Resolved: Username/Passwords Alone MUST Go

Resolved: Username/Passwords Alone MUST Go

Username/Passwords MUST Go New Year’s Resolution #1 for any cloud IT deployment manager in 2015 ought to be that the user name/password alone must go.  High-profile breaches that exploit username and password-only authorization systems are becoming all-too-frequent events.   The Syrian Electronic Army’s attack on the Associated Press’s Twitter account that caused a 136 Billion dip…

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BitNami Open Source Cloud Hosting

BitNami Cloud Hosting Introduced BitNami Cloud Hosting is a new service that will be launched on February 8 after being in private beta for several months, the company announced. At present, the system offers support for Amazon EC2, allowing customers to deploy and manage open source and other applications in the cloud. BitNami.org offers free,…

Moving Toward the Open Cloud – Openness Must Prevail

Moving Toward the Open Cloud Two weeks ago, Internap launched its Internap XIP Cloud ™ Storage service.  I lead the Engineering organization responsible for development of this new platform offering. A significant amount of intellectual thought went into the question of how best to develop a cloud storage solution.  We had team meetings debating the…

Cloud Computing vs Utility Computing vs Grid Computing: Sorting The Differences

Cloud Computing vs Utility Computing vs Grid Computing The Pacific Ocean is a water body, but not all water bodies are Pacific Oceans. This may be oversimplifying the situation but you do get the drift. Grid computing and utility computing, though sharing several attributes with cloud computing, are merely subsets of the latter. They may…

How Cloud Computing Can Save You Money

Cloud Computing Can Save You Money “Over the long term, absent of other barriers, economics always win.” – Andy Bechtolsheim, co-founder of Sun Microsystems. Bechtolsheim made this announcement when presenting on the potential of cloud computing, where he stated that ultimately, it will be economics that dictates worldwide adoption of this new technology. And as…

Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: ResearchGATE

ResearchGATE Monetizes Its Web-platform Connecting Researchers Worldwide The “FaceBook For Scientists” Scientists were, and still are, the driving force behind the booming IT industry and its newest sector – Cloud Computing. Scholars have been actively sharing ideas since the dawn of times although the invention of aviation, telephone and electricity made it possible for scientific…

Computing Without Borders – What Works, What Doesn’t

Computing Without Borders “Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.” – Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), 40th US President. “You live in the age of interdependence. Borders don’t count for much or stop much, good or bad, anymore.” – Bill Clinton,…

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Using Mobile Technology To Price, Quote and Engage Customers

Using Mobile Technology To Price, Quote and Engage Customers

Using Mobile Technology To Price, Quote and Engage Customers To remain competitive in the e-commerce age, companies are starting to recognize that one price does not fit all, and in fact, the marketplace demands a great deal of versatility. Individual consumers have experienced this when dealing with sophisticated B2C retailers such as Amazon, a company…

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – New Responsibilities

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – New Responsibilities

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5 Ways Unified Communications Can Benefit Your Employees

5 Ways Unified Communications Can Benefit Your Employees

Unified Communications Could you imagine a world where successful companies no longer needed office space to function on a day-to-day basis. Defined as “an industry term used to describe all forms of call and multimedia/cross-media message management functions,” unified communications is quickly making this dream more of a reality for any firm looking to achieve…


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