The Disappearing Line Between Digital Strategy & Execution

On the cusp of Oracle OpenWorld – one of my favorite industry events of the year – I’ve been thinking about how the transition to digital changes everything. Consider how digital has affected corporate business strategy for organizations in the Oracle enterprise applications orbit. It used to be that executives would meticulously plan a strategy, […]

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Think Big, Execute Small: Lean Thinking for Cloud Modernization

Enterprise migration to Amazon Web Services (AWS) is only a first step in the cloud modernization journey. Migrating applications to AWS with minimal or no changes is often considered a high-velocity approach to achieving a higher net present value (NPV) and to reducing production issues and customer downtime. AWS migration programs are followed by a […]

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Service Mesh: Solving the Microservices Manageability Challenge

As businesses strive to rapidly build and release new applications and functionalities to market, microservices are becoming a key part of the enterprise application roadmap. Containerization technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes have made microservices architectures easier to use and thus more popular and widely accepted. Adopting a microservices architecture offers many business benefits, including […]

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Cloud-as-Code: A Key Ingredient for Achieving Cloud Nirvana

While consumers increasingly expect IT systems that deliver anytime, anywhere, enriched experiences, as well as competitive pricing, businesses of all types are hurrying to meet these demands, digitally. But to be truly digital, they must achieve IT capacity at scale, agility with speed, and innovation at a reduced cost. Getting there means that underlying applications […]

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Demystifying the Role of Governance in AWS Cloud Operations

As more and more businesses tap into the infinite capacity offered by the cloud, two concerns increasingly require their attention: operations and governance.  This is particularly true with powerful cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud, whose agility, speed, elasticity and innovation are made available on easy-to-use models, thus offering tremendous capability, along with […]

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Four Essential Elements of a Secure Cloud Migration Plan

Cloud migration, cloud adoption and cloud-first strategies are top-of-mind business initiatives at many large enterprises. With organizations expecting as much as 80% of their IT budgets to be allocated to cloud solutions, cloud security considerations are front and center. In fact, 47% of organizations that had just begun their cloud journey  said security was the […]

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Creating a Hybrid Cloud Roadmap to Catalyze Digital Business

Enterprises seeking to digitally transform their business and operating models face numerous challenges: overcoming organizational inertia, contending with applications sprawl, finding the required technical expertise/budget, and driving the modernization agenda alongside innovation.   Thanks to their flexible, scalable and reliable nature, hybrid cloud environments help IT play the role of strategic enabler by creating a […]

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Kubernetes: A Rising Platform for Delivering Digital at Scale

I read a very interesting tweet yesterday on Kubernetes’ Twitter channel. “We didn’t change our organization because we wanted to use #Kubernetes, we used Kubernetes because we wanted to change our organization.” The tweet showcases the tremendous value proposition that Kubernetes, the open source container orchestration system, can bring to an enterprise in terms of […]

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Quality Engineering: How Bots Predict and Prevent Failure of Massively Complex, Interconnected Systems

Whether it’s a blowout at an oil rig or the crash of an e-commerce site, the failure of big, complex systems is usually caused not by one catastrophic component failure or human error but a series of small breakdowns in equipment and processes that combine in unpredictable ways. The 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon […]

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Looking to Deliver IoT Value? Don’t Go It Alone

According to Gartner, more than $440 billion will be spent on Internet of Things initiatives by 2020. Yet networking company Cisco recently found that only 26% of organizations so far have completed an IoT initiative they consider a success. That percentage isn’t pretty. And companies don’t have much time to climb a steep learning curve and thus avoid costly failures. […]

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