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Christmas For The Cloud Comes In June

Christmas For The Cloud Comes In June

Christmas For the Cloud Comes in June Break out your naughty-or-nice list! Bake those cookies, and pour a complementary glass of milk. Structure 2012, one of the most important gatherings of the year, nigh on holiday, for true cloud cognoscenti. And once you arrive at the event in San Francisco, being held this year from…

How Cloud Computing Is Threatening Traditional Telco

How Cloud Computing Is Threatening Traditional Telco The standard AT&T small business phone plan (unlimited local and long-distance calling) costs about $50 per month in most areas of the US. The plan comes with a basic set of features—e.g., call waiting, caller ID, and call forwarding—but does not include advanced features, such as voicemail transcription,…

Adobe Creative Cloud: Creation On The Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud: Creation On The Cloud Last week Adobe released the long-awaited CS6, which comes with Creative Cloud. Creative Cloud provides a simple subscription option ($50/month) to access Adobe’s complete Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, After Effects, Dreamweaver and Flashbuilder), which costs $2600 to buy retail. The package also includes a 20 GB free…

Is My Public Cloud Too Public? Part 4

Is My Public Cloud Too Public? Part 4

Taking the bull by the horns—Secure Identity, Information, and Infrastructure Continued From Part 3 Public cloud computing requires a security model that reconciles scalability and multi-tenancy with the need for trust. As enterprises move their computing environments along with their identities, information and infrastructure to the cloud, they must be willing to give up some level…

Cloud Computing To Join The Search For The God Particle

Cloud Computing To Join The Search For The God Particle

Cloud Computing to Join the Search for the God Particle Ever since the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest and highest-energy particle accelerator, went active in 2008, speculation has been rife that the elusive Higgs boson, a hypothetical elementary particle that should explain why fundamental particles have mass, will finally be discovered. The Higgs…

The Sino Cloud Shift: Unicom China Embraces Cloud Computing

The Sino Cloud Shift: Unicom China Embraces Cloud Computing The nation’s second-largest telecommunications operator by subscriber count, China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited, recently announced that from now on it will offer cloud-based services to business ventures. The announcement has made China Unicom the pioneer Sino-based telecom carrier to initiate saleable functioning of cloud computing services.…

Cloud Accounting And Telecommuting: Reasons Why Companies Need It

Cloud Accounting And Telecommuting: Reasons Why Companies Need It If you own a small business, you may still be using a spreadsheet or the traditional pen and paper method to maintain accounting records. You may also have been using over-the-shelf accounting software. The above alternatives, no matter how popular they may be, are really outdated…

Is My Public Cloud Too Public? Part 3

Is My Public Cloud Too Public? Part 3 Continued From Part 2 Backup and Recovery The backup and recovery policies and procedures of a cloud service may be superior to those of the organization and, if copies are maintained in diverse geographic locations, may be more robust. In many circumstances, data maintained within a cloud…

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Cloud Migration – 10 ‘Do it Right’ Tips

Cloud Migration – 10 ‘Do it Right’ Tips

Cloud Migration – 10 ‘Do it Right’ Tips Businesses continue to adopt the cloud at break neck speed. Inherent benefits like lower operational costs, no infrastructure overheads, and quick access to better technology make cloud a very attractive proposition for businesses, especially start-ups and SMEs. However moving from legacy to the cloud environment has its…

The Business Benefits of Cloud CRM

The Business Benefits of Cloud CRM

The Business Benefits of Cloud CRM From software deployment, to mobility, to wearable technology, cloud computing has transformed seemingly every aspect of modern business. Research indicates cloud applications and platforms will be at the forefront of IT spending by 2016, with half of all enterprises implementing cloud solutions by 2017. One of the quickest markets…

4 Different Types of Attacks – Understanding the “Insider Threat”

4 Different Types of Attacks – Understanding the “Insider Threat”

Understanding the “Insider Threat”  The revelations that last month’s Sony hack was likely caused by a disgruntled former employee have put a renewed spotlight on the insider threat. The insider threat first received attention after Edward Snowden began to release all sorts of confidential information regarding national security. While many called him a hero, what…

The iCloud Scandal – Who Is To Blame? –  ‘Cloud’ Security vs. ‘Internet’ Security

The iCloud Scandal – Who Is To Blame? – ‘Cloud’ Security vs. ‘Internet’ Security

How the iCloud Scandal Has Helped to Define the Difference Between ‘Cloud’ Security and ‘Internet’ Security Busting the myth that bad cloud security was to blame for Apple’s recent celebrity data disaster Overview: We discuss the ‘celebrity hacking’ iCloud saga and debate whether or not the breach was likely down to Cloud encryption issues or…

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