AWS Wins With Cal Poly, Ancestry

Two other high-profile companies have joined the list of customers who have committed to “all-in” with Amazon Web Services (AWS). California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), announced this week that it is migrating “all core apps” to the AWS cloud. AWS is also helping the school to create a “Digital Transformation hub,” which will be […]

AWS adds SMB option to its Active Directory Service

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), can now connect their Microsoft Active Directory (AD), on-premises, to their Amazon Web Services (AWS), workloads. AWS announced this week a new “Standard Edition” of its AWS Directory Service Microsoft AD. It is intended for businesses with upto 5,000 employees and 30,000 directories. This release comes almost two years after […]

AWS adds satellite imagery to the public data set

More than 85,000 satellite images from government agencies are now available on the Amazon Web Services Inc.’s (AWS) public data collection. The imagery is from the Landsat Project, which is a joint effort between NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey. It’s described as the “world’s longest continuously acquired space-based moderately-resolution land remote sensing data collection.” […]

AWS Offers Data Migration Options

Amazon Web Services (AWS), in preparation for its 2018 re-Invent conference, is introducing new ways that organizations can move large amounts of data to the AWS platform. These options extend the AWS Snowball Edge data transfer appliance. It was first revealed at the 2016 reInvent. SnowBall Edge allows organizations to move up to 100TB data […]

Book Review: Why Women Mean Business

(This post contains affiliate hyperlinks. Please read my full disclosure. There is a shortage of skills. It’s coming soon, if you haven’t already. There aren’t enough people in the workforce to meet demand and provide for my generation’s pension needs. Why Women Mean Business: Understanding The Emergence of Our Next Economic Revolution by Avivah Witenberg-Cox, […]

Book review: Universal Usability

(This post contains affiliate hyperlinks. Please read my full disclosure. In the preface to this book Jonathan Lazar makes the argument that universal usability benefits all users. Computer interfaces with usability features have a strong business case to support ecommerce spend. They improve hit rates and provide access across a range of technologies, including mobile […]

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