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Steps to Create a Cloud Computing Center of Excellence

This is the next installment in a series of blogs on the subject of cloud transformation. In general, a center of excellence (CoE) is a team of experts whose mission is to provide the organization best practices, guidance, and governance around a specific practice field. Establishing a CoE is often a first step to introduce […]

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A Strategist and an Analyst walk into a Cloud with Containers

Editor’s Note: This guest blog post comes courtesy of E.G. Nadhan, Chief Technology Strategist at Red Hat.  I met Forrester Analyst, Dave Bartoletti during the Industry Analyst Cloud Strategy and Networking Event in Dallas earlier this year where Bartoletti shared his perspective on best practices on transforming to containers and predictions for the future of […]

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There Was Something For Everyone At HIMSS 2019

With more than 45,000 in attendance this year, #HIMSS19 dared to enlighten us on what’s on the horizon in healthcare. This year’s conference was as expansive as ever. There were topics for everyone, including AI, wearables, telehealth, patient engagement, genomics, interoperability, and data & analytics, and Women in Health IT. What was your favorite part […]

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Security in the Age of Cloud Computing – Steps to Take

Last month I discussed the importance of ensuring you address security concerns as you migrate services to the cloud. Security, in my opinion, is the most important responsibility of an IT organization. The good news is that cloud services have matured to the point that they typically provide very secure environments, sometimes even more secure than […]

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Real-time Machine Learning in Azure

In the war of cloud computing, AWS is currently the undisputed leader but Microsoft Azure seems to be chipping away at AWS’ lead with every passing quarter. While Google Cloud offers impressive tools as well, it is struggling to keep pace with Azure. This could be traced to Microsoft’s longer tenure in the enterprise market. […]

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Red Hat Honors Perficient as Rising Star Partner of the Year

We are proud to announce that Red Hat has chosen Perficient, a Red Hat Premier Partner, as the winner of its Rising Star Partner of the Year Award. The announcement was made yesterday at the Red Hat North America Partner Conference, taking place October 9-11 in National Harbor, Maryland. Red Hat is the world’s leading […]

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The Business Case Justification for PaaS

Within the cloud delivery models Platform as a Service (PaaS), the model providing the facilities for full life cycle application development, has a smaller overall market share than IaaS or SaaS. However, the PaaS growth rate is accelerating with Gartner predicting a 26% PaaS growth rate to reach $15 billion by the end of 2018. […]

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AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate

“CIOs expect to shift 21% of their company’s applications to a public cloud this year, and 46% by 2020, according to a report by Morgan Stanley.” Intro Recently, I attended a webinar on “Cloud Migration”. It was a joint presentation by folks from AWS and Chef. It touched on two key areas – “migration to […]

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Trend Tuesday: Cloud Predictions for 2018

Though many think the rise of cloud is a forgone conclusion, there is still tremendous room for growth especially as we head into 2018. Here are some of the top predictions we found combing the web for cloud predictions in the New Year. Prediction #1: Hybrid Cloud Continues to Accelerate Mixing and matching cloud services […]

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Trend Tuesday: Cloud Moves Ahead in 2018

Cloud now represents a substantial portion of IT in most organizations, but there is still more room for growth. As new software solutions emerge in low-code, DevOps, and automation, their requirement for cloud support results in increased cloud investment. Research firm IDC understands the continued importance of cloud and recently released their predictions for cloud […]

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Trends Tuesday: Factors Preventing Cloud Adoption

According to IDC, cloud growth is expected to continue growing through 2021 at a compound annual growth rate of 21%. While industry watchers assume that cloud is an afterthought, some organizational leaders are skeptical, preferring to go other routes in their pursuit of innovation. In our conversations with customers, this skepticism originates from a few […]

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How to Leverage the Cloud for the Holiday Rush

In just three short weeks, shoppers will begin the process of buying gifts for the holiday season. Unlike years past where many stood in line to buy their gifts, this year’s process will happen online. More than ever, consumers are taking charge of their own shopping experiences by using various channels to help them get […]

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Avoid These 4 Cloud Distractions that Hijack Your IT

For many organizations, cloud is the shiny object and rightly so. According to research firm Gartner, the cloud services market will grow 18% this year, outpacing numerous traditional IT solutions. As with every new and innovative IT solution on the market, there are distractions surrounding practical use and adjacent challenges. For example, marketers communicated the […]

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Edge Computing is the Post-Cloud Solution We’ve Been Waiting For

According to Moore’s Law, computing power doubles every 18 months, which means that society experiences new waves of every innovation almost every two years. We’ve seen this happen with mobile phones and personal computers, and will be seeing this soon with cloud computing with the concurrent rise of the Internet of Things (IoT). This phenomenon […]

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K-12 Education’s Future Lies in the Cloud

Though high school was more than a decade ago, I still maintain contact with many of my teachers through Facebook. Around this time of the year, many of them begin ramping up for the school year, commenting on the assigning of homework, the personalities of their classes, and the hopes the term will bring. A […]

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5 Characteristics For Every Modern Application

Today’s innovative organizations focus on multiple initiatives, including delivering a product to market and creating an application that customers love. Many applications use emerging technologies including cloud, containers, microservices and distributed applications, which promise greater flexibility, lower cost and faster release cycles. One of the challenges of building an innovative application is how it adjusts […]

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How Cloud and DevOps are Transforming Entertainment

This month, millions of Americans will flock to cavernous stadiums around the country to take part in the annual ritual of football games. Attracted by the sounds of bone-crushing hits and unmatched athletic feat, football has been in the American consciousness for the past half-century, bringing together everyone from Midwestern small towns to large metropolises. […]

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DOWNLOAD: 4 Drivers for Healthcare Cloud Adoption

Healthcare is in the age of the consumer, with end users having access to a variety of different resources including mobile applications, websites, social networks, and more for managing their day-to-day health needs. With the rising cost of medicine, customer-focused initiatives, and a shorter sales cycle, healthcare organizations face technology and business challenges unlike any […]

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Improve Your IT Outcomes with IoT

Global organizations and IT professionals are embracing the vision of a connected world that bridges the physical and digital worlds. IoT solutions support this by helping ingest information and context through sensors from the physical world and taking actions in the physical world via actuators based on digital insights. According to a survey from research […]

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How to Decide On Your Cloud Strategy

With businesses generating more data than ever, the cloud is always a good fall back for storage and agility. Reducing operational costs and improving analytical power, there is little doubt that cloud computing is the way to go to optimize organizational business intelligence. As we’ve learned through the years however, just saying that you want […]

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