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The Social Cloud: Facebook IPO – Is This MySpace 2.0?

The Social Cloud: Facebook IPO –  Is This MySpace 2.0? History repeating: 2000 Bubble, Myspace, 2012 Facebook IPO, NBT (Next Big Thing…)  Investors are expected to sink $5 billion into the Facebook IPO. Wow. Well, from a pure spreadsheet perspective it makes some sense. If you take the 800 million Facebook users multiplied by a value…

Battle of the Document Cloud Apps: Google Docs, Apple iWorks…Which One Truly Reigns?

Battle of the Document Cloud Apps: Google Docs, Apple iWorks…Which One Truly Reigns?

Battle of the Document Cloud Apps: Google Docs, Apple iWorks…Which One Truly Reigns? Throughout the 1990s, 2000s, and today, Microsoft Word has served as the final word in applications designed to maximize the efficiency and output of both businesses and individual computer users regarding their documents. Attempts to unseat its status as the number-one program…

University Down Under Offers To Make Students Cloud-Capable

University Down Under Offers To Make Students Cloud-Capable Sometime back I had postulated that the true success of cloud computing in entering the mainstream is dependent on the technology being not only part of our everyday lives, but also a part of our education system (See: Cloud Computing Goes Mainstream with University Certification Course). Thus,…

How Cloud Computing is Like Transforming a ’68 Dodge Dart

How Cloud Computing is Like Transforming a ’68 Dodge Dart

How Cloud Computing is Like Transforming a ’68 Dodge Dart I’ve spent a lot of time lately in front of customers trying to help them understand what cloud technology means and, more important, how it can help their businesses be more efficient, effective and better able to meet or exceed their goals and objectives. In…

Cloud Computing Canada: HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Toronto) – Part 3

Cloud Computing Canada: HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Toronto) – Part 3

Cloud Computing Canada: HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Toronto) – Part 3 Continued from: Part 1 , Part 2 The HP “Mastering The Cloud” Event drew to a close around 4:30, after one last blast of hot dogs, pretzels and other salty refreshments.  As someone who has attended, bought space in , and spoken at trade shows, and as an independent blogger,…

HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Toronto) – Part 2

HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Toronto) – Part 2

HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Toronto) – Part 2 Here’s an interesting parallel, one somewhat removed from the busy world of cloud computing. In the world of “people,” social psychologists who specialize in generational issues are starting to refer to the most recent generation of kids coming-of-age as the Purell generation, since they are likely to be aware…

HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Toronto) – Part 1

HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Toronto) – Part 1

HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Toronto) – Part 1 Today, HP brought its cloud solutions roadshow to Toronto, bringing some heavy hitters up from the US to explain cloud computing to an interested but very reserved crowd of 700 IT managers, CIOs, and software gurus. The event, held at the Direct Energy Centre, can be described as a…

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in the Taiwanese Clouds

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in the Taiwanese Clouds First, some clarification on the cryptic title: the animals, both the real and the imaginary one, refer to Taiwan native and acclaimed Hollywood director Ang Lee’s martial arts epic of the same name that took the world by storm in 2000 and become the highest-grossing foreign-language film…

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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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