Microsoft CEO Shows That Cloud Is The Way Forward

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Microsoft’s new CEO appointment shows that the world’s largest desktop software developer has seen that the cloud is the future of enterprise IT. Microsoft’s long and public CEO selection process has come to a close, with veteran Redmond employee Satya Nadella taking up the reins to lead the company through what will be a period

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The Sticking Points Of Security And Privacy

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The Sticking Points Of Security And Privacy “No matter how many times a privileged straight white male technology executive pronounces the death of privacy, Privacy Is Not Dead. People of all ages care deeply about privacy and they care just as much about privacy online as they do offline” (Danah Boyd) Security and Privacy are

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Cloud New Round Up Post – February 12th

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Cloud New Round Up Post February 12th  Here is your cloud news round up for the week.  Europa Commission Proposes Internet Governance Reform – In the past few months it has come to light that data has been secured by governments and privacy measures have been breached in an effort to curb crime. More than a

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I Don’t Know What I Don’t Know

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I Don’t Know What I Don’t Know What happens when the IT person doesn’t know where the source of a system failure is? What happens when that same IT person has to go and explain to an executive that the source of the problem cannot be found quickly, due to an organically-evolved legacy system or

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Government Agencies Struggling To Meet Objectives Of Cloud First Mandate

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Government Agencies Struggling to Meet Objectives of Cloud First Mandate Procurement red tape and a lack of trained personnel continue to plague federal departments and agencies in their efforts to comply with the directives of President Obama’s Cloud First mandate. The policy, issued by the federal government three years ago, requires all federal entities to

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Survey Reveals Google Apps Key Role As The Core Of Corporate IT

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Frost & Sullivan Survey Reveals Google Apps’ Key Role as the Core of Corporate IT Survey Highlights Growing Use of Third-Party Products, Willingness to Spend Personal Funds on Applications Used in the Workplace and a Diminishing Reliance on Microsoft Office NEW YORK, February 11, 2014 — Growing adoption of and satisfaction with Google Apps is placing the messaging

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Netflix Hopes To Improve Personalisation With Deep-Learning

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Netflix have used a blog post to detail how the world’s largest on-demand video provider has been experimenting with deep learning. Their methodology has involved using artificial neural networks to provide users with highly specialized content recommendations.  Researchers Alex Chen and Justin Basilico detail how they have been using Nvidia graphic processing units operating in Amazon Web

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More Distributors Considering Launch Into Cloud Services

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A white paper released today by CompTIA indicates that many technology distributors are setting their sights on the cloud as a means of boosting their bottom line and enhancing value for their clients. According to CompTIA’s white paper The Role of IT Distribution in a Cloud World, most distributors recognize the huge market segment available

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Shining A Light On The Shadows Of “Shadow IT”

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Bring Your Own Cloud (BYOC) and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) have changed the way that people work by putting users in control of their productivity. Employees can now obtain the capabilities they want, when they want and for as long as they want, without having to wait for IT to build it. And with

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An Antidote To Overprovisioning

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There are many situations in this world – both the virtual world of computing, and the real world, where preparedness means having more than you need. Stocking up on food, medicines, or printer paper and toner makes it easy to get things done in a timely fashion rather than having to run back out to

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The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Accountability

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Cloud Infographic: History Of Learning Management Systems

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There is little doubt in anyone’s mind that information technology plays a central role in all areas of life but sadly, access to this technology and the subsequent reaping of its benefits often stays out of reach, either due to lack of funding, lack of familiarity, or outright resistance… Read Article This is changing as the

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How Companies Are Cleaning Up The Cloud And The Earth

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Over the past decade, our use of the Internet has increased dramatically. Once used just for information, the Internet is now the primary source of entertainment. While most still use it to look up information, we also use the Internet to watch the latest movies and television shows through Netflix, we play games online through

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Cloud Computing Offers Key Benefits For Small, Medium Businesses

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A growing number of small and medium businesses in the United States rely on as a means of deploying mission-critical software products. Prior to the advent of cloud-based products — software solutions delivered over the Internet – companies were often forced to invest in servers and other products to run software and store data. The

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