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3 Productivity-Killing Data Problems That Data Lakes Can Solve

Data analytics is critical to the success of any business. But too often, companies struggle with managing their data - making analysis difficult or impossible. This article by Robert Whelan, Data Engineering & Analytics Practice Manager at managed cloud service 2nd Watch, delves into how a data lake can solve these problems. 1. Siloed Data Do you have trouble seeing your data at all? Are you...

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3 Reasons Why Network Infrastructure is Crucial to Cloud Migration

Migrating to the cloud is something that every business is either thinking about or has already done. Mike Weaver, Director of Enterprise Migrations at Quadrotech, a company specializing in powerful, highly scalable Office 365 migration and management solutions, explores 3 reasons why having a solid network infrastructure plays a vital role in the success of cloud migration, and offers 3 practical tips to ensure network infrastructure...

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Looker Exec on the Integration of Enterprise-Ready BI Platform With Google Cloud

Cloud providers don’t just want to own the infrastructure layer — they want to make a play for the whole stack by building a unified environment to come within striking distance of cloud leader AWS. Google’s $2.6 billion purchase of BI firm Looker in 2019 was pretty much that and aimed to provide a full suite of enterprise software to rival players AWS and Microsoft Azure. The acquisition was closed in February 2020, Looker CEO...

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How to Drive AIOps Adoption and Value with a Customer-First Approach

In order for AIOps to reach its full potential, vendors must take a customer-first perspective. This article by Ciaran Byrne VP of Product Management at OpsRamp a service-centric AIOps platform firm focuses on ways vendors can minimize barriers to AIOps adoption and speed time to value. Artificial intelligence for IT operations (AIOps) has several use cases that IT operations managers can’t deny: reduce alert noise with...

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Cloud Migration Planning: Top 3 Challenges and Best Practices

As organizations move more applications to public cloud, cloud migration planning is integral to success and business outcomes.. Kim Weins, Vice President of Cloud Strategy at Flexera, a provider of IT management software highlights proven best practices for overcoming the top cloud migration challenges. Cloud migration is accelerating and it’s challenging. With thorough cloud migration planning up front, those challenges are...