Whitepaper: Building a Disaster-Ready Infrastructure

Prevent downtime, protect data and ensure continuous business operations When Hurricane Ike slammed into the Gulf Coast in September 2008, it put business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) programs to the ultimate test. Beyond the devastating impact of the storm itself, power outages extended across three states and lasted for several days, forcing many businesses

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Video Power Hour: How Secure is a Private Cloud…

The Video Question Today Is How secure is a private cloud when compared to a hybrid or public cloud? Visit: http://www.newfulcrumpoint.com/ for more details on how to contribute for the next power hour… Twitter hashtag #vph

What Is Cloud Computing? Yes, Another Perspective – Part 2

What Is Cloud Computing? Yes, Another Perspective – Part 2: CLOUD COMPUTING MODELS Continued From Part 1 Cloud computing has several deployment models that are adopted according to need and requirement. Each configuration is implemented according to specific circumstances and necessities. In the following paragraphs, these techniques will be discussed one by one while outlaying

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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,

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Whitepaper: Fair to Partly Cloudy

Cloud Breakdown

Fair to Partly Cloudy While the cloud is often referred to in singular fashion, the reality is that enterprises looking to embrace cloud computing can choose from some very different approaches, each providing specific benefits—and challenges. This paper will describe IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS, revealing the unique characteristics of these cloud service delivery models. In addition, it

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How to Determine How Much Your Cloud Costs

How to Determine How Much Your Cloud Costs Because I am a long term supporter of cloud computing, and I try to spread the idea that moving to the cloud will help any company lower costs and better leverage resources, I am often asked, how much the cloud actually costs. People fear that the initial

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Ubuntu Cloud: The Reseller Opportunity

Ubuntu Cloud: The Reseller Opportunity As market conditions remain uncertain, your customers are looking for new, more cost-effective ways to do business. This is dramatically increasing demand for cloud computing solutions that promise big savings on in-house infrastructure and management. By supporting your customers’ journeys into the cloud, you can generate new service revenues and

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The Shift to Cloud Computing: Overcoming Resistance to Change – Part 1

The Shift to Cloud Computing: Overcoming Resistance to Change – Part 1 “Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.” – Arnold Bennett (1867-1931), English novelist. No one likes change, and a shift to cloud computing represents that very change that people oppose. Consequently, in spite of the

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North American Students Hone Business Skills on NetSuite Cloud

North American Students Hone Business Skills on NetSuite Cloud A large number of North America students are learning real-world business operation skills on NetSuite Cloud. A total of thirteen North American university accounting programs have adopted NetSuite as a key component of their degree curricula. Universities including Purdue University and University of California will introduce

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5 Ways Small Businesses Can Use The Cloud

5 Ways a Small Business can use the Cloud Cloud computing is without a doubt the IT trend that has brought the most benefits to small businesses. We live in a global business environment and up to now small businesses had difficulties in competing with the big players, as they could not afford to absorb

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Featured Whitepaper: Three Steps To Effective Cloud Panning & Design

Three Steps To Effective Cloud Panning & Design Jim was debating the architecture of a cloud computing solution for his company. It was clear to him they would need a provisioning engine, a self-service portal, and some mechanism for decommissioning services. However, even before he put pen to graph paper, a few questions were nagging

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Small Businesses Gain Competitive Advantage With Cloud Computing

How Small Businesses can gain a competitive advantage with Cloud Computing In our increasingly globalized world, small businesses need an effective communications network to span the geographically spread regions of the business. But the business applications required to achieve this are an expensive proposition in our current economic climate. This is making it more and

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Video Tutorial: Install WordPress onto Rackspace Cloud Sites

Video Tutorial: Install WordPress onto Rackspace Cloud Sites This is a quick tutorial that has been on the web for awhile now. It still serves a purpose and is extremely practical and useful for companies and individuals looking to setup their company blog or personal site on the cloud quickly and easily.