Are PCs Committing Suicide? The Windows 8 Buyer Reactions

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Are PCs Committing Suicide? The Windows 8 Buyer Reactions When we use the term “Personal Computer”, we are generally talking about machines that can trace their ancestry to the original IBM 5150 PC, the computer architecture that brought computing to the masses. Introduced in 1981, the 5150 architecture, along with the Microsoft PC-DOS operating system,

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IT Disaster Recovery For SMEs

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IT Disaster Recovery For SMEs According to credible estimates, an hour of outage may cost a medium sized company $70,000. Yes, that is accumulated losses when IT systems go offline. What’s interesting to note here is that in contrast to the popular belief that natural disasters constitute the primary reason for IT system failure, a

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How Cloud Broker Software Is Accelerating Enterprise Cloud Migration

How Cloud Broker Software Is Accelerating Enterprise Cloud Migration When I say “Cloud Broker”, don’t confuse it with the official definition which is – an agent who assists cloud consumers choose or migrate to single or multiple cloud platforms. There’s a new set of software which sits on top of the Cloud stack and adds

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Data Encryption For Education

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Data Encryption For Education Schools, colleges and universities are facing data security issues on a regular basis and the nature of their IT systems present unique challenges. Balancing diverse information with required security control is complicated when the IT infrastructure is decentralized and difficult to manage. Adding to these challenges is a diverse user population and

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Cloud Infographic: Startup Toolkit

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Cloud infographic: Startup Toolkit There are numerous startups of all varieties of purpose and goals. We have seen great successes and great failures. We have seen a lot of money being made on fabulous exits, but also seen a lot of money lost as well. Things are changing for startups, and in turn, they are

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Cloud Infographic: BYOD Security And Policies

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Cloud Infographic: BYOD Security and Policies AccelOps Cloud Security Survey Report surveyed some 176 IT security personnel and they ranked BYOD as the top source for fear of incurring data loss and having the need for heightened data control. This is the traditional topic or cloud worriers and opponents of cloud computing which only helps in propagating the myth that

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Virtualization + Cloud Equals Perfect Storm For Disaster Recovery Services

Virtualization + Cloud Equals Perfect Storm For Disaster Recovery Services Not very long ago disaster recovery was a luxury afforded by only the very large companies due to the prohibitive cost and effort required. Frequently even these large companies were unable to justify the investment and went without a disaster recovery plan. Today, virtualization and cloud

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10 Cloud Based Prototyping Tools

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10 Cloud Based Prototyping Tools So, you have an idea that you want to bring into the world – it’s a work in progress, and you want to be able to take these items with you wherever you go. In the age of tablets and super computers that fit in your briefcase, there is still

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What’s Coming Next In The Cloud…

What’s Coming Next in the Cloud… When people think of cloud computing, two benefits usually spring to mind: an end to burdensome onsite system maintenance and the beginning of real-time, Web-based data access. But there’s a third set of advantages offered by today’s cloud innovators. Through a new “living” approach to product development, system enhancements

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Public Safety In The Cloud

Public Safety in the Cloud I’ve recently read an article on the importance and utility of cloud in several industries: education, marketing companies, online entertainment, healthcare, information technology, finance and banking, telecommunication, hospitality, start-ups and security. I have no doubt that cloud computing apps and services can be of use in every single domain and business. In fact,

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The Big Gap -> Cloud Skills

The Big Gap -> Cloud Skills A recent study by market intelligence firm IDC shows that about 1.7 million cloud computing jobs could not be filled due to lack of training and certification as well as experience. Businesses are moving to the cloud at an exponentially accelerating rate. Various surveys of IT executives shows that

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Cloud Communication Tools – Part II

Cloud Communication Tools – Part II In one of my latest articles, I talked about cloud based social and communication tools that help organizations improve their performance and I mentioned some of these tools that SMBs should be focusing on: voice, email, collaboration, online backup, mobility and security. In this article, I would like to bring to your

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