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The Next Evolution In Cloud Storage

The Next Evolution In Cloud Storage

The Next Evolution In Cloud Storage “An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.”      – Victor Hugo (1802-1885), celebrated French author. More than two years ago, I wrote that cloud computing is “an idea whose time has come”). Today, I’m tempted to describe Dispersed Storage in similar terms.…

Bridging Distances Through Video Conferencing

Bridging Distances Through Video Conferencing

Bridging Distances Through Video Conferencing TIP: If you face issues downloading any of the referenced assets, try refreshing the page – it usually works!  Distance, they say, makes the heart grow fonder, but it’s definitely not good for business. However, with globalization, geographical dispersion is a fact of life. Without the intimacy of in-person interaction, conducting…

Securing AWS GovCloud With Cloudchekr

Securing AWS GovCloud with Cloudchekr “He who is firmly seated in authority soon learns to think security, and not progress, the highest lesson in statecraft.”                                          – James Russell Lowell (1819-1891), American poet, essayist, critic and diplomat. Let’s talk about some obvious truths: America is the world leader in technology and innovation Cloud computing is here…

How IT Can Impact Every Area Of Business

How IT Can Impact Every Area of Business  (And 6 free assets to help you make best use of it) We live in an Information Age, and Information Technology (IT)  is the tool which allows businesses to flourish in this era. From communication to security, from operations to finance, IT permeates every area of business.…

How One City Embraced Virtualization As The Key To Success

How One City Embraced Virtualization as the Key to Success “The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it’s so rare.”                                                                                                –  Daniel P. Moynihan (1927-2003), American politician. You won’t normally associate government with speedy decision-making, especially as regards to the adoption of a new paradigm. Fortunately, things have been different…

Six Free Assets For The “Big Picture” Technology Executive

Six Free Assets For The “Big Picture” Technology Executive

Six Free Assets For The “Big Picture” Technology Executive “Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.”   – Japanese proverb. It’s hard to define success – for some it maybe as temporary as a profitable quarter, for others it means a business that becomes an enduring legacy across generations. In the…

How To Navigate The Alleyways Of Business Continuity Management And Disaster Recovery

How To Navigate The Alleyways Of Business Continuity Management And Disaster Recovery

How to Navigate the Alleyways of Business Continuity Management and Disaster Recovery Two years back, in the aftermath of the Fukushima earthquake in Japan, I had written about how Cloud Computing offers a credible Disaster Recovery option. For companies which cannot afford to spend millions on their own collocation facilities, the Cloud remains the best…

What’s Next For Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)?

What’s Next For Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)?

What’s Next For Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)?  As a computer engineering student in the early 2000s in India, I remember when SAP was all the rage. In fact, such was the popularity of this ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) product then, that it seemed it provided the sole option of making a career in the computer…

Cloud Infographic – The Internet Of Things In 2020

Cloud Infographic – The Internet Of Things In 2020

The Internet Of Things In 2020 The growing interest in the Internet of Things is amongst us and there is much discussion. Attached is an archived but still relevant infographic by Intel which has produced a memorizing snapshot at how the number of connected devices have exploded since the birth of the Internet and PC.…

Consequences Of Combining Off Premise Cloud Storage and Corporate Data

Consequences Of Combining Off Premise Cloud Storage and Corporate Data

Off Premise Corporate Data Storage Cloud storage is a broad term. It can encompass anything from on premise solutions, to file storage, disaster recovery and off premise options. To narrow the scope, I’ve dedicated the focus of today’s discussion to the more popular cloud storage services—such as Dropbox, Box, OneDrive—which are also known as hosted,…

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

Review Before Investing In Data Analytics Big data, when handled properly, can lead to big change. Companies in a wide variety of industries are partnering with data analytics companies to increase operational efficiency and make evidence-based business decisions. From Kraft Foods using business intelligence (BI) to cut customer satisfaction analysis time in half, to a…

4 Different Types of Attacks – Understanding the “Insider Threat”

4 Different Types of Attacks – Understanding the “Insider Threat”

Understanding the “Insider Threat”  The revelations that last month’s Sony hack was likely caused by a disgruntled former employee have put a renewed spotlight on the insider threat. The insider threat first received attention after Edward Snowden began to release all sorts of confidential information regarding national security. While many called him a hero, what…

Cloud Infographic – Interesting Big Data Facts

Cloud Infographic – Interesting Big Data Facts

Big Data Facts You Didn’t Know The term Big Data has been buzzing around tech circles for a few years now. Forrester has defined big data as “Technologies and techniques that make capturing value from data at an extreme scale economical.” The key word here is economical. If the costs of extracting, processing, and making use…

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