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Stephen Orban and Edward Wilson Smythe: The New Age of Business Defined Services

AvasantConnect Presents: Stephen Orban, Head of Enterprise Strategy at Amazon Web Services and Avasant Principle & Digital Practice Lead, Edward Wilson Smythe, discuss the importance of aligning technology applications to business values and outcomes.

Building a Transformational Partner Business for the Enterprise

Enterprises need AWS partners to help them transform their businesses and utilize the advantages that cloud provides in creating business value. AWS will share with partners the business best practices, programs and resources for building and growing AWS-based solutions and services that address the needs of the enterprise. We will share with you the cloud […]

FutureStack15: Stephen Orban of AWS

Stephen Orban, Head of Enterprise Strategy at AWS, joins New Relic CEO and founder, Lew Cirne on stage for the opening keynote.

Stephen Orban and Edward Wilson Smythe: How Enterprise Cloud is Impacting IT

Stephen Orban, Head of Enterprise Strategy at Amazon Web Services and Edward Wilson Smythe, Principle & Digital Practice Lead of Avasant address fundamental concerns of technology investments and business infrastructure — Utilizing enterprise class cloud for a more agile, disruptive business model, and keeping pace with the needs of customers today.

What is a Container?

In this lightboard talk, Ben Corrie explains what a container is for beginners.

ITIL and Cloud Native DevOps – Integrating Development and IT Operations

Although the ideal of DevOps is literally the integrated of Development and Operations, it's still a significant challenge for IT organizations to master.

Harnessing the The Platform Revolution

Massive new startups like Uber taxis, Airbnb and many more are pioneering the ‘On Demand Economy’, implementing a Cloud-based On Demand Business Framework which overlays a ‘digital mesh’ across a marketplace of vendors, such as taxi drivers or travel accommodation. The repeatable secret sauce is the Platform Business Model, described in detail through academic literature […]