If cloud supplier lock-in is such a bad idea, how do so many development teams find themselves stuck in this frustrating scenario?

12 million concurrent gamers on Steam.
Over 24 hours of Playstation Network downtime.
34,000 hacked Steam accounts.

That’s just a few of the headlines from last year’s holiday game rush. We’re four weeks away from Christmas. Are you ready for the battle against holiday shoppers? With the increased traffic, security concerns and high customer expectations, the holiday period is a stressful time for you and your servers. So how can you prepare?

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Your “how to” blog post should teach the reader how to do something by breaking it down into a series of steps.

Begin your blog post by explaining what problem you are going to solve through your explanation and be sure to include any relevant keywords. Add in a personal story to establish your credibility on this topic. And make sure to end your blog post with a summary of what your reader will gain by following your lead.

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INTRODUCTION:

Your “how to” blog post should teach the reader how to do something by breaking it down into a series of steps.

Begin your blog post by explaining what problem you are going to solve through your explanation and be sure to include any relevant keywords. Add in a personal story to establish your credibility on this topic. And make sure to end your blog post with a summary of what your reader will gain by following your lead.

Need some inspiration? Check out these “How-To” examples from the HubSpot blog:

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INTRODUCTION:

Your “how to” blog post should teach the reader how to do something by breaking it down into a series of steps.

Begin your blog post by explaining what problem you are going to solve through your explanation and be sure to include any relevant keywords. Add in a personal story to establish your credibility on this topic. And make sure to end your blog post with a summary of what your reader will gain by following your lead.

Need some inspiration? Check out these “How-To” examples from the HubSpot blog:

So far in the Getting Started With Scripting series, we’ve looked at a few ways of manipulating program flow. We covered using the if statement to choose whether or not to run sets of commands and then we covered loops to repeatedly run sets of commands. Another way of controlling program flow in Bash is with the use of functions.

For a growing number of brands, digital transformation is the gift that keeps giving. From product personalization to virtual reality experiences, connected appliances to social discounting, brands are experimenting with all manner of digital innovations to boost custom and consumer awareness this Christmas. Here are some that brought a twinkle to our tech-loving eyes…

What defines an excellent startup idea? Do they fill a gap in the market that nobody knew existed until the solution pops up like magic? Is it that they managed to succeed in spite of chaotic economies and mercurial market conditions? Or is it just that the startup ideas themselves are so wonderfully interesting and the entrepreneur so deliciously bold? What is worth a moment’s pause to pay attention to a startup? Whatever the criteria you choose to define an excellent startup idea, here the top ten startup ideas for 2016…