Business · Cloud · Data

Rubrik continues their quest to protect the enterprise

Data protection is all the rage right now. With data moving beyond the corporate data center to multiple locations including cloud, the complexity has increased significantly. What is Data Protection? It generally covers a combination of backup, restore, disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity (BC). While not new, most enterprises have struggled for decades to…… Continue reading Rubrik continues their quest to protect the enterprise

Business · Cloud · Data

Delphix smartly reduces the friction to access data

Today’s CIO is looking for ways to untap the potential in their company’s data. We have heard the phrase that data is the new oil. Except that data, like oil, is just a raw material. Ultimately, we need to refine it into a finished good which is ultimately where the value resides. At the same…… Continue reading Delphix smartly reduces the friction to access data

Business · Cloud · Data

Microsoft empowers the developer at Connect

This week at Microsoft Connect in New York City, Microsoft announced a number of products geared toward bringing intelligence and the computing edge closer together. The tools continue Microsoft’s support of a varied and growing ecosystem of evolving solutions. At the same time, Microsoft demonstrated their insatiable drive to woo the developer with a number…… Continue reading Microsoft empowers the developer at Connect

Business · Cloud · Data

Salesforce bridges the customer engagement gap for growth at Dreamforce

Last week was Salesforce’s Dreamforce conference in San Francisco with a whopping 170,000+ attendees. Even so, what were the key takeaways? Today, many enterprises are either Salesforce customers and follow the space closely as it pertains to a key element for executive teams today: Customer engagement. One of the top issues that executive teams and…… Continue reading Salesforce bridges the customer engagement gap for growth at Dreamforce

CIO · Cloud · Data

Why are enterprises moving away from public cloud?

We often hear of enterprises that move applications from their corporate data center to public cloud. This may come in the form of lift and shift. But then something happens that causes the enterprise to move it out of public cloud. This yo-yo effect and the related consequences create ongoing challenges that contribute to several…… Continue reading Why are enterprises moving away from public cloud?

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Amazon drives cloud innovation toward the enterprise

  Amazon continues to drive forward with innovation at a blistering pace. At their annual re:Invent confab, Amazon announced dozens of products to an audience of over 30,000 attendees. There are plenty of newsworthy posts outlining the specific announcements including Amazon’s own re:Invent website. However, there are several announcements that specifically address the growing enterprise…… Continue reading Amazon drives cloud innovation toward the enterprise

Business · Data · Social

A Proposal to Save Social Media and Twitter

Back in May of 2014, 30 months ago, I penned the piece What Happens if Twitter Goes Away? It was a provocative look at the decline of one of Social Media’s darlings and suggesting potential value between free and paid services. Has the Social Media industry reached an inflection point where “free” services need to…… Continue reading A Proposal to Save Social Media and Twitter