Category Archives: Cloud Computing

Cloud Based Asynchronous Communication In Health Care Systems

Cloud Based Asynchronous Communication In Health Care Systems

Cloud Based Asynchronous Communication in Health Care systems HR is a previous resource in any business and with synchronicity evaporating because of the scarcity of human resource. Medicine is no exception, especially in small to medium sized medical practices. Cloud fits perfectly in this equation where Cloud based collaboration, EMR and other such health IT systems make their way into small to medium sized practices. Cloud is already delivering tremendous value, both in terms of…

Xbox One On Collision Cause With Users After Change Of Cloud Sharing

Xbox One On Collision Cause With Users After Change Of Cloud Sharing Could some cloud features that Microsoft had announced at the first press conference on Xbox One go the way of the dodo? Firstly, after a barrage of pressure from rivals, like Sony, to revisit its free-for-all digital policies it had announced on its new console, Microsoft toned down on its exacting online-per-day requirement for users. This saw the console share the same offline…

How Can The Cloud Protect Us From Identity Theft?

How Can The Cloud Protect Us From Identity Theft?

How Can The Cloud Protect Us From Identity Theft? More than 600 million Internet users will store data on the cloud by the end of the year, techcrunch.com reports. If you’re using anything from online banking to iTunes, you’re using the cloud. Our business files have moved to the cloud, our audio and visual media have moved to the cloud—even children’s video games are making the switch. But people are asking: How safe is it in…

Benefits Of Cloud-Mobile Convergence (CMC) Based Mobile Platforms

Benefits of Cloud-Mobile Convergence (CMC) Based Mobile Platforms Mobile based cloud computing has been getting a forward nudge in the market swiftly because of the increasing benefits related to data manageability and user experience.  Probably the most alluring factor of mobile based cloud computing is introduction of Augmented reality(AR), a technology to virtualize the sensory perceptions of human beings into augmented computer generated form in order to give the look and feel of the real…

Cloud Video Streaming And Subscriptions

Cloud Video Streaming And Subscriptions

Cloud Video Streaming And Subscriptions What is better? Wait… let me start over here. Is ownership with a one time price or a monthly subscription with a constant flux of entertainment a better option with internet based entertainment? I guess this is more of a subjective question with the person but these are really the two options unless you are just being sneaky and torrenting everything. So avoiding a potential FCC fine and jail time…

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Storage Space

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Storage Space

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Google Docs Goes Hybrid For Editing And Saving

Google Docs Goes Hybrid For Editing And Saving

Google Docs Goes Hybrid For Editing And Saving Although Cloud technology is becoming more mainstream, there are a lot more innovations and features waiting to be delivered to the end consumer that will make this borderless, centreless technology truly perfect. Two of these “needs” in particular are: a more unified approach to saving and retrieving documents, regardless where they are – in the cloud or on a local computer; and secondly a better way for…

IBM Announces A 10-Year Strategic Partnership with UniCredit

IBM Announces A 10-Year Strategic Partnership with UniCredit

IBM Announces a 10-Year Strategic Partnership with UniCredit to Deliver New Services The multi-billion dollar agreement will enable UniCredit to leverage innovative solutions and Cloud technology, gaining significant levels of efficiency and competitiveness ARMONK, N.Y. – 18 Jul 2013: IBM (NYSE:IBM) announced today a multi-billion dollar, 10-year agreement to transform the IT infrastructure that supports all of UniCredit’s commercial and private banking activities in Europe. As a result of this transformation, UniCredit will gain dramatic efficiency and…

Making Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) And eDiscovery Work For Your Business

Making Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) And eDiscovery Work For Your Business

Making Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) The latest challenges to your business’ eDiscovery policies and procedures may not be changes in the law but may instead be changes in your employees’ lifestyles: they have smartphones and they want to use smartphones to facilitate their work. A 2011 study by IDC and Unisys showed that approximately 50 percent of respondents reported using personal devices to conduct business on vacation. This is great news for businesses and…

What Should You Look For In A Cloud Security Vendor?

What Should You Look For In A Cloud Security Vendor?

What Should You Look For In A Cloud Security Vendor? Protecting the security of your cloud data during its transmission, storage, and access is an ongoing, fundamental concern as technology continues to evolve, intrusion possibilities increase, and BYOD becomes more common. Here are the five areas to consider when evaluating how the security of your cloud vendor stacks up. How is My Data Physically Protected? Any potential problem or threat to the physical data center…

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The Storytelling Machine: Big Content and Big Data

The Storytelling Machine: Big Content and Big Data

Bridging The Gap Between Big Content and Big Data Advances in cloud computing, along with the big data movement, have transformed the business IT landscape. Leveraging the cloud, companies are now afforded on demand capacity and mobile accessibility to their business-critical systems and information. At the same time, the amount of structured and unstructured data created by, and available to, organizational users is a constantly moving target, with IDC estimating that the digital universe will…

Cloud Infographic – The Future (IoT)

Cloud Infographic – The Future (IoT)

The Future (IoT) By the year 2020, it is being predicted that 40 to 80 billion connected devices will be in use. The Internet of Things or IoT will transform your business and home in many truly unbelievable ways. The types of products and services that we can expect to see in the next decade will truly feel like science fiction to those of older generations. To the newer generations born into a natural and…

The Big Data Movement Gets Bigger

The Big Data Movement Gets Bigger

The Big Data Movement In recent years, Big Data and Cloud relations have been growing steadily. And while there have been many questions raised around how best to use the information being gathered, there is no question that there is a real future between the two. The growing importance of Big Data Scientists and the need for cloud connected APIs will be paramount when looking for efficient ways to securely extract the data from the…

Cloud Infographic – What Is The Internet of Things?

Cloud Infographic – What Is The Internet of Things?

What Is The Internet of Things? “We’re still in the first minutes of the first day of the Internet revolution.”  – Scott Cook The Internet of Things (IOT) and Smart Systems are based on the notions of Sensors, Connectivity, People and Processes. We are creating a new world to view and measure anything around us through “sensory lenses”. We digitize the results and make them available via networks. Finally, we put all the networked information into…

15 Cloud Data Performance Monitoring Companies

15 Cloud Data Performance Monitoring Companies

Cloud Data Performance Monitoring Companies (Updated: Originally Published Feb 9th, 2015) We have decided to put together a small list of some of our favorite cloud performance monitoring services. In this day and age it is extremely important to stay on top of critical issues as they arise. These services will accompany you in monitoring your data and safeguarding critical applications and websites in real-time. This list is in no particular order of preference. When…

12 Promising Business Intelligence (BI) Services For Your Company

12 Promising Business Intelligence (BI) Services For Your Company

12 Promising Business Intelligence (BI) Services Business Intelligence (BI) services have recently seen an explosion of innovation and choices for business owners and entrepreneurs. So many choices, in fact, that many companies aren’t sure which business intelligence company to use. To help offer you a solution, we’ve compiled a list of 12 Business Intelligence companies of 2015.  The  aim was to find the most useful, cost effective companies with a proven track record and promising client…

Big Data and Financial Services – Security Threat or Massive Opportunity?

Big Data and Financial Services – Security Threat or Massive Opportunity?

Big Data and Financial Services Cloud Banking Insights Series focuses on big data in the financial services industry and whether it is a security threat or actually a massive opportunity. How does big data fit into an overall cloud strategy? Most FI’s have a positive mind-set towards cloud IT consumption as it not only enables saving across IT investment but frees up precious resource and surplus so  FI’s  can invest in customer centric activity. Financial…

The Five Rules of Security and Compliance in the Public Cloud Era

The Five Rules of Security and Compliance in the Public Cloud Era

Security and Compliance  With technology at the heart of businesses today, IT systems and data are being targeted by criminals, competitors and even foreign governments. Every day, we hear about how another retailer, bank or Internet company has been hacked and private information of customers or employees stolen. Governments and oversight organizations are responding to these attacks with calls for tighter control and regulations, from the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) beefing up…

Who’s Who In The Booming World Of Data Science

Who’s Who In The Booming World Of Data Science

The World of Data Science The nature of work and business in today’s super-connected world means that every second of every day, the world produces an astonishing amount of data. Consider some of these statistics; every minute, Facebook users share nearly 2.5 million pieces of content, YouTube users upload over 72 hours of content, Apple users download nearly 50 000 apps and 200 million emails are sent. That’s every single minute. IBM estimated that we…

Digital Transformation: Not Just For Large Enterprises Anymore

Digital Transformation: Not Just For Large Enterprises Anymore

Digital Transformation Digital transformation is the acceleration of business activities, processes, and operational models to fully embrace the changes and opportunities of digital technologies. The concept is not new; we’ve been talking about it in one way or another for decades: paperless office, BYOD, user experience, consumerization of IT – all of these were stepping stones along the path to digital transformation. Today, digital business transformation is driven by technology innovation and user/customer behavior. Technology…

Cloud Native Trends Picking Up – Legacy Security Losing Ground

Cloud Native Trends Picking Up – Legacy Security Losing Ground

Cloud Native Trends Once upon a time, only a select few companies like Google and Salesforce possessed the knowledge and expertise to operate efficient cloud infrastructure and applications. Organizations patronizing those companies benefitted with apps that offered new benefits in flexibility, scalability and cost effectiveness. These days, the sharp division between cloud and on-premises infrastructure is quickly becoming a thing of the past. In fact, the cloud has become so ingrained in the fabric of…

Three Challenges of Network Deployment in Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Private Cloud

Three Challenges of Network Deployment in Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Private Cloud

Hyperconverged Infrastructure In this article, we’ll explore three challenges that are associated with network deployment in a hyperconverged private cloud environment, and then we’ll consider several methods to overcome those challenges. The Main Challenge: Bring Your Own (Physical) Network Some of the main challenges of deploying a hyperconverged infrastructure software solution in a data center are the diverse physical configurations. The smart network layer may be the leading component that is tasked with the need to automatically learn the…

Choosing IaaS or a Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting Provider?

Choosing IaaS or a Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting Provider?

There is a Difference – So Stop Comparing We are all familiar with the old saying “That’s like comparing apples to oranges” and though we learned this lesson during our early years we somehow seem to discount this idiom when discussing the Cloud. Specifically, IT buyers often feel justified when comparing the cost of a Cloud IaaS or SaaS provider with that of a Cloud-Enabled Hosting Provider. These types of providers are very different and…

Why Security Practitioners Need To Apply The 80-20 Rules To Data Security

Why Security Practitioners Need To Apply The 80-20 Rules To Data Security

The 80-20 Rule For Security Practitioners  Everyday we learn about yet another egregious data security breach, exposure of customer data or misuse of data. It begs the question why in this 21st century, as a security industry we cannot seem to secure our most valuable data assets when technology has surpassed our expectations in other regards. It’s getting worse: McKinsey in conjunction with the World Economic Forum have estimated that failing cyber security approaches could have…

The Security Gap: What Is Your Core Strength?

The Security Gap: What Is Your Core Strength?

The Security Gap You’re out of your mind if you think blocking access to file sharing services is filling a security gap. You’re out of your mind if you think making people jump through hoops like Citrix and VPNs to get at content is secure. You’re out of your mind if you think putting your content in the cloud is dangerous. The truth is that top tier cloud storage is more secure than most organizations’…

The Rise Of BI Data And How To Use It Effectively

The Rise Of BI Data And How To Use It Effectively

The Rise of BI Data Every few years, a new concept or technological development is introduced that drastically improves the business world as a whole. In 1983, the first commercially handheld mobile phone debuted and provided workers with an unprecedented amount of availability, leading to more productivity and profits. More recently, the Cloud has taken availability far beyond the simple act of voice-to-voice communication, allowing businesses to untether employees from their desks and give them…

Four Recurring Revenue Imperatives

Four Recurring Revenue Imperatives

Revenue Imperatives “Follow the money” is always a good piece of advice, but in today’s recurring revenue-driven market, “follow the customer” may be more powerful. Two recurring revenue imperatives highlight the importance of responding to, and cherishing customer interactions. Technology and competitive advantage influence the final two. If you’re part of the movement towards recurring revenue, here are four essentials to guide your way: All Revenue Will Become Recurring Revenue. Perhaps not this week or…

Having Your Cybersecurity And Eating It Too

Having Your Cybersecurity And Eating It Too

The Catch 22 The very same year Marc Andreessen famously said that software was eating the world, the Chief Information Officer of the United States was announcing a major Cloud First goal. That was 2011. Five years later, as both the private and public sectors continue to adopt cloud-based software services, we’re interested in this question: how in the world do you eat cloud software? Cybersecurity today seems to have an unfortunate Catch-22. You want…

Journey Science In Telecom: Take Customer Experience To The Next Level

Journey Science In Telecom: Take Customer Experience To The Next Level

Journey Science In Telecom Journey Science, being derived from connected data from different customer activities, has become pivotal for the telecommunications industry, providing the means to drastically improve the customer experience and retention. It has the ability to link together scattered pieces of data, and enhance a telco business’s objectives. Siloed approaches are becoming obsolete – take call centers as an example – there is only so much that you can do with data from…