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What Blockchain and Cloud Computing Have in Common

by Marco Meinardi  |  May 21, 2019

Blockchain technologies provide ledger databases whose records are immutable and cryptographically-signed using a distributed consensus or validation protocol. These characteristics contributed to the popularity of blockchain for use cases where...

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Use "on-the-side" cloud governance to balance the agility and autonomy needs of cloud IaaS users with the organization’s need to protect itself

by Richard Watson  |  January 29, 2019

(Audio version: 4 minutes, 30 seconds. Read by Richard Watson) Are you concerned about shadow cloud use?  Organizations that lack comprehensive programmatic IaaS governance risk security breaches, loss of control...

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How Mature is Software Channel Transformation?

by Stephen White  |  January 15, 2019

Channel transformation is a term readers may encounter infrequently. The phrase represents a business model shift from fulfillment and transactional activities, to solution and services selling. From a software selling...

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Neutralizing Shadow IT with Public Cloud Self-Service Governance

by Marco Meinardi  |  August 8, 2018

In today's scenario where IT is at the core of business innovation, I hear organizations struggling with potentially opposing priorities. On one side, business users and developers want more agility...

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Doing Business with Microsoft - Inspire Part 4

by Stephen White  |  July 20, 2018

The final keynote of Microsoft Inspire (combined with Microsoft sales conference Ready) was relatively short, but commenced with a demonstration of admiration for Satya Nadella from the on site partner...

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Doing Business with Microsoft - Inspire part 3

by Stephen White  |  July 18, 2018

The Microsoft keynote (actually they are calling them 'Corenotes') session on Tuesday was without major announcement. The most significant business announcement from Microsoft wasn't part of the session, however Microsoft...

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Doing Business with Microsoft - Inspire Announcements Part 2

by Stephen White  |  July 17, 2018

Microsoft Inspire kicked off yesterday with the typical musical introduction and energy that accompanies the annual day 1 keynote. What followed though was relatively quiet, reinforcing messaging from 2017. Microsoft's lead...

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Doing Business with Microsoft - Inspire Announcements Part 1

by Stephen White  |  July 13, 2018

Microsoft’s annual partner conference is the principal vehicle and milestone for Microsoft to kick off it’s new financial year. Accordingly changes to commercial offers, approaches and structure are typically key...

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