On A Clear Day: Downtime In Cloud Computing

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On A Clear Day: Downtime In Cloud Computing As most know, and as the recent Azure outage kindly reminded those who don’t, cloud storage isn’t infallible. Power outages happen all the time. Software is prone to catching nasty bugs. Human error can never be ruled out. Service providers openly acknowledge the possibility of failure. Some, like

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Dropbox Slashes Its Prices – Adds New Features To Fight Competition

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Dropbox Slashes Its Prices – Adds New Features To Fight Competition Now customers of Dropbox are going to get more value for their money. As per today’s announcement from the Dropbox’s officials, their customers will now get one terabyte of storage space for just $10 bucks. The reason behind this being the growing competition between

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Google Glass – Revolutionising The Lives Of The Disabled

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Google Glass – Revolutionising The Lives Of The Disabled As part of our ongoing series about how wearable tech is changing certain industries. we’ve already looked at how it’s being used by professional sports teams, neurological scientists, and the world of healthcare. Another area in which is it instigating profound changes is in the world

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Big Movies, Big Data: Netflix And Its Uses Of Big Data

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Big Movies, Big Data: Netflix And Its Uses Of Big Data People in the film industry aren’t oblivious to Big Data and use it to market, personalize and create content. Companies that make data-based decisions can speed past the competition, further refining aspects of the industry by measuring the preferences, viewing habits and interests of

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Cloud Infographic: The Education Of Tomorrow

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Cloud Infographic: The Education Of Tomorrow  Online Education is a very exciting topic for many as it opens up many new doors and opportunities. We’ve touched on areas such as Massive Open Online Sources (MOOC) which provides tremendous levels of cloud based interconnectivity. We’ve taken a look into higher education,  the increased demand for online courses as well as

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5 Products That Will Take Off Due To Cloud Growth

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5 Products That Will Take Off Due To Cloud Growth Historically, numerous new products, services and job openings accompany successful inventions. Take software development, for example — the niche all but didn’t exist before the advance of PCs. Cloud computing is apparently a successful invention, so it’s reasonable to think that related industries, jobs and

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Business Models And The Internet of Things

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Business Models And The Internet of Things Recently we looked at how wearable tech was changing the workplace, focussing on how the growth of the industry could improve productivity but also raised questions about employees’ privacy, rights, and ‘downtime’. Wearable tech isn’t the only area of cloud computing that’s changing the workplace, however, as the

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The Real Estate Industry – How Big Data Is Shaping The Future

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The Real Estate Industry – How Big Data Is Shaping The Future Real estate accounts for roughly 17-18% of the US GDP through private residential investment and spending on housing services. That’s a lot of money. Where there’s a lot of money involved, people work very hard to gain a competitive, or rather any advantage

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The Cloud, The Internet and International Business

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The Cloud, The Internet and International Business “It is true that the Internet will change everything. It is not true that everything will change.” — Paul Deninger, CEO of Broadview Capital Partners Cloud computing has been viewed as a game changer by many businesses.  It’s fast, inexpensive and highly scalable.  Well, none of this matters

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Cloud Infographic: Data Protection For The Edge

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Cloud Infographic: Data Protection For The Edge With the ever increasing role of big data in our lives, protecting data must be a top priority for IT leaders, marketers and executives across enterprises, but the research shows that an increasing number of employees are actually failing to do so, exposing their mission-critical data to significant

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