Four Considerations for Businesses Who Want To Participate In the Internet of Things

Four Considerations for Businesses Who Want To Participate In the Internet of Things

Businesses Who Want To Participate In the Internet of Things The internet of things is one of the biggest technology buzzwords at the moment, and with good reason. As more devices come online, more opportunities for enterprises present themselves, and more people engage with the industry, there is a belief that by 2020 we could see almost all our frequently used home appliances become part of our networks. From a business perspective, there are innumerable…

9 Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing A Cloud

9 Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing A Cloud

9 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Cloud According to Gartner, 50% of enterprises will adopt a hybrid cloud by 2017. While the benefits are too compelling to ignore, every mix of private, public, and hybrid cloud infrastructure comes with a new set of challenges and risks. The industry is learning that increased flexibility also means rethinking availability, security, and compliance procedures. These challenges present themselves at the very outset, when IT managers evaluate the…

How To Get Your Apps Ready For The Cloud

How To Get Your Apps Ready For The Cloud

How To Get Your Apps Ready For The Cloud Unless you’ve just started a brand-new organization, your IT environment is currently running a diverse collection of last-generation and older applications that were deployed with the one-application-per-server approach that unleashed the server sprawl that most organizations are still recovering from. The full potential of cloud computing, however, will only be realized through advances in lean/agile development of applications that can fully leverage the cloud environment. Instead…

10 Useful Cloud Security Tools: Part 1

10 Useful Cloud Security Tools: Part 1

10 Useful Cloud Security Tools: Part 1 Cloud computing has become a business solution for many organizational problems. But there are security risks involved with using cloud servers: service providers generally only take responsibility of keeping systems up, and they neglect security at many ends. Therefore, it is important that clouds are properly penetration (pen) tested and secured to ensure proper security of user data. There are many tools available that can be used to…

10 Innovative Cloud-Based Start-ups

10 Innovative Cloud-Based Start-ups

10 Innovative Cloud-Based Start-ups The growth of cloud computing over the last five years has seen a rapid increase in the number of start-up companies in the sector. Many of these start-ups are doing unique things that are changing the landscape of the cloud industry itself and establishing themselves as new market leaders in the process. The list of interesting companies is endless, but here we take a look at ten which grabbed our attention……

Cloud Video Streaming And Subscriptions

Cloud Video Streaming And Subscriptions

Cloud Video Streaming And Subscriptions What is better? Wait… let me start over here. Is ownership with a one time price or a monthly subscription with a constant flux of entertainment a better option with internet based entertainment? I guess this is more of a subjective question with the person but these are really the two options unless you are just being sneaky and torrenting everything. So avoiding a potential FCC fine and jail time…

The Inadvertent Cloud User

The Inadvertent Cloud User

The Inadvertent Cloud User In our vast population, I have found that knowing about something seems to make people believe you are in expert in that subject and forever branded as such. For example, remember when you said one time when you were eight that you wanted to take pictures and every year since then your grandmother has been buying you cameras and film thinking you are the next . Of course if you get…

The Five Strange Uses Of Cloud Computing

The Five Strange Uses Of Cloud Computing

The Five Strange Uses of Cloud Computing 1. Slowly becoming the next Person on a Hoarders Documentary There are many times where I find myself sitting at home writing in my dream journal about pointless concepts and not working. This might be because people think reading anything these days that is not a description attached to a streaming video has become as glamorous as a cassette tape of Westboro Baptist Church’s Sunday morning services. One…

Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 9

Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 9

Heroes of the Cloud – Part 9 A study of Cloud Computing should include not only the companies and entrepreneurs who have raised the Cloud from a concept to “the next big thing” in Information Technology. The study should also include those who have come to depend on the power of the Cloud. Earlier in our look at the pioneers of Cloud Computing… (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8) we partially defined “The Cloud” as a metaphor for the Internet. Another…

Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 7, Ladies Edition

Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 7, Ladies Edition

Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 7, Ladies Edition When we think of the stereotypical IT worker, for better or worse, a certain image comes to mind. Fairly or not, we tend to think of some one who takes up IT as a profession as a grown up computer geek, either a very skinny or slightly over weight guy, in either case the result of too many hours in front of the screen resulting in…