6 Cloud Trends Driving Workers Out Of The Office

6 Cloud Trends Driving Workers Out Of The Office

6 Cloud Trends Freedom from the office and the promise of working from anywhere has been an illusion for many years. However, this illusion now seems to be closer to reality than ever before. Automattic, the hosting company for WordPress.com servers, knows the future is now. They have 123 people that operate like self-employed workers, taking advantage of cloud and mobile apps to communicate across 26 countries and 94 cities. Everyone works from home. Here…

When Work And Personal Life Overlap: A Primer To The “Bring Your Own Device” Era

When Work And Personal Life Overlap: A Primer To The “Bring Your Own Device” Era

The “Bring Your Own Device” Era In the modern business world, carrying more than one device is most often a factor of available applications, device capabilities, or personal preferences rather than a solid-walled barrier between work and play life. A “bring your own device” (BYOD) landscape exists because, over the last decade, the line has increasingly blurred between “business” and “personal” technology usage. BYOD may be defined as a business policy allowing employees to bring…

Cloud Availability: Are You Feeling Lucky?

Cloud Availability: Are You Feeling Lucky?

Cloud Availability I’m a firm believer in having control over anything that can get me fired. So, while the cloud is wonderful for solving all sorts of IT issues, only the bold, the brave or the career suicidal place business-critical applications so completely out of their own control. My company began pushing applications to the cloud around 2004. Today the majority of our applications are cloud-based. Our most important applications, however, stay in-house and run…

A Hitchhikers Guide To The Cloud – Database Challenges To Consider

A Hitchhikers Guide To The Cloud – Database Challenges To Consider

A Hitchhikers Guide To The Cloud  The cloud has turned traditional data management on its head. People still think they will be able to command endless resources while being able to deploy, run and consume a distributed data solution anywhere, anytime. But there are key database challenges when putting your applications in the cloud that are unique and can’t be ignored. 1. High Availability In the cloud, high availability isn’t just about hardware resiliency anymore.…

Cloud Music – Part 2

Cloud Music – Part 2 If you’ve decided to sign up for a cloud music service, but are not sure which platform is right for you, this article might be helpful.  There are several factors to consider while selecting a cloud music service provider: Where is your music currently stored and how much space does it take up? Where did most of the songs you already have in your library come from (online retailer, CD…

Effective Ways Cloud Computing Can Contribute To Education Success

Effective Ways Cloud Computing Can Contribute To Education Success

Cloud Computing Education Success Cloud computing and education sounds ambiguous on the face of it. Naturally, it’s because, very few individuals, publishers and users alike come from the education sector. In most cases, cloud computing is only associated with businesses and how they can leverage their efficiencies. Just to introduce how the cloud deserves a place in our current education institution, it’s important to reiterate the education philosophy. Its essence is knowledge. It’s this knowledge which brings advancement, achievement…

10 Industries That Will Gain From Adopting The Cloud

10 Industries That Will Gain From Adopting The Cloud

10 Industries That Will Gain Cloud computing, or ‘cloud’ as it is popularly known as, is the latest trend in the computer world. Everyone is talking about it and everyday new developments are coming in. Cloud computing is like a huge switchboard; when you need a power outlet, just plug in your device; and when you are done, remove it. You do not have to carry a switchboard or an adapter with you everywhere. Therefore,…

Cloud Infographic: The Big Data Boom

Cloud Infographic: The Big Data Boom

The Big Data Boom Data is a common problem in organizations, and hence they want to figure out how to get their enterprise data assets under control. The friendship mantra of big data and the cloud can be verified by analyzing the emergence of cloud computing with the processing power to manage exabytes of information. Being able to handle large amounts of information is a priority for big enterprises in the industry because organizations are…