thing that is really changing, from the point of view..