Author Archives: Glenn Blake

Growth Of The European Cloud Market

Growth Of The European Cloud Market

The European Cloud Market We’ve written about the international cloud markets a number of times on CloudTweaks and it makes for some interesting discussion. A number of our 12/12 contributors have touched on some of the key points as to why there are such cloud adoption challenges. Roger Strukhoff discusses: “There are significant issues of data sovereignty…

Cloud, CMS and Security

Cloud, CMS and Security

The Growing Interest for Security and CMS CMS services are allowing more people to run their own successful websites without needing to know HTML or any web programming languages. CMS, which stands for content management system, is software you install on your web host/server that allows you to manage the content of your website through…

Cloud Infographic – Marketing The Cloud

Cloud Infographic – Marketing The Cloud

Marketing The Cloud There is no denying that Marketers have realized the power of using words and phrases such as “Cloud computing“. However, too many times the term is overused/misused which treads down the questionable path of Cloud Washing. Normally these are imitators and sometimes a few reputed companies that have been swayed by the attraction…

How The Cloud Has Brought About A Significant Improvement

How The Cloud Has Brought About A Significant Improvement

How The Cloud Has Brought About A Significant Improvement You know, the cloud has assumed control when even the most hesitant of businesses – lawful, monetary – talk about far reaching private mists, particularly for their industry. It appeared for quite a while that the conventional explanations behind moving to the cloud, i.e. decreased expense,…

Leveraging The Power Of 3D Cloud Printing

Leveraging The Power Of 3D Cloud Printing

Leveraging The Power Of 3D Cloud Printing Two of the most exciting technologies to have hit the mainstream in recent years are finally finding a way to fuse together. 3D cloud printing has just begun helping consumers design and create their own versions of popular products. Unless you have been living on one, you know…

New Release from Ubuntu, Google Cloud Expands In Asia Pacific

New Release from Ubuntu, Google Cloud Expands In Asia Pacific

New Release from Ubuntu, Google Cloud Expands in Asia Pacific Ubuntu 14.04 LTS To Be Released April 17th On April 15th, Canonical, the United Kingdom-based company behind open source Linux operating system Ubuntu, announced that cloud platform Ubuntu 14.04 LTS will be released on Thursday, April 17th. Canonical and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth had this to…

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Continues Stellar Start With Windows Azure

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Continues Stellar Start With Windows Azure

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Continues Stellar Start With Windows Azure At last week’s BUILD developer conference in San Francisco, Microsoft announced major changes to their cloud computing platform, Windows Azure. These changes included added support for foreign languages and third-party tools, and the introduction of the Azure Preview Portal, which allows developers to build and…

Cloud News: VMware Launches Public Desktop-as-a-Service

Cloud News: VMware Launches Public Desktop-as-a-Service

Launches Public Desktop-as-a-Service  VMware has launched a Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS), VMware Horizon, hosted on VMware’s public cloud server. For rates as low at $35 a month, businesses can use this DaaS to load and operate Microsoft operating systems, such as Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8 on desktop and laptop computers or mobile devices. Businesses…

Where DigitalOcean Meets The Cloud

Where DigitalOcean Meets The Cloud

Venture Capital Firm Andreessen Horowitz Secures $37 Million for DigitalOcean    DigitalOcean is a fast-growing startup that provides cloud hosting services to small developers at a cheaper rate than major cloud computing providers like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Windows Azure.  In August 2013, DigitalOcean raised $3.2 million. Already that $3.2 million investment has run…

How Your Business Can Overcome Its Fear of BYOD

How Your Business Can Overcome Its Fear of BYOD

Overcoming BYOD Fear While the popularity of the remote workforce has been on the rise, more and more people are returning to the office to work out of fear that their business data isn’t secure, according to a Neustar report. A whopping 83 percent of respondents are worried about the security of their files, and 27…

OpenStack Interoperability – Dawn Of A New Era?

OpenStack Interoperability – Dawn Of A New Era?

The Interoperability Challenge! OpenStack has always had interoperability as one of its unique selling points. Simply put – you can use OpenStack on-premise and what you develop will also work with other OpenStack environments. Open APIs and open source is the common denominator. However until now, it has been an elusive feature or really dream…

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing Despite the rapid growth of cloud computing, the cloud still commands a small portion of overall enterprise IT spending. Estimates I’ve seen put the percentage between 5% and 10% of the slightly more than $2 trillion (not including telco) spent worldwide in 2014 on enterprise IT. Yet growth projections…

Digital Transformation: Miracle and Wonder

Digital Transformation: Miracle and Wonder

Digital Transformation These are the days of miracle and wonder. I’ve been leading a small, global research team at the Tau Institute for the past few years to examine the dynamics of IT adoption in more than 100 countries throughout the world. We’ve developed several indices that show how well these nations are doing on a relative basis. We ranked the nations…

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