Week in IT: Edge Computing, Application Release Automation and Hybrid IT Demand

February 16, 2018  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

Information World: Taking the Breaks off the Internet of Things
By Tim Sherwood
The Internet of Things (IoT) has long been billed as the next big thing, and for good reason. We’re in an era of always-on connectivity, where traditional barriers to communication are crumbling by the day. With fewer boundaries and more freedom comes the space to innovate and connect.

Business Computing World: Blending the Power of Cloud and Edge Computing for a Decentralized Future
By Fay Arjomandi
It is anticipated that by 2020, over 50 billion devices will be connected to the Internet. In other words, there will soon be too many devices generating too much data for central cloud to operate efficiently. Future demand will be immense. Bandwidth, efficiency and latency will be big challenges.

Tech Target: Application Release Automation Drifts to the Cloud
By Jan Stafford
Enterprises' growing need for continuous delivery and streamlined software release management is driving a surge of investment in application release automation. While some software pros see this move as long overdue, others are more cautious about release automation, particularly in cloud app deployments and with cloud-based tools.

CloudTech: How Hybrid IT Demand Fuels the Multi-Cloud Computing Trend
By David H Deans
Guided by senior executive goals for digital transformation, more organizations are increasing their use of cloud computing technologies. The typical multi-cloud mix includes a blend of public cloud, private cloud and traditional IT services. Finding the best-fit service mix starts with the business requirements.

TechTarget: Make DevOps Documentation an Integral Part of Your Strategy
By Will Kelly
Even though there are technical writers who specialize in software development documentation and others who specialize in operations documentation, the role hasn't figured into the overall DevOps discussion to date. Customer demand for documentation doesn't stop, however, so it's still up to organizations to prepare their writers for DevOps documentation.

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