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Minimizing Downtime During Mergers & Acquisitions

Minimizing Downtime During Mergers & Acquisitions

Minimizing Downtime As economic conditions gradually improve, North American companies are starting to recover their confidence, and are looking beyond mere survival. A recent survey by KPMG focusing on mergers and acquisitions demonstrated cautious optimism, with 21 per cent of companies planning to initiate at least one acquisition this year, and 16 per cent planning for…

Smart Cities: Market Opportunities Worth USD 1.5 trillion By 2020

Smart Cities: Market Opportunities Worth USD 1.5 trillion By 2020

Smart Cities: Market Opportunities Worth USD 1.5 trillion By 2020 SINGAPORE, Nov. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — By 2025, it is expected that approximately 58% of the world’s population – or 4.6 billion people will be living in urban areas. The process of urbanization has become so important that it has become a catalyst in the transformation…

Cloud Infographic – IOT And The Massive Potential

Cloud Infographic – IOT And The Massive Potential

IOT And The Massive Potential Internet of Things (IOT) has been discussed often on CloudTweaks and for good reason.  It provides a number of tremendously exciting new opportunities for many businesses. For those not exactly familiar with the term can easily find a quick refresher infographic here. As for the potential of the Internet of Things,…

The New ‘Virtual’ Reality

The New ‘Virtual’ Reality

Juniper Gives Service Providers Flexibility to Innovate, Launch, Test and Rethink New Services in Record Time and for Far Less Investment SUNNYVALE, CA–(Marketwired – Nov 6, 2014) – (NYSE: JNPR) — A sales rep of a major Internet service provider picks up the phone and connects with the CEO of a hot new startup. The…

Cloud Infographic – The True Cost of Inexpensive Web Hosting

Cloud Infographic – The True Cost of Inexpensive Web Hosting

The True Cost of Inexpensive Web Hosting The cloud pricing wars have really taken off this past year, with big players like Amazon, Google, Microsoft and many others slashing prices for their cloud and hosting solutions. As a result, there has been a much larger emphasis on service and quality over a cheap price, leaving…

Is your Organization Really Prepared for its Move to the Cloud?

Is your Organization Really Prepared for its Move to the Cloud?

Is Your Organization Really Prepared? Cloud computing is playing a transformational role in how businesses function. It’s a disruptive technology that is influencing the growth trajectories of businesses. Irrespective of the industry, cloud computing is being adopted at breakneck speed. There is no doubt in anybody’s mind that if a business is to survive and…

Cloud Infographic – Stormy In The Cloud

Cloud Infographic – Stormy In The Cloud

Stormy In The Cloud Provided is an infographic with some concerning statistics by Safenet regarding IT security. 47% of respondents said the IT security team are hardly involved in the decision making process. 44% of corporate data stored in a cloud environment is not managed or controlled by the IT department. Only 34% of companies have policies…

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Self-Service BI (Business Intelligence) 101

Self-Service BI (Business Intelligence) 101

BI (Business Intelligence) 101 Non-technical users are increasingly jumping at the opportunity to get real-time business insight from data without the help of the IT department, whether they’re a small business without an IT staff altogether, or a high-ranking executive unwilling to request a report that will take a week to be completed. What is…

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges (5 Things To Expect)

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges (5 Things To Expect)

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges Every December, security experts begin to release their predictions on what cybersecurity will look like in the coming year. “The concept behind predictions is based on a company’s ability to express its expertise in a field both on the business and on the technology end,” said Barry Shteiman, director of security strategy…

The Role Cloud Technology Plays in the Recruiting Industry

The Role Cloud Technology Plays in the Recruiting Industry

The Recruiting Industry Like most other established industries, the recruiting industry is being disrupted by new business models and cutting-edge technologies. From recruiting technology talent with a highly publicized hackathon, to handling graphic or even online versions or resumes, recruiting agencies are seeing new challenges and opportunities every day. Yet, the goal is still the…

Cloud and regulation in financial services

Cloud and regulation in financial services

Cloud Regulation When talking about cloud and regulation in financial services, it is important to approach it with a clear understanding of the typical policies that your national regulator will require you to adhere to. Let’s start with outsourcing policy. Cloud mode provides us with a way of outsourcing data centre environments, applications, and services…

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