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How Dropbox Continues To Prove Steve Jobs Wrong

How Dropbox Continues To Prove Steve Jobs Wrong

How Dropbox Continues To Prove Steve Jobs Wrong The late great Steve Jobs once called Dropbox a “feature, not a product.” Was he ever wrong! Arguably the hottest cloud provider on the market today, Dropbox now has more than 300 million users worldwide. SME’s and large corporations alike rely on Dropbox’s innovative cloud services daily.…

Microsoft HoloLens Could Be an Augmented Reality Game-Changer

Microsoft HoloLens Could Be an Augmented Reality Game-Changer

Microsoft HoloLens – A Possible Game-Changer There has been an exciting surge of new virtual reality and augmented reality innovations within recent years. Augmented reality (AR) is a mostly real time view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented or supplemented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. New technologies…

Developers, the Cloud and Security Concerns

Developers, the Cloud and Security Concerns

Thought Provoking Survey So I got to thinking about security and how this relates to developers in particular. This was prompted by a recent read of the findings reported in a survey, “2014: The Year of Encryption” conducted by Egress Software Technologies, of delegates at Europe’s largest information security event Infosecurity Europe 2014. And you…

Cloud Ready Business Drivers

Cloud Ready Business Drivers

Cloud Ready Business Drivers Many organizations are faced with the dilemma of moving to the cloud. Understandably so. This isn’t a decision that can be taken overnight. Every CTO and CIO will do their due diligence of mapping business and technology needs before they make their final call. There are a few business scenarios though…

A Look Into The Crystal Ball: Predictions For 2015

A Look Into The Crystal Ball: Predictions For 2015

Predictions For 2015 At the start of a new year we have the opportunity to look ahead and think about what trends will likely shape the coming months. 2015 is poised to be transformative for government agencies and enterprises, as an increasing number of organizations look to modernize their computing environments, expand their focus on…

Microsoft evolves its customer-centric solutions with new Parature release

Microsoft evolves its customer-centric solutions with new Parature release

New Parature Release REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT“) on Wednesday announced the Spring ’15 release for Parature from Microsoft, adding new capabilities that empower brands and organizations to deliver engaging customer self-service solutions across applications, channels and devices. This new release emphasizes productivity for customer service professionals by delivering insights…

Cloud Computing Checklist For Startups

Cloud Computing Checklist For Startups

Cloud Computing Checklist For Startups There are many people who aspire to do great things in this world and see new technologies such as Cloud computing and Internet of Things as a tremendous offering to help bridge and showcase their ideas. Innovation is not doing what everyone else is doing #onefest — Warren Whitlock (@WarrenWhitlock)…

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…

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing Despite the rapid growth of cloud computing, the cloud still commands a small portion of overall enterprise IT spending. Estimates I’ve seen put the percentage between 5% and 10% of the slightly more than $2 trillion (not including telco) spent worldwide in 2014 on enterprise IT. Yet growth projections…

Predictions For 2015: Social Media, IoT, NFV and Data Center Growth

Predictions For 2015: Social Media, IoT, NFV and Data Center Growth

Predictions For 2015 Social Media Use and IoT Spurs SDN, NFV and Data Center Growth Social media continues to drive Internet growth worldwide with the market leader, Facebook, surpassing one billion registered accounts last year. The social media giant’s growth was fueled in large part by growing mobile user access in the Asia-Pacific region, with…

Consequences Of Combining Off Premise Cloud Storage and Corporate Data

Consequences Of Combining Off Premise Cloud Storage and Corporate Data

Off Premise Corporate Data Storage Cloud storage is a broad term. It can encompass anything from on premise solutions, to file storage, disaster recovery and off premise options. To narrow the scope, I’ve dedicated the focus of today’s discussion to the more popular cloud storage services—such as Dropbox, Box, OneDrive—which are also known as hosted,…

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…

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