What we’re Reading

Written March 21, 2018 by
Jack Bouroudjian
Chief Economist

In an era where security is the most important issue on business leaders’ minds, the riskiest area could actually be the users. From risky sharing habits to unsecured networks, humans remain the weakest link in the chain. Machine learning and automated solutions may be the key to strengthening cloud security.   https://blog.cloudsecurityalliance.org/2018/03/14/weakest-link-goodbye/

Written March 20, 2018 by
Jack Bouroudjian
Chief Economist

The Pentagon is seeking to reassure cloud vendors that its search for a cloud architecture contract will remain an open and fair competition. The Pentagon previously stirred controversy after some believed Amazon Web Services would have an unfair advantage.   Click here to read the article.

Written March 13, 2018 by
Jack Bouroudjian
Chief Economist

Key trends in big data analytics are pushing towards further innovation and growth. These trends include public cloud advantages, more providers, and greater innovation. More businesses are expected to migrate to the public cloud in the coming years.   Click here to read the article.

Written March 5, 2018 by
Jack Bouroudjian
Chief Economist

Cloud leaders have greater control and oversight over cloud implementations, and thus have greater forecasting and measurement ability. Laggard companies struggle to visualize or measure the impact of the cloud on their business. Forbes’ tips include creating a clear map of cloud operations and optimizing use.   Click here to read the article.

Written February 22, 2018 by
Jack Bouroudjian
Chief Economist

UCX partner Alibaba Cloud has been in Europe since 2016, but the Chinese tech giant is launching cloud products on AI and big data in the region. One product allows users to take a photo of a product, and using Alibaba’s AI, find the same product on their website. Alibaba Cloud is still Alibaba’s fastest… Read More