cloud computing

A Snapshot and a Look Ahead

PHOTO: Devan Freeman Cloud adoption is on the rise. Forbes reports a recent study by LogicMonitor found 83 percent of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud by 2020. Aside from data storage, the most common use of the cloud is for content management and collaboration tied to that content. This affects enterprises of all sizes and a multitude of technology and...

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7 Big Problems with the Internet of Things

In a few short years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has gone from a technology — or set of technologies — that were cutting edge to the situation today where connected household items, or automobiles, are common. However, growth is only really gathering speed now with San Francisco-based Cisco estimating that the "Internet of Everything cisco article" — its take on the IoT — could have...

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Boring (but Important) Topics for Developers to Watch in 2018

The boring bits are often the most helpful in getting work done. Here are a few areas to keep your eyes on in the year ahead PHOTO: anja. Admit it. We all love exciting and sexy technology. That’s why we stand up and take notice when someone talks about AI-controlled bots or quantum computing. Futuristic, sci-fi topics like these grab our attention and fuel our imagination. Unfortunately, this...

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Cisco Acquires BroadSoft for $1.9 Billion

Today, Cisco Systems acquired Broadsoft to boost its cloud communications and collaboration play. PHOTO: Sabine Lobmeier Cisco has now topped the $6 billion mark in acquisitions this year with its latest buy — $1.9 billion for cloud communications and collaboration provider BroadSoft. Cisco officials announced the deal this morning, which they said combines cloud-based unified communications, collaboration and contact center software solutions.  It marks the fifth acquisition...

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