Featured Whitepaper – Global Business and Cloud Computing Collide

Global Business and the Cloud Computing Collide This new SandHill Group white paper explores the powerful advantages of SaaS technologies in addressing the challenges of a global market, virtual teams and an ever-changing business climate. In today’s increasingly global business climate, companies are expanding operations to many parts of the world in order to secure

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Cisco, EMC, VMware Evolve Australian Data Centre to Private Cloud

Cisco, EMC, VMware Evolve Australian Data Centre to Private Cloud Cisco, EMC and VMware have teamed on helping KPMG Australia, part of a global network of firms providing audit, tax and advisory services, to evolve its data centre to a private cloud with a Vblock infrastructure platform. The companies claim that this platform successfully blends

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Head in the Clouds, Feet Firmly on the Ground

Head in the Clouds, Feet Firmly on the Ground “You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’” – George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Irish playwright, Nobel laureate. Often, at management seminars, speakers talk about “dreaming with your eyes open.” Leaving aside the fact that a

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Cloud Computing Transforming Manufacturing Industry: Microsoft

Cloud Computing Transforming Manufacturing Industry: Microsoft The biggest benefit of cloud computing is lowered cost of optimizing infrastructure, according to The Microsoft Discrete Manufacturing Cloud Computing Survey 2011. The study also indicates that cloud computing and social computing, are also transforming manufacturing industry value chains. According to the survey, cloud computing also facilitates efficient collaboration

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DecisionOne to Speak on The Cloud in Healthcare

DecisionOne to Speak on “The Cloud in Healthcare” DecisionOne is set to speak on the “The Cloud in Healthcare” panel at the iHT2 Health IT Summit in Atlanta.  DecisionOne provides IT Infrastructure Services that delivers superior business results, through globally leveraged engineered services. The company is sponsoring this event scheduled to take place during April

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How to Avoid a Cloud Computing Gold Rush

How to Avoid a Cloud Computing Gold Rush “The Internet is like a gold-rush; the only people making money are those who sell the pans.” – Will Hobbs, American writer. As you can see, equating computing with prospecting is not a new analogy. For those of you whose histories are a bit rusty, the Gold

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Where Does Europe Stand On Cloud Computing?

Where Does Europe Stand On Cloud Computing? When we talk of cloud computing, we usually refer to the American market. Although I have tried to vary the spread by writing about cloud computing in the Indian (See: Is India The Next Cloud Computing Superpower?) and Chinese contexts (See: The Chinese Dragon And Cloud Computing ),

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The Rise of the Cloud Enabled Autonomous Robots

The Rise of the Cloud Enabled Autonomous Robots On the IEEE Spectrum Robotics blog, I came across this blog post, “Cloud Robotics: Connected to the Cloud, Robots Get Smarter” written by Erico Guizzo. It’s an interesting read on the possibilities of leveraging the Cloud in the field of robotics. Robotics has long been plagued by

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Unleashing Cloud Performance: Making the Promise of Cloud a Reality

UNLEASHING CLOUD PERFORMANCE Introduction: The reality of cloud services Thirty-five percent. By 2014, analysts believe that thirty-five percent, or over one-third, of global enterprise IT budgets will be spent on cloud services. While today the percentage of organizations investing in these types of offerings is small, the implication is clear: “the cloud” is not another

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The Seven Habits of Highly Effective CTOs

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective CTOs “While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions.” – Stephen R. Covey, management guru and author of the bestseller The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. I will readily admit it; the title’s a derivative of Covey’s

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