Is Microsoft Winning The Public Cloud Wars?

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Is Microsoft Winning The Public Cloud Wars? I came across an interesting survey the other day that details public cloud usage from the folks at the Everest Group. Their report provides a really great snapshot on the state of cloud adoption – both public and private. After reading the report and reflecting on the data, it

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Cloud Infographic: The Content Cloud

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Cloud Infographic: The Content Cloud The ever expanding internet data coupled with social and mobile infrastructure expansion has made big data analytics a buzz word, especially looking at the fact that ninety percent of the world’s internet data is created in the last couple of years… Read More Included is an attractive infographic courtesy of Olswang which delves a

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Interview:The 8KMiles Acquisition Of FuGen Solutions

Interview: The 8KMiles Acquisition Of FuGen Solutions 8K Miles recently acquired FuGen solutions for $7.5 Million. The move signifies 8K Miles focus and interest in expanding into the Cloud IAM (Identity Access Management) and Identity federation brokerage services. What’s evident from the acquisition is the rising demand for simplified identity and access management on the

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What’s Next For Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)?

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What’s Next For Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)?  As a computer engineering student in the early 2000s in India, I remember when SAP was all the rage. In fact, such was the popularity of this ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) product then, that it seemed it provided the sole option of making a career in the computer

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Understanding Technical Debt: Cutting Corners That Can Cost You Later

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Understanding Technical Debt: Cutting Corners That Can Cost You Later Cloud technologies are known to offer many benefits, but it’s safe to say that two words dominate expectations when it comes to development cycles: faster and nimbler. As more organizations implement agile development, it’s becoming clear that expedited time to market is an expected standard

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Private And Public Cloud Migration Standards

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Private and Public Cloud Migration Standards Ever since cloud computing has seen mainstream adoption, the ability to migrate data between public or private clouds is becoming a key concern, especially due to the large size and the cost involved in the switch. The first question that comes to mind when discussing cloud migration is if

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How CloudCheckr Is Leading The Cloud Analytics Charge

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How CloudCheckr Is Leading the Cloud Analytics Charge  Over the past few years, there has been an explosive growth in cloud computing, mainly due to the cost efficiencies of its pay-as-you-go model as compared to legacy IT. However, many companies that have migrated to the cloud have done so for more than cost savings; for

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The Dark Side Of Cloud Computing Branding

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The Dark Side of Cloud Computing Branding The promises of a better IT world being spouted by Cloud Computing are often followed by a shadow that is trying to brand all of its claims as lies and marketing propaganda made by service vendors in order to make more profit. When something is claimed to be

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IBM To Acquire SoftLayer To Accelerate Adoption Of Cloud Computing In The Enterprise

IBM to Acquire SoftLayer to Accelerate Adoption of Cloud Computing in the Enterprise IBM to Form New Cloud Services Division ARMONK, N.Y. – 04 Jun 2013: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire SoftLayer Technologies, Inc., the world’s largest privately held cloud computing infrastructure provider. The acquisition will strengthen IBM’s leadership position in cloud computing

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Simplifying Workplace Collaboration Using Cloud Communications

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Simplifying Workplace Collaboration Using Cloud Communications Cloud… gives enterprises an opportunity to streamline all their business operations into one big place, the “Cloud”. With multitudes of small, medium and big enterprises embracing the Cloud and the early adopters broadening their penetration, why should communications be left behind? For years, voice communications systems within an organization,

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How Amazon Brainwashed Us All (and Joyent Too)

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How Amazon Brainwashed Us All (and Joyent Too) When you enjoy a first-mover advantage in a new market as Amazon has for the last 7 years in the public cloud, you get to dictate the terms of the initial conversation (Think Henry Ford “You can have any color so long as it’s black”). That doesn’t

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Implement 2013: The Ideal Data Backup And Cloud Trends

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Implement 2013: the Ideal Data Backup and Cloud Trends It’s likely you’ve heard phrases like “data is the new currency.” This is true, but more importantly data is how you and your small company make transactions with customers. It is important to almost every aspect of your small business, so the way you store it

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Australia Follows US, UK Lead In Embracing The Cloud Nationally

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Australia Follows US, UK Lead in Embracing the Cloud Nationally The Land Down Under has finally prioritized the use of cloud computing for public bureaucracy, albeit a notch lower than the dedicated approach by two economic powers, on either side of the Atlantic. The Aussie approach of the cloud niche is one of gradual adoption,

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Tech Experts Advise Canada To Stop Playing Second Fiddle To The Spying Issue On Its Cloud

Tech Experts Advise Canada to Stop Playing Second Fiddle to the Spying Issue on Its Cloud Since early last decade, 2001 to be exact, following the terrorist attacks on US soil, the Canadian cloud scene has seen the laws that followed the disaster play out against it. According to a recent cloud conference in Ottawa

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