Accountability In The Cloud Shouldn’t Be Overcast

Accountability In The Cloud Shouldn’t Be Overcast The cloud has radically shifted the definition of software since the early days of computing, when it was once generally thought of as a program that came to us on a disc. The disc would transfer the program to our computer through an arcane process of whirling motors

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Putting A Figure On Cloud Failures: $71 Million Since 2007

Putting A Figure On Cloud Failures: $71 Million Since 2007 As supporters of cloud computing, it’s expected of us to report on all the positive developments in this field, and as is obvious, there was, is and will be many of those. At the same time, as commentators with integrity, it is our duty to

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What To Do With Humongous Student Data

What To Do With Humongous Student Data Some US states are taking the bold step of resolving the problem of streams of student data scattered everywhere. Usually, voluminous student data is stored in various programs. For instance, testing scores are saved in testing programs, and grades are kept in instructional software and learning management applications.

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Cloud Computing Market Size – Facts And Trends

Cloud Computing Market Size – Facts And Trends Although estimates of the overall cloud market size vary considerably, the consensus is that cloud computing is growing rapidly. I came across interesting statistics while reading about this topic. Market Research Media, cited in the Bloomberg report, says the cloud market will reach $270 billion in 2020

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The Dropbox Controversy

The Dropbox Controversy The two most popular cloud services in the market among mere mortals are Gmail/Google Docs and Dropbox. To many, these have become the Mecca of file sharing. However, questions and doubt always accompany popularity. For the last couple of years, Google has been subjected to a barrage of criticism. Google, as we

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Playing Catch-Up With The Big Boys

Playing Catch-Up With The Big Boys Microsoft dipped into their pockets a few days ago and shelled out $1.2 billion to purchase the social network Yammer. IBM has set the benchmark by merging cloud computing with social networking. It’s an interesting mix of work and play at the same time. It’s a nice idea, but

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Cloud Computing Champions Wimbledon Tennis Tournament

Cloud Computing Champions Wimbledon Tennis Tournament The All England Lawn Tennis Club serves as host to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, considered by many as third only to the Olympics and World Cup in terms of athletic prestige. Celebrities, dignitaries, and luminaries in myriad disciplines annually frequent the event; their presence indicates the massive respect and

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Lessons In Cloud Fail Damage Control

Lessons In Cloud Fail Damage Control Detractors of cloud computing received unexpected buttresses to their arguments this past weekend, as a pair of noteworthy power failures sent the Internet reeling. Friday night (June 29), a storm electrified by lightning temporarily wrecked a sizable section of Amazon Web Services’ cloud computing service. AWS’ enormous clientele, of

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Answers To Gartner’s Six Cloud Computing Risks

Answers To Gartner’s Six Cloud Computing Risks Cloud computing has been the subject of ever-increasing hype. Anything exposed to such publicity is always accompanied by criticism, whether it be constructive or destructive. Gartner, an information technology research and advisory firm, has completed a report which signifies some crucial risks in the cloud computing industry. Given

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A Different Look At Cloud Computing

A Different Look At Cloud Computing Take what you know and have fun with it Business has locked down the idea of cloud computing. Cloud computing has taken the business world by storm, for sure. Think about it: endless open-ended space, applications, data storage and just about anything else a company could want. But now

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Migrating Applications By Cutting Cloud Clutter

Migrating Applications By Cutting Cloud Clutter Talk to any CIO of a good company about cloud computing and related terminology, and you will notice that words such as automation, security, management come up as if they were regulars like Coke and Pepsi. There has been a lot of clutter around the very basic definition of

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Sony Wins Cloud Gaming Boost From Gaikai

Sony Wins Cloud Gaming Boost From Gaikai On July 2, Sony Computer Entertainment (of PlayStation fame) made a delicious tech-forward coup sure to find its virtual entertainment rivals Samsung and LG salivating with envy: the acquisition of Gaikai, the foremost cloud gaming company worldwide. Gaikai literally translates as “an open ocean” in Japanese. That definition

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Is Cloud Computing Changing The Film Industry?

Is Cloud Computing Changing The Film Industry? There are many things people think about when it comes to the film industry: glamour, money, success, movies stars; but IT is probably low on the list. However, it is cloud computing that is causing a revolution in the film industry. The film industry has decided to fully

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