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Exploring the Intel Cloud Builder Community – Opportunities and Challenges in Asia

Exploring the Intel Cloud Builder Community Nowadays, it is a generally accepted belief that this is going to be an Asian century. In the same manner that the 19th century was dominated by Britain and the 20th century by the United States, experts theorize that China and India are going to be the preeminent nations…

Taking “Cloud Computing” Too Literally

Taking “Cloud Computing” Too Literally: Hilarious Comments by Indian Anti-Graft Crusader Cloud computing is a serious issue, and with nanotechnology and biotechnology, promise to transform human civilization over the next few decades. However, even when discussing such serious business, we occasionally come across moments of hilarity that grab our attention. Regular readers of this website…

Interview: Mr. Avinoam Nowogrodski – CEO & Co-Founder (Clarizen)

Interview: Mr. Avinoam Nowogrodski – CEO & Co-Founder (Clarizen) Avinoam brings over 20 years of experience in sales, engineering and business management positions to Clarizen. Avinoam co-founded Clarizen with the vision to simplify the way companies manage their projects. Prior to establishing the company, Avinoam co-founded and served for 10 years as the Chief Executive…

China’s No.1 Search Engine Jumps On To The Cloud Computing Bandwagon

China’s No.1 Search Engine Jumps On To The Cloud Computing Bandwagon Over the last decade, China has been the country to watch out for. After decades of isolationism through communism, China has embraced capitalism with frenzy, though nominally, communism still rules the one-party State. Overtaking Japan as the world’s second largest economy, China is fast…

Virtualization: The Virtual Way to Real-World Benefits

Virtualization: The Virtual Way to Real-World Benefits

Virtualization: The Virtual Way to Real-World Benefits “One cannot resist an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo (1802-1885), legendary French poet and author. “Virtual” has usually been a poor substitute for “real”, but virtualization in computing is set to turn this notion around. Applicable to hardware, software, memory, databases and networks, virtualization is…

Cloud Computing: Risks vs Benefits – Part 2

Cloud Computing: Risks vs Benefits – Part 2 In Part 1 of this two-part article, I discussed the context in which, in spite of some drawbacks, cloud computing made sense in the long run (See: Cloud Computing: Risks vs Benefits – Part 1). In the second and concluding part, I carry this argument further and…

What Does Verizon Expect from the CloudSwitch Acquisition?

What Does Verizon Expect from the CloudSwitch Acquisition? Verizon is betting big on cloud computing. After this year’s $1.4 billion acquisition of data center operator Terremark, Verizon has once again loosened its purse strings to buy cloud computing startup CloudSwitch. The latter develops software that eases the transition of company applications from in-house servers to…

Cloud Computing: Risks vs Benefits – Part 1

Cloud Computing: Risks vs Benefits – Part 1 “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” – Mark Twain (1835-1910), noted American author and humorist. By quoting the most famous American author on how statistics are often used to bolster unreasonable arguments, I may have showed my hand prematurely, but here are…

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The Business Benefits of Cloud CRM

The Business Benefits of Cloud CRM

The Business Benefits of Cloud CRM From software deployment, to mobility, to wearable technology, cloud computing has transformed seemingly every aspect of modern business. Research indicates cloud applications and platforms will be at the forefront of IT spending by 2016, with half of all enterprises implementing cloud solutions by 2017. One of the quickest markets…

The iCloud Scandal – Who Is To Blame? –  ‘Cloud’ Security vs. ‘Internet’ Security

The iCloud Scandal – Who Is To Blame? – ‘Cloud’ Security vs. ‘Internet’ Security

How the iCloud Scandal Has Helped to Define the Difference Between ‘Cloud’ Security and ‘Internet’ Security Busting the myth that bad cloud security was to blame for Apple’s recent celebrity data disaster Overview: We discuss the ‘celebrity hacking’ iCloud saga and debate whether or not the breach was likely down to Cloud encryption issues or…

Cloud Security In The Workplace

Cloud Security In The Workplace

Workplace Cloud Security Our workplaces are changing and much of it for the better. Increased flexibility – pushed by cloud services – is behind many of the changes. Home working, increased collaboration – it’s all good, and it’s all delivering significant business benefits. We know that. That’s so 2013. But fewer than 10% of businesses…

Are Made For Mobile Apps Really Different?

Are Made For Mobile Apps Really Different?

Mobile Apps Environment Mobile employees need mobile apps. Mobile apps help field personnel to be more productive and often enable them to generate new revenue streams and improve customer service (and the corporate brand!). However, as companies seek to integrate mobile technologies into their application infrastructures, they are faced with an important choice. Is it more…

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