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The Small Print in Cloud Computing Contracts

Cloud Computing Contracts “The universe never did make sense; I suspect it was built on government contract.” – Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988), American science fiction writer. A contract is defined as “a legally enforceable agreement between two or more parties for the doing or not doing of something specified.” Contracts are the cornerstones of business.…

Looking Back at Joe Weinman’s 10 Laws of Cloudonomics

Looking Back at Joe Weinman’s 10 Laws of Cloudonomics Back in September 2008, Joe Weinman, Strategic Solutions Sales VP for AT&T Global Business Services, came up with a new term “Cloudonomics” to describe the economic effects of cloud computing. At that time, cloud computing hadn’t entered the popular lexicon and his definition went a long…

Gaming as a Service – The Future of Cloud Gaming

Gaming on the Cloud “Gaming is no child’s play; it’s big business!” Quick, what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you visualize gaming? If you are thinking “unsocial teenager whose only exercise is moving his fingers on the computer keyboard”, you are wrong. While unsocial teenagers do comprise a big chunk of the…

Earthquakes and Cloud Computing

Earthquakes and Cloud Computing “We learn geology the morning after the earthquake.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American poet and lecturer. Switch on the television, and there’s only one news item grabbing headlines around the globe – the earthquake in Japan. Unless you have been meditating in the Himalayas, you must know that Japan has…

IBM Invests $38 million In Singapore Data Center To Address Asia-Pacific Cloud Computing Needs

On 11 March, IBM announced a $38 million investment in a new IBM Asia Pacific Cloud Computing Data Centre in Singapore. This center will help deliver the company’s cloud computing services to clients in the Asia Pacific region which has seen a tremendous growth in demand. “IBM’s investment in our Asia Pacific Cloud Computing Data…

How Green Is Cloud Computing?

How Green Is Cloud Computing? “There must be a better way to make the things we want, a way that doesn’t spoil the sky, or the rain or the land.” – Sir Paul McCartney, singer-songwriter and member of the legendary ‘Beatles’. What with all the news about global warming and rising sea levels, sustainability and…

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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…

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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