Best Practices

Evaluating Application Suitability and Migration Patterns for the Cloud


Businesses, constantly searching for ways to gain a competitive edge, are looking at their application portfolios to help meet changing business requirements, optimize operations and add new functionality. When trying to evaluate the next state of an application, you need to do an application rationalization exercise. In many instances, applications have to be migrated to […]

Cloud Kryptonite: 7 Disruptive Forces Draining Your Cloud Program


Like superheroes in movies, cloud programs can “save the day” in creative and dramatic ways. They can help companies redefine their brands, overhaul business processes and open new lines of communication inside and outside their four walls. Yet just like superheroes, the cloud’s larger-than-life reputation can be neutralized by “cloud kryptonite.” And unlike the movie […]

Cultural Transformation in the Cloud: Tales of Missteps and Success


On the surface, most cloud transformation projects share common traits. Companies usually wants to move faster, increase agility, add capacity and become generally more efficient. But beneath the surface, each company’s journey to the cloud is different. Every organization has its own distinct culture which is ingrained into its processes. The company’s makeup and operational […]

Automated out of Existence? Keep Your Career Relevant [VIDEO]


The tsunami of technology disruption is far from over. The public cloud is disrupting the global IT industry, similar to how Uber and Airbnb re-invented the taxi and hotel industries. The disruption brings new norms of doing things and a paradigm shift towards automation of everything. This paradigm shift can drastically reduce and, in some […]

How to Ensure End-to-End Kubernetes Security


In just a few short years, Kubernetes has evolved into a mainstream technology. The open-source container orchestration project has over 1,500 contributors and is ninth in number of commits on GitHub. Most enterprises have moved beyond experimentation, and are now planning to operationalize the deployment of workloads and consumer applications to their Kubernetes clusters. But […]

Get Smarter: How to Develop New Cloud Skills in Your Organization


To succeed in the cloud game, you must attract and retain the best people in your industry. In fact, investing in a strategic Talent Enablement program will pay dividends now and well into the future. Organizations’ adoption of cloud services models has opened up new opportunities for business units to take advantage of the benefits […]