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With a recent announcement from Amazon Web Services (AWS), each of the Big 3 Cloud Service Providers (CSP) are now strategically geared towards multi-cloud, which includes AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Originally built as public cloud only service offerings, each of the Big 3 observed that the vast majority of their customer organizations and business partners were not able to fully exit the data center, as many workloads are not public cloud suitable. This trend drove many organizations to adopt a hybrid cloud strategy and invest in on-premise private cloud stacks while also moving to public cloud…


AIOps for Cloud and IT Infrastructure can enable intelligent operations for enterprise & mission critical functions

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In the broader cloud market, hyperscale data centers, cloud service providers (CSPs), and overall workload adoption on public cloud in the commercial and public sector continues to grow. Cloud adoption has steadily increased over the past several years, and it is estimated that while 75% of workloads remain on-premises in classic IT and private cloud environments, 25% of all enterprise workloads now reside in public cloud by way of legacy modernization & migration as well as cloud-native, digital product development and engineering (1). …


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The last decade of technology has brought to bear a variety of technology products and services that overall aim to reduce the requirement for specialized expertise such as infrastructure management or software development. Cloud computing deployment models such as Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (SaaS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), all provide various degrees of abstraction away from core components that would otherwise require an expert to deploy and operate. Specific platform offerings to include traditional business application platforms, low code, and no code platforms have continued to arm non-programmers with the ability to create applications. …


In December, the US discovered what is perceived to be the most widespread cyber breach of the US Federal Government. What initially started as a breach of a leading cybersecurity firm unraveled into the discovery that numerous customers including multiple US federal government agencies were impacted (1) (2). The attack came from “a nation with top-tier offensive capabilities” and is perceived to be espionage by Russia. Bruce Schneier, legendary cryptographer and computer security professional, has noted it as a security failure of epic proportions and a wakeup call for the nation.

One of the most striking aspects of the largest…


The closing of 2020 has seen unprecedented moments with COVID-19 and the many triggered events and reactions, from vaccine production, to monetary policy, to remote ways of working. At the same time, we have seen significant progress with cryptocurrency development and adoption, including Bitcoin reaching all-time highs, significant enterprise and institutional adoption,

The key drivers and catalysts of this change are perceived to include the post-COVID monetary policy and risk of inflation, institutional adoption, real practical use case development and adoption, and organizations starting to exchange portions of their balance sheet from fiat to Bitcoin.

Let’s dive in to the…


As we look toward 2021, I thought we might explore some of the biggest trends most likely to accelerate or disrupt innovation in the digital, technology & cloud domains for both commercial organizations and public sector institutions. The main themes we have seen carrying us forward into the new year are (1) digital and technology trends that COVID-19 has accelerated and established a “New Digital Reality” (1) for all of us, and (2) a number of new innovations and trends that are independent of the pandemic, but critical to enablement of our new normal and a digital native world.

We…


Section 0: Introduction

This post, intended to explore some of the aspects of Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and Ethereum, the platform these applications reside on, was inspired by the landmark events that occurred on November 23, 2020. The threshold to launch the eth2 mainnet has officially been reached, and on December 1 the Ethereum 2.0 will be launched (1, Coindesk). You can even see a record of the transaction here on Etherscan.

That being said, I’ve conducted a decent amount of research to start with the basics and the foundational building blocks of Ethereum & DeFI, as well as some specific applications and how…


Section 0: Executive summary

As a leader in management consulting, you’re always “managing” something and can often find yourself rarely executing things hands on for every aspect of your work and day to day life. By the point where you are in a management position you likely are harnessing talent rather than executing every aspect of the day to day work. The name of the industry, the structure of the business, and your day to day life can cause you to end up “managing” when you should really be “leading”.

But what’s the difference? Harvard Business Review suggests that “Management consists of controlling a…


1 Introduction

Whether by implementation of strategic technology imperatives or by accident, multi-cloud is here to stay in the technology portfolios of the world’s largest IT organizations. IT is quickly moving toward the Data and Digital Platform (DDP) of the future to establish the coherent applications, data and technologies required to answer business needs and enable the delivery of business use cases rapidly and at scale (1). Once established, a DDP allows on a defined perimeter to assemble ready to use, reusable components and hosting common capabilities, as well as offer standard interfaces to integrate new internal and external services easily. …


Introduction

The global threat landscape continues to evolve across all warfighting domains: sea, air, land, space, and information (including digital and cyberspace) (1). Each physical domain is heavily integrated with and reliant upon the digital ecosystem to conduct warfighting and support functions. Additionally, the digital and cyberspace estates are increasingly growing as battlespace domains and an attack surface that creates effects in the physical domains. …

Matthew Leybold

Boston Consulting Group | Army Officer - #Cloud #Cybersecurity #Cryptocurrency #BCG #Army https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-leybold/

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