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Minimalism —The concept, which involves freeing from clutter and, to put it colloquially, “stuff,”. Application modernization can really take a leaf out of the minimalism concept. Business applications have been developed for many decades in many languages and platforms.  ‘Change being the only constant’ – these applications underwent many changes to support constantly changing business …

With over ⅓ of the food in the USA ending up as waste according to the USDA, it is a compelling challenge to address this travesty.  What will happen to hunger, food prices, trash reduction, water consumption, and overall sustainability when we stop squandering this abundance?     Beginning with the departure from the farm …

In this post, we will discuss how Google Cloud can be used as a backup storage solution to support the objectives of the Secure Tertiary Data Backup (STDB) guideline developed by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and Hong Kong Association of Banks. We will focus on the storage location and its surrounding security controls. …

  What’s your role? I lead the EMEA team of Cloud Solutions Architects, a team responsible for supporting & scaling the efforts of hundreds of customer sales engineers, specialists, partners and customers, across a range of industries. The goal is not simply to figure out technical solutions that have others stumped, but to share complex …

Knitting as Programming or how I learned programmers owe it all to fiber As part of my bootcamp, I was asked to present for 10 minutes on any topic. I’ve been crocheting since 2013 and knitting since 2018, and I had noticed some similarities between the way I approached a project in either fiber arts …

This is the second part of the blog series that covers the migration story of NCR Corporation’s Card Management solution, Authentic Cards, to Google Cloud. This installment describes the Google Cloud solutions used in the architecture to strengthen the functional and technical capabilities of the product. We start again by reiterating the fact that migrating …

If you’re using Anthos to enable a hybrid or multicloud deployment, one option is to run the Kubernetes-based platform directly on bare metal hardware, without a virtualization layer. Running your applications on Anthos clusters on bare metal delivers strong performance and flexibility, while allowing you to modernize your applications: Anthos clusters on bare metal are …

The practical benefits of migrating SAP systems to the cloud aren’t lost on most businesses. Running SAP in the cloud lets companies simplify tasks, scale quickly, and reduce costs. But as a growing number of organizations are discovering, the cloud is more than the sum of improved processes and workflows. It offers unique and powerful …

Embeddings are one of the most versatile techniques in machine learning, and a critical tool every ML engineer should have in their toolbelt. It’s a shame, then, that so few of us understand what they are and what they’re good for! The problem, perhaps, is that embeddings sound slightly abstract and esoteric: In machine learning, …

Financial markets were among the first to adopt new technologies, and that has certainly been true of the derivatives markets, which were early adopters of electronic trading. Going forward, new capabilities will transform the way industry participants communicate, analyze, and trade. I sat down with Google Cloud’s Phil Moyer and former SEC Commissioner, Troy Paredes, …