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Federal government spending on cloud down in 2017. Wait, what?

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After several years of steady growth in federal government spending on cloud, we’re seeing the trend reverse in 2017. Depending on your source, federal government spending on cloud will contract 10-17% this year. Wait, what? How does this make sense given the strong growth of cloud consumption in the commercial sector? Has government lost the […]

SAP in the cloud made simple with Microsoft Azure

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Many businesses have run SAP via traditional on-premises platform solutions with strong results for a decade or more. Now, these same companies recognize that they must change to take advantage of the real-time visibility of business performance offered by a cloud-based version of SAP. Enterprises today know they need to “harness the power of the […]

Self-paid cloud migration: Releasing capital from ageing infrastructure

Keeping pace with today’s digitised business environment is an ongoing challenge for most organisations. In order to stay relevant, IT needs to innovate rapidly and respond to almost constant business and technological changes. While the rise of cloud computing solutions has enabled many organisations to transform digitally and to adopt more agile ways of doing […]

Three distinguishing characteristics of modern on-premises cloud platforms

A critical component of the hybrid cloud platform is establishing an on-premises or private cloud to bridge the gap between traditional IT delivery and a public cloud, for workloads that can benefit from a cloud delivery model but need to remain on-premises. The private cloud helps ensure the public cloud is exploited for appropriate workloads […]

The unintended effects of mobile apps

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We wonder every day what we would do without certain mobile apps. Two that come up often are Google Maps and Waze (now owned by Google). Every day, drivers put their faith in these apps to provide the most direct, traffic-minimized route to their final destination. In many cases the routing is counterintuitive, but for […]

Automating the way forward just like Henry Ford

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Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Foresight is better. If you had known the plane was going to be delayed for three hours, you wouldn’t have rushed to the airport. If you had known that the market was going to crash, you wouldn’t have invested in those stocks. The fact is that life offers no crystal […]

What’s behind the rise of cloud-native applications

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When the cloud first came along, it was all about migrating existing applications to early public web services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Rackspace’s OpenStack-powered cloud, or Microsoft Azure. Any apps you ran on servers in your data centers were virtualized as fast as possible and deployed to the cloud. For some of you, […]

Utility computing: Revealing the true cost of IT

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Consider for a moment how you consume utilities such as water or electricity. You turn on a tap or flick a switch and pay for the units you consume. You don’t need to think about where your power or water comes from. It’s just there, waiting for you to use it in unlimited supply, on […]

DXC Agility Platform 11.0 Released

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It is with great pleasure that I announce the release of the 11.0 version of the Agility Platform!  The team has been heads down working on this release for many months and have come through with a release.  Below is a summary of the new/improved features and I invite you to review the release notes […]

Cloud adoption: The good design decisions that will get you there faster

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New businesses are often created with agility at their core. Many are already taking advantage of cloud technology and understand its impact on growth and relevancy. For other organizations, adopting cloud computing can be a much bigger challenge. How do these organizations accelerate the adoption of cloud computing and how can they do it in […]