Alibaba $1 Billion Dollar Cloud Investment – International Competition Mounting

Alibaba $1 Billion Dollar Cloud Investment – International Competition Mounting

Alibaba $1 Billion Dollar Cloud Investment  China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) said on Wednesday it would invest $1 billion into its Aliyun cloud computing arm to challenge Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) lucrative Web Services division, opening a global front in the battle between the two e-commerce giants. With the global cloud computing market estimated by…

5 Tips For Getting Millennials Onboard Your SaaS

5 Tips For Getting Millennials Onboard Your SaaS

Getting Millennials Onboard Your SaaS Why are Millennials the key demographic that SaaS companies should focus on? For one, they are quickly making up a larger share of your total user base. However, it is more than just a shift towards a younger generation; it is a shift in ideology. Millennials approach information much differently…

Global Cloud Development An Open Question

Global Cloud Development An Open Question

Global Cloud Development Statistics and projections from Cisco’s Global Cloud Index show that the world’s data centers are already processing 4.7 zettabytes (4.7 million petabytes) per year. Cisco research says this amount will continue to grow by 23% annually for the next few years. (Inforgraphic Source: https://visual.ly/how-much-petabyte) If we project these numbers over the next 25…

Getting Value From The Cloud

Getting Value From The Cloud

Value From The Cloud Emergent Research predicts that small businesses employing cloud computing will more than double in the next six years, from 37% to 80%. Though often associated with small business transformation, cloud technology can be useful for large and government organizations too. MSPmentor comments that cloud computing is no longer only for developers…

How To Avoid An IT Culture Clash

How To Avoid An IT Culture Clash

Avoid An IT Culture Clash It used to be that company IT decision makers could simply dictate the software that business units would use. However, in today’s business culture where employees use multiple devices to collaborate and complete work, the traditional one-size-fits-all approach to selecting software and cloud computing services is no longer effective for…

CLOUD AGGREGATION IS INEVITABLE: The Shift From Digital Disruption To Digital Enabler

CLOUD AGGREGATION IS INEVITABLE: The Shift From Digital Disruption To Digital Enabler

Cloud Aggregation The big shift in big data, virtualization, enterprise mobility and complex integrated systems that are causing so much disruption today, is heading to an emphasis on platforms as opposed to projects that call for too many integration points. New technology is often disruptive. It takes time to understand it, and to find the…

Smart Watches And Cyber Security Concerns

Smart Watches And Cyber Security Concerns

Smart Watches Vulnerable To Cyber-Attack The recent epidemic of cyber attacks has led to increased investment and spending on security. But still, hackers have the upper hand. They can hack your computer, mobile, iPad, Internet-connected vehicle, and even your smart watch. According to HP, Smart watches with network and communication functionality represent a new and…

Putting The Business Back Into Business Intelligence: How BI Can Grow Your Bottom Line

Putting The Business Back Into Business Intelligence: How BI Can Grow Your Bottom Line

Putting the Business Back Into Business Intelligence Big data’s reputation is taking a hit for its tendency to overpromise and underdeliver. While this bad rap isn’t entirely unwarranted, maybe the problem isn’t with big data itself. Perhaps the problem is that we fail to properly utilize the data we collect. In the corporate world, business…

Internet of Things
Three Factors for Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy

Three Factors for Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy

Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy A few weeks ago I visited the global headquarters of a large multi-national company to discuss cloud strategy with the CIO. I arrived 30 minutes early and took a tour of the area where the marketing team showcased their award winning brands. I was impressed by the digital marketing strategy…

The Industries That The Cloud Will Change The Most

The Industries That The Cloud Will Change The Most

The Industries That The Cloud Will Change The Most Cloud computing is rapidly revolutionizing the way we do business. Instead of being a blurry buzzword, it has become a facet of everyday life. Most people may not quite understand how the cloud works, but electricity is quite difficult to fathom as well. Anyway, regardless of…

4 Different Types of Attacks – Understanding the “Insider Threat”

4 Different Types of Attacks – Understanding the “Insider Threat”

Understanding the “Insider Threat”  The revelations that last month’s Sony hack was likely caused by a disgruntled former employee have put a renewed spotlight on the insider threat. The insider threat first received attention after Edward Snowden began to release all sorts of confidential information regarding national security. While many called him a hero, what…

5 Ways The Internet of Things Will Drive Cloud Growth

5 Ways The Internet of Things Will Drive Cloud Growth

5 Ways The Internet of Things Will Drive Cloud Growth The Internet of Things is the latest term to describe the interconnectivity of all our devices and home appliances. The goal of the internet of things is to create universal applications that are connected to all of the lights, TVs, door locks, air conditioning, and…

5 Surprising Ways Cloud Computing Is Changing Education

5 Surprising Ways Cloud Computing Is Changing Education

Cloud Computing Education The benefits of cloud computing are being recognized in businesses and institutions across the board, with almost 90 percent of organizations currently using some kind of cloud-based application. The immediate benefits of cloud computing are obvious: cloud-based applications reduce infrastructure and IT costs, increase accessibility, enable collaboration, and allow organizations more flexibility…

How The Cloud Is Changing Disaster Recovery

How The Cloud Is Changing Disaster Recovery

How the Cloud is Changing Disaster Recovery Anyone who is a regular reader of this site will know about the cloud’s numerous benefits. Using the cloud can provide businesses with cost-effective resource usage, rapid provisioning, easy scalability and flexible elasticity – benefits that simply don’t exist when using local on-site servers and services. One of…

Domain Shadowing – Wild West Of Internet Cyber Attacks

Domain Shadowing – Wild West Of Internet Cyber Attacks

World Wide Web Labeled Wild Wild West of Internet Cyber Attacks A new “threat report” labels the World Wide Web (www) the Wild Wild West of cyber warfare stating that the Internet is still “an untamed frontier.” The report from Bromium Labs, security analysts, that study key trends in the cyber attack landscape and specialize…

Alibaba $1 Billion Dollar Cloud Investment – International Competition Mounting

Alibaba $1 Billion Dollar Cloud Investment – International Competition Mounting

Alibaba $1 Billion Dollar Cloud Investment  China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) said on Wednesday it would invest $1 billion into its Aliyun cloud computing arm to challenge Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) lucrative Web Services division, opening a global front in the battle between the two e-commerce giants. With the global cloud computing market estimated by…

Global Cloud Development An Open Question

Global Cloud Development An Open Question

Global Cloud Development Statistics and projections from Cisco’s Global Cloud Index show that the world’s data centers are already processing 4.7 zettabytes (4.7 million petabytes) per year. Cisco research says this amount will continue to grow by 23% annually for the next few years. (Inforgraphic Source: https://visual.ly/how-much-petabyte) If we project these numbers over the next 25…

How To Avoid An IT Culture Clash

How To Avoid An IT Culture Clash

Avoid An IT Culture Clash It used to be that company IT decision makers could simply dictate the software that business units would use. However, in today’s business culture where employees use multiple devices to collaborate and complete work, the traditional one-size-fits-all approach to selecting software and cloud computing services is no longer effective for…

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