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  • Inside Coles' 'cloud first' policy

    Coles has adopted a cloud-first policy as an extension of long-running architecture principles that gave preference to buying software over building it.

  • The benefits of cloud-based BPM

    In 2011 Gartner's Jim Sinur predicted that business process management and the cloud would be the "real thunder." He stated that moving operations to the cloud would free up money and efforts for businesses, and those organizations would be remiss to ignore BPM.

  • Platform-as-service offerings blurring lines between cloud packages

    Cloud-based infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is for renting storage and compute capacity from a service provider, delivered via an Internet connection. Similarly, software as a service (SaaS) is for accessing applications that are hosted in the cloud.

  • Middleware is dying -- and for good reason

    As acceptance of platform as a service (PaaS) cloud services continues to accelerate, companies are increasingly free to bypass underlying in-house IT infrastructure and OS requirements, focusing instead on the type of services required and service level agreements (SLA). And that spells the beginning of the end of having to deal with the cost and hassles of complex middleware.

  • PaaS Primer: What is platform as a service and why does it matter?

    Even most non-techies probably have an idea of what cloud computing is by now, but when you start getting into IaaS vs. SaaS vs. PaaS even those of us in the industry can struggle.