Tag Archives: network

Alibaba takes control of logistics business, pledges $15 billion to expand network

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group announced it will invest 100 billion yuan ($ 15.12 billion) over five years to build a global logistics network and also take control of a $ 20 billion unit, underpinning an … Continue reading

Comments Off on Alibaba takes control of logistics business, pledges $15 billion to expand network

IDG Contributor Network: The future is not the cloud or the fog: it is actually the SEA!

A casual reflection on the last few years in the evolution of the wireless network provides us all the insights necessary to reason that there is at least one final frontier coming down the road. Who can deny that the … Continue reading

Comments Off on IDG Contributor Network: The future is not the cloud or the fog: it is actually the SEA!

IDG Contributor Network: Challenges in realizing the promises of the holistic edge

Cloud providers such as Amazon, Google, Facebook and Microsoft are already rolling out distributed cloud infrastructure. Whilst the central cloud is established as an integral part of current and future networks, there are key issues that make the central cloud … Continue reading

Comments Off on IDG Contributor Network: Challenges in realizing the promises of the holistic edge

IDG Contributor Network: 8 steps to IT control in a self-service cloud world

The natural cycle in IT is to move from decentralized to centralized services. When networking first appeared, it was implemented at a department level for printer sharing. It was decentralized—resulting in a hodgepodge of networks and protocols. Eventually IT organizations … Continue reading

Comments Off on IDG Contributor Network: 8 steps to IT control in a self-service cloud world

IDG Contributor Network: The incredible, shrinking shelf life of healthcare technology strategy

As CIOs and industry executives grapple with the rate of change of technology, CEOs – especially in healthcare – grapple with an increasing number of unknowns in the environment that could disrupt their businesses. A survey by consulting firm Deloitte … Continue reading

Comments Off on IDG Contributor Network: The incredible, shrinking shelf life of healthcare technology strategy

IDG Contributor Network: Simpler applications and smarter databases, Part 2

In my last blog post, I talked about the emergence of NoSQL as an antidote to the deficiencies of traditional SQL RDBMS products, and I concluded with the question about where the data management industry is going given the current … Continue reading

Comments Off on IDG Contributor Network: Simpler applications and smarter databases, Part 2

IDG Contributor Network: Cloud security: Trends and strategy

Cloud computing can generate mixed feelings. Corporate leaders generally welcome technologies that produce efficiency, agility and speed. Cloud services deliver those benefits, yet many are concerned about security, even while being often uninformed about how widely the cloud is used … Continue reading

Comments Off on IDG Contributor Network: Cloud security: Trends and strategy

IDG Contributor Network: The promise and payoff of NoSQL, Part 1

The current database landscape can be confusing, even for experienced technology professionals.  There was a time when a one-size-fits-all database system was an adequate answer to any database question, but that’s no longer true.  Decisions about database systems now involve … Continue reading

Comments Off on IDG Contributor Network: The promise and payoff of NoSQL, Part 1

IDG Contributor Network: SIP trunks are more reliable than a PRI T1

Are SIP trunks as reliable as an ISDN PRI T1? I’m asked this question a lot, so I thought it’d be a great blog topic. I don’t think you are as concerned with this as the amber lights in the … Continue reading

Comments Off on IDG Contributor Network: SIP trunks are more reliable than a PRI T1

IDG Contributor Network: Must-have features for enterprise VoIP

If your company has 100+ users and is in the market for a hosted VoIP phone system, be careful. Remember the scene in the movie Tommy Boy, “Fat Guy in a Little Coat”? You don’t want your company’s new phone … Continue reading

Comments Off on IDG Contributor Network: Must-have features for enterprise VoIP

IDG Contributor Network: Fix poor VoIP call quality with a dedicated circuit

This is a bummer but I’m going to say it. Getting a huge fiber Internet connection may not do anything to help your company’s VoIP call quality. Assuming everything is squared away on your LAN, the most common causes of … Continue reading

Comments Off on IDG Contributor Network: Fix poor VoIP call quality with a dedicated circuit

IDG Contributor Network: How big data Is driving technological innovation

Big data analytics, or the collection and analysis of huge sums of data to discover underlying trends and patterns, is increasingly shaking the foundations of the business world. As the field continues to grow at an explosive rate, many innovators … Continue reading

Comments Off on IDG Contributor Network: How big data Is driving technological innovation

IDG Contributor Network: Open clouds – Let freedom ring!

Open clouds build upon all three of the open software models – open standards, open source, and open core – described in our last blog, “What does ‘open’ mean to IT in the cloud era?” Beyond the benefits of open … Continue reading

Comments Off on IDG Contributor Network: Open clouds – Let freedom ring!

IDG Contributor Network: Cloud vs. clouds: A CIO’s conundrum

There was a tear in the fabric of the cloud universe on February 28, 2017 when Amazon Web Services had a significant outage. It highlighted what some described as a “critical lack of redundancy across the internet.” The outage was a … Continue reading

Comments Off on IDG Contributor Network: Cloud vs. clouds: A CIO’s conundrum

IDG Contributor Network: 5 benefits of using cloud ERP to deliver results

Enterprise resource planning (ERP), a software tool to optimize business process management, allows organizations to use an integrated system to manage and automate many business functions. By employing cloud computing platforms, a company can take its ERP to the next … Continue reading

Comments Off on IDG Contributor Network: 5 benefits of using cloud ERP to deliver results

IDG Contributor Network: How to plan your successful cloud migration

Recent Accenture Strategy research found that four out of five companies run up to half of their business functions in the cloud. Moreover, that figure is likely to increase significantly over the next few years. The research reveals that a … Continue reading

Comments Off on IDG Contributor Network: How to plan your successful cloud migration

IDG Contributor Network: Serverless computing. What?

There’s a new buzzword in town: serverless computing. To the untrained reader, this can sound like an oxymoron. How can you do computing without a server? I am one of many who think they could have devised a better name. … Continue reading

Comments Off on IDG Contributor Network: Serverless computing. What?

IDG Contributor Network: Accelerating Organizational Velocity through a Data Center Autopilot

Understanding the impact of the data center autopilot Current state of the art and my disappointment with traditional databases aside, I mentioned in my comments last week that the data center autopilot will have big consequences. It seems to me … Continue reading

Comments Off on IDG Contributor Network: Accelerating Organizational Velocity through a Data Center Autopilot

IDG Contributor Network: What does ‘open’ mean to IT in the cloud era?

The term “open” when used in the IT context is an old and heavily used word. In an industry where new terms are introduced with incredible frequency, then age, and are discarded like napkins at a BBQ restaurant, the term … Continue reading

Comments Off on IDG Contributor Network: What does ‘open’ mean to IT in the cloud era?

IDG Contributor Network: SAP sets a course for the future

At its massive customer conference held last week in Orlando, SAP made it clear that it was charting a new course for the future. In announcing Leonardo — what it calls a digital innovation system — and in interviews with … Continue reading

Comments Off on IDG Contributor Network: SAP sets a course for the future

IDG Contributor Network: Future-proof your business with cloud ERP

Today you face a choice. Be a disruptor or be disrupted. Beat or be beaten by the opposition. And while you’re weighing the options, every new digital development is making your margin for error smaller. What you could have dealt … Continue reading

Comments Off on IDG Contributor Network: Future-proof your business with cloud ERP

Juniper’s Cloud-Grade networking aims to deliver network agility

There should be no question in anyone’s mind that the cloud era has arrived. Businesses are adopting the cloud at an unprecedented rate and by 2020, the number of cloud workloads will be on par with the number of on-premises … Continue reading

Comments Off on Juniper’s Cloud-Grade networking aims to deliver network agility

IDG Contributor Network: The future is not the cloud or the fog: it is actually the SEA!

A casual reflection on the last few years in the evolution of the wireless network provides us all the insights necessary to reason that there is at least one final frontier coming down the road. Who can deny that the … Continue reading

Comments Off on IDG Contributor Network: The future is not the cloud or the fog: it is actually the SEA!

IDG Contributor Network: When it comes to cloud, one size does not fit all

While the cloud market is very competitive, enterprises are making it clear that when it comes to cloud, one size does not fit all. They can’t build their businesses by just relying on infrastructure-as-a-serve (IaaS) and committing to one vendor. … Continue reading

Comments Off on IDG Contributor Network: When it comes to cloud, one size does not fit all

IDG Contributor Network: Data migrations without the migraines

Whether or not you work in the IT department, you have likely experienced the pain of migrating from one system to another. When you buy a new laptop, or a new phone, you’re faced with having to backup and replicate … Continue reading

Comments Off on IDG Contributor Network: Data migrations without the migraines

IDG Contributor Network: Digital Ecosystems: Do Not Do It Alone!

As software becomes an increasingly large part of an enterprise’s external expression, traditional physical ecosystems—such as suppliers, resellers, and retailers—need to be supplemented, and in some cases supplanted, by new software ecosystems. Consider Walgreens, a customer of my employer, Google. … Continue reading

Comments Off on IDG Contributor Network: Digital Ecosystems: Do Not Do It Alone!

IDG Contributor Network: An under-pressure OpenStack gets support from an (in)famous individual

Last week saw a few thousand devoted OpenStack community members flock to Boston to take part in the bi-annual OpenStack Summit. This summit marks a major turning point for the initiative. Since we all congregated in Barcelona last year, there … Continue reading

Comments Off on IDG Contributor Network: An under-pressure OpenStack gets support from an (in)famous individual

IDG Contributor Network: When does tech make you money and when does it cost you?

There’s an interesting Forbes article on the topic of turning a cost center into a profit center. In it, author Larry Myler talks about three ways to “become a hero” by: Killing overhead, Inventing revenue, and Supporting company strategy. Having … Continue reading

Comments Off on IDG Contributor Network: When does tech make you money and when does it cost you?

IDG Contributor Network: Twilio does speech recognition and understanding, the right way

We’ve all had horrendous experiences with voice recognition when calling a support center – I’d like to think that it’s just me with my slightly unusual Kiwi accent, but everyone I talk to has similar stories of getting exasperated at … Continue reading

Comments Off on IDG Contributor Network: Twilio does speech recognition and understanding, the right way

IDG Contributor Network: Data Center Automation and the Software-Defined Database

If you take a step back for a moment and think about airplane flight, it turns out that something rather extraordinary is happening. Most of the time the plane is being flown by an autopilot and the pilot is actually … Continue reading

Comments Off on IDG Contributor Network: Data Center Automation and the Software-Defined Database