HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Montreal) – Part 2

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HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Montreal) – Part 2 HP Breakout Session How to accelerate the journey to private or hybrid cloud   With Chris Christianopoulos CloudStrike and CloudSystem Lead, HP Canada “You recognize the power of the cloud. Deploy new applications and services in hours instead of months. Match IT resources to demand with unprecedented efficiency.

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Infographic: Who’s using cloud today?

Cloud Priority Chart

Infographic: Who’s using cloud today? Cloud computing is considered a priority by executive teams in 69% of the organisations we surveyed. Among large companies, the percentage is slightly higher (71%) than for medium (67%) and small companies (68%). However, it’s actually small companies that are leading the way in terms of cloud usage. Overall, 76%

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How a Cloud Infrastructure Can Save or Make You Money

How a Cloud Infrastructure Can Save or Make You Money Before you left click that mouse to go to that other “work related” page, wait a few seconds while I explain what I’m talking about.  While there is a ton of hyped up, blown out and super hyperventilated information out there about how the cloud

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How to Build a Private Cloud

How to Build a Private Cloud Despite it being so easy to just hook into the public cloud by going to Google, Amazon, Microsoft and other public cloud vendors, a private cloud offers a bit more control to your virtualization and automation efforts. Many people have already tried it and posted up how they did

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Big Data and Promising Startups for 2012

Mapr - Big Data

Big Data and Promising Startups for 2012 A lot of people are saying Big Data is going to be even bigger in 2012. While it has always been an important factor in the Cloud revolution the main reasons this is so are that it is forecasted that enterprise Hadoop solutions are going to rise very

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Cloud Computing: Hardware As Software

There’s a lot of confusion surrounding this elegant approach to marshaling remote computer resources. And, we do not wish to profit from the confusion created by the broad marketing of cloud computing to the public. So here we offer a definition of cloud computing that is easy to understand, accurate, and without marketing hype. 1.

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Don’t Write Cloud Checks That You Can’t Cash

Don’t Write Cloud Checks That You Can’t Cash The cloud champions our instinct to refine communication and speed our thoughts along. It’s revolutionary, important, and thoroughly of the zeitgeist. One description still unfit for the cloud, however, is cheap. Computer World has recently exposed several areas that cloud computing continues to thin our wallets with.

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Cloud Computing Is Now One Million Strong

Cloud Computing Is Now One Million Strong Via MarketWatch, Insight Enterprises, Inc., just distributed a press release celebrating a milestone for both the business itself and the entire cloud community: it has just sold “more than 1 million seats in various cloud offerings.” By seats, we presume they mean to represent units sold of their

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The Cloud and Babies: Parents and Umbrellas

The Cloud and Babies: Parents and Umbrellas I was a member of the first generation of humanity to grow up with computers. We surfed the web as babes, toddlers turning HTML into child’s play. The infants of the 2010s will be the first to mature alongside technology’s own robust, promising infant: cloud computing. What to

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Why I Give Thanks For The Cloud

Why I Give Thanks For The Cloud In a few days, I’ll be plowing into pounds of protein and watching each of “Friends’” ten Thanksgiving Day episodes. But before I don my bib and elastic sweatpants, I wanted to share my reasons for expressing gratitude to the cloud above. It’s given me a way into

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What Is Cloud Computing? Yes, Another Perspective – Part 1

What Is Cloud Computing? Yes, Another Perspective The concept may seem nebulous or hard to decipher but in reality is very simple and compelling. It provides a cost effective solution, especially to IT professionals who can now reap the benefits provided by cloud computing without having to spend exorbitant amounts of cash on providing software,

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A Brave New Cloud Computing World: How do You Transition From Traditional IT to Cloud Computing?

There’s no question that the cloud is the future of IT. But making that transition isn’t always easy – especially if your company has been purchasing PCs, servers, and software for the past few decades. I have already discussed some of the ways that cloud computing is influencing the IT industry. Of particular importance among the

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How to Determine How Much Your Cloud Costs

How to Determine How Much Your Cloud Costs Because I am a long term supporter of cloud computing, and I try to spread the idea that moving to the cloud will help any company lower costs and better leverage resources, I am often asked, how much the cloud actually costs. People fear that the initial

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