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Google Glass: Boon To Humanity Or Bane Of Modern Existence?

Google Glass: Boon To Humanity Or Bane Of Modern Existence?

Google Glass is, by far, one of the most anticipated tech devices in recent memory. The capability to view virtual content without having to look down at a screen is something that a wide range of mobile and cloud computing users find very attractive. Unfortunately, Google Glass is not always the subject of positive content…

Is Microsoft Gaining A Foothold In The Legal Industry?

Is Microsoft Gaining A Foothold In The Legal Industry?

Is Microsoft Gaining A Foothold In The Legal Industry? The global legal services market, according to MarketLine had total revenues of $610.4bn in 2013, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3% between 2009 and 2013. Market volume increased with a CAGR of 2.7% between 2009 and 2013, to reach a total of 4,082.1…

How The Cloud Is Changing Disaster Recovery

How The Cloud Is Changing Disaster Recovery

How the Cloud is Changing Disaster Recovery Anyone who is a regular reader of this site will know about the cloud’s numerous benefits. Using the cloud can provide businesses with cost-effective resource usage, rapid provisioning, easy scalability and flexible elasticity – benefits that simply don’t exist when using local on-site servers and services. One of…

The Basic Service And Deployment Models Of Cloud Computing

The Basic Service And Deployment Models Of Cloud Computing

The Basic Service And Deployment Models Of Cloud Computing Nowadays, access to reliable high-performance hardware and software resources without large capital outlays, easier access to applications and services, capability of handling large amounts of information have encouraged managers of  companies to migrate to cloud computing. Cloud computing is a service-oriented technology that use both hardware and…

Mobile App Policy Violations – How Serious Is The Problem?

Mobile App Policy Violations – How Serious Is The Problem?

Mobile App Policy Violations – How Serious is the Problem? The recent furore around SnapChat and its supposed policy violations has once again thrust the issue of mobile data privacy and security into the spotlight. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently levelled a long list of charges against the popular photo and video sharing app.…

What Really Drives Organizations Adopting Cloud Computing?

What Really Drives Organizations Adopting Cloud Computing?

What Really Drives Organizations Adopting Cloud Computing? Cloud computing is a term used to describe a paradigm for delivery of computing services on a pay-as-you-go basis. Users utilize the internet and remote data centers to run applications and store data, thus eliminating the need for in house hardware and software. The cloud technology allows efficient…

Whitepaper Friday – Forrester Claim Virtualization Is Driving Data Centre Growth In Europe

Whitepaper Friday – Forrester Claim Virtualization Is Driving Data Centre Growth In Europe

Whitepaper Friday – Forrester Claim Virtualization is Driving Data Centre Growth in Europe Last week we looked at the reasons why the cloud was suffering from a slower uptake in Europe than in North America, but a new report by Forrester has indicated that while businesses might be less inclined to adopt cloud services than their US-based…

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Self-Service BI (Business Intelligence) 101

Self-Service BI (Business Intelligence) 101

BI (Business Intelligence) 101 Non-technical users are increasingly jumping at the opportunity to get real-time business insight from data without the help of the IT department, whether they’re a small business without an IT staff altogether, or a high-ranking executive unwilling to request a report that will take a week to be completed. What is…

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges (5 Things To Expect)

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges (5 Things To Expect)

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges Every December, security experts begin to release their predictions on what cybersecurity will look like in the coming year. “The concept behind predictions is based on a company’s ability to express its expertise in a field both on the business and on the technology end,” said Barry Shteiman, director of security strategy…

The Role Cloud Technology Plays in the Recruiting Industry

The Role Cloud Technology Plays in the Recruiting Industry

The Recruiting Industry Like most other established industries, the recruiting industry is being disrupted by new business models and cutting-edge technologies. From recruiting technology talent with a highly publicized hackathon, to handling graphic or even online versions or resumes, recruiting agencies are seeing new challenges and opportunities every day. Yet, the goal is still the…

Cloud and regulation in financial services

Cloud and regulation in financial services

Cloud Regulation When talking about cloud and regulation in financial services, it is important to approach it with a clear understanding of the typical policies that your national regulator will require you to adhere to. Let’s start with outsourcing policy. Cloud mode provides us with a way of outsourcing data centre environments, applications, and services…

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