Cloud technology an opportunity for retailers

| November 22, 2018

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Retailers operate in a very competitive environment. The sector as a whole faces considerable challenges, and developing and deploying agile IT solutions will be essential to success in the years to come. IT departments have to adapt to changing business needs, but they must also be predictive. What challenges are around the corner? How can the IT team help plan and prepare for them? How can they give their business an edge over their competitors?

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New Cloud TPU VMs make training your ML models on TPUs easier than ever

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Today, we’re excited to announce new Cloud TPU VMs, which make it easier than ever before to use our industry-leading TPU hardware by providing direct access to TPU host machines, offering a new and improved user experience to develop and deploy TensorFlow, PyTorch, and JAX on Cloud TPUs. Instead of accessing Cloud TPUs remotely over the network, Cloud TPU VMs let you set up your own interactive development environment on each TPU host machine. Now you can write and debug an ML model line-by-line using a single TPU VM, then scale it up on a Cloud TPU Pod slice to take advantage of the super-fast TPU interconnect. You have root access to every TPU VM you create, so you can install and run any code you wish in a tight loop with your TPU accelerators. You can use local storage, execute custom code in your input pipelines, and more easily integrate Cloud TPUs into your research and production workflows.

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How 5G will change cloud computing

Article | February 12, 2020

A technology that has more misinformation around it than anything I have seen before. Much of this bad data is focused on cloud computing.The reality is that it will take a while to roll out 5G. We need to upgrade our phones, cell towers, network devices, and more, and that will not happen overnight. Moreover, the dollars it will require will not be easily extracted from most enterprises.Of course, there are many predictions about how cloud computing will change in a 5G world, most of which are dead wrong. Tech pundits are calling for 5G to light edge computing on fire and take share away from the public clouds. Both will grow rapidly.Any technology change, including 5G, will transform the use of other technologies along with cloud computing. However, what is likely to change is not as disruptive as most 5G fanboys think. Here are two ways 5G will change cloud computing.First, cloud access will spread everywhere. We have bandwidth deserts out there in mostly rural, less populated areas, where access to the Internet is non-existent or sub-10Gb/s down, with 1Gb/s up. You cannot do much with that as a business connected to an IaaS cloud provider; data transfer latency will just be too high. 5G holds the promise of eliminating bandwidth deserts and freeing business now in rural, underserved areas to leverage cloud computing, and thus expand the cloud computing market with 5G.

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In the Face of a Pandemic, Cyberattackers Seek to Take Advantage

Article | March 17, 2020

Cyberattackers live for moments of crisis and confusion. Government agencies and companies already stretched thin are at their most vulnerable, and cyberattackers are all too willing to apply overwhelming pressure to maliciously disrupt operations or gain some financial benefit. As the world struggles to address the mounting challenges of the pandemic, we have already seen early examples of this. For example, news broke this week that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had been hacked over the weekend.

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Deploying Enterprise Apps on Alibaba Cloud’s ECS servers

Article | February 27, 2020

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Sphinx Solutions is an entrepreneurial cyber security company that helps private- and public-sector organizations take advantage of solutions that match today’s security environment. Today’s cyber threats, vulnerabilities and risks are quite different than they were even a few years ago. We have evolved from the traditional concept of securing systems and networks into a seamless fabric of digital convergence that requires organizations to secure new types of infrastructure that are distributed, invisible, or, in many cases, situated on a cloud.

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