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The Difference Between Virtualization And Cloud Computing

The Difference Between Virtualization And Cloud Computing Microsoft raised some eyebrows when Corporate VP Brad Anderson boldly proclaimed that, “Virtualizations is not cloud computing.” While this statement garnered a lot of buzz due to its timing – Anderson said this during the VMWorld annual event – that doesn’t make this statement any less true. It…

Salesforce.com Further Democratizes the Service Cloud

Salesforce.com Further Democratizes the Service Cloud Salesforce.com has further democratized the Service Cloud by completing the acquisition of Assistly, an instant customer-service help desk built for the cloud. Assistly was acquired for about $50 million in cash, net of cash acquired. Salesforce.com also assumed Assistly’s unvested options and will issue restricted stock units to certain…

AboveNet Enables Access to AWS Cloud Computing Platform

AboveNet Enables Access to AWS Cloud Platform AboveNet has become an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect Solution Provider to help provide high performance access to the AWS cloud platform. AboveNet, a provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, has signed an agreement with AWS to this end. The company notes that companies of all sizes…

Cloud Computing: Risks vs Benefits – Part 2

Cloud Computing: Risks vs Benefits – Part 2 In Part 1 of this two-part article, I discussed the context in which, in spite of some drawbacks, cloud computing made sense in the long run (See: Cloud Computing: Risks vs Benefits – Part 1). In the second and concluding part, I carry this argument further and…

What Are the Consequences of Data Loss?

What Are the Consequences of Data Loss?

7 Shortcuts to Losing Your Data (and Probably Your Job) This tongue in cheek white paper explores data loss from a contrarian point of view – exploring the top 7 shortcuts you can take to ensure that you lose your data. And since a fundamental responsibility of any information technology professional, as well as any…

Alert Logic and Datapipe Release Advanced Network Security Solution for Amazon Web Services Customers

Alert Logic and Datapipe Release Fully Managed Advanced Network Security Solution for Amazon Web Services Customers Partnership provides Amazon Web Services Customers Access to World Class Managed Services (HOUSTON and JERSEY CITY, N.J. – September 21, 2011) – Alert Logic, the leader in delivering Security-as-a-Service for the cloud, today announced the limited availability of the…

Cloud Computing to Slice Data Center Energy Consumption by 2020

Cloud Computing to Slice Data Center Energy Consumption by 2020 Cloud computing is set to reduce data center energy consumption of 31% from 2010 to 2020, according to a recent report from Pike Research.  Pike Research is a market research and consulting firm that provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. Its newly released…

Avnet Technology Solutions Introduces CloudReady™ Program in India

Avnet Technology Solutions Introduces CloudReady™ Program in India Program designed to help channel partners on cloud computing opportunities Mumbai, India – September 20, 2011 – Avnet Technology Solutions, the leading technology solutions distribution company and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today introduced CloudReady™ Program, an initiative designed to prepare and enable channel…


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What Should SMEs Do To Prevent Common Mistakes?

What Should SMEs Do To Prevent Common Mistakes?

Spending And Planning Wisely Overview – Billions of pounds from valuable IT and communication (ICT) budgets are wasted each year due to common mistakes in the market. These are some of the pitfalls you should avoid. With small businesses (especially start-ups with online ambitions) relying more and more on their understanding and utilisation of ICT, it’s…

The Cloud Above Our Home

The Cloud Above Our Home

Our Home – Moving All Things Into The Cloud The promise of a smart home had excited the imagination of the movie makers long ago. If you have seen any TV shows in the nineties or before, the interpretation presented itself to us as a computerized personal assistant or a robot housekeeper. It was smart,…

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

Review Before Investing In Data Analytics Big data, when handled properly, can lead to big change. Companies in a wide variety of industries are partnering with data analytics companies to increase operational efficiency and make evidence-based business decisions. From Kraft Foods using business intelligence (BI) to cut customer satisfaction analysis time in half, to a…


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