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How the Cloud is Improving Major League Baseball in the 21st Century

Major League Baseball (MLB) debuted in 1876 and is the oldest professional sports league in the United States. In the almost 150 years since the first pitch was thrown, the game has essentially stayed the same. There are still four bases, three strikes send you back to the bench, and nine men are on the field. In some ways, baseball is a window to the past when life was simpler.

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Cloud Adoption is Up Because of the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how organizations operate and work. During the pandemic's peak, the volume of employees working from home using remote software, collaboration services and conferencing tools increased. Although digital transformation has been a buzzword for years, no one knew that businesses would be forced to adopt it sooner than anticipated. While the pandemic led to massive losses in industries such as travel and hospitality, many businesses survived the challenges due to the adoption of remote working. With the changes in the working environment due to the pandemic, many organizations have now adopted the cloud and are using it to advance their services.

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Get the Most from Your Cloud Computing Resources

The unexpected COVID-19 pandemic has driven the adoption of the cloud more than ever anticipated. However, as more businesses look into transitioning to a digital space, the future of the cloud seems even brighter. However, even as more businesses look forward to moving their operations to the cloud, one must know that migrating is just a single step towards the digitization journey. To increase the benefits of cloud migration, companies must approach their cloud strategies carefully and holistically and with a focus on the future.

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What are the Business Benefits of Cloud-Native Apps?

Cloud computing has enabled businesses of all sizes to address the demands of a dynamic and competitive market. The cloud offers a wealth of services and solutions that are beyond the reach of a traditional on-premises IT approach. Many companies are adopting the cloud-native application development model.

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Weigh the Pros and Cons of Cloud vs Local Computing

Many companies in the IT sector were once concerned about data management. However, the rise of various alternatives both at the cloud and local level has minimized the challenges and concerns people had due to the availability of options that people could choose from in their data storage initiatives. Small businesses can now store many terabytes of data, something which could have been impossible decades ago due to the various requirements needed to build a data center and the expertise needed. With the rising dependence on data by organizations, there is a growing conversation on the right place to store data. The critical question among most people is where is the best place to store data between the local machines and the cloud. I have provided some critical information you need to know about the on-premise and cloud storage systems and weighed the pros and cons of the two.

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Five Innovative Conversational AI Solutions Available in the Cloud

Conversational artificial intelligence (AI) is the underlying technology behind chatbots and virtual agents capable of carrying on a conversation with a human. The computing power and advanced technology necessary to successfully implement a conversational AI solution are beyond the reach of many organizations. Fortunately, many public cloud providers have addressed this issue by making conversational AI offerings part of their portfolios.

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How Azure is Helping Create an Enhanced NBA Fan Experience

The NBA Playoffs are in full swing as the best basketball players in the world compete to become the champions of the 2021-22 season. Through a partnership with Microsoft, the NBA is taking advantage of the power of cloud computing to create an enhanced and more immersive fan experience with NBA CourtOptix.

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Clouds Underpin the Metaverse  

We know that the metaverse concept, which is still in its infancy stage, is hot. It is one of the fastest-growing tech segments in the world, with many businesses – small and big- trying to figure out how it will benefit them. According to the Bloomberg Intelligence analysis report, 2021, metaverse could unlock a market opportunity of about $800 billion. This can come from buying and selling digital products or social media, where metaverse seems to have gained traction, thanks to the heavy investment by the social media giant Facebook which rebranded to Meta a few months ago.

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Tighten Up Your Cloud Computing Efforts

Many companies today rely on cloud computing for different things, ranging from web-based software solutions to cloud hosting. It helps them streamline their daily operations and perform their duties efficiently. The cloud has made it easy for businesses to easily store and access their data anywhere at any time while minimizing the burden of building and maintaining the data center. For small and medium-sized businesses, taking advantage of the power of the internet for reliable on-demand computing services is the right approach to scale up operations and minimize the cost of running the business. As you seek to start your small business and take it to the next level with the help of the cloud, here are some tips that might help you get started.

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Prepare for Cloud Migration to Avoid Failure  

Over the years, cloud computing has morphed into one of the biggest influencers of success in businesses. Its adoption has exploded, and it is no surprise why almost every business is thinking of having a concrete cloud strategy. Embracing a cloud has numerous benefits for all businesses, regardless of their size. They include efficiency, lowers operational cost, flexibility and profitability, among others. According to a study, the cloud computing market will reach $623 billion by 2023 at a Compound Annual Rate (CAGR) of 18 percent. Amazon Web Services (AWS) will continue leading in market share over this period. Despite the significant growth in this industry, many companies have not realized the importance and potential of cloud computing and migration to the cloud. The major concerns of the companies that have not invested in a cloud strategy are financial costs, internal resistance to change and security. Therefore, businesses must develop a detailed plan for proper execution and successful migration to the cloud.

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