Q&A With Chris Hale: Cloud Master Data Management

Q&A with Chris Hale: Cloud Master Data Management — MDM for the Rest of Us We caught up with Chris Hale, VP of Global Product Marketing for Liaison Technologies, to get his take on why the cloud is making the adoption of master data management (MDM) more feasible for mid-market companies, as well as opening

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The Real Value Of Cloud Storage

The Real Value Of Cloud Storage Many businesses are learning about the many advantages of the cloud, but most of them do not understand the true value of cloud computing and cloud storage. Although many providers like to talk about certain aspects of the cloud that sound good at first, they tend to ignore the

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Outsourcing Services – Risks And Advantages

Outsourcing Services – Risks And Advantages Outsourcing non-core activities represents an essential preoccupation of every modern IT company. But, as IT companies consider the vast positive aspects and allure of IT services outsourcing, they must balance the risks and issues with the potential for labor arbitrage (the economic phenomenon where jobs move to countries where labor and the

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Cloud Infographic: Moving To The Cloud

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Cloud Infographic: Moving To The Cloud Here are the pros of moving your business to the cloud: Set up cost is almost zero. When setting up your business for cloud computing, all the expenses that you would have incurred if the system was setup in-house are non-existent. There will be no hardware purchases for servers

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The Problem With Cloud Services And Downtime

The Problem With Cloud Services And Downtime One of the problems that you may run into when you are working in the cloud is that some cloud services cannot be counted on for nonstop service. There are certain cheaper services that may be down and not able to be accessed at certain points during the

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Cloud Infographic: Who Will Acquire RIM?

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Cloud Infographic: Who Will Acquire RIM? Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) is the next logical evolution for cloud computing. Though mobile technology is still evolving, especially the operating systems, it is doing so in a very rapid pace. Most modern mobile devices are now sporting capable web browsers mainly due to advances in mobile operating systems done by

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Optimize Your Infrastructure; From Hand-Built To Mass-Production

Optimize Your Infrastructure; From Hand-Built To Mass-Production If you’ve been reading this blog, you’ll know that I write a lot about cloud and cloud technologies, specifically around optimizing IT infrastructures and transitioning them from traditional management methodologies and ideals toward dynamic, cloud-based methodologies.  Recently, in conversations with customers as well as my colleagues and peers within the industry,

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Cloud Infographic: How To Avoid Problems For Your Business With Cloud Storage

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How To Avoid Problems For Your Business With Cloud Storage Most people know that cloud storage comes with some risks, but it can also be a savior for your business if you use it in the correct manner. Many people just think about storing all of their data in a cloud service, and just hope

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Q&A With Rob Fox: On-Premise Data, aka “Cloud Cache”

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Q&A with Rob Fox: On-Premise Data, aka “Cloud Cache” We caught up with Rob Fox, Senior Director of Software Development for Liaison Technologies, about the growing need for businesses and consumers to store and access data in the cloud as quickly as if it were locally stored. Why are businesses and consumers moving away from

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Does Microsoft Windows Azure Threaten vCloud

Does Microsoft Windows Azure Threaten vCloud? It appears like Microsoft is desperate to become the OS for cloud computing. At Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference on July 10th, the company has announced its Windows Azure’s white-label version which is targeted at the web hosts currently based on Windows Server. This can be viewed as a challenge

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AWS Outage – Ground-Hog Day Meets Murphy’s Law; You Guys Should Get A Room!

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AWS Outage – Ground-Hog Day Meets Murphy’s Law; You Guys Should Get A Room! So, here we go again – I’ve said it once, so I’ll say it again. It gives me no pleasure to write another blog post about AWS suffering another outage in their West Virginia Zone. This because of a couple of

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Accountability In The Cloud Shouldn’t Be Overcast

Accountability In The Cloud Shouldn’t Be Overcast The cloud has radically shifted the definition of software since the early days of computing, when it was once generally thought of as a program that came to us on a disc. The disc would transfer the program to our computer through an arcane process of whirling motors

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Cloud Computing Market Size – Facts And Trends

Cloud Computing Market Size – Facts And Trends Although estimates of the overall cloud market size vary considerably, the consensus is that cloud computing is growing rapidly. I came across interesting statistics while reading about this topic. Market Research Media, cited in the Bloomberg report, says the cloud market will reach $270 billion in 2020

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