Amazon Web Services Is A $5bn Business – What Next?

Amazon Web Services Is A $5bn Business – What Next?

Amazon Web Services Amazon Web Services is now a $5bn business, according to Amazon’s quarterly earnings call last week, the first time that the company has disclosed detailed finances for Amazon Web Services, launched in 2006. (Image Source: Ken Wolter / Shutterstock.com) Revenues grew some 49% in the first quarter of the year, said Amazon. AWS still accounts for a small chunk of Amazon’s overall business but it makes AWS the company’s fastest growing sector. “[It’s] still…

Monetization of the Internet of Things –  (Part 2)

Monetization of the Internet of Things – (Part 2)

Q&A With Brendan O’Brien, Co-Founder of Aria Systems Monetization of the internet of things (IoT) is one of the most exciting and challenging issues facing the industry today, so we spoke with Brendan O’Brien to learn more. This is the 2nd part of the interview. Part 1 was published on Monday. 6) What are the positives/negatives of monetization? If monetization is thought out correctly, and if businesses wisely adopt systems and processes that aim to future-proof…

Monetization of the Internet of Things – Q&A With Brendan O’Brien

Monetization of the Internet of Things – Q&A With Brendan O’Brien

Q&A With Brendan O’Brien, Co-Founder of Aria Systems (Part 1) Monetization of the internet of things (IoT) is one of the most exciting and challenging issues facing the industry today, so we spoke with Brendan O’Brien to learn more. Brendan is the Co-Founder of Aria Systems, who are one of the leading innovators in recurring revenue management. He has written regularly pieces for tech publication ‘Wired’, looking at issues as diverse as the importance of…

Latest Netskope Report: Security Nightmare For IT Departments

Latest Netskope Report: Security Nightmare For IT Departments

Latest Netskope Report: Security Nightmare For IT Departments Netskope have today released the findings of their quarterly ‘Cloud Report’. The report, which complies the foremost trends on cloud app adoption and usage, discovered the emergence of several new trends. Chief among them was the ever-increasing number of apps that enable some kind of sharing and the security concerns which accompany them. Sharing has traditionally been considered as something primarily done through cloud storage apps (where…

The New Wave On The Cloud: Object Based Storage

The New Wave On The Cloud: Object Based Storage

The New Wave On The Cloud: Object Based Storage Is your data exponentially growing? Are you using orthodox storage systems like Storage Area Network (SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS)? Cloud computing with its numerous benefits and innovative capabilities now offers a novel way of working with data through ‘Object based storage model’. Due to the ever increasing pressure exerted by the industry on the interface to storage, the storage technology has progressed to the…

How Cloud-Based Channel Management Is Automating Critical Business Processes

How Cloud-Based Channel Management Is Automating Critical Business Processes

Interview: How Cloud-Based Channel Management is Automating Critical Business Processes for Large Technology Manufacturers By Steve Prentice/CloudTweaks Recently, I spoke with Chandran Sankaran, Founder and CEO of Zyme Solutions in Redwood Shores, CA. Before Zyme, he was Chairman and CEO of Closedloop Solutions, a senior consultant with McKinsey & Company, and also held engineering and management positions with Hewlett-Packard. He has a Masters’ Degree from Yale University, and a Bachelors’ in Electrical Engineering from the prestigious Indian…

Moving ERP To The Cloud

Moving ERP To The Cloud

Moving ERP to the Cloud You can’t run a business without ERP. The term itself stands for Enterprise Resource Planning, but in essence ERP is about pulling together all the functions involved in a company into one computer or system. Everything from purchasing raw goods to shipping finished product, even HR and Accounts Payable needs to be accessible and useable in order to correctly handle the basic reason for a company’s existence: to get a…

The Power Of Tagging In The Cloud

The Power Of Tagging In The Cloud

The Power Of Tagging In The Cloud When people wish to identify friends and acquaintances on Facebook or in Twitter photos, they use a feature called tagging, which, as we all know, identifies the person by name and thus allows the photo to form part of any search that includes that name. The same technique is used in blog and social media writing, in order to increase an article’s findability and SEO rating. As Eric…