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“Machine learning is so tantalizing for most every day developers and scientists. Still, there are a lot of constraints for builders....How do we turn machine learning from a capability of the few, into something that many more people can take advantage of?” - Andy Jassy, Keynote from AWS re:Invent 2017

The Next Generation of Machine Learning Tools for Financial Services

“Machine learning is so tantalizing for most every day developers and scientists. Still, there are a lot of constraints for builders….How do we turn machine learning from a capability of the few, into something that many more people can take advantage of?” – Andy Jassy, Keynote from AWS re:Invent 2017 The FinTech industry has been…

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Labor Day Rewind: Larry Bonfante, CIO USTA

In honor of the ongoing US Open (and its emphasis on the smart use of technology to reach new audiences) Gathering Clouds proudly re-presents our Cloud Player Interview with USTA’s CIO larry Bonfante. We recently had the pleasure of having an extended conversation with the United States Tennis Association’s Chief Information Officer, Larry Bonfante. Our…

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5 Ways CIOs Should Measure the Cloud

The choice to move to cloud is becoming clearer every day. But the choices within that decision are becoming more fraught as the marketplace develops and a wider selection of delivery models and platforms become available. The onus is also increasingly falling on CIOs to be the chief decision makers with regards to how cloud…

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5 Steps To Making The Right Cloud Provider Choice

Choosing a cloud vendor is all too often an exercise in what you’re willing to give up, instead of what you are able to gain. The truth is, just with any business relationship, there is a necessary give and take. But with infrastructure, the degree of importance to that relationship has real claims on your…

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Cloud Orchestration VS. Cloud Automation

This is post has been updated. Read the most recent version.  ——- Many parts of the cloud overlap in how they achieve an end result for a business – conceptually, the whole concept of cloud is merely a vehicle to an outcome rather than an end in and of itself. However, one area in particular is…

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Tech Player – Joe Panettieri, EVP and Editorial Director at Nine Lives Media Part 1

We recently had the pleasure to sit down for an extended chat with Joe Panettieri, EVP and Editorial Director at Nine Lives Media. Our discussion covered a range of topics including the value of the MSP in the cloud market, how MSPs differentiate themselves, what success looks like in the cloud-related markets, and much more. …

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Cloud Killing the Desktop? Not So Fast…

Cloud computing has been changing the way businesses achieve greater innovation and agility, but it has also been impacting the way that actual employees interact with business tools and are able to do their work. 20 years ago, employees would typically have very powerful work stations, in the sense that the local, personal computer was…

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CIO Outlook: Dealing With Legacy Applications

Legacy apps are surely the albatross of the modern cloud-enabled IT department – you put them there, and now you have to live with them. Short of scrapping millions of dollars of worth of investments, something needs to be done with these apps, especially when cloud adoption is altering the efficiency and cost landscape for…

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"Why Cloud" VS "What’s Next For Cloud"

Cloud computing is now a widely reported, if not accepted, IT movement that, depending on who you talk to, has changed or is changing the way businesses utilize infrastructure. The question remains, however, that if 2012 was the year that cloud really came into itself as a fully fledged concept, how has 2013 shaped up?…

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Certifiably Cloud: AWS Announces Accreditation

Last week several reporters, including Gathering Clouds friend in the field Barb Darrow, analyzed Amazon’s recent announcement of its cloud certification program. Widely seen as a positive move for the company, the announcement does raise some questions. As Barb Darrow notes: Older tech companies — Microsoft, IBM, VMware, Cisco Systems — have long relied on…

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