7 Salient Trends and Directions in Cloud Computing

7 Salient Trends and Directions in Cloud Computing Cloud computing is a rapidly evolving field and as more enterprises join the platform, new trends are emerging. In this post, I will cover the major trends in cloud computing for the immediate future (2012-14). Cloud storage goes mainstream in consumer segment. While cloud based storage services

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Automated Versus Manual Tools For Cloud Migration

Automated Versus Manual Tools For Cloud Migration Back in 2010 most specialists thought of cloud computing mostly as “capacity on demand” with the benefit of not having to deal with infrastructure and scalability issues. Today this is just one of the countless benefits that cloud computing offers. However, the data migration to the cloud, a

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Cloud Computing: Types Of Cloud And Their Relevance – Part 2

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Types of Cloud and their relevance Continued From Part 1… There are three relevant types of clouds: Private (internal or vendor-hosted), Public (external), and Hybrid (mixed). Each cloud infrastructure has unique characteristics that can meet business objectives. Enterprise Private Cloud A private cloud enables enterprises to implement cloud computing solution at either their own site

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Bill Gates Caves In To The Cloud?

Bill Gates Caves In to the Cloud? Apparently, even Bill Gates battled his own personal Bogeyman. A new article penned by Austin Edwards, aka “The Motley Fool,” alleges that the technological legend was forced into an early retirement by a fear of the then unknown and upcoming “cloud.” Apparently Mr. Gates had sent a foreboding

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Cloud Start-up: The Currency Cloud Targets Global FX

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Cloud Start-up: The Currency Cloud Targets Global FX While no one has really heard of The Currency Cloud just yet, this new startup is set for big things as it looks to automate the Foreign Exchange (FX) scene through Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Traditionally, the Foreign Exchange involves the exchange of one currency into another and takes

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The Growing Number Of Cloud Channels

The Growing Number Of Cloud Channels ‘C’ LOUD The big C when it comes to Cloud for the Channel is Conflict. I have been presenting and visiting partners around Europe for the past several years and listening to the opinions and input from vendors, Vars, Resellers, MSP’s, ISP’s and a variety of channels by varying

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Cloud Based Accounting Software For Your Small Business

How To Choose An Accounting Software For Your Small Business Every small business owner will surely want to see his/her business prosper. He/she will work hard in order to have his/her business in tip-top shape. Income and expenses will surely be tracked in order to find out if the business is still profitable. Gone are

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And the Cloud Computing Grammy Goes To…

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And the Cloud Computing Grammy Goes To… Plaudits en masse for Adele, who swept last Sunday’s Grammy awards with six golden trophies — a huge honor that even your grandmother likely saw coming from fifty miles away. The prodigious vocal titan ignited an international musical movement that managed to sweep both average Joe pop lovers

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Battle of the Document Cloud Apps: Google Docs, Apple iWorks…Which One Truly Reigns?

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Battle of the Document Cloud Apps: Google Docs, Apple iWorks…Which One Truly Reigns? Throughout the 1990s, 2000s, and today, Microsoft Word has served as the final word in applications designed to maximize the efficiency and output of both businesses and individual computer users regarding their documents. Attempts to unseat its status as the number-one program

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Securing a Private Cloud…

How to secure a private cloud Currently the whole debate of private cloud vs public cloud is still going on, although it has died down somewhat. Personally, I am on the fence for this one as I believe (like so many others) that a private cloud is the same as a public cloud, just that

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Why All Those New Google / Amazon Data Centers Won't Really Go To Waste – Cloud Computing's First Supercomputer

Why All Those New Google / Amazon Data Centers Won’t Really Go To Waste – Cloud Computing’s First Supercomputer As the market leaders of Cloud Computing’s rapidly growing industry, both Google and Amazon are looking to steadily increase the size of their data centers. However, many opponents to this idea are asking questions such as

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Cloud Crime Mapping: Top 3 Crime Mapping Startups to Watch in 2012

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Cloud Crime Mapping: Top 3 Crime Mapping Startups to Watch in 2012 Crime Mapping is basically visualizing where crime happens on a map so that people can either avoid it or factor it in when calculating risk management. With big data such as crime and mapping predicted to be a major focus for Cloud computing

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Cloud Computing: A New Paradigm

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Cloud Computing: A New Paradigm Perception and interpretation of cloud computing with the existing experiences, beliefs and values that affect the way an individual perceives reality, admittedly, will not be easy to accept emerging new business-driven model with the new paradigm offers revolutionary processes. Last year I read a whitepaper, titled “The Economics of The

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