What Is A Hybrid Cloud?

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What Is A Hybrid Cloud? With the emergence of cloud-computing technology comes the addition of new terminology. The terms public cloud and private cloud are reasonably well understood. However, a hybrid cloud can mean different things to different people. Under The Engine Perhaps the best way to define or explain a hybrid cloud is to

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Cloud Computing At Its Best: Multi-Tenant Database Architecture

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Cloud Computing At Its Best: Multi-Tenant Database Architecture Software as a Service (SaaS) denotes a novel and innovative paradigm, and the fact that companies do not have to purchase and maintain their own Information Technology (ICT) infrastructure; instead services from third party are acquired. Multi-tenancy permits SaaS providers to provide similar service to various customers

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Why Reliable Cloud Performance Matters

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Why Reliable Cloud Performance Matters People are right to be wary of any vendor claiming to be the “top performing!” or “fastest!” cloud provider. Most folks know that ANYTHING can look spectacular – or unspectacular for that matter – if you stack the deck just right. But at the same time, cloud shoppers have a

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Yes, It Does Take An Einstein

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Yes, It Does Take an Einstein The phrase, “it doesn’t take an Einstein” is an all-purpose IT department put-down that translates roughly as “it’s so obvious, you don’t need to be a genius to see the right decision to make.” Applied to selecting a cloud computing vendor, this principle would result in the clear understanding

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What To Do When You’ve Outgrown Your Basic Business Software

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What To Do When You’ve Outgrown Your Basic Business Software You know that feeling. You have multiple business products that aren’t communicating, meaning your employees are doing more work, uploading redundant data into different systems. The software is sluggish and can’t be accessed via browser. You’re paying per user, which is starting to get painful.

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Placing Business Continuity Ahead Of DR In The Cloud

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Why You Need To Put Business Continuity Ahead Of DR In The Cloud  The emergence of disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) has made thinking about disaster a whole lot less scary for an increasing number of organizations. It’s cheaper than outfitting a separate and equal disaster recovery site that mirrors your data center. It

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The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

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The Future of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us to Do Better The cloud has made our working lives easier, with everything from virtually unlimited email storage to access-from-anywhere enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. It’s no wonder the 2013 cloud computing research IDG survey revealed at least 84 percent of the companies surveyed run at

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How To Take Advantage Of “As-A-Service” To Build Business Value

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How To Take Advantage Of “As-A-Service” To Build Business Value For an IT professional whose status was typically defined by the performance efficiencies of the technology in their data center, it can be a difficult reality to accept that the business value users are able to realize from technology has become the new standard by

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How To Develop ITSM Cloud Strategies – Part 2

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How To Develop ITSM Cloud Strategies – Part 2 (Part 1)  You Want What? When? IT directors are justified in being skeptical of a typical business user’s ability to make appropriate technical choices. But, as scary as allowing business users to request technical services on their own might be, a scarier thought is the world

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How To Develop ITSM Cloud Strategies – Part 1

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How to develop ITSM strategy that extends all the way to the cloud and drives business objectives as well as technology advances. This is the first of a two part series on developing effective ITSM Cloud Strategies. If you are like most IT organizations, you probably already have some kind of IT service management (ITSM) in

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Shining A Light On The Shadows Of “Shadow IT”

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Bring Your Own Cloud (BYOC) and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) have changed the way that people work by putting users in control of their productivity. Employees can now obtain the capabilities they want, when they want and for as long as they want, without having to wait for IT to build it. And with

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Cloud Infographic – Big Data Survey: What Are The Trends?

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Jaspersoft Big Data Survey Shows Rise in Commitment to Projects and Decline in Confusion Nearly 1,600 Jaspersoft Community Members Participate in Second Jaspersoft Big Data Survey San Francisco, February 4, 2014 – Jaspersoft, the Intelligence Inside applications and business processes, today shared results from its Big Data Survey. Nearly 1,600 Jaspersoft community members responded to

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