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2020: Tech Hindsight is 20/20

The End of the year always brings a flurry of retrospective content. That’s natural I suppose. It is natural to get a bit reflective when the calendar markers click over. The compulsion to arm-chair quarterback major events and mistakes or to don a wizardly hat and Nostradamus the future is strong. We’ve looked back at dozens of technology stories from this year and found that ALL the big stories and events actually boil down to just 4 deeper, more meaningful stories. Let’s take a look and bring the year into focus.
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Modern Disaster Preparedness & Recovery in the Age of the Cloud

The Internet Has Become Complacent Again, and That’s Got to Stop. Even though the relentless march of technology has dramatically improved the stability and reliability of networks and hardware, business and enterprise websites and systems face continued threats from cascading failure in hyperscale public clouds to malware and ransomware. We have updated and revised our Best Practice recommendations for keeping your data safe in the age of the cloud and — more importantly — providing a clear path to recovery when the worst happens.
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Azure Space Makes a Starlink Deal to Redefine The Edge

We have been around datacenters for our entire careers. For decades the trend has been toward bigger and more powerful data centers that contain literally millions of processors. These behemoths are placed where power is cheap and bandwidth easily available. And they are so expensive that you just can't put them all the places you need to. But what if there was a way to put small, super-powerful computing power anywhere in the world without having to worry about power or connectivity? The future is now.
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The Truth About Website Page Speed

We’ve been fielding a lot of questions about website page speed. It's important. But automated page speed reports and analyzers only tell half the story. Here is what you need to know about website page speed, why it's important, when it's not important, and the practical things that you can do to strike the right balance.
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State of the .NET Union: .NET 5.0 Preview Release 8

.NET 5.0 Preview Release 8 is LIVE. Not only is Microsoft following an aggressive development schedule for .NET 5.0, but they are achieving their objective — hitting all of the projected milestones with marginal delays. The preview releases that we have been monitoring are demonstrating solid work and attention to detail. Here is what you need to know in the run-up to the most important advancement in code since ... well, since the invention of .NET.
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Google Chrome Release 84 — Here’s What We Know Now

There are recent July 4th updates to the Chrome browser can affect just about every website on the internet — Chrome 84. We are tracking these to ensure that our customers are well-prepared for updates and adapted to the changes as they occur. Here’s what you need to know.