Increasingly, companies rely on more than just one cloud platform. But the challenges with a multicloud approach are not to be ignored.

Multicloud vs. Hybrid cloud

The IT ecosystem is full of terminology that often confuses. Therefore, let us define what multicloud is and compare it with hybrid cloud, another common approach.

In 2008, there was a 40% reduction of venture dollars, and it took about 18 to 24 months to return to normalcy.

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In the past four months — since March, the month in which coronavirus has been declared a pandemic — 70.000 startup employees have been laid-off, worldwide. Roger Lee tracks the numbers here. Uber leads the ranking with 6700 laid-off employees (in SF Bay Area), followed by Airbnb, with 1900.

Labeling software products as AI-capable is a common practice among companies, specifically those seeking funding.

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is the new gold rush, and many companies claim their stakes in it. The number of software products labeled as “AI-powered” is on the rise. Yet, in many cases, these products are driven by simple statistics or hidden people.

WeWork was burning cash at a rate of $219k per hour.

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Investors were relentlessly dumping their cash into startups, and soon a new breed of companies has emerged. And then the WeWork fiasco came along.

  1. Toutiao — $75B (China — Artificial Intelligence)
  2. Didi Chuxing — $56B (China — Artificial Intelligence)
  3. JUUL Labs — $50B (USA — Consumer & Retail)
  4. WeWork — $47 (USA — Other)
  5. SpaceX —…

Use them before anything else.

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My own piece of art

I grew up in a village in southwest Poland. It was the 80s — a time of Soviet dominance, social unrest, and economic hardship. My childhood was marked by austerity imposed by the Polish economy. And my parents. No internet, food rationing. Propaganda posters here and there. All ingredients for an unhappy life.

Whoa, hold on a minute, did you just say you had no internet? It must have sucked?

No, not so much.

Writing produces words, editing creates stories.

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Writing and editing tend to be difficult when done by the same person. There is one part in us that wants to create — writing is an act of creation — and explore whatever there is to explore. We search for ideas, thoughts, experiences and try to find the right words to recreate them on paper and share them with others.

Accomplished writers share their methods, and agony, of writing the story’s first sentences.

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I wrote this sentence several times and it still feels half-done. As it turns out, many writers go through the same painful experience — no matter whether they’re writing pros or just starting out.

1) Study the Sentences of Great Writers

Schools in the 18th and 19th century in America taught children to write by copying the work of great writers. By doing so, students learned handwriting…

Take a look at how award-winning journalists organize their material for writing.

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Organizing material is both a physical and a mental process. Firstly, you mark and sort your notes by themes, subjects, or chronology. You transcribe your interviews or pay someone to do so. You print stuff out, or scan it and store it on your laptop — and if you have done a lot of reporting and researching, and there is tons of that material you’ve gathered, you will even sweat while doing so.

A glimpse into the journalists’ approach for generating ideas, their research routines, and interviewing methods.

This article is based on the book “The New New Journalism” by Robert S. Boynton, who interviewed nineteen practitioners of the literature of fact. Occasionally, I have used the wisdom found in William Zinsser’s classic “On Writing Well” and John McPhee’s “Draft №4”.

The Literature of Fact in the USA

Between 1870 and 1900, the nation of…

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In the midst of the discussions around artificial intelligence (AI) and automation, people begin to speculate how the jobs of the future will be like — and if there is still a reason for them to exist. AI with its machine and deep learning algorithms constantly aim at automating everything that’s in their way, spreading fear and confusion in nearly every industry. But are these fears justified?

Piotr Domek

CEO @Nubeasoft. I don’t have any particular skills. I have a sort of vague knowledge of many areas.

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