Cloud Training to Boost Competitive Advantage Strategies


One of the biggest challenges facing organizations of all sizes trying to move to the cloud is finding and retaining the skilled workers necessary to implement today’s rapidly expanding assortment of on-demand services. This skills gap cost companies more than $250 million in lost business opportunities in just one year, according to a recent survey conducted by the London School of Economics. The 2017 study polled 1,900 IT professionals and executives in the U.S., UK, Europe, Mexico, Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong.

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Western Digital’s My Cloud Storage Devices Have Hard-Coded Backdoor

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Western Digital’s My Cloud network attached storage (NAS) devices claim to offer an easy, all-in-one solution for storing your data at home. However, they might also be providing an easy, all-in-one solution for hackers to steal your data take control of your device.

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Buyer beware: Think twice about pricey iPhone X, MacBook Pro models

In the age of cloud computing, consumers should reconsider the old rule of thumb – always go for the bigger hard drive.

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Feds: Cloud Cybersecurity Benefits Now Outweigh Risks


Many federal government IT managers used to be wary of the shortcomings of migrating to cloud technology because of potential data security problems affecting email, business systems, personal data records and, especially, national security operations. However, after the federal “cloud first” initiative’s six-year effort to promote the technology, there are signs that federal IT managers gradually have changed their assessment. Federal IT managers have concluded that cloud technology will exceed government data protection requirements.

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IBM Launches Private Cloud to Ease Public Cloud Transition


IBM has announced IBM Cloud Private, a software platform that allows enterprise customers to run applications and store critical data in an on-premises, private cloud environment. The new service employs a Kubernetes-based container architecture that supports both Docker containers and Cloud Foundry. IBM also introduced new container-optimized versions of core enterprise software. Companies in heavily regulated industries like finance and healthcare have embraced private clouds as they plan their transitions to public cloud environments.

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Salesforce Reshuffles SaaS, PaaS in Internet of Things and AI


It can be a full-time job trying to keep up with Salesforce’s newest cloud offerings and messaging. However, it is always worth the effort, because the company’s pronouncements are often early bellwethers of the future direction of the software industry. This has become particularly true with respect to the company’s evolving efforts to penetrate and gain a prominent position in the artificial intelligence and Internet of Things markets. Salesforce’s most recent moves also could be a key indicator of the rapidly changing competitive landscape.

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Container Runtime Brings Greater Flexibility to Kubernetes and BOSH


The Cloud Foundry Foundation has launched Container Runtime as the default deployment and management platform for containers using Kubernetes and BOSH. The foundation announced Container Runtime at its annual European user conference. Cloud Foundry is an open source Platform as a Service offering used for building and managing applications in the cloud or in data centers. CFCR is an updated release of the Kubo Project with a new name. The new default approach makes deploying and managing containers easier and more flexible.

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Tech Q&A: Decoy Facebook accounts, sharing large files, holiday jobs at Amazon and more

I know that some streaming services give you space in the cloud to store your shows. I would like my own DVR. Can I buy one for my house?

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New Cloud Tools Aim to Streamline, Monetize Partner Relationships


AppDirect on Tuesday announced new products and functionality for its Cloud Commerce Platform.
The new tools, AppReseller and Cloud Management Suite, enable software vendors to launch reseller partner programs quickly. Software as a Service providers can use the new capabilities to help their small and mid-sized business users manage and leverage their software more effectively. AppReseller helps software vendors monetize partner relationships by enabling channel partners to spin up customer accounts and place orders in real time.

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Nimble's Social CRM Finds Its Way Into Office 365


Social sales and marketing software provider Nimble and cloud services consultant NeoCloud on Thursday announced a partnership to deliver a simple, affordable contact management and CRM package for Microsoft Office 365 and GSuite users. NeoCloud has agreed to bundle Nimble CRM into all of its Office 365 deployments, beginning this month. Small and mid-sized business customers and workgroups in larger organizations will be able to access social business insights on any contact in Office 365 everywhere they work.

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Linux Gains Ascendance in Cloud Infrastructures: Report


Linux is now the dominant operating system on Amazon’s AWS cloud service and is growing rapidly on Microsoft’s Azure platform this year, according to a report on public cloud adoption trends Sumo Logic released on Tuesday. The company’s second annual State of Modern Apps report reveals usage trends on AWS, Azure and Google clouds, and how they impact the use of modern apps in the enterprise. The report gives organizations a set of frameworks, best practices and hard stats to guide their migration to the cloud.

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Oracle Unveils Exadata Database as a Service


Oracle has announced the availability of its Exadata platform on its next-generation cloud infrastructure, which essentially means the company is providing Exadata as a Service. The Oracle Cloud infrastructure is a comprehensive set of integrated, subscription-based services that let business run any workload in an enterprise-grade cloud managed by Oracle. It enables self-provisioning of multiple bare metal servers in less than five minutes, with each supporting more than 4 million IOPS. It also allows block storage that scales linearly.

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Microsoft Strengthens Partner Bonds


Microsoft on Monday announced several new offerings aimed at strengthening its position in the cloud marketplace, including Microsoft 365 Enterprise and 365 Business, at its Inspire partner conference in Washington, D.C. Microsoft 365 Enterprise is designed to empower employees of large organizations to be creative and work together securely. Microsoft 365 Business, which targets small and medium businesses with up to 300 employees, includes a console for deploying and securing devices and users in one location.

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Salesforce Offers Alternative to Old-School Partner Portals


Salesforce has announced the Sales Cloud Lightning PRM app as a replacement for partner portals and electronic data interchanges that lack modern features such as built-in mobile, social analytics and AI capabilities. The PRM app has an interactive Guided Setup Wizard that lets channel managers configure, customize and deploy the app in days. It manages lead distribution, deal registration and marketing development funds, and it automatically assign partners into meaningful tiers for targeted promotions and customized content.

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Google Swipes at Nvidia With Learning-Capable Cloud TPU

Google introduced a powerful AI processor called the Cloud TPU, with 180 teraflops of performance.

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Reinventing Online Marketplaces in the Cloud


In the world of the cloud, showcasing the partner ecosystem in an online marketplace has become an imperative. Salesforce has been in the vanguard of this trend. Since its inception in 2005, the AppExchange has grown to include more than 3,000 partner solutions that augment Salesforce’s growing portfolio of cloud services. AppExchange has strengthened significantly Salesforce’s position in the marketplace by cataloging the company’s rapidly expanding ecosystem of ISV and consulting partners.

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Oracle's Strategery


Watching Oracle’s cloud strategy roll out has given me renewed respect for its approach to the market. As a company that has been public for a long time, Oracle has displayed all the warmth of an anaconda. I have friends there, and they are not anacondas, but I hope they know what I mean. Oracle knows its business and it’s making money, and it does it unabashedly, so I can understand criticisms of its pricing model or high maintenance fees. However, another side of the business is coming into sharp focus as the cloud rollout gains momentum.

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Kingsoft Adds Cloud Support to WPS Office


Kingsoft on Tuesday announced that it has expanded its WPS Office suite to include WPS Cloud. The upgrade enables users to work in a cross-platform office suite environment with added storage, file roaming and sharing capabilities. The cloud-enhanced version is available for PCs and mobile as a fully functional free release and with premium subscriptions. It runs on Linux, Windows, Mac and Android devices. The free version is ad-supported. Today’s mobile users are accustomed to ad-supported apps and other software, according to Kingsoft.

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Google Nabs Kaggle to Stay Ahead of Data Science Curve


Data Science Community Kaggle will be joining Google Cloud, said Fei Fei Li, chief scientist of Google Cloud AI and machine learning, at last week’s Google’s Next ’17 conference. The Kaggle community, which includes 800,000 data experts around the world, use the network to stay up to date on the latest innovations in data science and machine learning, according to Li. The barriers to entry for artificial intelligence must be lowered and made available to the largest possible community of developers, Lee told the audience at Next.

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