Safety and Sales in the Skies: How the Cloud Can Rescue Black Friday

Safety and Sales in the Skies: How the Cloud Can Rescue Black Friday Cumulonimbus are storm clouds. These thick masses of daunting cotton carry rain, hail, and thunder. My mind always turns to these threatening presences during Thanksgiving season, where the retail world’s annual cumulonimbus — Black Friday — dares to strike. The grandest shopping

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Fighting Cancer with Cloud Computing

Fighting Cancer with Cloud ComputingUsually, articles on cloud computing relate to how it can help in business, and I am no different. Over the last year, almost all of my articles have looked at cloud computing through a businessman’s (gender-neutral here, no offense to the women stalwarts of commerce and industry) lens.Whether it’s cutting costs

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WhitePaper: Bad Data, Real-World Characteristics of Architecture Gone Awry

In this whitepaper, we describe how executive and IT management can get and maintain control of their company’s data architecture to help meet business objectives. We describe the relationship between data integration projects and data architecture concepts and practices. We describe how the business planning and IT development processes that direct and leverage data integration

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Cloud Computing: Business Model or Technology?

Cloud Computing: Business Model or Technology? There are many articles on the Internet about cloud computing, and I have written quite a few as well, covering all sorts of subjects from history to future trends, advantages, disadvantages, what it is, what is not, and the list could go on and on. Lately, there seem to

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Riverbed Steelhead Appliance Named a Best Product of 2011 by Government Computer News

Riverbed Steelhead Appliance Named a Best Product of 2011 by Government Computer News Recognized as Innovative Solution for Reducing Latency in the Cloud; Provides Value in Current Economic Environment SAN FRANCISCO—November 22, 2011—Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT performance company, today announced that the Riverbed® Steelhead® appliance was named a Best Product of 2011 by Government Computer

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2011’s Top Turkeys: This Year’s Blunders With Less Good Sense, More Gobble

2011’s Top Turkeys: This Year’s Blunders With Less Good Sense, More Gobble As you candy your yams and stuff your stomach with stuffing, here are some thoughts on cloud computing news this year we weren’t entirely thankful for. Apple Major software company Apple essentially helped to pave the way for the ABCs of cloud computing.

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Why I Give Thanks For The Cloud

Why I Give Thanks For The Cloud In a few days, I’ll be plowing into pounds of protein and watching each of “Friends’” ten Thanksgiving Day episodes. But before I don my bib and elastic sweatpants, I wanted to share my reasons for expressing gratitude to the cloud above. It’s given me a way into

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Infographic: Trends & Technology Timeline

Technology Trends

Infographic: Trends & Technology Timeline… This is a very detailed Infographic that we’ve come across via NowandNext.com.  Some of the current and future trends mentioned are: Cloud Storage, Data Security and Gesture-based Computing… Click the image to zoom in. Source: NowandNext.com

Mobile Cloud Security:The Seven Fundamentals of Mobile Working

Having an agile, mobile workforce is becoming commonplace for a lot of small and medium-sized enterprises. Remote working has been happening in corporate environment for decades, but they have whole teams dedicated to deploying infrastructures and locking them down securely.  Some organizations already have solutions in place, but are they secure?  How do organizations who

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