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Nathan Lasnoski

Nathan Lasnoski

Nathan Lasnoski is Concurrency's Chief Technology Officer, a Datacenter MVP and a recognized leader in Core Infrastructure Design, SharePoint Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Unified Communications technologies.

Contributions by Nathan Lasnoski

ETHICS OF AI – Chapter 3: Humanity Positively Impacted by AI

For the benefit of humanity, AI can prove to be the most important invention of our generation, if the strengths are appropriately governed.  If you consider the innovation wave that AI is producing and the comparison between it and all previous generations, the opportunity for economic advancement, personal empowerment, invention, and maximization of humanity’s strengths has never seen a greater time of set before it.  The benefits of applying AI to human challenges span from medical, to manufacturing, to safety, to personal well-being, to optimizing relationships.  We’ll spend some time talking about the areas of life that will be positively impacted by AI, but these will only be a sample, because the most game-changing haven’t even been ideated yet.

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ETHICS OF AI – Chapter 2: The Definition of Artificial Intelligence

What is AI?  Is AI essentially any machine computational process that takes an input and arrives at a probability? Does it depend on more?  To have a fruitful conversation about artificial intelligence, we need to break it down into at least two main categories

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ETHICS OF AI - Chapter 1: The Human Difference

The first question when considering machine ethics is “where to start?”  We could start with a definition of ethics, an understanding of what is possible, or how machines are improving at an increasing rate.

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Nobody cares about your messy legacy environment

The most impactful directional shift I see successful companies make is they prioritize the right activities with their scarce resources.  They understand how they need to serve their customers, partners, and employees with technologies that align to their needs.  They also make choices to direct resources to those appropriate priorities and less toward others that […]

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ETHICS OF AI – INTRODUCTION

We are experiencing a generational shift in the impact of technology in the human experience.  The infusion of technology into every aspect of life is changing the way we live our daily lives and the way businesses engage their customers, partners, and employees.   

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Reasons to avoid third party portal in front of Azure

I often am asked, “should I put a third party portal in front of my Azure or multi-cloud environment?” They ask for a good reason, they want to achieve control of their cloud environment and help their organization to make good decisions. It often comes from organizations who have a self-service portal in their on-premise environment and want to achieve the same ‘efficiencies’ in their cloud environment. There are a lot of reasons why people go down this route, but it is NOT a good idea. In fact, deploying a portal in front of your public cloud is a common anti-pattern that companies should avoid. Here are some of the reasons to avoid this approach.

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Reasons to Avoid Third Party Portals in Front of Azure

I often am asked, “should I put a third party portal in front of my Azure or multi-cloud environment?” They ask for a good reason, they want to achieve control of their cloud environment and help their organization to make good decisions. It often comes from organizations who have a self-service portal in their on-premise […]

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Top 10 Mistakes Companies Make Getting Started with Azure: #3—Assuming Your Cloud Environment Needs to Function Like On-Premises

The last several posts in this series have zeroed in on specific structural and technical pitfalls to avoid when getting started with Azure. In this post, let’s zoom out a bit and consider a mistake that’s more conceptual than it is technical—namely, that switching from an on-premises environment to the cloud will not exactly replicate functions.

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