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What is AWS EC2?   AWS EC2 is short for Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud.

What is AWS EC2?

AWS EC2 is short for Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud.  Such a clever name!   What is it really?  In the simplest terms it is a web service.  Here’s what Wikipedia says about web services:
Ali Meechoovet
April 1st, 2020
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AWS re:Invent Insights—The Future of Machine Learning

After being immersed in hundreds of announcements and innovations and inspiring presentations at AWS re:Invent, the key insight I came away with was this: machine learning has so radically evolved that it will change the…
Tony Rost
March 28th, 2020
AWS Personalize - AWS reInvent Insights

AWS Personalize - AWS reInvent Insights

AWS Personalize, part of Amazon's suite of machine learning services, allows for creating highly curated experiences is a major differentiator for enterprises that seize the possibilities.
Julie Scott
March 27th, 2020
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Cloud + Healthcare

Bridget Barnes has spent over 15 years leading strategic information system architecture at Oregon Health Science University (OHSU)—one of the nation’s most prestigious hospitals and a vibrant hub of groundbreaking...
Joaquin Lippincott
March 25th, 2020
Chales Editorial

Cloud + Utilities

Charles Eckstrom is the CIO of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. He’s been leading teams that successfully deliver large tech-driven portfolios for nearly two decades.
Joaquin Lippincott
March 23rd, 2020
cloud in a pill

The Cloud May Be ITs Antidote for COVID-19

These are unprecedented times where it's hard to get anyone to pay attention to anything other than the COVID-19 epidemic sweeping the globe.  But what is the answer for IT if we are looking at a prolonged period of…
Joaquin Lippincott
March 20th, 2020
Jim editorial

Cloud + Manufacturing

In this interview, Jim gives his take on the future of cloud, the building blocks of evaluating enterprise tech solutions, and his advice for other execs navigating the ever-changing cloud landscape.
Joaquin Lippincott
March 18th, 2020
Portland at sunset

The Battle for Cloud Marketshare in Oregon

Oregon has always been well known for its timber industry.  Indeed at one point in the 1970s fully 12% of the States GDP was produced by timber.  While timber's former dominance is not a surprise, many people are surprised…
Joaquin Lippincott
March 17th, 2020
What is Xamarin?

What is Xamarin?

Maybe I should start with a better question. Who doesn’t love free stuff? Guess what?  Xamarin is F-R-E-E!!!! Yep! I’ll explain why this is exclamation point worthy in just a bit.  
Ali Meechoovet
March 17th, 2020
TV sitting in field with dark clouds

The Impact of COVID-19 on the entertainment & tech industries

To say that we have entered turbulent times is perhaps an understatement. As we watch things unfold in real time (in my house we are glued to the news coming out of the AppleTV) I am trying to gauge the shockwaves that are…
Joaquin Lippincott
March 12th, 2020
What Is Cloud Computing

What Is Cloud Computing?

Cloud computing is: the delivery of services, on a pay-as-you go basis. It’s the availability of offsite computer system resources that offers strength and flexibility
Ali Meechoovet
March 11th, 2020
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AWS Media Symposium—New York 2020 (Postponed)

Excited about the future of media and entertainment? Join us at the AWS Media Symposium in New York this year (March 11, 2020). We’re excited to be sponsors at what promises to be an illuminating day of ...
Joaquin Lippincott
March 11th, 2020

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