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    Gartner elevates Oracle in annual hyperscaler assessment

    The company joined AWS, Microsoft and Google Cloud as a leading provider in the analyst firm’s annual review of strategic cloud platform service vendors.

    By Dec. 18, 2023
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    Enterprise cloud aspirations hindered by buyer’s remorse

    Most organizations are saddled with second thoughts about their primary hyperscaler contract as adoptions proceed.

    By Dec. 14, 2023
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    Trendline

    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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    Software spend to rebound in 2024 as ERP, database move to SaaS

    After two years of flat revenue growth, Forrester expects software vendors to see incremental upticks going forward.

    By Dec. 13, 2023
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    Oracle embarks on data center building spree

    The company had “billions of dollars more in contracted demand than we currently can supply," CTO Larry Ellison said Monday.

    By Dec. 12, 2023
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    ‘Tis the season for a retail tech-stack rethink

    An influx of in-store technologies has CIOs leaning toward cloud for integration solutions, according to research by Bain and Aptos.

    By Dec. 12, 2023
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    Cloud customers undeterred by cost, billing complexity

    Most companies are satisfied with their primary provider, Forrester research found. But compliance, resilience and flexibility are luring them to multicloud.

    By Dec. 11, 2023
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    McDonald’s taps Google Cloud to super-size analytics, AI

    The fast food giant said it plans to leverage the hyperscaler’s hardware and software capabilities across thousands of locations worldwide.

    By Dec. 7, 2023
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    Accenture helps Unilever boost AI adoption

    The partnership leverages the IT services firm’s $3 billion investment in the technology, and follows Unilever's launch of an AI research lab last month.

    By Dec. 6, 2023
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    Cloudflare doubles down on inference workloads

    CEO Matthew Prince sent technicians with “suitcases full of GPUs” around the world with the goal of deploying the chips in 100 cities by the end of the year.

    By Dec. 5, 2023
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    For Arvest Bank, wholesale cloud modernization had to start small

    With an end-to-end IT assessment in place, Chief Transformation and Operations Officer Laura Merling's team rolled out pre-migration modernizations to make way for cloud.

    By Dec. 5, 2023
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    Snowflake reports consumption boom as data rushes to cloud

    “Interest in AI is also driving interest in data strategy, which then has a knock-on effect on consumption,” Chairman and CEO Frank Slootman said during the data cloud company's Q3 earnings call.

    By Dec. 1, 2023
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    Salesforce revenue boost driven by cloud ‘cocktail’

    As price hikes kicked in, the leading CRM turned to its hyperscale Data Cloud and Mulesoft platform to expand the top end of its enterprise customer base.

    By Nov. 30, 2023
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    AWS is still trying to cut cloud costs

    Just weeks after joining the FinOps Foundation, the leading hyperscaler unveiled infrastructure and service enhancements to help customers optimize data, spending and compute.

    By Nov. 29, 2023
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    AWS enters enterprise chatbot fray with Q

    In the wake of OpenAI’s leadership crisis, the hyperscaler also doubled down on a multimodel AI strategy and deepened its Anthropic alliance.

    By Nov. 28, 2023
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    MSPs ready to support SEC cyber disclosure requirements

    With a line of sight on security operations, MSPs hold keys to materiality determinations and annual 10-K reports.

    By Suman Bhattacharyya • Nov. 28, 2023
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    Nvidia revenues soar amid hyperscaler AI rush

    The chipmaker's products underpin the AI services at the center of an enterprise adoption wave, but research and development are still underway.

    By Updated Feb. 22, 2024
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    AWS expands AI training portfolio

    The cloud provider added eight training courses for upskilling in prompt engineering, building LLMs and other AI proficiencies.

    By Nov. 27, 2023
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    Cloud security myths can leave SMBs exposed

    AWS identified three cyber misconceptions that hinder small- and medium-sized businesses as they migrate workloads.

    By Nov. 22, 2023
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    FTC extends cloud competition scrutiny to generative AI

    “Cloud computing is a key input for artificial intelligence technologies,” FTC Chair Lina Khan said. 

    By Nov. 20, 2023
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    Hyundai, AWS design training, certification program for critical cloud skills

    The third-largest carmaker will migrate on-prem applications and leverage jointly designed tech training programs. 

    By Nov. 17, 2023
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    FinOps Foundation rolls out cloud cost controls with hyperscaler backing

    The trade association’s new FinOps Open Cost and Usage Specification expands the standard’s scope with support from AWS, Microsoft, Google Cloud and Oracle.

    By Nov. 16, 2023
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    IBM bolsters hybrid AI strategy, arms watsonx with governance solution

    The toolkit validates LLM inputs, monitors outputs for bias, drift and compliance and integrates with models from IBM and other providers.

    By Nov. 15, 2023
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    Cloud spend climbs as hyperscaler infrastructure becomes ‘indispensable’

    Hunger for generative AI technologies and industry verticals will help drive end-user public cloud spend to $679 billion in 2024, according to Gartner.

    By Nov. 14, 2023
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    5 highest-paying IT certifications in 2023

    Google Cloud certifications topped the highest earners list, ousting an AWS certification from its top-paying spot.  

    By Nov. 14, 2023
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    Opinion

    Cloud buyers need bundled services, not siloed features

    By shifting the focus from discrete services to interlocking components, providers can help customers address specific use cases and drive better business outcomes, Sid Nag writes. 

    By Sid Nag • Nov. 14, 2023