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    Snowflake details next stage of AI data strategy as new CEO takes the helm

    The retirement of Snowflake’s CEO and ascendance of its SVP of AI punctuates an AI-fueled data boom for the company. 

    By Feb. 29, 2024
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    Kubernetes cloud costs spike as overprovisioning persists

    Despite optimization efforts, enterprises regularly buy more compute than needed to run containerized workloads, according to a Cast AI analysis.

    By Feb. 28, 2024
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    Hybrid cloud

    IT decision makers turn to hybrid cloud in search of security, flexibility and scale within enterprise infrastructure.

    By CIO Dive staff
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    Average software waste hit $18M last year despite optimization push

    Overall SaaS spending fell year over year, but shadow IT overspend and app redundancies persisted, Zylo research found.

    By Feb. 27, 2024
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    Cloud intrusions spiked 75% in 2023, CrowdStrike says

    Threat actors took advantage of inconsistent cloud security structures, abusing unique features of the technology to initiate attacks.

    By Matt Kapko • Feb. 26, 2024
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    Cloud waste, hyperscaler discounts shape FinOps priorities

    As enterprises brace for ballooning AI spend, the pressure’s on to squeeze the most out of commitment-based discounts and existing deployments.

    By Feb. 23, 2024
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    Nvidia ramps up GPU production to fuel AI data center revolution

    The chipmaker expects demand to outpace supply through the year. “We’ll do our best,” CEO Jensen Huang said Wednesday.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
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    Cost rules in enterprise software purchases

    Demand for AI and cyber capabilities is driving enterprise customers to add functionality and upgrades to recently purchased solutions, according to Gartner.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
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    Why enterprises neglect billions in cloud savings

    ProsperOps analyzed $1.5 billion in AWS compute spend and found that most organizations fail to take advantage of built-in discounts.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    C-suite leaders demand more cloud spending

    Executives are pushing for post-optimization migrations, driving an expected upsurge in enterprise cloud spend this year, according to SaaS provider Wanclouds.

    By Feb. 15, 2024
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    Mainframes solidify hold on core enterprise systems

    On-premises compute survived the rush to cloud and isn’t going away any time soon, according to Advanced.

    By Feb. 12, 2024
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    McDonald’s invests aggressively in technology

    The fast food giant’s three-pronged plan aims to digitally transform customer experience, franchise operations and core systems, President and CEO Chris Kempczinski said Monday.

    By Feb. 6, 2024
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    Enterprise cloud spend jumped in Q4, nudged upward by AI

    The power balance among AWS, Microsoft and Google Cloud shifted slightly as infrastructure services saw the largest ever quarter-over-quarter market expansion recorded by Synergy Research Group.

    By Feb. 5, 2024
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    AWS expands cloud footprint, extends useful life of servers

    Amazon saw cloud segment revenue grow to more than $90 billion in 2023, as customers began easing cost optimization efforts.

    By Feb. 2, 2024
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    Microsoft, Google build out cloud capacity as AI powers consumption

    Both hyperscalers expect to increase data center infrastructure investments this year to meet growing customer demand for AI computing.

    By Jan. 31, 2024
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    SAP revamps migration support programs, adds financial incentives

    The software company will give customers credits and technical support to offset adoption costs as part of its RISE and GROW programs.

    By Jan. 30, 2024
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    Southwest Airlines to spend $1.7B on tech, cloud migration this year

    The commercial carrier has shifted just under half of its tech estate to cloud, President and CEO Bob Jordan said Thursday.

    By Jan. 29, 2024
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    What’s behind SAP’s massive restructuring push?

    “Cloud is the big elephant in the room for SAP," Forrester VP and Principal Analyst Liz Herbert said.

    By Jan. 26, 2024
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    IBM leans hard on consulting, governance to drive AI business

    “Just as we quickly ramped a meaningful practice around Red Hat to address the hybrid cloud opportunity, we are on a similar trajectory with generative AI,” CEO Arvind Krishna said.

    By Jan. 25, 2024
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    Software, IT services to accelerate tech spend: Forrester

    Enterprise and government investment in technology will grow 5.3% year over year, reaching $4.7 trillion this year, the firm projects.

    By Jan. 23, 2024
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    Can FinOps save cloud from itself in 2024?

    Mistakes were made. Budgets ballooned. Repatriations commenced. Now, enterprises are learning from costly migrations.

    By Jan. 22, 2024
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    IBM buys Advanced’s mainframe modernization unit to deepen consulting bench

    The deal also bolsters IBM’s broader hybrid cloud strategy, complementing the application refactoring capabilities of watsonx Code Assistant for Z.

    By Jan. 19, 2024
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    Google Cloud pulls back on egress fees in multicloud play

    The hyperscaler removed charges for customers migrating data to another cloud provider or on-prem.

    By Jan. 12, 2024
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    Google lays off hundreds of workers, citing organizational changes

    Several divisions were impacted, including teams in central engineering, augmented reality and the Assistant unit.

    By Jan. 12, 2024
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    SAP adds board-level cloud migration unit, reshuffles executive roles

    The ERP behemoth aims to ease customers’ journey to SaaS as it moves to a usage-based pricing model.

    By Jan. 11, 2024
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    Nvidia unveils laptop AI chip, developer toolkit

    The GPU manufacturer is expanding its enterprise IT ambitions and portfolio as the race to deploy LLMs closer to the business user intensifies.

    By Jan. 10, 2024