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Smart Cities: Market Opportunities Worth USD 1.5 trillion By 2020

Smart Cities: Market Opportunities Worth USD 1.5 trillion By 2020

Smart Cities: Market Opportunities Worth USD 1.5 trillion By 2020 SINGAPORE, Nov. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — By 2025, it is expected that approximately 58% of the world’s population – or 4.6 billion people will be living in urban areas. The process of urbanization has become so important that it has become a catalyst in the transformation…

Frost & Sullivan: Customer Acquisition Strategies of ‘Retailers’ Drives Uptake of Big Data Analytics

Frost & Sullivan: Customer Acquisition Strategies of ‘Retailers’ Drives Uptake of Big Data Analytics

This requirement has thrown the spotlight on big data analytics due to its ability to analyse large volumes of unstructured and structured data from a variety of sources. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Big Data in Retail, finds that analytics will be applied in front-end as well as back-end applications in retail. “Omni-channel retail…

Is Big Data Risky?

Is Big Data Risky?

Before you jump on the big data bandwagon, make sure you’re prepared for the big risk that comes with it, says consultant Glenn Kapetansky. Read the source article at cnbc.com

Genomics Moves to the Cloud

Genomics Moves to the Cloud

For $25 a year, Google will keep a copy of any genome in the cloud. Google is approaching hospitals and universities with a new pitch. Have genomes? Store them with us. The search giant’s first product for the DNA age is Google Genomics, a cloud computing service that it launched last March but went mostly unnoticed…

Pinup: Lunacloud Shows Promise

Pinup: Lunacloud Shows Promise

The Next Cloud Contender? Lunacloud is a European cloud computing provider and a major player in the IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) market. Founded in 2011, it has rapidly expanded into this dynamic industry and become a prominent competitor. Most people in the industry were unaware of Lunacloud until December of 2012, when a CloudSpecs…

Cloud Infographic – IOT And The Massive Potential

Cloud Infographic – IOT And The Massive Potential

IOT And The Massive Potential Internet of Things (IOT) has been discussed often on CloudTweaks and for good reason.  It provides a number of tremendously exciting new opportunities for many businesses. For those not exactly familiar with the term can easily find a quick refresher infographic here. As for the potential of the Internet of Things,…

The New ‘Virtual’ Reality

The New ‘Virtual’ Reality

Juniper Gives Service Providers Flexibility to Innovate, Launch, Test and Rethink New Services in Record Time and for Far Less Investment SUNNYVALE, CA–(Marketwired – Nov 6, 2014) – (NYSE: JNPR) — A sales rep of a major Internet service provider picks up the phone and connects with the CEO of a hot new startup. The…


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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…

From storage to processing – the cloud’s next step?

From storage to processing – the cloud’s next step?

What is the cloud’s next step? When speculating about where the cloud is heading next, we often think about extra security layers and how hybrid models might grow in prevalence. However, collaboration on the cloud is becoming more of a consideration as files grow. Could the cloud’s next big step be from mostly storage to…

Minimizing Downtime During Mergers & Acquisitions

Minimizing Downtime During Mergers & Acquisitions

Minimizing Downtime As economic conditions gradually improve, North American companies are starting to recover their confidence, and are looking beyond mere survival. A recent survey by KPMG focusing on mergers and acquisitions demonstrated cautious optimism, with 21 per cent of companies planning to initiate at least one acquisition this year, and 16 per cent planning for…

4 Things To Know Before Virtualizing Your Desktops

4 Things To Know Before Virtualizing Your Desktops

Forrester Research: The Keys to a Successful Deployment Desktop virtualization projects are transformational. They can dramatically minimize IT costs while better empowering workers with more ubiquitous access to the applications and data they need to be productive. In fact, according to recent research by Forrester, worker productivity when working remotely across multiple devices, increased 51%…

5 Mistakes That Adversely Impact Seamless Cloud Migration

5 Mistakes That Adversely Impact Seamless Cloud Migration

There is absolutely no doubt migrating a section of your IT assets, non-core business processes or the entire spectrum of business systems to the cloud makes immense sense. There are plenty of business benefits linked to cloud computing; most astute businesses are using cloud computing in some capacity or other and if you aren’t doing…


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