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In A World Without Windows, Who Needs Gates? – Windows 8 Migration

Windows 8 Migration   It’s been quite some years since Scott McNealy uttered these critical, yet extremely witty, words aimed at long time rival Bill Gates and his most popular product Windows (just capitalize “gates” and “windows” in the quote above, and the intention becomes clear). However, even as the world railed against frequent Windows…

6 Common Challenges Of Private Cloud Implementations

6 Common Challenges of Private Cloud Implementations   The private cloud has become a popular option for enterprises who desire the numerous advantages of cloud computing but do not want to relinquish the control that public cloud adoption will force. However, private cloud implementations come with their own set of challenges. Private cloud, as an…

The Importance Of Monitoring Your IT Ecosystem

The Importance of Monitoring Your IT Ecosystem “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.”                                                                      – Lord Kelvin (1824-1907), British physicist and engineer. Lord Kelvin, father of the absolute temperature scale now named after him, got it right more than a hundred years ago. Measurement is critical to improvement, whether it be a product…

Social Media and Social Engineering – How To Win The War

Social Media and Social Engineering – How to Win the War “Man is by nature a social animal.”                           – Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC), Greek philosopher and polymath. Let me begin by putting forth some interesting numbers: 62% of adults worldwide now use social media If Facebook were a country, it would be…

Obtain The Benefits Of Outsourcing Without The Risks

Obtain the Benefits of Outsourcing without the Risks “Do what you can do best and outsource the rest.”                                                                    – Tom Peters, legendary management guru. Outsourcing has got a lot of flak in recent years, but in today’s globalized world, it’s a competitive imperative. As Lee Kuan Yew, founding father of modern Singapore, once said, “If…

Cloud Networking – Scaling Up, Out And In

Cloud Networking – Scaling Up, Out and In “The Network is the Computer.”                   – John Gage, former Chief Researcher and Vice President at Sun Microsystems. The above statement was adopted as the company tagline by the networking giant that recently merged with Oracle. However, perhaps this phrase is truer than ever before today due to…

A Comprehensive Guide To Corporate Travel Management

A Comprehensive Guide To Corporate Travel Management

A Comprehensive Guide To Corporate Travel Management Yes, yes, we can certainly video conference, and I am one of the first persons to say that however, there are times we cannot do without actually traveling to the location and handling things in person. This article is for those times. And yes, I realize it’s not really a…

Easily Manage Your Clouds With ECmanaged

Easily Manage Your Clouds With ECmanaged “Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.”                                  – Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), famed American writer and poet. Even for the simplest of products or services, a better version will always find a market. In fact, the phrase above that’s considered a…

Step-by-Step Guide To Prepare Data Centers For The Challenges Of Big Data

Step-by-Step Guide To Prepare Data Centers For The Challenges Of Big Data

5 Ways to Future-Proof Your Data Center for Big Data  “The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.”                                             – Winston Churchill (1874-1965), iconic British Prime Minister. Unless one plans for the future, one risks getting left behind. Nowhere is this truer than in the field of computing, and planning for Big…

Cloud Infographic: Corporate IT Security Stats

Cloud Infographic: Corporate IT Security Stats

Cloud Infographic: Corporate IT Security Stats Each week on CloudTweaks we provide a few shoutouts to companies who provide engaging and interesting infographics that reflect our readers interests.  In this case, we have an excellent infographic provided by the team at arellia.com which takes a closer look at cyber-security and some of the biggest malware threats…

Cloud Infographic – What Is The Internet of Things?

Cloud Infographic – What Is The Internet of Things?

What Is The Internet of Things? “We’re still in the first minutes of the first day of the Internet revolution.”  – Scott Cook The Internet of Things (IOT) and Smart Systems are based on the notions of Sensors, Connectivity, People and Processes. We are creating a new world to view and measure anything around us through…

Disaster Recovery And The Cloud

Disaster Recovery And The Cloud

Disaster Recovery And The Cloud One of the least considered benefits of cloud computing in the average small or mid-sized business manager’s mind is the aspect of disaster recovery. Part of the reason for this is that so few small and mid-size businesses have ever contemplated the impact of a major disaster on their IT…

Is Docker The Next Big Thing?

Is Docker The Next Big Thing?

Is Docker The Next Big Thing? We often hear that a particular product or idea is going to be the ‘next big thing’, and analysts and commentators are frequently falling over themselves to predict an emerging trend or developing idea. In the case of Docker, it might actually be justified. The open source technology is…

5 Surprising Ways Cloud Computing Is Changing Education

5 Surprising Ways Cloud Computing Is Changing Education

Cloud Computing Education The benefits of cloud computing are being recognized in businesses and institutions across the board, with almost 90 percent of organizations currently using some kind of cloud-based application. The immediate benefits of cloud computing are obvious: cloud-based applications reduce infrastructure and IT costs, increase accessibility, enable collaboration, and allow organizations more flexibility…

Unusual Clandestine Cloud Data Centre Service Locations

Unusual Clandestine Cloud Data Centre Service Locations

Unusual Clandestine Cloud Data Centre Service Locations Everyone knows what the cloud is, but does everybody know where the cloud is? We try to answer that as we look at some of the most unusual data centre locations in the world. Under the Eyes of a Deity Deep beneath the famous Uspenski Cathedral in the…

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