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Should Your Email Live In The Cloud? A Comparative Cost Analysis

Should Your Email Live In The Cloud? A Comparative Cost Analysis When Google launched Google Apps Premier Edition for $50 per user per year, it raised the question, “How much should we be paying for email?” But it’s not just this eye-popping price that should trigger the question about where you should run your email.…

Is The Cloud More Secure Than a Physical Environment?

Is The Cloud More Secure Than a Physical Environment? I have recently had the opportunity to attend a panelist dinner organized by NaviSite and CISCO. That was a great networking opportunity, as I got a chance to chat with many CIOs from companies ranging from 10’s of millions to billions of dollars of annual revenue.…

Cloud Job Of The Day – Enterprise Solutions Architect – Amazon Web Services

Enterprise Solutions Architect – Amazon Web Services Do you like helping large enterprise customers solve technical problems? Would you like to do this using the latest cloud computing technologies? Do you have a knack for helping an organization understand application architectures and integration approaches, and the consultative and leadership skills to help guide a project…

Five Considerations When Evaluating Cloud Computing Architectures

Five Considerations When Evaluating Cloud Computing Architectures Wayne, Pa. – May 4, 2011 – An excellent starting point for an organization looking at cloud computing platforms is to examine its IT architecture.  Only by aligning the architecture – compute, network, data center, power and storage resources – with applications can a company be on the…

Cloud Computing Job Of The Day – Principal Software Engineer, Cloud Data Integration

Informatica is the leading provider of data integration software and services. As a member of the Cloud server team, you will develop highly scalable, fault tolerant, distributed multi-tenant platform to deliver integration services. This architecture powers the industry’s first commercially available integration platform delivered as a service. Development is based primarily on Java open source…

Cloud-based Security – The Need To Reconsider Security Approaches

The convergence of numerous trends is causing organizations to reconsider their approach to security. While widespread email viruses and worms have decreased, attacks via the web are on the rise. This is because web browsers consolidate many applications ─ including those used for email, instant messaging, and ecommerce ─ making the browser an attractive launch…

Is Bigger Better? Not with the Cloud on Your Side

Is Bigger Better? Not with the Cloud on Your Side

Is Bigger Better? Growing up, bigger almost always equated to better. The bigger kid hit the baseball farther, threw the ball faster, shot the hockey puck harder and usually won the fight. In school, we were taught that larger companies were better than the smaller ones. Bigger, meant better economies of scale, more market share…

Hoarders And Data Collectors: On The Brink Of Unmanageability

Hoarders And Data Collectors:  On The Brink Of Unmanageability

Hoarders and Data Collectors In our physical world, hoarders are deemed “out of control” when they collect too much.  Surely the same analogy applies in our online world.  When providers collect realms of data from us, it seems they lose control of that too?  In the last months it’s not just the frequency of data…

Leveraging Carrier Ethernet To Connect To The Cloud

Leveraging Carrier Ethernet To Connect To The Cloud

Connecting To The Cloud Determining the Best Cloud Connectivity Solution With the Cloud only being as good as employees’ ability to effectively access it, the overall user experience depends highly on enterprise network connectivity. Today, the Internet is the predominant method to connect to Cloud applications services. Internet connectivity is readily available in all markets.…

The Open Performance Grid: Utopia Comes To Tech

The Open Performance Grid: Utopia Comes To Tech

The Open Performance Grid “For what greater wealth can there be than cheerfulness, peace of mind, and freedom from anxiety?” So wrote the English author and philosopher Sir Thomas More in his novel, Utopia, almost 500 years ago. More’s utopian dreams continue to thrive in one guise or another to the present day; in the…

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