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7 Salient Trends and Directions in Cloud Computing

7 Salient Trends and Directions in Cloud Computing Cloud computing is a rapidly evolving field and as more enterprises join the platform, new trends are emerging. In this post, I will cover the major trends in cloud computing for the immediate future (2012-14). Cloud storage goes mainstream in consumer segment. While cloud based storage services…

Air Force and Army Clouds Debate: Commercial or Gov’t?

Air Force and Army Clouds Debate: Commercial or Gov’t? It is now official: cloud computing now has serious gov cred. We recently learned that the Air Force was strongly considering the possibility of leaping into the cloud, as a strategy to slash the girth of maintenance and operations in their budget, as well as to…

Data Security Issues Accounting Firms Must Address Before Moving Their Accounting To The Cloud

Data Security Issues Accounting Firms Must Address Before Moving Their Accounting To The Cloud With the emergence of cloud computing, social media, and blogging, accounting firms have found new ways to collaborate and conduct business with their clients. Unknowingly, much of the data now resides on the internet. Cloud computing has provided these accountants an…

Cloud Computing: Cloud Service Models – Part 3

Cloud Computing: Cloud Service Models – Part 3 Continued From Part 2… Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) This service model enables user organizations to forgo deployment of new datacenter equipment to handle growing operational needs. Rather, the business obtains needed IT infrastructure – servers, security, storage, networks, etc. – from a cloud services provider, often…

Automated Versus Manual Tools For Cloud Migration

Automated Versus Manual Tools For Cloud Migration Back in 2010 most specialists thought of cloud computing mostly as “capacity on demand” with the benefit of not having to deal with infrastructure and scalability issues. Today this is just one of the countless benefits that cloud computing offers. However, the data migration to the cloud, a…

Zynga’s Shift from the Public to the Private Cloud

Zynga’s Shift from the Public to the Private Cloud

Zynga’s Shift from the Public to the Private Cloud Zynga is a company that has grown tremendously since its modest beginnings in 2007. Named after a bulldog named Zinga once owned by founder Mark Pincus (who also features prominently in the company logo), Zynga began life as a startup and got $29 million in venture…

Why You Should Consider Hybrid Cloud Computing For Your Business

Why You Should Consider Hybrid Cloud Computing For Your Business Hybrid cloud computing was introduced in 2008 and it wasn’t accepted with open arms. With public and private clouds in place, cloud computing believers felt they already have enough. But then, as time goes on, hybrid clouds are inching their way to the forefront to…

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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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