Companies were shifting to everything-as-a-service IT even before the pandemic boosted the value of flexibility, and the second Deloitte Everything-as-a-Service (XaaS) Study shows adopters increasingly prizing the XaaS model. Introduction Over the past decade, leaders have become increasingly taken with the idea of everything-as-a-service (XaaS). Across industries, organizations have looked
Cloud computing is changing how products are designed; enabling closer collaboration between the corporate IT department and other business units, including sales, finance and forecasting; and fostering more customer interaction, even to a point of jointly developing products with their consumers. In particular, new ways of writing and deploying software
Is blockchain the technology of the future? George Gilder, author of Life After Google, argues that bitcoin and blockchain technology is revolutionizing the Internet. He sits down with Peter Robinson to discuss technology, cloud computing, big data, and the growing role of blockchain in innovating new technologies. Gilder argues that
One of the biggest stories of the year is the growing impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus contagion. The global response is mind-numbing; the public is scrambling, the stock market is all over the place, and there are hundreds of stories published each day discussing the changing death rate, new cases, and even new strains of the virus.
A fairly typical, frustrating experience led entrepreneur John Buni to found CleanCloud, a cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) business. Buni went to his local dry cleaner to pick up his shirt, except Buni couldn’t find his ticket. Without a ticket, the dry cleaner couldn’t find the shirt. Sound familiar? Buni had already
The challenges of scaling cloud services to grow a digital business are many and are well-explained in the recent research report, Remote Office Networks Pose Business and Reliability Risk A Survey of IT Professionals (27 pp., PDF, no opt-in), published on August 2019 by Dimensional Research in collaboration with Infoblox. This report provides valuable insights into why scaling cloud services is essential for growing a digital business. The study’s findings reflect how remote branch and production locations’ lack of IT security and site personnel are one of the most challenging constraints to overcome and keep growing their business. Please see page 22 of the study for specifics on the methodology.
Since Starbucks said late Monday that it will license its in-house digital technology to startup Brightloom, which sells cloud-based software to the restaurant industry, Brightloom CEO Adam Brotman has been busy fielding requests from restaurants, including major national chains. They asked “when they can potentially be our customers,” Brotman said
Companies today manage so much data in the cloud, with even hundreds of petabytes not unheard of, that the real challenge has become not how to store massive data in the cloud, but how to most easily, securely and powerfully extract insights from that data at scale.
Cloud computing, public and private, is now a critical part of the infrastructure of nearly every IT architecture, no matter the size. There has been an explosion of innovation focused on providing IT the tools required to seamless migrate and manage workloads across on-premise and cloud boundaries.