Taking the Pain Out of Application Modernization

Modernizing the application portfolio is a critical step in any cloud migration, because building agility, reliability and scalability into enterprise software will position organizations to respond more effectively to continuous change. In a recent IDG/Cognizant study, about half of responding companies (51%) said they’re in the midst of modernizing their applications as part of their […]

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Keeping the Lights on During the Pandemic

For years, proponents have urged businesses to better enable employees to work from home, citing benefits like increased productivity, less commute time, better work-life balance and enhanced preparedness for business continuity should a localized disaster strike, such as a tornado, hurricane, earthquake, flood, etc. Overnight, the COVID-19 global pandemic made the final argument for work-from-home, […]

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Humanizing the Customer Experience With a Cloud-based Contact Center

The cloud-based contact center is quickly catching on with organizations across industries for one important reason: Its ability to scale capacity up or down depending on changing business requirements and/or seasonal spikes.  Forrester reports that 25% of large contact centers are now hosted in hybrid cloud environments, and 30% expect to soon move to subscription-type […]

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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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