Disaster Recovery In The Cloud, Or DRaaS: Revisited

Disaster Recovery In The Cloud, Or DRaaS: Revisited The idea of offering Disaster Recovery services has been around as long as SunGard or IBM BCRS (Business Continuity & Resiliency Services). Disclaimer: I worked for the company that became IBM Information Protection Services in 2008, a part of BCRS. It seems inevitable that Cloud Computing and Cloud Storage

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IBM CloudSmart Docs: Recipe To Dethrone Office 365, Google Docs?

IBM CloudSmart Docs: Recipe To Dethrone Office 365, Google Docs? IBM has its eyes set on enterprise level end-user cloud services. The IT deployment and consultancy giant has recently sprinkled the essentials to its cloud arsenal with one core intent – to take out similar offerings from Google and Microsoft once and for all. This time over,

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Access Management In A Cloudy, Mobile World

Access Management In A Cloudy, Mobile World Lately, I’ve noticed that user access management is a recurring topic of discussion with customers and partners. Two major trends transforming industries today – mobile and cloud – are acting as catalysts for a renewed focus on this critical area of security. As mobile devices proliferate at a

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A Glance At How The Cloud Is Changing The IT World

A Glance At How The Cloud Is Changing The IT World With the emergence of cloud computing as the ultimate saviour of the IT industry, the Internet world has experienced a change in terms of technology and approach. While better mobility, accessibility, and viability are some of the most significant areas experiencing this change, subtle shifts in

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Managed Service Providers Poised To Benefit Most From The Booming Cloud

Managed Service Providers Poised To Benefit Most From The Booming Cloud The opportunities ignited so far by the ever expanding cloud are best evidenced by the increasing number of companies that are fast making what is now turning out to be ‘a clever leap to the cloud’. Providers of high end cloud solutions on the other hand

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IBM Launches Global Initiatives To Help Managed Service Providers Capture Burgeoning Cloud Opportunity

IBM Launches Global Initiatives To Help Managed Service Providers Capture Burgeoning Cloud Opportunity Comprehensive Program Arms IBM’s Global Ecosystem to Deliver A Simplified Approach to IT WALTHAM, MA — September 26, 2012 — IBM today announced a broad set of global initiatives to better position clients to take advantage of cloud opportunities. This effort is

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A Cure For Small Business IT Aches & Pains: It’s In The Cloud

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A Cure For Small Business IT Aches & Pains: It’s In The Cloud New technology can make the lives of small and midsize businesses (SMBs)  more complicated. In a survey conducted by Techaisle, a small and medium sized business (SMB) market research organization, 54 percent of SMBs claimed that their IT difficulties actually increased over the

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Lessons In Cloud Fail Damage Control

Lessons In Cloud Fail Damage Control Detractors of cloud computing received unexpected buttresses to their arguments this past weekend, as a pair of noteworthy power failures sent the Internet reeling. Friday night (June 29), a storm electrified by lightning temporarily wrecked a sizable section of Amazon Web Services’ cloud computing service. AWS’ enormous clientele, of

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IBM Me: Cloud Computing Basics

IBM Me: Cloud Computing Basics IBM has come up with great and easy ways to understand cloud computing and make it functional as well. IBM is a leader when it comes to cloud computing, so it is no surprise that they have managed to do this. Cloud computing can also go beyond cost savings by

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Managing Mobile Devices Connecting To The Cloud

Managing Mobile Devices Connecting to the Cloud As new innovations continue to fill the technology marketplace, a shift in how business and the IT consumer alike utilize technology is shaping the face of a more connected. We are becoming more streamlined in our day to day processes, thanks largely in part to the power of

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Understanding The Different Roles In A Cloud Computing Setup

If you are migrating from enterprise to a cloud based solution, it is necessary to understand the different roles in cloud computing. In this post, I will cover the 6 major roles in the cloud setup. Cloud Service Provider This is the entity that provides the cloud service. The cloud service provider owns and controls

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Cloud Computing Q&A: IBM SmartCloud

Cloud Computing Q&A: IBM SmartCloud A few questions have been put together for Rebecca Buisan, who is the Director of Product Marketing for IBM. When it comes to cloud computing, as with any technology solution, small businesses need to address a unique set of challenges and concerns. What are some of the things small business owners need to keep

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Research Findings: US Far Behind The World In Cloud Endorsement

Research Findings: US Far Behind the World in Cloud Endorsement Tata Consultancy Services have spilled the beans on one of their most astounding discoveries. The analytics firm has come up with insight into how rapid global cloud endorsement by large and medium sized ventures. Statistics show that Europe and the United States have a large

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HP Seeks To Give Amazon Competition with a New Public Cloud Service

HP Seeks To Give Amazon Competition with a New Public Cloud Service For several years now, Amazon has held sway over the cloud computing heap, especially in IaaS. HP, in contrast, though being one of the largest traditional IT infrastructure players, had been slow to jump onto the cloud computing bandwagon. However, over the last

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