How Cloud Enables Digital Transformation for Small and Medium Businesses
Whether you are an owner of a thriving small business or a decision maker at
an established enterprise, you cannot ignore digital technology. Businesses
worldwide are going digital to deliver compelling experiences to customers,
which is becoming a key differentiating factor.
The rise of social and mobile have increased the discoverability of
businesses. Consumers are turning to social media to find the right product
and retailers based on recommendations and reviews from their friends. Before
embracing social media, it is important for businesses to have a visible
online presence. Having a website is the first step towards adopting the
digital transformation strategy. It becomes the focal point for establishing
a strong online presence, which will be amplified through search engine
How Microsoft Is Making Big Impact with Machine Learning
During the last two years, Microsoft has upped the ante on Machine Learning
and Analytics. From hiring top notch data scientists to acquiring niche
startups, Redmond has made the all the right moves to transform Azure into
one of the best analytics platforms. These investments have started to pay
off for the company. It has been successful in articulating and demonstrating
the value of data-driven insights to governments, medical institutions, and
public sector organizations.
Emerging markets that are turning technology sav... (more)
Serverless Computing or Functions as a Service (FaaS) is gaining momentum.
Amazon is fueling the innovation by expanding Lambda to edge devices and
content distribution network. IBM, Microsoft, and Google have their own
FaaS offerings in the public cloud. There are over half-a-dozen open source
serverless projects that are getting the attention of developers. This year,
expect to see new platforms emerging in this segment.
With all the excitement and hype around serverless, it’s important to
understand what really defines the platform. Here is an attempt to highlight
the key at... (more)
In the era of microservices and cloud-native applications, Software
Development Lifecycle (SDLC) is going through a major transformation. The
combination of containers and continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD)
is enabling rapid deployment of software like never before. And though the
languages, runtimes, frameworks, deployment targets have changed
dramatically, the tooling hasn’t evolved much. Developers are still relying
on traditional integrated development environments (IDEs) such as Visual
Studio, Eclipse, and IntelliJ. While they may be powerful, they are
This piece is the first in a series, called “Machine Learning Is Not
Magic,” covering how to get started in machine learning, using
familiar tools such as Excel, Python, Jupyter Notebooks and machine learning
cloud services from Azure and Amazon Web Services. Check back here each
Friday for future installments.
Back in 2010, when I first encountered the concept of Machine
Learning (ML), I told myself that it is only for PhDs in Computer Science,
which meant that I might never get a chance to work on it.
As an ex-Microsoftie and Azure enthusiast, I decided to take a closer look a... (more)