Category Archives: Cloud Computing

Smart Cities – How Big Data Is Changing The Power Grid

Smart Cities – How Big Data Is Changing The Power Grid

Smart Cities And Big Data As Anthony Townsend argues in his SMART CITIES, even though the communications industry has changed beyond recognition since its inception, the way we consume power has remained stubbornly anachronistic. The rules of physics are, of course, partially to blame, for making grid networks harder to decentralize, as opposed to communication…

Cloud Infographic: Losing The Cyberwar To Hackers

Cloud Infographic: Losing The Cyberwar To Hackers

Losing The Cyberwar To Hackers Much of the discussion lately has been around the JP Morgan security breach. There are also growing concerns that other companies may have been infiltrated as well which is not a surprise considering the ruthless nature of cyberwar. Security will always be an issue and something businesses must continuously prepare…

Knots And Cloud Service Providers

Knots And Cloud Service Providers

How Do These Two Compare? In Boy Scouts, I learned how to tie knots. The quickest knot you can tie is the slipknot. It’s very effective for connecting one thing to another via the rope you have. It was used in setting up tents, mooring boats to docks temporarily and lifting your food up into…

HP’s split doesn’t help its cloud outlook

HP’s split doesn’t help its cloud outlook

One of the rationales behind Hewlett-Packard’s decision to split itself into two companies — one focused on PCs and printers, the other on enterprise gear and services — is to be more focused and more nimble by being smaller. When it comes to the cloud, which HP brings up often, HP is neither inferior nor superior.…

EU Probes Amazon Tax Affairs

EU Probes Amazon Tax Affairs

European Union regulators opened a formal probe into Amazon’s tax arrangements in Luxembourg, snaring another major U.S. company in a high-profile investigation that has already spread to Apple and Starbucks. Read the source article at online.wsj.com

Airbnb And Amazon Web Services – An Unlikely Friendship

Airbnb And Amazon Web Services – An Unlikely Friendship

Airbnb and Amazon Web Services Since its launch six years ago, Airbnb has become synonymous with the home rental market. The premise of the firm was simple enough – allowing homeowners to find willing renters and holidaymakers for their properties without the cost, contracts and time associated with traditional estate agents – but the underlying…

Overcoming Obstacles In Cloud Computing Adoption

Overcoming Obstacles In Cloud Computing Adoption

Overcoming The Numerous Challenges According to Buyya et al. (2008), “A Cloud is a type of parallel and distributed system consisting of a collection of inter-connected and virtualized computers that are dynamically provisioned and presented as one or more unified computing resources based on service-level agreements established through negotiation between the service provider and consumers.” The enormous…