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Shadow IT – Threat or Opportunity?

Shadow IT – Threat or Opportunity?

Shadow IT Shadow IT – sometimes referred to as Stealth IT – describes the usage of IT systems and solutions that are built and used inside businesses and organisations without explicit approval from IT departments and/or management. Fueled by the growth of BYOD policies, Christopher Rentrop, Professor of Informatics at Konstanz University of Applied Sciences, believes…

Cloud: Enabling Virtualised Banking Environments

Cloud: Enabling Virtualised Banking Environments

Enabling Virtualised Banking At the outset it is important to understand where cloud will fit into the existing banking landscape and in order to do so, one must first recognize that the biggest development of recent times is the complete transformation and virtualisation of traditional banking services. Emphasis is on the digitisation of products and…

Critical Thinking And Big Data

Critical Thinking And Big Data

In a deeply moving TED talk about the importance of critical thinking when dealing with data, big or small, Susan Etlinger reminds us why it’s important to think twice before assuming anything, even when backed up by data. Inevitably, morality comes into play too. As more and more problems, including perhaps fundamental ones, are tackled…

Cloud Infographic – Virtual Reality – The Growing Industry

Cloud Infographic – Virtual Reality – The Growing Industry

Virtual Reality – The Growing Industry “As the Internet of things advances, the very notion of a clear dividing line between reality and virtual reality becomes blurred, sometimes in creative ways.” – Geoff Mulgan In today’s world, we are bound to a reality where we can enjoy and appreciate the diversity of high-technology innovations all…

The Cloud Is More Than Storage. There’s Innovation And Clean Teeth, Too!

The Cloud Is More Than Storage. There’s Innovation And Clean Teeth, Too!

The Cloud Is More Than Storage This post is brought to you by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP’s Make It Matter. Toothpaste is not something that often comes to mind when talking about the cloud. Many still hold a vision of the cloud as one of storage and serving: data used in the support of business…

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Surprise!

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Surprise!

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Surprise! By Al Johnson Each Friday, you can visit CloudTweaks to enjoy the most recent comic in our collection. The comics are free to reuse and share on personal, non-profit and educational websites related to technology.  For commercial uses, please contact us on our tiered monthly pay as you go rate packages…

Entering The Next Wave Of The Internet

Entering The Next Wave Of The Internet

The Next Wave “While the Internet of Things is still in its infancy,” says a 2014 Acquity Group Study, “this technology is poised for massive growth in the next decade. We are already seeing computer- and sensor-infused objects in a variety of industries, including automotive, energy, consumer electronics and in-home appliances. As it becomes less…

Cloud Infographic: Data Storage – $16 Billion Market

Cloud Infographic: Data Storage – $16 Billion Market

Data Storage – $16 Billion Market Data storage is big business and has many startups jumping onboard looking to capitalize on this growing need. Research firm IDC predicts that: “The revenue share of aggregate storage segment for Big Data (which includes systems, software, cloud, and services) will grow at a CAGR of 32.7% to reach $16.86 billion…


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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…

From storage to processing – the cloud’s next step?

From storage to processing – the cloud’s next step?

What is the cloud’s next step? When speculating about where the cloud is heading next, we often think about extra security layers and how hybrid models might grow in prevalence. However, collaboration on the cloud is becoming more of a consideration as files grow. Could the cloud’s next big step be from mostly storage to…

Minimizing Downtime During Mergers & Acquisitions

Minimizing Downtime During Mergers & Acquisitions

Minimizing Downtime As economic conditions gradually improve, North American companies are starting to recover their confidence, and are looking beyond mere survival. A recent survey by KPMG focusing on mergers and acquisitions demonstrated cautious optimism, with 21 per cent of companies planning to initiate at least one acquisition this year, and 16 per cent planning for…

The Most Powerful Free Cloudware Tools Available to Modern Businesses

The Most Powerful Free Cloudware Tools Available to Modern Businesses

5 Essential Cloud Tools for Your Innovative Business Why these cloudware tools are a must for any modern business Smart business owners are always on the lookout for ways to save money. One of the best ways is capitalising on some of the best free cloudware tools available to businesses. Sixty percent of small and medium…

4 Things To Know Before Virtualizing Your Desktops

4 Things To Know Before Virtualizing Your Desktops

Forrester Research: The Keys to a Successful Deployment Desktop virtualization projects are transformational. They can dramatically minimize IT costs while better empowering workers with more ubiquitous access to the applications and data they need to be productive. In fact, according to recent research by Forrester, worker productivity when working remotely across multiple devices, increased 51%…


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