An Antidote To Overprovisioning

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There are many situations in this world – both the virtual world of computing, and the real world, where preparedness means having more than you need. Stocking up on food, medicines, or printer paper and toner makes it easy to get things done in a timely fashion rather than having to run back out to

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TSG And Microsoft: Let Your Sales Force Spread The Love

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In the highly competitive world of IT service companies, it can be hard to find one you trust. But to find one you both trust and love would be quite remarkable. Love is not a term that echoes very often around the virtual hallways of the cloud, but it certainly resonates with the 400 strong

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A Reminder From Yahoo: Change (And Improve) Your Passwords

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On January 31, 2014, Yahoo announced that a major theft of mail account passwords had compromised an “ undisclosed number” of accounts. Writing from the Yahoo Tumblr blog, senior vice president in charge of Yahoo’s platforms and personalization products, Jay Rossiter, pointed out the attack was a result of a third-party database being compromised, and not

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A Dark Night For Dropbox

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A Dark Night For Dropbox San Francisco-based file sharing and cloud storage company Dropbox (www.dropbox.com) suffered a major failure on Friday, January 10, 2014, during which many of its subscribers found it difficult or impossible to access their files over the evening as well as much of Saturday. The company’s homepage presented their version of a

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Keeping The Promise Of Unlimited Data Transfer

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Keeping the Promise of Unlimited Data Transfer Is unlimited anything actually achievable? It is quite a normal question for a customer to ask, regardless whether the product in question is data transfer on the cloud, or the all-you-can-eat buffet at the local restaurant. Can an unlimited deal really be that good? In the case of

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Time To Learn More About Learning

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Time To Learn More About Learning Every year, companies collectively spend billions of dollars delivering skills to employees of all ages through training methods that are out of date or simply out of touch. At least four generations of workers co-exist, from the post-World War two veterans through to the youngest new professionals – the

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How Financial Services Find Traction In The Cloud

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How Financial Services Find Traction In The Cloud Much of the enthusiasm and discussion about cloud technology focuses on its dynamic and innovative structure, and with each passing day a new technique or resource bursts onto the scene with promises of greater functionality and speed for all. But this causes great trepidation and reluctance among

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Collaborative Economy – Customer Appreciation Day

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Part 2 – Collaborative Economy – Customer Appreciation Day This is part 2 of a 2-part post on disruptive technologies and the collaborative economy. Click To Read Part 1 Customer Appreciation Day Customer Appreciation Day. Signs bearing this message have appeared regularly in store windows and print ads throughout the decades past – a well-intentioned

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Collaborative Economy – The Death Of “Death By Meeting”

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This is part 1 of a 2-part post on disruptive technologies and the collaborative economy. For decades now, busy working people have struggled with time and tasks in the workplace. Meetings have been especially difficult, in that for all their great intentions, they are still identified as one of the greatest time wasters of all (followed closely

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Good Bots And Bad Bots Online: They Outnumber Us

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Good Bots And Bad Bots Online: They Outnumber Us Bots account for 61.5% of all Internet traffic, according to a new infographic published by online data security company Incapsula. This represents a 21% increase over the past year, and it signifies not only an increase in automated web traffic, but a significant increase in activity

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Open Innovation And Freelancing – The Cloud And The Crowd

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Open Innovation and Freelancing – The Cloud and the Crowd Back in 2007, before the cloud was called the cloud, the Oil Spill Recovery Institute (OSRI), an organization formed by the U.S. Congress to assist in cleaning up the lasting damage from the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, sought to find creative techniques for separating

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BitCoin: A Loop Of Faith

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BitCoin: A Loop of Faith If you find yourself in Allentown, Pennsylvania around lunchtime, feeling a little hungry but without any cash in your pocket, take heart: the Subway franchise on Hamilton Boulevard takes BitCoin. If you have the app on your phone, your sandwich will only cost you 0.006 BTC, or thereabouts. BitCoin, the

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When The Cloud Comes To The Black Friday Table

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When The Cloud Comes To The Black Friday Table Black Friday, as most people know, is the busiest shopping day of the year, occurring immediately after U.S. Thanksgiving, and ushering in the “official” beginning of the Christmas/Holiday shopping season. Its name has come to represent the time of the year at which most retailers start

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Dreamforce13: A Heavyweight Event For CRM And The Cloud

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Dreamforce13: A Heavyweight Event For CRM And The Cloud San Francisco’s Moscone Centre is rocking again this week with a huge meeting of minds and talents hosted by Salesforce.com. The event, called Dreamforce13 features keynotes from industry heavyweights such as SalesForce CEO Marc Benioff, FaceBook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, and evangelists such

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