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Key developments in software as a service and applications delivered over the cloud.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 12/11/2018
Until recently, enterprise networks could remain static for years, but now new devices and the cloud require rapid evolution, creating service provider opportunities, says Scott Harrell, Cisco enterprise networking business lead.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 12/6/2018
IBM bought Lotus Notes to help turn around its company culture; now it's looking to Red Hat for the same.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 11/30/2018
The energetic Amy Chang, head of collaboration technology at Cisco, talks with a less energetic Mitch Wagner of Light Reading about the vendor's strategy to partner with service providers to take the stress out of videoconferencing.
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By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 11/16/2018
IBM is beefing up its automated tools and services for moving applications to multiple clouds.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 11/15/2018
Overall revenue was up 8% year-over-year in Q1 2019 and product orders also grew by 8%, but service provider product orders were up just 2% and executives provided little insight as to why that line of business is lagging.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 11/13/2018
Cisco wants to give telcos and other communications service providers opportunities to sell cloud voice calling through Webex Teams. And the vendor is also introducing videoconferencing technology for confined spaces.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 11/11/2018
Amazon is making good progress moving its databases from competitor Oracle's software, and AWS CEO Andy Jassy can't resist tweaking Oracle about it.
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By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 11/9/2018
Gap Inc. is moving its 3,100 stores and other channels to the Microsoft cloud, including Old Navy, Gap and Banana Republic, as well as mobile and other channels.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 11/9/2018
With the acquisition of Kubernetes startup Heptio, VMware takes a careful step navigating the delicate transition to cloud and open source without alienating its existing customers.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/7/2018
Public safety expert tells conference there's no reason agencies can't be 'mobile-first' and consume as-a-service apps immediately to save more lives.
By Scott Ferguson, Managing Editor, Light Reading, 11/6/2018

For the last several years, CIOs and IT professionals have been wrestling with two specific issues as they work toward a cloud-centric future: Agile IT and the rush toward digital transformation. While enterprises want to keep innovating, finding a starting point and knowing which projects to tackle first remain a major obstacle.

To get a better handle on Agile IT and digital transformation, Light Reading Managing Editor Scott Ferguson recently spoke to two experts in these fields: Dan Kearnan, senior director of marketing for cloud at SAP, and Roy Illsley, a distinguished analyst with Ovum.

By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 11/6/2018
The two companies are collaborating in a 'cloud factory' in Austin, Texas, to migrate thousands of Walmart apps to the Microsoft Azure cloud. And that's just the beginning.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/1/2018
Service providers need to broaden their view of what uCPE can offer to include not just VNFs but virtual functions that support basic IT.
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