The Power of the API: How Plugging Data Brings Extraordinary Services to the Public

The Power of the API: How Plugging Data Brings Extraordinary Services to the Public

Painting With APIs APIs or application programming interfaces of popular services are used by numerous startups to bring valuable services to the general public. API websites such as ProgrammableWeb is one of the more popular sites offering a variety of plugins and mashup examples. Companies such as Facebook, Foursquare and the Google’s API explorer share

Cloud Infographic – Wearable Tech And Preventative Healthcare

Cloud Infographic – Wearable Tech And Preventative Healthcare

Wearable Tech And Preventative Healthcare There are so many exciting new opportunities available to utilize wearable technology in the future.  Areas such as nanotechnology disease monitoring, crowdfunding to wearable accessories are some excellent examples of the potential. Estimates vary, but appear to suggest that the market will produce between $14-50 Billion over the next few years. Included below

SingleHop Unveils Enterprise-Class Virtual Private Cloud for Businesses of All Sizes

SingleHop Unveils Enterprise-Class Virtual Private Cloud for Businesses of All Sizes

SingleHop Unveils Enterprise-Class Virtual Private Cloud Cloud Infrastructure Provider Leverages Wide Range of Technologies to Deliver a Dynamic Virtual Private Cloud Solution to All Enterprises CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwired – Oct 21, 2014) – SingleHop, a leading provider of cloud-enabled managed hosting, today announced the launch of its new Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) offering. Built on a

Are Wearables Bad For Your Health?

Are Wearables Bad For Your Health?

Are Wearables Bad For Your Health? Wearables are supposed to be good for your health. Fitness bands, gym accessories and biometric monitors can measure everything from heart-rate to body hydration, and should theoretically be used to help owners improve their bodies. So why does new research claim that wearables are, in fact, bad for your

IBM Stumbles Amid Earnings Concerns

IBM Stumbles Amid Earnings Concerns

IBM Stumbles Amid Earnings Concerns Last week, IBM and SAP shook the cloud computing world with the announcement that they would be embarking on a massive strategic partnership. The partnership was designed “to offer a more holistic service to their clients,”. The shock waves from this announcement were so strong that other firms were reportedly

Big Data, Big Revenue For The Car Industry

Big Data, Big Revenue For The Car Industry

Big Data, Big Revenue For The Car Industry MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Cars are zooming in as the third largest contributor to the world of Internet of Things (IoT), and the concept of predictive analytics is becoming critical to make use of the large amounts of connectivity, bandwidth and data. Vehicle manufacturers

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Stopping Multi-Platform Cloud Problems Before They Start

Stopping Multi-Platform Cloud Problems Before They Start

The hybrid cloud continues to gain traction as a viable option for companies looking to realize the economic benefits of cloud while still retaining a level of security and comfort that comes from their existing infrastructure for mission critical applications. But creating and maintaining separate platforms comes with its own set of problems – not…

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Cloud Infographic – Wearable Tech And Preventative Healthcare

Cloud Infographic – Wearable Tech And Preventative Healthcare

Wearable Tech And Preventative Healthcare There are so many exciting new opportunities available to utilize wearable technology in the future.  Areas such as nanotechnology disease monitoring, crowdfunding to wearable accessories are some excellent examples of the potential. Estimates vary, but appear to suggest that the market will produce between $14-50 Billion over the next few years. Included below

Ten Tips For Successful Business Intelligence Implementation

Ten Tips For Successful Business Intelligence Implementation

Ten Tips for Successful Business Intelligence Implementation The cost of Business Intelligence (BI) software goes far beyond the purchase price. Time spent researching, implementing, and maintaining your BI investment can snowball quickly and mistakes are often expensive. Your time is valuable – save it by learning from other businesses’ experiences. We’ve compiled the top ten

Knots And Cloud Service Providers

Knots And Cloud Service Providers

How Do These Two Compare? In Boy Scouts, I learned how to tie knots. The quickest knot you can tie is the slipknot. It’s very effective for connecting one thing to another via the rope you have. It was used in setting up tents, mooring boats to docks temporarily and lifting your food up into

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To Have and Have Not: Big Data Initiatives In Developing Countries

To Have and Have Not: Big Data Initiatives In Developing Countries

Big Data Initiatives In Developing Countries The poor of the developing countries are becoming increasingly connected, to the point where they too are part of the Big Data revolution that’s happening across the globe. It didn’t come with laptops, though, as some supposed it would. Whereas it costs a fortune to connect broadband to a

Big Data In Your Garden: Initiatives For Better Understanding Nature

Big Data In Your Garden: Initiatives For Better Understanding Nature

Big Data in Your Garden Big Data and IoT initiatives are springing up all across the globe, making cities, protesters–and just about everything else–smarter. However, thus far there’s been little attention paid to the interactions between these bizarre technologies and living things other than humans. Biology, that is, human biology is one field where Big

Who Holds the Key to the City: Big Data and City Management

Who Holds the Key to the City: Big Data and City Management

Big Data and City Management Cities like New York, Madrid, and especially Rio de Janeiro are augmented with Big Data-powered initiatives that range from combating crime with predictive analytics (New York & Madrid) to providing real-time data for improved management. Although Big Data is no panacea and is mainly used in conjunction with a greater

Internet of Things

Where’s the Capital of the Internet of Things?

Where’s the Capital of the Internet of Things?

Where’s the Capital? We all know the capitals of fashion are London, New York and Paris, while the capital of film is Hollywood (or Bollywood!) – but what’s the new capital of the internet? Specifically, the internet of things? The answer – according to new research by Ozy – might surprise you. It’s not Tokyo, Seoul,

Smart Cities – How Big Data Is Changing The Power Grid

Smart Cities – How Big Data Is Changing The Power Grid

Smart Cities And Big Data As Anthony Townsend argues in his SMART CITIES, even though the communications industry has changed beyond recognition since its inception, the way we consume power has remained stubbornly anachronistic. The rules of physics are, of course, partially to blame, for making grid networks harder to decentralize, as opposed to communication

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It’s A Hybrid Cloud World: Are You Managing Your Hybrid State?

It’s A Hybrid Cloud World: Are You Managing Your Hybrid State?

Managing Your Hybrid State If your company is using cloud computing services today, it’s highly likely you are already in a hybrid cloud configuration. The key question is whether you are actively managing this reality. Whether your company uses Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) or deploys applications to a cloud platform, there is a high likelihood those services are

Rebooting The Brain Through Headsets

Rebooting The Brain Through Headsets

Rebooting The Brain The California based company – Thync, has created a wearable headset that sounds like something out of the movie Brainstorm which is making some noise. As CNN reports: Thync has already tested its product on more than 2,000 people in as many trials. After using Thync, the subjects answer questions about how they feel and

Potential Security Flaws Detected With Medical Devices

Potential Security Flaws Detected With Medical Devices

Potential Security Flaws Detected There have always been concerns when it comes to security and the cloud. It is especially troubling when it involves the security of medical devices.  As reported by news agency Reuters. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating about two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices and