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Mozilla’s Decision To Promote Brendan Eich To CEO Inspires Boycotts

Mozilla’s Decision To Promote Brendan Eich To CEO Inspires Boycotts

Mozilla’s Decision to Promote Brendan Eich to CEO Inspires Boycotts Mozilla has announced Brendan Eich will take over as the long-term replacement for interim CEO Jay Sullivan, who is leaving to “pursue new opportunities”. Sullivan originally stepped in for former CEO Gary Kovacs, who left in April 2013. While working for Netscape in 1995, Eich invented…

Why SMEs Should Do Their Accounting In The Cloud

Why SMEs Should Do Their Accounting In The Cloud

Why SMEs Should Do Their Accounting in the Cloud Cloud-based accounting software for SMEs has been exploding recently. The ever increasing complexity of tax laws, the growing need for regular dialogue with a company’s accountant, and the importance of being able access a company’s financial records with ease have provided several companies with the opportunity…

Using Big Data To Prevent World Hunger

Using Big Data To Prevent World Hunger

Using Big Data To Prevent World Hunger Hunger and famine are two of the leading indicators of serious poverty. In October 2013 the Global Hunger Index released its latest report, indicating nineteen countries suffer from levels of hunger that are either ‘alarming’ or ‘extremely alarming’, with one in eight people suffering from chronic undernourishment between…

Would You Like ‘Gravy’ With Your Cloud Monitoring?

Would You Like ‘Gravy’ With Your Cloud Monitoring?

Would You Like ‘Gravy’ With Your Cloud Monitoring? The Hyperlocal antidote to FOLO (the fear of losing out) A timely addition to the acronym-laden family tree of modern language, right up there with YOLO (you only live once), and many evolutionary steps beyond the great-grandparents OMG and ROTFL, comes the wonderful term FOLO. This stands…

Six Things You Didn’t Know About Cloud-Currency

Six Things You Didn’t Know About Cloud-Currency

Six Things You Didn’t Know about Cloud-Currency News broke recently about a massive securities failure at leading Bitcoin currency exchange MtGox. Formerly the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange, MtGox filed for banckruptcy following a combination of inexperience, gross mismanagement and criminal negligence that saw hackers steal $460 million from its accounts. With the future of cloud-based crypto-currencies now…

Pinup: Datadog Offers Monitoring Service For Cloud Solutions

Pinup: Datadog Offers Monitoring Service For Cloud Solutions

Datadog Offers Monitoring Service for Cloud Solutions A monitoring service designed initially to promote oversight of cloud solutions, Datadog offers users real-time metrics and analytics via a subscription-based software-as-a-service product. Developed by Olivier Pomel and Alexis Lê-Quôc, Datadog provides a unified picture of the infrastructure of cloud-based and physical servers, tools, applications, databases, and other…

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Self-Service BI (Business Intelligence) 101

Self-Service BI (Business Intelligence) 101

BI (Business Intelligence) 101 Non-technical users are increasingly jumping at the opportunity to get real-time business insight from data without the help of the IT department, whether they’re a small business without an IT staff altogether, or a high-ranking executive unwilling to request a report that will take a week to be completed. What is…

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges (5 Things To Expect)

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges (5 Things To Expect)

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges Every December, security experts begin to release their predictions on what cybersecurity will look like in the coming year. “The concept behind predictions is based on a company’s ability to express its expertise in a field both on the business and on the technology end,” said Barry Shteiman, director of security strategy…

The Role Cloud Technology Plays in the Recruiting Industry

The Role Cloud Technology Plays in the Recruiting Industry

The Recruiting Industry Like most other established industries, the recruiting industry is being disrupted by new business models and cutting-edge technologies. From recruiting technology talent with a highly publicized hackathon, to handling graphic or even online versions or resumes, recruiting agencies are seeing new challenges and opportunities every day. Yet, the goal is still the…

Cloud and regulation in financial services

Cloud and regulation in financial services

Cloud Regulation When talking about cloud and regulation in financial services, it is important to approach it with a clear understanding of the typical policies that your national regulator will require you to adhere to. Let’s start with outsourcing policy. Cloud mode provides us with a way of outsourcing data centre environments, applications, and services…

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