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Case Study: Comic Relief Goes Cloud Computing with the Help of Riverbed Technology

Comic Relief Goes Cloud Computing with the Help of Riverbed Technology Every two years, one of the biggest events in the UK fundraising calendar is Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day. The charity raises tens of millions of pounds in donations through its website, which is its primary fundraising and donation portal. It is therefore crucial to…

Infographic: Humans vs. Computers (Cloud Evolution)

Infographic: Humans vs. Computers (Cloud Evolution)

An interesting and somewhat playful look at ‘Man vs Machine’ found over at the Dell Community. There is however a very serious undertone to this for those leaning a bit on the paranoid side.  With the acceptance and explosive growth of cloud computing and the utilization of online collaboration services, its simply just a matter…

What Is Cloud Computing? Yes, Another Perspective – Part 1

What Is Cloud Computing? Yes, Another Perspective The concept may seem nebulous or hard to decipher but in reality is very simple and compelling. It provides a cost effective solution, especially to IT professionals who can now reap the benefits provided by cloud computing without having to spend exorbitant amounts of cash on providing software,…

Open Data Center Alliance Membership Forecasts a Tripling of Cloud Computing Deployments

Organization Momentum Accelerates with Publication of Cloud Application Development and Resiliency Paper, Strategic Standards Collaborations, HP and Computer Associates Join Organization NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2011 – Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) members will triple cloud deployment in the next 2 years according to a report published by the organization today. This adoption is 5X…

A Brave New Cloud Computing World: How do You Transition From Traditional IT to Cloud Computing?

There’s no question that the cloud is the future of IT. But making that transition isn’t always easy – especially if your company has been purchasing PCs, servers, and software for the past few decades. I have already discussed some of the ways that cloud computing is influencing the IT industry. Of particular importance among the…

Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity Conducts Hearing on Cloud Computing

Sometime back I had written an article on how US government officials had expressed reservations on adopting cloud computing (See: Does Moving to the Cloud work for the US Federal Government?). However, as per the testimonies from several Federal officials before the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies, it would seem that, in…

NetApp World-Record Benchmark Result Shows 35% Performance Increase with Less Than Half the Infrastructure

NetApp Enables Companies for Future Growth and Innovation while Maintaining IT Efficiency SUNNYVALE, Calif.—November 2, 2011 —NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced six high-performing SPECsfs2008 NFS benchmark results, including a world record, further validating that NetApp customers don’t need to compromise efficiency and flexibility to achieve high performance. The speed of business has changed, and companies…

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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…

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…

Cloud Security In The Workplace

Cloud Security In The Workplace

Workplace Cloud Security Our workplaces are changing and much of it for the better. Increased flexibility – pushed by cloud services – is behind many of the changes. Home working, increased collaboration – it’s all good, and it’s all delivering significant business benefits. We know that. That’s so 2013. But fewer than 10% of businesses…

Are Made For Mobile Apps Really Different?

Are Made For Mobile Apps Really Different?

Mobile Apps Environment Mobile employees need mobile apps. Mobile apps help field personnel to be more productive and often enable them to generate new revenue streams and improve customer service (and the corporate brand!). However, as companies seek to integrate mobile technologies into their application infrastructures, they are faced with an important choice. Is it more…

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