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Cloud Infographic – Big Data And Netflix

Cloud Infographic – Big Data And Netflix

Cloud Infographic – Big Data And Netflix The film industry is huge, generating in excess of $520 billion revenue in the USA in 2013. Imagine if this behemoth of the entertainment world could be further refined by taking account of consumers’ preferences, viewing habits and cultural interests? Big data makes this refinement possible. As consumers publish information and provide…

New Release from Ubuntu, Google Cloud Expands In Asia Pacific

New Release from Ubuntu, Google Cloud Expands In Asia Pacific

New Release from Ubuntu, Google Cloud Expands in Asia Pacific Ubuntu 14.04 LTS To Be Released April 17th On April 15th, Canonical, the United Kingdom-based company behind open source Linux operating system Ubuntu, announced that cloud platform Ubuntu 14.04 LTS will be released on Thursday, April 17th. Canonical and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth had this to…

Security Dangers Of Cloud Computing

Security Dangers Of Cloud Computing

Security Dangers Of Cloud Computing As we’ve seen on this website, cloud computing has an untold number of virtues. From improved portability to increased green credentials of the IT sector and from revolutionising industries to helping the disabled, it is undeniable that the cloud has radically altered our daily lives. Nonetheless, to assume that cloud…

Onlive And Steam: A Marriage Between The Two Top Names In Cloud Gaming

Onlive And Steam: A Marriage Between The Two Top Names In Cloud Gaming

Onlive and Steam: A Marriage Between the Two Top Names In Cloud Gaming By now, virtually everyone has heard of the implosion of cloud-gaming pioneer, Onlive. The company that was once heralded as the final answer to cloud gaming was forced to file an assignment for the benefit of creditors, which would ultimately put them…

Broadband Speeds Around The World

Broadband Speeds Around The World

Broadband Speeds Around The World If you have you ever wondered who has the world’s fastest internet, and whether speeds differ by country or by provider, the latest State of the Internet report from Akamai provides some answers, says Peter Lawson, marketing manager at iiNet, Australia’s second-largest DSL Internet provider. “Akamai,” he states, “gathers data…

How To Take Advantage Of “As-A-Service” To Build Business Value

How To Take Advantage Of “As-A-Service” To Build Business Value

How To Take Advantage Of “As-A-Service” To Build Business Value For an IT professional whose status was typically defined by the performance efficiencies of the technology in their data center, it can be a difficult reality to accept that the business value users are able to realize from technology has become the new standard by…

Did The NSA Know About Heartbleed?

Did The NSA Know About Heartbleed?

Did The NSA Know About Heartbleed? As the world comes to terms with the full seriousness of the Heartbleed bug, questions are starting to be asked about the role that the National Security Agency (NSA) may have played in the security flaw. On the morning of Friday 11th April rumours started to circulate on social media…

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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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