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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The Cloud Is Raining Smart Phones

The Cloud Is Raining Smart Phones I resisted getting my first cell phone for as long as I could, but finally broke down and got one for use while driving- at the time I was living and working in the Seattle area and my family was a six hour drive away in Eastern Oregon. When

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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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The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Disaster Recovery

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The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Disaster Recovery By David Fletcher Our comic collection has simply taken the light side of cloud computing to a whole new level.  So after a long day’s work in the cloud, you can stop by our comic library for that much deserved moment of fun before you call it

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Cloud-surfing Can Pay Big Dividends For Your Business

Cloud-surfing can pay big dividends for your business through lower costs and enhanced service In the never-ending search for competitive advantage, Cloud-based services like a Hosted PBX business telephone system can offer business owners and managers new opportunities for cost savings and service improvements that can help strengthen their market position.  A Hosted PBX allows

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Capgemini And EMC Extend Global Strategic Alliance

Capgemini And EMC Extend Global Strategic Alliance To Enable Brazilian Businesses with Next-Generation Cloud Solutions   PARIS, FRANCE, SAO PAULO, BRAZIL, HOPKINTON, Mass. – February 7, 2013 Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology, and outsourcing services, and EMC, the global leader in private, public and hybrid cloud infrastructure technologies, today announced the

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