Look Before You Leap: Cloud Vendor Reliability

Look Before You Leap: Cloud Vendor Reliability From the look of things, most individuals and businesses will have found solace in cloud computing, either due to personal pressure or public demand. In spite of the concerted efforts to outline the challenges and shortcomings of cloud computing, everyone knows that cloud computing is the ‘big bad wolf’ that’s going

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5 Ways A SMB Can Get The Most From Their Cloud Storage Provider

5 Ways A SMB Can Get The Most From Their Cloud Storage Provider Cloud storage is becoming a way of life for most small businesses. Since cloud storage provides a reliable and safe data storage option for companies who cannot afford to create an in-house data center, multiple carriers have shown up on the market

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Microsoft Works To Challenge Google

Microsoft Works To Challenge Google As more research comes out, it appears Microsoft is working as hard as ever to challenge Google in the cloud. Microsoft’s hybrid cloud solution, Office 365, has been pitted against Google’s cloud service, Google Apps, for the past year since Office 365’s inception. And ever since, Google has proved time

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Cloud Infographic: Drivers Of Open Source Adoption

Cloud Infographic: Drivers Of Open Source Adoption Stability, Scalability and Reliability of Open-Source Software Open-source software is becoming popular on an enterprise level because of its stability, scalability and reliability. Companies love to use open-source technologies because they are highly customizable, secure, reliable and accountable. With proprietary software, we are highly dependent on the software

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Anything As A Service? Learn About The Newest Concepts In Cloud

Anything As A Service? Learn About The Newest Concepts In Cloud New acronyms are used in cloud computing to express key concepts and the great number of services each of these classify. While IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) and SaaS (Software as a Service), are the three types of cloud

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Mind The Gap – Consumerization Of Innovation

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud

Mind the Gap – Consumerization of Innovation The landscape of IT innovation is changing. “Back in the day” (said in my gravelly old-man voice from my Barcalounger wearing my Netware red t-shirt) companies who were developing new technology solutions brought them to the enterprise and marketed them to the IT management stack. CIOs, CTOs and

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Cloud Computing Is Leading The Outsourcing Market

Cloud Computing Is Leading The Outsourcing Market Cloud computing is revolutionizing the companies’ infrastructures. More and more companies are spending their outsourcing budget on purchasing cloud services. This helps them avoid hiring more people and save a fair amount of funds from their budgets. Research firms (including Gartner Inc.) have published figures that demonstrate the

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Fiscal Confessions: CFOs Sight Is Definitely Cloud Worth

Fiscal Confessions: CFOs Sight Is Definitely Cloud Worth Prompted by the infamous Mat Honan hack attack, cloud computing has been exposed to severe criticism over the last couple of weeks, pouring in from even those like Steve Wozniak and company. The (needlessly excessive) denigration has, however, served little to diminish the cloud demand prevalent at

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On Rob Kaufmann’s Thesis: NAS vs. Cloud Part 2

On Rob Kaufmann’s Thesis: NAS vs. Cloud 2 Read Part 1 So, we’ve seen that Kaufmann’s assertion of bandwidth problems and ‘control’ are not entirely convincing. This time, we’ll take a look at two of his further claims as to why NAS (network attached storage) is, in data-sensitive or data-rich cases, a better solution than

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The Cloud And Hype: Is The Buzz Still To Come?

The Cloud And Hype: Is The Buzz Still To Come? Cloud computing is taking over the tech-world, both in terms of hype and clientele. Just like any new invention, cloud computing has become an everyday topic in discussions, webinars and social gatherings. Conventions hinged on technological growth have had their share of input, making it

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Cloud Infographic: Cloud Control And File Sharing

Cloud Infographic: Cloud Control And File Sharing A cloud computing survey from Microsoft found that a chief concern of potential SMB cloud customers is the security and privacy of their data. A full 70% of small businesses are concerned about where their data is stored. Just over half of all SMBs cite data privacy as a

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The Open Data Center Alliance Publishes New Usage Models

THE OPEN DATA CENTER ALLIANCE PUBLISHES NEW USAGE MODELS AND RELEASES NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK CARBON FOOTPRINT BEST PRACTICE PAPER New Usage Models Outline Requirements for Interoperability in the Cloud, Including PaaS and SaaS Interoperability  BEAVERTON. ORE., August 17, 2012 – The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) today published two new interoperability-focused usage models focused at PaaS and

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Privacy In Cloud Computing: Assured Or Assumed?

Privacy In Cloud Computing: Assured Or Assumed? All avid computer users have enjoyed the benefits and conveniences of cloud computing, either knowingly or unknowingly. Most of us rarely understand what is happening behind the screens, especially when lost in interesting movie or music, or even when perusing the information about your competitors. As a result,

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How Do You Control And Keep Your Cloud Cost To A Minimum?

How Do You Control And Keep Your Cloud Cost To A Minimum? We all agree that cloud computing can be cheaper than purchasing your own hardware and software and maintaining your own servers.  But, when it comes to cloud computing, one of the questions we need to be concerned with is what the real costs

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