Cloud Strategy

Enterprise Smart Contracts and the Rise of Off-Chain Processing


2016 and 2017 saw enterprises in the banking and capital sectors implementing blockchain platforms, such as Corda, Hyperledger and R3, and the rise of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA). Business units in these sectors see blockchain as a disruptive technology which will eventually dictate the way they do business. They therefore believe it’s critical to […]

Managed Container Services vs. Bring Your Own Container Stack


With 2017 seeing more than 40% of organizations either running production workloads in containers or piloting such efforts, it is safe to say 2018 and 2019 will be the years for mass adoption of container platforms. However, 2018 has brought an interesting option for container adoption within the enterprise — the release of managed container […]

Strategize Your Journey to the Cloud-Native World: A Look at Containers and Serverless


If you have embraced the concept of cloud-native computing, your organization is set up for success in today’s competitive IT environment. You have already made significant progress. You have signed on to the basic tenets of modern IT management practices like DevOps, continuous delivery, microservices and containers. You have set a goal to create applications […]

Build, Buy or Borrow: a Talent Strategy for Success in the Cloud


If you’re a homeowner, you evaluate “build, buy or borrow” scenarios all the time. Tackling a landscaping project in your backyard is a good example. You could build a lasting solution by picking up the right tools and handling the job yourself. You could buy your way out of the problem by paying a couple […]

Safer but Not Immune: Cloud Lessons from the Equifax Breach


I’ve stopped covering breaches. First, because clouds are nowhere to be found among them. (The focus of this blog is advice to enterprises that are moving, or have moved, to cloud computing.) Second, because it just seems like piling on a company that’s already in distress. However, breaches are on the minds of enterprises on […]