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AWS users fret over downtime ahead of Amazon’s massive EC2 reboot

AWS users fret over downtime ahead of Amazon’s massive EC2 reboot

Amazon Web Services has kicked off a large scale maintenance reboot of Elastic Cloud 2 (EC2) instances across the world in what appears to be a response to critical security flaw. Amazon has told EC2 customers by email that it’s gearing up to reboot a …Read the source article at ZDNet

Data centre co-location – why do it?

Data centre co-location – why do it?

Why would an organisation want to co-locate its IT infrastructure rather than keeping it in-house or moving functions to the cloud ? It's all about connectivity, Omer Wilson, marketing director EMEA of Digital Realty, one of the larger colocation providers, told the … Read the source article at computing.co.uk

Big Data or is it Smart Data?

Big Data or is it Smart Data?

LONDON, September 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Big data is a buzz word which is taking most, if not all, organisations by storm. Now becoming a critical part of the language used by Heads of Customer in particular with regards to customer acquisition, retention and loyalty strategies. But… Read the source article at PR Newswire

Big Data For Better Data

Big Data For Better Data

“Data are becoming the new raw material of business.” – Craig Mundie Today, having more and more data at our disposal, we are granted the opportunity to see new things in the surrounding world. More data enables us not only to see more of the same thing we have been looking at, but, most importantly,…

Exclusive: Amazon tests smart home gadgets, expands hardware lab

Exclusive: Amazon tests smart home gadgets, expands hardware lab

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc will boost staffing at its secretive Silicon Valley-based hardware unit by at least 27 percent over the next five years as it tests Internet-connected “smart” home gadgets such as a one-button device to order supplies. Read the source article at reuters.com

Stopping Multi-Platform Cloud Problems Before They Start

Stopping Multi-Platform Cloud Problems Before They Start

Multi-Platform Cloud The hybrid cloud continues to gain traction as a viable option for companies looking to realize the economic benefits of cloud while still retaining a level of security and comfort that comes from their existing infrastructure for mission critical applications. But creating and maintaining separate platforms comes with its own set of problems…

Information Security Breach – When does Yours Take Place?

Information Security Breach – When does Yours Take Place?

It seems that security breaches are becoming a daily occurrence. At least in how frequently they are being reported.  In the last few days we heard more regarding Home Depot, and just yesterday there was a story regarding eBay. I wonder who else will be in the press later this week.  As I went to…

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