Category Archives: Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing Is Greener Than You Think

Cloud Computing Is Greener Than You Think

Cloud Computing Is Greener Than You Think Last week we touched upon how a project in Finland had blended two of the world’s most important industries, cloud computing and green technology, to produce a data centre that used nearby sea water to both cool their servers and heat local homes.  Despite such positive environmental projects, there…

Federal Agencies Moving To The Cloud: Bellwether Report

Federal Agencies Moving To The Cloud: Bellwether Report

Federal Agencies moving to the Cloud: Bellwether report shares Feds’ progress and collective wisdom. In December 2010, the U.S. Government’s Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra issued a 25 Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal Information Technology Management, designed to streamline and modernize the Government’s use of IT, primarily by shifting three “must-move” services to the…

How Much Time And Money Does Cloud Computing Save Us?

How Much Time And Money Does Cloud Computing Save Us?

How Much Time And Money Does Cloud Computing Save Us? Technology today and the one from just a couple of years ago aren’t that much different, it’s just their use that has refined over the years. And just as the automotive industry evolved and the cars that run on petrol today consume just a fraction…

Back To The Future – Revisiting 2011’s Predictions

Back To The Future – Revisiting 2011’s Predictions

Back to the Future – Revisiting 2011’s Predictions Back in January 2011 we published an article that summarised predictions made by various research companies about the future of cloud computing. Three years on, we look back at some of the figures from that article and assess the accuracy of the predictions – has cloud computing grown faster…

Moving Beyond Cloud Management To Cloud Portfolio Management

Moving Beyond Cloud Management To Cloud Portfolio Management

Moving Beyond Cloud Management to Cloud Portfolio Management Virtually every enterprise will be leveraging a portfolio of public and private clouds – whether by strategy or circumstance. In the 2013 – State of the Cloud survey, RightScale found that larger organizations are choosing multi–cloud (77 percent) with the majority of those (47 percent) choosing hybrid…

Maryland Lawmakers Considering Limitations On School Cloud Providers

Maryland Lawmakers Considering Limitations On School Cloud Providers

Maryland Lawmakers Considering Limitations on School Cloud Providers The House Ways and Means Committee of the Maryland General Assembly is scheduled to hear today a measure that would prevent cloud providers from using student data for most commercial purposes. The measure, which is similar to recently approved legislation in Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Arizona would prohibit…

The Power Of Custom Metrics

The Power Of Custom Metrics

The Power of Custom Metrics Have you ever watched an auction? Whether people are seeking to buy fine art, cars or livestock, they will spend time at an auction house, in order to place their bids and hopefully snag a deal. A well-run auction is a fascinating event to watch, and most interesting of all…

How Big Data Is Changing The Film Industry

How Big Data Is Changing The Film Industry

How Big Data is Changing the Film Industry The film industry is huge, generating in excess of $520 billion revenue in the USA in 2013. Imagine if this behemoth of the entertainment world could be further refined by taking account of consumers’ preferences, viewing habits and cultural interests? Big data makes this refinement possible. As consumers…