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

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 industry buzz word,

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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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Microsoft Study Says 40% of SMBs to Go On Cloud within 3 Years

Microsoft Study Says 40% of SMBs to Go On Cloud within 3 Years Microsoft, a major player in cloud computing with its Azure platform, released its global “SMB Cloud Adoption Study 2011” last week. The study was conducted to investigate the impact of cloud computing on small and medium businesses (SMBs), and the results are

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Mainframes -> PCs -> Cloud Computing?

Mainframes -> PCs -> Cloud Computing? “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” – Thomas J. Watson (1874-1956), former president of IBM. “640 KB is more memory than anyone will ever need.” – Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft. Although there is no documentary evidence of these quotes having actually originated from

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Top Cloud Computing Gaming Providers

Cloud gaming, also called gaming on demand, is a type of online gaming that allows direct and on-demand streaming of games onto a computer through the use of a thin client, in which the actual game is stored on the game company’s server and is streamed directly to computers accessing the server through the client.

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Why India Prefers Private Clouds Over Hybrid Clouds

The Next Cloud Computing Superpower? Some time back, I had written on the possibility of India emerging as a cloud computing superpower. (See: Is India The Next Cloud Computing Superpower?). I had based my assumption on the fact that India has a large number of software engineers available to leverage their knowledge in the emerging

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Is Consolidation Coming to Cloud Computing?

Is Consolidation Coming to Cloud Computing? In recent times, the biggest news in cloud computing has been Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) entry into the sector. And this entry is not a side business; the new CEO truly believes the company’s future lies in the cloud, going on record saying, “Everything that we do in the future will

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