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Cars on the Cloud: Microsoft and Toyota Join Hands in Cloud Computing Space

Cars on the Cloud: Microsoft and Toyota Join Hands in Cloud Computing Space “What fools indeed we morals are To lavish care upon a Car, With ne’er a bit of time to see About our own machinery!” – John Kendrick Bangs (1862-1922), American author, editor and satirist. Cars define America. For decades, Americans have lavished…

What Effect Will the Epsilon Data Theft have on Cloud Computing?

What Effect Will the Epsilon Data Theft have on Cloud Computing? There’s no denying that security remains the prime concern that’s causing people to think twice before migrating to the cloud. While the benefits of cloud computing far outweigh the potential problems, even security, the fact remains that unless such concerns are eliminated, adoption of…

Can IEEE Help With Lack of Cloud Computing Standards?

Can IEEE Help With Lack of Cloud Computing Standards? “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” – Lord Kelvin (1824-1907), British physicist and engineer. I had written earlier on the lack of codified standards in cloud computing to provide benchmarks for service. (See: Cloud Computing Standards: How Important Are They?). I had also…

IBM Targets Big Businesses for Its Cloud Computing Offerings

IBM Targets Big Businesses for Its Cloud Computing Offerings IBM has made no secret about its ambitious plans in the cloud computing space (See: IBM Expects to generate $7 billion In Cloud Computing Revenues By 2015: CEO). It has put its money where its mouth is, investing in building up cloud computing capacities across the…

CA Technologies Strengthens Cloud Computing Portfolio with Acquisition

CA Technologies Strengthens Cloud Computing Portfolio with Acquisition Several larger companies have been buying up niche firms to strengthen their presence in the cloud computing space. CA Technologies made a move in this direction with its acquisition of privately-held consulting firm Base Technologies. I had earlier written about possible consolidation in this sector, and recent…

Head in the Clouds, Feet Firmly on the Ground

Head in the Clouds, Feet Firmly on the Ground “You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’” – George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Irish playwright, Nobel laureate. Often, at management seminars, speakers talk about “dreaming with your eyes open.” Leaving aside the fact that a…

Bringing Information Technology to the Forefront through Cloud Computing

Bringing Information Technology to the Forefront through Cloud Computing

Bringing Information Technology to the Forefront through Cloud Computing “Business has only two functions – marketing and innovation.” – Milan Kundera, Czech novelist, playwright and poet. This is an age of marketing. From pins to planes, everything’s branded. Therefore, unless you can market your product or service, no one will buy – even if it’s…

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Cloud Migration – 10 ‘Do it Right’ Tips

Cloud Migration – 10 ‘Do it Right’ Tips

Cloud Migration – 10 ‘Do it Right’ Tips Businesses continue to adopt the cloud at break neck speed. Inherent benefits like lower operational costs, no infrastructure overheads, and quick access to better technology make cloud a very attractive proposition for businesses, especially start-ups and SMEs. However moving from legacy to the cloud environment has its…

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…

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…

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…

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