Cloud Scalability Shows Its Worth in the Wake of COVID-19

Gartner discusses how organizations rely on the cloud infrastructure to keep up with their needs during the pandemic.

The effort to maintain operations during the COVID-19 pandemic puts cloud computing at center stage for many organizations. For some, the situation may be a live-fire stress test of resources that were being dabbled with or rolled out on a gradual basis. Gartner’s Craig Lowery, vice president analyst, says the resilience of cloud is on display like never before. “In general, the move that we’ve made as an industry toward more cloud-based services with an emphasis on scalability, reliability, distribution across zones

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Future IT Teams Will Include More Non-Traditional Members

Despite the rise of IT-related AI, automation and self-healing systems, companies are still facing IT shortages as they become increasingly digital.

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The impending “death” of IT is sometimes overstated by vendors who are automating some aspect of traditional IT. While it’s true that cloud, infrastructure as code, robotics processing automation (RPA) and autonomous databases reduce the need for traditional skills, someone must configure, monitor and manage such systems. Meanwhile, companies are becoming more software-dependent and software-driven as they execute their digital transformation strategies, so there is a net gain in the demand for technology-savvy individuals, some

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Enterprise AI Goes Mainstream, but Maturity Must Wait

An O’Reilly survey illustrates how enterprise groups are moving more applications into production, but also how companies face cultural and talent focused barriers.

Artificial intelligence’s emergence into the mainstream of enterprise computing raises significant issues — strategic, cultural, and operational — for businesses everywhere.

What’s clear is that enterprises have crossed a tipping point in their adoption of AI. A recent O’Reilly survey shows that AI is well on the road to ubiquity in businesses throughout the world. The key finding from the study was that there are now more AI-using enterprises — in other words, those that have AI

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CompTIA Grants Extensions, Options for Certification Exams

Alternatives to visiting testing centers are being put into place for IT professionals seeking accreditation.

Getting back to work in the midst of the pandemic can mean pursuing IT certifications that are crucial for many professionals. With communities limiting activities outside of the home and social distancing guidance in place, traveling to a testing center to take an exam is likely not plausible. At a time when many organizations have turned to remote operations, technology association CompTIA is finding ways to continue its training and certification programs.

CompTIA offers curriculum and certification exams on infrastructure, security, and other IT segments.

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Build Your Cloud Strategy — The Right Way

A rapidly growing cloud presence demands careful thought and planning. Here’s what you need to do to set your organization on the right course.

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Now that cloud computing is an integral part of virtually all IT infrastructures, it’s essential for every enterprise to prepare a comprehensive and flexible cloud strategy.

Dave Bartoletti, a vice president and principal analyst at IT research firm Forrester, recently observed that cloud computing has become an essential linchpin in enterprise business technology. “Customers demand more cloud-enabled experiences.” Business leaders want the latest cloud applications, developers want new cloud-native tools to

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