Category Archives: Technology

28 Percent of U.S. Organizations Using Cloud Computing Today

Twenty- eight percent of U.S. organizations are using cloud computing today, according to a recent report by CDW, a provider of technology products and services to business, government, education and healthcare. Results from CDW’s first Cloud Computing Tracking Poll indicate that most organizations prefer to go for the implementation of a single cloud application. For…

SMBs Using Cloud Storage Also High On Network-Attached Storage

SMBs Using Cloud Storage Also High On Network-Attached Storage More than seven in ten small and medium-size businesses that use cloud-based storage solutions also use networked-attached storage (NAS), according to a newly released survey by research firm In-Stat. This report comes close at the heels of an IBM report that said sixty percent of organizations…

Cloud File Sharing Start-Up Review: Minus

Cloud File Sharing Start-Up Review: Minus

Minus is a cloud-based, out of the box, straight-forward sharing platform which allows the users to upload and share photos, music, videos, PDFs and more. The site is focused on making everything simple and naturally convenient for the users. The site looks, sounds, interacts and then impresses and stands out ahead of others in its…

Auto Scaling Strategies For Windows Azure, Amazon’s EC2 And Other Cloud Platforms

The strategies discussed in this article can be applied to any cloud platform that has an ability to dynamically provision compute resources, even though I rely on examples from AzureWatch auto scaling and monitoring service for Windows Azure The topic of auto scaling is an extremely important one when it comes to architecting cloud-based systems.  The major…

Amazon Goes Shopping – Aquires CLOUD.CO Domain Name

Amazon.com Acquires CLOUD.CO Domain Name Online retailer Amazon.com has acquired the registration rights to the single letter domain names A.CO, K.CO and Z.CO and also to the premium reserved domain name Cloud.CO. This announcement was made yesterday by the official domain registry for the .CO domain, .CO Internet S.A.S., which signed an agreement with Amazon.com…

Amazon CloudWatch Services – Added Functionality & Lowered Prices

Amazon CloudWatch Services Avail the multiple benefits of added functionality and lowered prices of Amazon CloudWatch services. Amazon CloudWatch services assist you in marking a lead and have a distinctive edge over your competitors by letting you gain a pellucid visibility on resource utilization, operational health, and application performance. Without having to install additional software,…

U.S. SMBs Prefer Deploying Multiple Cloud Services

U.S. SMBs Prefer Deploying Multiple Cloud Services U.S. small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) prefer to deploy multiple cloud services, according to recent AMI-Partners research. “A significant segment of U.S. SMBs prefer to deploy multiple cloud services in order to achieve flexibility, ease of IT management, and lower CAPEX,” says Donald Best of AMI. “This…

NetSuite Strengthens Ties with Google's Cloud

NetSuite Strengthens Ties with Google’s Cloud NetSuite, a provider of financials / ERP software suites, has strengthened its ties with Google’s cloud and integrated with Google Apps. This move includes contextual integration between the main components of NetSuite and both Gmail and Google Calendar, which ultimately offers improved productivity in the cloud. NetSuite has also…

The Real Pioneers of the Cloud

The Real Pioneers of the Cloud Long ago, in the early 1990s, the business landscape was rife with what were then known as “dumb terminals.” These didn’t last forever: in just a few years, the consumer-driven market–assisted by a publicly available Internet and a commoditized PC ecosystem–managed to completely change the business IT landscape. Now,…