Category Archives: Cloud Computing

Former U.S. regulator leads effort to create digital dollar

Former U.S. regulator leads effort to create digital dollar The former chair of the Commodity Future Trading Commission (CFTC) has partnered with Accenture to create the non-profit Digital Dollar Project, which plans to explore the creation of a U.S. Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). “The digital 21st century is underserved by an analogue reserve currency,” […]

CES, 5G and the shift to the cloud desktop

CES, 5G and the shift to the cloud desktop (Editor’s note: Most of the companies mentioned in this post are clients of the author.) The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is arguably the most powerful tech event in North America. Increasingly, it has less to do with consumer electronics – having morphed into areas […]

8 capabilities that should be among your 2020 SharePoint intranet resolutions

8 capabilities that should be among your 2020 SharePoint intranet resolutions 2019 was a great year for SharePoint intranets, and the first quarter of 2020 will bring even more capabilities. Here are a few simple, but important, features and capabilities  we should all resolve to implement: Create an Organization Assets site Use Headings on […]

Atlassian unveils Forge, its serverless app development platform

Atlassian unveils Forge, its serverless app development platform Atlassian has created a new development platform, Forge, to simplify creation of third-party apps  that connect to its suite of productivity tools. The Australian firm offers a variety of project management and collaboration apps, including Jira Software, Confluence, Trello and Bitbucket. It also claims to have […]

Microsoft’s JEDI contract move: Those are not the cloud providers you’re looking for

Microsoft’s JEDI contract move: Those are not the cloud providers you’re looking for Microsoft surprised most of the tech and political world when it was awarded a 10-year, $10 billion contract from the U.S. Department of Defense for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) project to transform the military’s use of the cloud. Amazon, […]

Blockchain-based storage service takes on Amazon AWS, unveils pricing

Blockchain-based storage service takes on Amazon AWS, unveils pricing A cloud storage service first announced in 2015 that uses the decentralized, peer-to-peer architecture of blockchain to store encrypted data on the computers of users around the globe has unveiled its pricing model and production launch date. Storj Labs, which operates a beta storage service […]

Yes, Google's using your healthcare data – and it's not alone

Yes, Google’s using your healthcare data – and it’s not alone Google is working with one of the largest healthcare systems in the U.S. to collect patient data on millions of Americans in 21 states and across 2,600 hospitals or clinics in order to analyze it and come up with advice for better patient care […]