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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Rackspace Has Nipped Vendor Lock-in By Hiring Executive From ‘Land Down Under’

Rackspace Has Nipped Vendor Lock-in by Hiring Executive from ‘Land Down Under’ The global technology giant in cloud hosting and computing, Rackspace, has had its brimful of technological firsts, but it now has an even more clear-sighted breakthrough after hiring the former Chief Information Officer at Altium, Alan Perkins. Alan Perkins will now major as

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Cloud Infographic: New Customer Connection

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Omnichannel Loyalty: The New Customer Connection Loyalty attrition is always a considerable problem when dealing with long term customer engagement. Costly and labor-intensive efforts to keep customers engaged are wasted due to the exponential deterioration of consumer interest. The idea of customer loyalty being a static state-of-mind has become obsolete. Now, customers demand constant participation, interaction and attention

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Free File And Video Hosting For Small Business

Free File and Video Hosting For Small Business Are you looking for a way to store, share, or retrieve your data at any time, from anywhere on the web? Do you want to host video or other files on your websites fast and easy for free? Now you can do it yourself with cloud computing. With the

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