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Designer Tweaks And Tools In The Cloud

Designer Tweaks And Tools In The Cloud

Designing In The Cloud Web- and cloud-based tools have been broadening individual and organizational prospects for some time, providing access to functionality otherwise inaccessible. Though flexible cloud services are now infiltrating just about every function imaginable, design is an area particularly well-supplied with cloud tools and innovations. Before even choosing the cloud-based design tools for…

The Benefits of Cloud-Based Phone Systems

The Benefits of Cloud-Based Phone Systems

Cloud-Based Phone Systems This article has been sponsored by RingCentral, provider of state-of-the-art cloud infrastructure. Although today’s businesses rely on a host of modern technology, the century-old telephone call is as essential as ever. Of course, businesses today aren’t relying on simple analog voice calls for effective interaction with partners, suppliers, colleagues, and customers, but…

The 2016 Open Source Jobs Report: Companies Hungry For Professional Open Source Talent

The 2016 Open Source Jobs Report: Companies Hungry For Professional Open Source Talent

The 2016 Open Source Jobs Report Fifth Annual Report Expands Scope Beyond Linux to Examine What Motivates Open Source Professionals and How Companies Are Attracting and Retaining This in Demand Talent NEW YORK, NY and SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – May 05, 2016) –  Recruiting open source talent is a top priority for hiring managers focused…

Upwork Causes Stir In Freelance Community Due To New Pricing

Upwork Causes Stir In Freelance Community Due To New Pricing

Upwork SaaS Freelance Marketplace Upwork, one of the largest global platforms supporting freelance work, has made a significant change to their terms of service that has a lot of users, both client- and freelancer-side, in an uproar. At the end of 2013, Elance and oDesk, two of the largest freelancing marketplaces on the web, announced…

Building Your Cloud Business: Startup Facts And Figures

Building Your Cloud Business: Startup Facts And Figures

Startup Facts And Figures A few years ago the ‘eight out of ten businesses fail within the first 18 months’ statement was introduced and quickly accepted, but on closer inspection it seems there really isn’t any hard research backing up this ‘fact.’ What data we do have is somewhat inconsistent, however, more promisingly, the US…

Telecommuting – Your Office From The Cloud

Telecommuting – Your Office From The Cloud

Telecommuting Remote Work Thanks in part to many of the ingenious cloud tools and services available today, remote jobs are on the rise, offering a great deal of flexibility and, for the lucky few, the options to travel and explore. CloudTweaks for example, is a huge supporter and believer in providing telecommuting opportunities especially in…

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Cloud Computing Is Greener Than You Think

Cloud Computing Is Greener Than You Think

Cloud Computing Is Greener Than You Think Last week we touched upon how a project in Finland had blended two of the world’s most important industries, cloud computing and green technology, to produce a data centre that used nearby sea water to both cool their servers and heat local homes.  Despite such positive environmental projects, there…

Cloud Infographic – What Is The Internet of Things?

Cloud Infographic – What Is The Internet of Things?

What Is The Internet of Things? “We’re still in the first minutes of the first day of the Internet revolution.”  – Scott Cook The Internet of Things (IOT) and Smart Systems are based on the notions of Sensors, Connectivity, People and Processes. We are creating a new world to view and measure anything around us through…

Fintech Investments Are Seeing Consistent Growth In 2015

Fintech Investments Are Seeing Consistent Growth In 2015

The Financial Services Cloud Fintech investment has been seeing consistent growth in 2015, with some large moves being made this year. The infographic (Courtesy of Venturescanner) below shows the top Fintech investors and the amount of companies they’re currently funding: Just this week, a financial data startup known as Orchard Platform raised $30 million in…

The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us to Do Better The cloud has made our working lives easier, with everything from virtually unlimited email storage to access-from-anywhere enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. It’s no wonder the 2013 cloud computing research IDG survey revealed at least 84 percent of the companies surveyed run at least one cloud-based application.…

Predictions For 2015: Social Media, IoT, NFV and Data Center Growth

Predictions For 2015: Social Media, IoT, NFV and Data Center Growth

Predictions For 2015 Social Media Use and IoT Spurs SDN, NFV and Data Center Growth Social media continues to drive Internet growth worldwide with the market leader, Facebook, surpassing one billion registered accounts last year. The social media giant’s growth was fueled in large part by growing mobile user access in the Asia-Pacific region, with…

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The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – The Autobiography

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – The Autobiography

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The Microsoft And Facebook Cross Atlantic Internet Connection

The Microsoft And Facebook Cross Atlantic Internet Connection

Facebook and Microsoft are laying a massive cable across the middle of the Atlantic. Dubbed MAREA—Spanish for “tide”—this giant underwater cable will stretch from Virginia to Bilbao, Spain, shuttling digital data across 6,600 kilometers of ocean. Providing up to 160 terabits per second of bandwidth—about 16 million times the bandwidth of your home Internet connection—it will…

Why Security Practitioners Need To Apply The 80-20 Rules To Data Security

Why Security Practitioners Need To Apply The 80-20 Rules To Data Security

The 80-20 Rule For Security Practitioners  Everyday we learn about yet another egregious data security breach, exposure of customer data or misuse of data. It begs the question why in this 21st century, as a security industry we cannot seem to secure our most valuable data assets when technology has surpassed our expectations in other regards.…

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