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The tug-of-war between optimization and innovation in the CIO’s office

Should budget go to innovations or fixing existing systems so they don’t bankrupt you? The future of your business may ride on the answer.

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How to value cloud computing services

As the costs for cloud services continue to rise, companies need to determine if the business value of those services is worth the price tag.

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Are cloud architects biased?

Many cloud leaders prefer one technology selection over another, to the detriment of the business. It’s time we learn to be much more objective.

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3 downsides of generative AI for cloud operations

No one doubts the power of AI, but enterprises must realize it can also lead to deploying too many applications, scaling problems, and cost overruns.

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When are containers or serverless a red flag?

Everyone loves to use new technology, but sometimes it’s counterproductive. Business case should drive technology choices, not the other way around.

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Don't overlook attack surface management

As cloud computing becomes a scarier place given the rise in threats, it’s time to focus on the basics of ASM that safeguard cloud applications and data.

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Kubernetes costs less, but less than what?

Sure, compared to traditional IT, Kubernetes is great, but not much will beat public cloud in the long run.

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How finops affects cloud usage and repatriation

Seeing spending in real time might increase or decrease cloud utilization for enterprises. In what cases will finops recommend a return to traditional systems?

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Configure finops processes with the right metrics

Enterprises are leaning into finops systems to cut costs. However, if that’s the only metric, you could derail the overall business benefit of cloud computing.

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Get ready for exploding cloud growth

AI will drive tremendous net-new cloud growth, despite claims that we’re in a downturn. Optimizing your cloud systems has never been more important.

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The era of cloud optimization is upon us

As everyone prepares to jump headlong into generative AI and large language models, cloud will continue its strong performance.

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Amazon’s quiet open source revolution

After years of getting a free ride from open source projects, the company is developing its own obsession with contributing.

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How to succeed with cloud computing during an economic downturn

Many say to cut cloud computing in a slowing economy, but it's not that simple. Use these strategic moves to position yourself to lead the recovery.

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Making a new business case for cloud computing

We thought cloud was all about cost savings, but that metric was wrong. We need to put a value on the agility and innovation cloud brings, not just dollars and cents.

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The AI singularity is here

The time to figure out how to use generative AI and large language models in your code is now.

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How generative AI can hurt cloud operations

The hype around generative AI is white hot, and cloud operators are excited about the possibilities. First, let’s anticipate the unique problems it can cause.

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3 common myths about sustainability and cloud computing

As sustainability becomes a front-and-center topic for enterprises, stubborn misconceptions about the power consumption of cloud-based deployments need debunking.

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5 priorities that cut cloud costs and improve IT ops

With infrastructure as code, virtual desktop infrastructure, and a proactive approach to incident management, you can help keep cloud costs reasonable.

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