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  • What to do when the cloud eats your hardware vendor

    Cloud revenues are increasing while traditional hardware vendors are either entrenching in their legacy strategies, expanding to new markets or transforming themselves. A new report from Forrester has advice about what enterprise buyers need to do in these tumultuous times.

  • Four free tools for handling Amazon Web Services security incident response

    Using AWS’s API software developer’s kit or its command line interface, customers can write their own tools for imaging disk instances that have been compromised, say Andrew Krug and Alex McCormack. The pair if researchers presented four tools at Black Hat 2016 that they wrote specifically to deal with incident response in AWS.

  • Who’s behind Amazon in IaaS cloud revenue? Not Microsoft

    Research firm IDC is out with its latest semi-annual tracking of IaaS public cloud vendors and while the top provider in this market – Amazon Web Services – isn’t a surprise, the number two and three could be. IDC estimates that IBM’s IaaS cloud revenues are larger than Microsoft, pegging Big Blue ahead of Redmond’s darling in this still-emerging market.

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  • What’s behind Amazon, Microsoft and Google’s aggressive cloud expansions

    In the first week of October, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform all announced plans to build out new regions for their IaaS cloud operations. The new regions add to an already impressive roster of data centers around the globe for each vendor. What’s behind this arms race to build new regions for the big clouds?

  • Mobile apps still have long way to go in state governments

    A new survey released this week reveals that while a little more than half of state CIOs surveyed consider mobile devices and apps an essential or high priority, relatively few state government apps are mobile ready or are being used by employees and external users on mobile devices.

  • How Lyft gets a lift from Amazon’s cloud

    Ride-hailing app Lyft launched in 2012 from Amazon Web Service’s cloud. Today, the company processes about 14 million rides per month, all still from AWS. At the recent AWS Summit in New York Lyft CTO Chris Lambert described how using the cloud allowed Lyft to grow into the company it is today.

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