Double Taxing The Cloud

Double Taxing the Cloud New cloud taxes in Idaho are further proof that it’s time to look for a standardized solution. The news hasn’t made waves in the wider media, but when I heard that Idaho might start taxing cloud services, it definitely made me sit up and take notice. If you haven’t read about

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Swelling Business Volume Of Cloud Computing Business Across The Globe

Swelling Business Volume of Cloud Computing Business Across the Globe Many research and studies verify the fact that the volume of the cloud computing business is swelling exponentially across the globe – the growth rates are unprecedented and unexpectedly high. Among such reliable studies, Gartner research and Market Research Media group a few to name

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Death, Taxes, And The Cloud

Death, Taxes, And The Cloud There are a few inevitabilities left in the universe. They are not always pleasant, but they are a fact of life, and although we may be able to point to exceptions, the exceptions serve to solidify the truth of the inevitability. The most important seem to be death and taxes,

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The Office 365 vs Google Apps Battle: Who Will Dominate Enterprise Software?

The Office 365 vs Google Apps Battle: Who Will Dominate Enterprise Software? Long ago in the days of yore, computing looked very different. Everyone had a PC that they were tethered to at their desk, and that PC almost always had Microsoft Office installed. Eventually, people were hard-pressed to do their job without it; it

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Startups In The Cloud Era – Things Have Changed

Startups In The Cloud Era – Things Have Changed There are numerous startups of all varieties of purpose and goals. We have seen great successes and great failures. We have seen a lot of money being made on fabulous exits, but also seen a lot of money lost as well. Things are changing for startups,

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Netflix: Plumbers Of The Cloud

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Netflix: Plumbers of the Cloud Although much was made in the blogosphere of the Amazon cloud service outage on Christmas Eve — the one that brought Netflix’s video streaming grinding to a halt — cloud media proponents should actually take heart in the news. An interruption of cloud service being so widely referred to as an “outage”

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Aussie, Eurozone Cloud Computing Industries Grow Gloomy On The US Patriot Act

Aussie, Eurozone Cloud Computing Industries Grow Gloomy On The US Patriot Act The European Union has resuscitated the more than a decade-old contention about data independence after giving an exposé of the US Patriot Act of 2001, which bequeaths the Federal administration, on the other side of the Atlantic, the power to seize data in

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Key Differences Between Server And Desktop Online Storage

Key Differences Between Server and Desktop Online Storage Many people are saying that 2013 will be the “break-out”  year for cloud storage. A number of factors are pushing online data storage offerings – including file sharing, backup, archiving and more – beyond the consumer and small business market and into big business datacenters. Below, I’d like to

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Big Data And The Cloud

Big Data And The Cloud The amount of data in our world increases massively day-by-day. Big data is about capturing, storing and analyzing large pools of data from customers/consumers, suppliers, partners, operations, employees etc. According to a McKinsey  report, US companies from almost all industry sectors have, on average, hundreds of terabytes of data stored

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Why Haven’t Many Enterprises Deployed Hybrid Clouds Aggressively?

Why Haven’t Many Enterprises Deployed Hybrid Clouds Aggressively? Cloud computing is progressing very rapidly all around the world, especially in the developed countries – private cloud, public cloud, and hybrid clouds are the major domains of cloud structures presently in commercial use. The public cloud and the private clouds have their own pros and cons

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How Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) Works

How Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) works Business-process-as-a-service (BPaaS) is a relatively new concept.  It mixes Business Process Management (BPM) with one or more aspects of cloud deployment: SaaS, IaaS, or PaaS. What is Business Process Management? Business process management is an approach that aims to make a company’s workflow more effective, efficient and

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Putting The Service Back In “as-a-Service”

Putting the Service Back in “as-a-Service” The future of cloud computing has often been framed as being a debate between private vs. public clouds, with each model having its own strengths and weaknesses in terms of cost-effectiveness, control and security. The debate should instead focus on what each model can borrow from the other to

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Cloud Velocity: Automate Critical Infrastructure Processes

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Cloud Velocity: Automate Critical Infrastructure Processes Cloud integration into a hybrid cloud has always been a hotly debated topic between the IT professional proposing the move and the executive, who has his hide on the line, tasked to evaluate and approve it. There are definitely a lot of pitfalls and drawbacks if the plan is not

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Scalability, Simplicity And Velocity On The Cards Of IBM’s New PureSystems Upgrade

Scalability, Simplicity and Velocity on the Cards of IBM’s New PureSystems Upgrade Last week, International Business Machines (IBM) had rolled out an upgrade of its PureSystems in a push towards handling gargantuan terabytes of data with an ease and scalability not apparent in the previous edition. The team behind the upgrade has given a green

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