Category Archives: Cloud Computing

5 Cloud Performance Monitoring Tools

5 Cloud Performance Monitoring Tools Cloud Monitoring Because of the prevalence of cloud computing applications and the move from networked application services to the cloud, there is now a need for new monitoring tools and services since network monitoring tools will no longer suffice. Cloud monitoring can simply refer to the monitoring of the physical…

IT Outsourcing Services Meeting The Cloud

IT Outsourcing Services Meeting The Cloud One of the most substantial trends in IT support services is that small and medium-sized companies prefer to shift their data to the cloud and let a third party handle the facility management, in Consolidated Data Centers. Cloud computing blurs the lines among what had been conventional outsourcing and internal…

Press Release: Q2 2012 FireHost Web Application Attack Report Shows Sharp Rise In SQL Injections

17 million cyber-attacks blocked between April and June by secure cloud hosting provider London, UK – July 24, 2012 – Secure cloud hosting company, FireHost, has today revealed the latest statistical analysis of attacks successfully blocked by its servers located at data centers in the US and Europe.  During the period of April to June 2012,…

Discover How To Bring Trust To The Cloud: Strong Authentication for SaaS Applications

Discover How to Bring Trust to the Cloud: Strong Authentication for SaaS Applications However, the same exact benefits of the SaaS delivery model that are driving the trend may actually slow down further adoption of the SaaS applications by the enterprises. Why do IT departments get skeptical about moving their mission-critical applications and data into…

Methodology Of Cloud Computing Risk Assessment

Methodology Of Cloud Computing Risk Assessment A Break in the Cloud’s Silver Lining Though cloud computing is considered as the new paradigm of computing, it should not be considered as a new technology but merely a new implementation or application of existing technology, specifically networking and telecommunications technology. So this brings with it some inherent…

ScreenerONE: The Latest Cloud For Film

ScreenerONE: The Latest Cloud For Film Film, like every other business, has to constantly adapt or die. Filmmakers are constantly on the lookout for the latest technology to make things cheaper and easier. Last week I wrote about Ultraviolet and this week it’s Arvato’s platform for cloud computing: ScreenerONE Arvato, one of the world’s biggest…

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Leveraging a Virtualized Data Center to Improve Business Agility – Part 1

Leveraging a Virtualized Data Center to Improve Business Agility – Part 1

Leveraging a Virtualized Data Center to Improve Business Agility – Part 1 Everyone knows that the age of cloud computing is here. The bigger question, on which even the greatest minds of technology revolution can’t agree, is what the impact will be and how best to apply this approach to computing resources and business optimization.…Continue Reading

Cloud Computing and SaaS: Information Technology Evolving

Cloud Computing and SaaS: Information Technology Evolving Information technology is very important in higher education. There are just many advantages of the IT that we cannot just ignore. For example, IT allows learners to actually explore the world in the safety of their classrooms. With IT facilities, the teacher can bring the world to the…Continue Reading

Thoughts on Cloud User Interface Standards

Thoughts on Cloud User Interface Standards I’ve recently come across an article, It’s time for a Cloud UI Standard, which got me thinking about the evolution of cloud computing. The cloud started as the dream of a few visionary people, envisioning a world where computing can be sold like a utility, like electricity or water,…Continue Reading

Cloud Computing, Big Data and EMC’s Impressive Quarterly Results

Cloud Computing, Big Data and EMC’s Impressive Quarterly Results One of my recent articles explored the idea of cloud computing contributing to lower margins at Microsoft (See: Can Cloud Computing Be Bad For Microsoft?). While that may still be true with respect to Microsoft’s highly profitable MS Office suite, recent developments have showed how cloud…Continue Reading

Cloud Apps of the Week: PocketCloud

Cloud Apps of the Week On the lookout for the latest cloud applications worth your download? Here’s an impressive trio that will scintillate for couch potatoes on the go, literature obsessives, and the Facebook frustrated. What if you could TiVo your desktop via your mobile phone? PocketCloud from Wyse empowers its users to accomplish just…Continue Reading

Silly Businesses, Cloud Computing isn’t Just for Cost Savings

Silly Businesses, Cloud Computing isn’t Just for Cost Savings Watching technology evolve is a beautiful, fascinating process. Take the telephone. The telephone initially was an improvement over the telegraph in the 1870s. It evolved into a household’s primary method of contact with the outside world and is now a personal device. Almost everyone you see…Continue Reading

The Cloud (Storage) Wars

A Storm Brewing…The Cloud (Storage) Wars By now you’ve probably heard the term, “Cloud Wars”, though with so many fronts sometimes it’s difficult to ascertain which Cloud battles are being referenced. In The Battle for the Enterprise the reference is to cloud computing leaders making their way into the enterprise segment taking market share from the legacy…Continue Reading

Tech Child's Play: Is the Cloud Still a Kid?

Tech Child’s Play: Is the Cloud Still a Kid? A new Information Week article, penned by well-respected expert Art Wittman, condemns cloud computing as a horny youngster still in the grips of puberty. Perhaps Wittman doesn’t attack the cloud so colorfully. But he solidly argues that, in terms of how IT people commit to its…Continue Reading


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Confused By The Cloud? A New eBook Reveals All…

Confused By The Cloud? A New eBook Reveals All…

Confused By The Cloud? Cloud computing can be a difficult concept to grasp. For those who have not yet started to use the plethora of services available, either on a personal or enterprise level, it’s difficult to know where to start. What’s the difference between SaaS and IaaS? How do you know whether your organisation needs…

The Value of Hybrid Cloud

The Value of Hybrid Cloud

The Value of Hybrid Cloud As the “cloud” continues to exert its dominance as the IT technology of the day, the question for many companies focuses on what type of cloud to choose: public, private, or a combination of the two, known as hybrid. Each has its advantages. Private cloud – owned and maintained by…

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