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Optimal Continuous Integration Practices (Part 1)

Continuous Integration (CI) is a critical piece of any company’s software development practices, and usually the first effort on the road to DevOps. Within optimal continuous integration practices, engineers submit and test new developments against the main body of...

How Microsoft Azure Cloud Solutions Can Help Your Manufacturing Enterprise Maintain Its Competitive Edge

Executive Summary In 2020, public and private cloud-based solutions are set to surpass traditional data centers in terms of overall spending. In 2017, nearly two thirds of spending went toward private cloud solutions like Microsoft Azure. Cloud usage exploded in 2017,...
Why Do Organizations Pick AWS or Azure?

Why Do Organizations Pick AWS or Azure?

In previous posts we’ve discussed the significant market share gap between top dog Amazon Web Services and its closest competitor, Microsoft Azure. We’ve talked a bit about why engineering skews toward AWS while IT tends to prefer Microsoft Azure. Still, all things...

Despite Being Second Fiddle, Azure Steadily Gains Market Share

Despite Being Second Fiddle, Azure Steadily Gains Market Share

Last time, we talked about why engineering loves AWS so much. Now we’re going to look through the other end of the telescope: Why does IT have such an affinity for Azure? Microsoft’s Cloud Market Share Is Growing While Azure has long played second fiddle in the cloud...

How Amazon Came to Rule the Cloud Kingdom

How Amazon Came to Rule the Cloud Kingdom

In our last article we discussed the affinity engineering organizations have for AWS as their preferred cloud platform. Now we’re going to delve a bit deeper into that topic. Amazon Web Services Rules the Cloud Kingdom AWS is the undisputed king of the cloud platform...

Decoding the Tensions Between Azure and AWS

Decoding the Tensions Between Azure and AWS

The cloud is a hot space right now. How hot? Forrester predicts a global public cloud market of $178 billion by year’s end. That’s up from $146 billion last year. After 2018, Forrester pegs the compound annual growth rate at a whopping 22 percent. The Undisputed...

Podcast: How Secure are AWS and Azure Cloud Solutions?

Podcast: How Secure are AWS and Azure Cloud Solutions?

Hybrid cloud brings you the best of on-premises and cloud-based infrastructure. But how does it stack up in terms of security and compliance? Two of the biggest vendors in the cloud space, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, have kept pace with one another in...

SPK (Capabilities + Character) = Client Trust (Q1 2018 Newsletter)

SPK (Capabilities + Character) = Client Trust (Q1 2018 Newsletter)

For more than two decades, it has been SPK and Associates' privilege to support our clients’ varied engineering and systems integration needs. We're grateful for the opportunity to be useful to them all, in their various markets. We support a gamut of needs: From...

Podcast: Can IoT Jump These Five Hurdles? Episode 4 – TCO and ROI

Podcast: Can IoT Jump These Five Hurdles? Episode 4 – TCO and ROI

In the fourth episode of our podcast series “Can IoT Jump These Five Hurdles?”, SPK & Associates’ Chief Strategy Officer, Rajiv Mistry, explains the challenges of IoT total cost of ownership and return on investment. To see all published episodes, scroll down this...