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Unlocking The Doors Of Individualized Patient Care With Big Data

Unlocking The Doors Of Individualized Patient Care With Big Data

Individualized Patient Care And Big Data FORT WASHINGTON, PA–(Marketwired – January 27, 2016) – An unprecedented approach to clinical research, documented in the January issue of JNCCN — Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, brought together 32 researchers from 14 different institutions, including community and academic cancer centers, universities, and biotechnology and data sciences companies, to identify potential interventions for a patient with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) — an especially aggressive subset of…

Microsoft’s $1 Billion Giveaway In Cloud Services To Non-Profits

Microsoft’s $1 Billion Giveaway In Cloud Services To Non-Profits

Microsoft Donates Cloud Services Software giant Microsoft announced that it will be giving away US$1 billion in cloud computing services to non-profit organizations and researchers in order to ‘serve the public good’. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella laid out a vision to empower “mission-driven organizations around the planet with a donation of cloud computing services — the most transformative technologies of our generation,” The initiative is the first…

CES: Google Project Tango Phone

CES: Google Project Tango Phone

Getting around Vegas during CES can be a maddening experience. Casinos are vast and built to be confusing. Where’s my meeting room again? Usually you’d have to rely on signs and people pointing you in the right direction. But Project Tango, a Google platform that utilizes an array of sensors and cameras to detect where your phone or tablet is in relation to the area around you, is here to help. The first Project Tango…

Microsoft Alerting Users Of Suspected Government Attacks

Microsoft Alerting Users Of Suspected Government Attacks

Microsoft Corp experts concluded several years ago that Chinese authorities had hacked into more than a thousand Hotmail email accounts, targeting international leaders of China’s Tibetan and Uighur minorities in particular – but it decided not to tell the victims, allowing the hackers to continue their campaign, according to former employees of the company. On Wednesday, after a series of requests for comment from Reuters, Microsoft said it would change its policy and in future…

5 Signs Your Company Is Ready For A New ERP System

5 Signs Your Company Is Ready For A New ERP System

New ERP System STERLING, VA–(Marketwired – December 28, 2015) – As your company evolves, the systems you use to facilitate operations will have to adapt. In the early stages of a business’ growth, it’s possible to get away with using spreadsheets or siloed software to manage each functional area of the business. But at a certain point, you’ll find that these solutions are holding your business back from achieving operational excellence. Here are five signs…

Alphabet Inc And The ABC’s Of Cloud Computing

Alphabet Inc And The ABC’s Of Cloud Computing

The ABC’s of Cloud Computing Google operates one of the world’s biggest networks of computers and in its latest effort to catch up, Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc., is turning to Diane Greene,a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who built VMware Inc. into a corporate-computing powerhouse. Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai is giving Ms. Greene unusual authority over the company’s cloud efforts, including oversight of engineering, sales, support and marketing. Her most important role at Google isn’t…

Travel Industry – Flying High With Mobile Technologies

Travel Industry – Flying High With Mobile Technologies

Online Travel Providers Evolve As Users Move To Mobile A recent study by Google found that more and more people are searching for travel destinations via their mobile devices. The study found that over the past year there were 50% more searches about holiday destinations executed via mobile. Digging deeper into the study revealed that flight-related queries were up 33% on mobiles and tablets year-on-year. That’s a big challenge for companies such as online travel…

Apple Receives $548 Million In Samsung Patent Dispute

Apple Receives $548 Million In Samsung Patent Dispute

Samsung has agreed to pay Apple $548m (£362m) as part of a deal to settle a long-running patent dispute. The arrangement was revealed in papers filed to a California court by both companies on Thursday. The dispute began in 2011 when Apple said Samsung was using some of its patented technologies without permission. The payment does not mean the end of the row as, next year, a US court will decide if Apple deserves more damages. Read…

Black Friday Cloud Specials: Who’s Offering What?

Black Friday Cloud Specials: Who’s Offering What?

Black Friday Cloud Specials From its rather humble beginnings in the early 1960s to the global shopping phenomenon it has become today, Black Friday has become a vital date in the calendar of most retailers, whether big or small. The story goes that the name was a nickname that the Philadelphia police gave to the awful traffic that they came to expect every year on the day after Thanksgiving. In a December 1961 PR statement…

Google Serious About Combined Cloud Platform Business Model

Google Serious About Combined Cloud Platform Business Model

Combined Cloud Platform Business Model Diane Greene, VMware founder and former CEO, has been tapped from the Google Board of Directors to serve as the head of its cloud unit, CEO Sundar Pichai announced on Thursday, November 19. “We’re excited that Diane Greene will lead a new team combining all our cloud businesses, including Google for Work, Cloud Platform and Google Apps,” Pichai wrote in a blog. The Google combined cloud business will include its own…

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The Internet of Things – Redefining The Digital World As We Know It

The Internet of Things – Redefining The Digital World As We Know It

Redefining The Digital World According to Internet World Stats (June 30th, 2015), no fewer than 3.2 billion people across the world now use the internet in one way or another. This means an incredible amount of data sharing through the utilization of API’s, Cloud platforms and inevitably the world of connected Things. The Internet of Things is a tremendously exciting area with IDG projecting the IoT solutions industry to hit $7.3 trillion by 2020. This is an extremely…

Are Women Discriminated Against In The Tech Sector?

Are Women Discriminated Against In The Tech Sector?

Women Discriminated Against In Tech Sector It is no secret that the tech industry is considered sexist since most women are paid less than men; there are considerably fewer women in tech jobs; and generally men get promoted above women. Yet the irony is twofold. Firstly, there is an enormous demand for employees with skills in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Secondly, when women do make it onto executive teams, businesses…

Disaster Recovery – A Thing Of The Past!

Disaster Recovery – A Thing Of The Past!

Disaster Recovery  Ok, ok – I understand most of you are saying disaster recovery (DR) is still a critical aspect of running any type of operations. After all – we need to secure our future operations in case of disaster. Sure – that is still the case but things are changing – fast. There are really two things forcing us to look at disaster recovery differently across the board. On the one hand the sheer…

Why Cloud Compliance Doesn’t Need To Be So Overly Complicated

Why Cloud Compliance Doesn’t Need To Be So Overly Complicated

Cloud Compliance  Regulatory compliance is an issue that has not only weighed heavily on the minds of executives, security and audit teams, but also today, even end users. Public cloud adds more complexity when varying degrees of infrastructure (depending on the cloud model) and data fall out of the hands of the company and into the hands of the service provider. Additionally, the lines of responsibility between the service provider and the consumer remain blurred…

The Cloud Above Our Home

The Cloud Above Our Home

Our Home – Moving All Things Into The Cloud The promise of a smart home had excited the imagination of the movie makers long ago. If you have seen any TV shows in the nineties or before, the interpretation presented itself to us as a computerized personal assistant or a robot housekeeper. It was smart, meticulous, took care of everything mundane and even had a sense of humor. It kept track of everything in the…

The Cloud Is Not Enough! Why Businesses Need Hybrid Solutions

The Cloud Is Not Enough! Why Businesses Need Hybrid Solutions

Why Businesses Need Hybrid Solutions Running a cloud server is no longer the novel trend it once was. Now, the cloud is a necessary data tier that allows employees to access vital company data and maintain productivity from anywhere in the world. But it isn’t a perfect system — security and performance issues can quickly darken your cloud. And as far as performance is concerned, it’s simply not ideal to be hosting large files such…

The Future of M2M Technology & Opportunities

The Future of M2M Technology & Opportunities

The Future Of The Emerging M2M Here at CloudTweaks, most of our coverage is centered around the growing number of exciting and interconnected emerging markets. Wearable, IoT, M2M, Mobile and Cloud computing to name a few. Over the past couple of weeks we’ve talked about Machine to Machine (M2M) such as the differences between IoT and M2M as well as the The Job Future of M2M. And today we will look a little bit further into the…

How Your Startup Can Benefit From Cloud Computing And Growth Hacking

How Your Startup Can Benefit From Cloud Computing And Growth Hacking

Ambitious Startups An oft-quoted statistic, 50% of new businesses fail within five years. And the culling of startups is even more dramatic, with an estimated nine out of ten folding. But to quote Steve Jobs, “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” So while there are a few must-have ingredients such as products that work as they should, products that perform as they’re required…

Infographic: The Evolving Internet of Things

Infographic: The Evolving Internet of Things

Evolving Internet of Things  The Internet of Things, or IoT, a term devised in 1999 by British entrepreneur Kevin Ashton, represents the connection of physical devices, systems and services via the internet, and Gartner and Lucas Blake’s new infographic (below) explores the evolution of the IoT industry, investigating its potential impact across just about every aspect of our lives in the coming years. Says W. Roy Schulte, vice president and analyst at Gartner, “Uses of…

Cloud Computing Offers Key Benefits For Small, Medium Businesses

Cloud Computing Offers Key Benefits For Small, Medium Businesses

Cloud Computing Benefits A growing number of small and medium businesses in the United States rely on as a means of deploying mission-critical software products. Prior to the advent of cloud-based products — software solutions delivered over the Internet – companies were often forced to invest in servers and other products to run software and store data. The advent of cloud services as well as their steady improvement in such areas as security and reliability…

How Formal Verification Can Thwart Change-Induced Network Outages and Breaches

How Formal Verification Can Thwart Change-Induced Network Outages and Breaches

How Formal Verification Can Thwart  Breaches Formal verification is not a new concept. In a nutshell, the process uses sophisticated math to prove or disprove whether a system achieves its desired functional specifications. It is employed by organizations that build products that absolutely cannot fail. One of the reasons NASA rovers are still roaming Mars years after their intended lifespan is because the correctness of their software was mathematically verified before deployment. Similar trusted 24/7/365…

The Fully Aware, Hybrid-Cloud Approach

The Fully Aware, Hybrid-Cloud Approach

Hybrid-Cloud Approach For over 20 years, organizations have been attempting to secure their networks and protect their data. However, have any of their efforts really improved security? Today we hear journalists and industry experts talk about the erosion of the perimeter. Some say it’s squishy, others say it’s spongy, and yet another claims it crunchy. Are they trying to say the perimeter is changing, or that the perimeter no longer exists? In the context of…

Virtual Immersion And The Extension/Expansion Of Virtual Reality

Virtual Immersion And The Extension/Expansion Of Virtual Reality

Virtual Immersion And Virtual Reality This is a term I created (Virtual Immersion). Ah…the sweet smell of Virtual Immersion Success! Virtual Immersion© (VI) an extension/expansion of Virtual Reality to include the senses beyond visual and auditory. Years ago there was a television commercial for a bathing product called Calgon. The tagline of the commercial was Calgon take me away. The concept was simple, a mother or father frustrated with their day (and their children) whisked away…

Adopting A Cohesive GRC Mindset For Cloud Security

Adopting A Cohesive GRC Mindset For Cloud Security

Cloud Security Mindset Businesses are becoming wise to the compelling benefits of cloud computing. When adopting cloud, they need a high level of confidence in how it will be risk-managed and controlled, to preserve the security of their information and integrity of their operations. Cloud implementation is sometimes built up over time in a business, while the technology and cybersecurity around it constantly evolves. This can lead businesses to finding themselves with a fragmented approach…

Cloud-Based Services vs. On-Premises: It’s About More Than Just Dollars

Cloud-Based Services vs. On-Premises: It’s About More Than Just Dollars

Cloud-Based Services vs. On-Premises The surface costs might give you pause, but the cost of diminishing your differentiators is far greater. Will a shift to the cloud save you money? Potential savings are historically the main business driver cited when companies move to the cloud, but it shouldn’t be viewed as a cost-saving exercise. There are many other compelling reasons to make the move, perhaps most importantly agility and scalability. A better question might be…

Disaster Recovery – A Thing Of The Past!

Disaster Recovery – A Thing Of The Past!

Disaster Recovery  Ok, ok – I understand most of you are saying disaster recovery (DR) is still a critical aspect of running any type of operations. After all – we need to secure our future operations in case of disaster. Sure – that is still the case but things are changing – fast. There are really two things forcing us to look at disaster recovery differently across the board. On the one hand the sheer…

The Five Rules of Security and Compliance in the Public Cloud Era

The Five Rules of Security and Compliance in the Public Cloud Era

Security and Compliance  With technology at the heart of businesses today, IT systems and data are being targeted by criminals, competitors and even foreign governments. Every day, we hear about how another retailer, bank or Internet company has been hacked and private information of customers or employees stolen. Governments and oversight organizations are responding to these attacks with calls for tighter control and regulations, from the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) beefing up…

Do Not Rely On Passwords To Protect Your Online Information

Do Not Rely On Passwords To Protect Your Online Information

Password Challenges  Simple passwords are no longer safe to use online. John Barco, vice president of Global Product Marketing at ForgeRock, explains why it’s time the industry embraced more advanced identity-centric solutions that improve the customer experience while also providing stronger security. Since the beginning of logins, consumers have used a simple username and password to secure their sensitive information across the Internet. This approach made do in the early days of ecommerce, but with the…

Journey Science In Telecom: Take Customer Experience To The Next Level

Journey Science In Telecom: Take Customer Experience To The Next Level

Journey Science In Telecom Journey Science, being derived from connected data from different customer activities, has become pivotal for the telecommunications industry, providing the means to drastically improve the customer experience and retention. It has the ability to link together scattered pieces of data, and enhance a telco business’s objectives. Siloed approaches are becoming obsolete – take call centers as an example – there is only so much that you can do with data from…