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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 optimizatio... (more)

Walkthrough: Building a Database-Driven Serverless Application on IBM Bluemix

IBM Bluemix and OpenWhisk are not new to The New Stack readers. We covered various articles covering the overview and architecture of OpenWhisk. This tutorial helps you configure a Node.js function that is automatically triggered whenever a new row is inserted into a database. We will take advantage of the the integration between Cloudant “DB as a Service” and OpenWhisk “Functions as a Service” in IBM Bluemix PaaS. Let’s assume we have a database to capture sales orders. Each time a sales manager closes a deal, a new row is added to the table. Our goal is to send out an email ale... (more)

Google Cloud IoT Core Focuses On Simplicity And Scale

Google announced the availability of the beta of Cloud IoT Core, its enterprise IoT platform offering. The service has been in the private preview for select customers and partners. Let’s take a closer look at Google’s IoT platform as a service in its current form. An enterprise IoT PaaS must have a scalable device management layer complemented by a robust data processing pipeline. The below diagram represents the reference architecture of an enterprise IoT platform. Device Registry The device registry acts as a central repository of all the devices connected to the platform. It... (more)

Kubernetes 1.8 Release Aims Stability and Security

Kubernetes 1.8, the latest version of the most popular open source orchestration engine is available for developers and users. In its third release of the year, the latest version comes with enhanced security, simplified installation process and stability. The community has been focusing on adding depth to existing features than new features. The security improvements include rotating the certificate deployed in the cluster, stable role-based access control (RBAC) mechanism, and enhanced networking policies. RBAC enables administrators to define fine-grained security policies. Thi... (more)

Artificial Intelligence and Hybrid Cloud Take Center Stage at Microsoft Ignite

Microsoft is placing its bets on Artificial intelligence (AI) and hybrid cloud. At Ignite 2017 in Orlando, Redmond emphasized on how AI has become the key ingredient of everything it’s developing. Azure Stack, the hybrid cloud offering is available to enterprise customers through select OEM partners. When Microsoft gets serious about an emerging technology, it starts with the developers. Microsoft is following the same path for making AI accessible. Firstly, it turned AI into a platform that becomes the foundation for both internal applications coming from Microsoft well as for ex... (more)