Category Archives: Cloud Computing

Cloud Service Provider Selection Considerations

Cloud Service Provider Selection Considerations

Why Cloud Brokers Make Sense Different workloads perform differently on different cloud service providers. Enough so that it is prudent in planning to consider the optimal configuration and the optimal CSP for your solution. Consider this old word problem from years ago. One person can carry two buckets of water. It takes 5 minutes to…

Hybrid Washing: What’s Real; What’s Not?

Hybrid Washing: What’s Real; What’s Not?

Hybrid Washing It is a well-known fact in the business of marketing a product that to get a customer’s attention you must do one or all of the following: first make it clear that without this product a customer stands to lose out somehow; second make it clear this product is better than anything that…

Google Contributor – Monetizing Content In The Cloud

Google Contributor – Monetizing Content In The Cloud

Google Contributor – Paying Your Way on the Internet Google wants users to pay for their Internet use, and is offering a convenient way to do so. It announced, on Thursday, November 20 the release of Google Contributor, which asks users to shell out $1, $2 or $3 per month to help support their favorite websites. According…

Migrating to a Business Cloud (5 Warnings)

Migrating to a Business Cloud (5 Warnings)

Migrating to a Business Cloud  In theory, migrating to cloud computing should be easy. Choose a cloud provider, move the files to the data server and everything is good to go. While that may work for the personal cloud, migrating into a business cloud format is a lot more complicated. As Ann Bednarz pointed out…

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

Review Before Investing In Data Analytics Big data, when handled properly, can lead to big change. Companies in a wide variety of industries are partnering with data analytics companies to increase operational efficiency and make evidence-based business decisions. From Kraft Foods using business intelligence (BI) to cut customer satisfaction analysis time in half, to a…

Facebook: Your At-work Social Network

Facebook: Your At-work Social Network

Social Network The unofficial divide between LinkedIn and FaceBook is about to get a whole lot fuzzier, with the January 2015 soft release of “Facebook at Work,” a social platform for the workplace. According to an entry in the Wall Street Journal’s Tech Blog, “the product is being tested in fewer than a dozen companies…

Cloud Infographic – CloudTrends Report 2014

Cloud Infographic – CloudTrends Report 2014

CloudTrends Report 2014 Report finds that enterprise-managed services for greater visibility, control, QoS and security of cloud applications are on the rise Key findings of the Allot CloudTrends Report include: Over 45% of CSPs are offering public cloud applications and services for enterprises ranging from basic email and storage to fully-fledged unified communications, CRM and…