Cloud Computing: On The Fringe or Mainstream?

Cloud Computing: On The Fringe or Mainstream?

Cloud Computing Revenue Numbers Imagine that your viewpoint is shared by 5% of people. You’d be in a fringe political party, perhaps, or share a fondness for some obscure sport or hobby. Or you’d be a proponent of Cloud Computing. Because the reality is that after many years of technical development, entrepreneurial freneticism, and big-company marketing,…

Cloud News Round Up Post – February 15th

Cloud News Round Up Post – February 15th

Here is your cloud news round up post for the week. Front Desk Raises $4 Million to Expand Mobile Cloud Platform – Don’t turn your nose up at Front Desk, as the software startup are preparing for big things. Specifically, Front Desk are looking to process more than $100 million in payments in 2014. Spanning 20 countries…

Cloud Infographic: Preventing Disasters In The Cloud

Cloud Infographic: Preventing Disasters In The Cloud

Cloud Infographic: Preventing Disasters In The Cloud Data backups form an important part of an enterprise’s Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity planning (DR/BC). Traditionally the data was stored on tapes and physical media, at an off-site location, to mitigate the effect of the disaster. Saving the data on-site would have negated the benefit of having a backup,…

Microsoft CEO Shows That Cloud Is The Way Forward

Microsoft CEO Shows That Cloud Is The Way Forward

Microsoft’s new CEO appointment shows that the world’s largest desktop software developer has seen that the cloud is the future of enterprise IT. Microsoft’s long and public CEO selection process has come to a close, with veteran Redmond employee Satya Nadella taking up the reins to lead the company through what will be a period…

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – #NerdLove

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – #NerdLove

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The Sticking Points Of Security And Privacy

The Sticking Points Of Security And Privacy

The Sticking Points Of Security And Privacy “No matter how many times a privileged straight white male technology executive pronounces the death of privacy, Privacy Is Not Dead. People of all ages care deeply about privacy and they care just as much about privacy online as they do offline” (Danah Boyd) Security and Privacy are…

CloudPassage Secures $25.5 Million – Strategy For Securing Cloud Environments

CloudPassage Secures $25.5 Million – Strategy For Securing Cloud Environments

Series C Funding Round Led by Shasta Ventures Validates Need for Purpose-Built Cloud Security and Compliance Platform  SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Feb 13, 2014) – CloudPassage®, the Software Defined Security (SDSec) company, announced today that it has closed a $25.5 million Series C financing round. The round is led by Shasta Ventures and includes new investors,…

Twitter Responds To Slowing Growth With Dramatic Redesign

Twitter Responds To Slowing Growth With Dramatic Redesign

Twitter has responded to its recent disappointing news by testing a major design overhaul of its site. Last week the company released its first earnings report as a public company, with results that were considerably worse than analysts’ predictions. The report showed 39% slowdown in user growth and a net loss of $511.5 million, leading to…

Cloud New Round Up Post – February 12th

Cloud New Round Up Post – February 12th

Cloud New Round Up Post February 12th  Here is your cloud news round up for the week.  Europa Commission Proposes Internet Governance Reform – In the past few months it has come to light that data has been secured by governments and privacy measures have been breached in an effort to curb crime. More than a…

I Don’t Know What I Don’t Know

I Don’t Know What I Don’t Know

I Don’t Know What I Don’t Know What happens when the IT person doesn’t know where the source of a system failure is? What happens when that same IT person has to go and explain to an executive that the source of the problem cannot be found quickly, due to an organically-evolved legacy system or…

Government Agencies Struggling To Meet Objectives Of Cloud First Mandate

Government Agencies Struggling To Meet Objectives Of Cloud First Mandate

Government Agencies Struggling to Meet Objectives of Cloud First Mandate Procurement red tape and a lack of trained personnel continue to plague federal departments and agencies in their efforts to comply with the directives of President Obama’s Cloud First mandate. The policy, issued by the federal government three years ago, requires all federal entities to…

Survey Reveals Google Apps Key Role As The Core Of Corporate IT

Survey Reveals Google Apps Key Role As The Core Of Corporate IT

Frost & Sullivan Survey Reveals Google Apps’ Key Role as the Core of Corporate IT Survey Highlights Growing Use of Third-Party Products, Willingness to Spend Personal Funds on Applications Used in the Workplace and a Diminishing Reliance on Microsoft Office NEW YORK, February 11, 2014 — Growing adoption of and satisfaction with Google Apps is placing the messaging…

Netflix Hopes To Improve Personalisation With Deep-Learning

Netflix Hopes To Improve Personalisation With Deep-Learning

Netflix have used a blog post to detail how the world’s largest on-demand video provider has been experimenting with deep learning. Their methodology has involved using artificial neural networks to provide users with highly specialized content recommendations.  Researchers Alex Chen and Justin Basilico detail how they have been using Nvidia graphic processing units operating in Amazon Web…

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Cloud as Our Children’s Playground

Cloud as Our Children’s Playground

Cloud as Our Children’s Playground We read everyday about the fast pace of business adoption of the cloud.  But children are adopting the cloud at just as an aggressive pace.  The Cloud is changing our children’s lives – the way they play, learn, and interact with others and the world around them.  I see children…

The Cloud on Your Terms – What to look for in an EFSS Provider

The Cloud on Your Terms – What to look for in an EFSS Provider

The Cloud on Your Terms Your company has a mandate to go to the cloud and now it’s time to decide which services to use to help your business grow. You might be wearing several hats or you might be a dedicated IT professional and the responsibility has now been handed to you. So what…

Transforming Traditional DevOps To A Modern Cloud-Centric Operation

Transforming Traditional DevOps To A Modern Cloud-Centric Operation

Transforming Traditional DevOps Over the last year, I’ve been hearing about more and more instances of companies asking the question that the title suggests – how do you transform a DevOPs process into a more cloud-centric operation? To start, we must all assume that there is some notion of a traditional DevOPs process built into…

Digital Transformation: Miracle and Wonder

Digital Transformation: Miracle and Wonder

Digital Transformation These are the days of miracle and wonder. I’ve been leading a small, global research team at the Tau Institute for the past few years to examine the dynamics of IT adoption in more than 100 countries throughout the world. We’ve developed several indices that show how well these nations are doing on a relative basis. We ranked the nations…

New Report Finds 1 Out Of 3 Sites Are Vulnerable To Malware

New Report Finds 1 Out Of 3 Sites Are Vulnerable To Malware

1 Out Of 3 Sites Are Vulnerable To Malware A new report published this morning by Menlo Security has alarmingly suggested that at least a third of the top 1,000,000 websites in the world are at risk of being infected by malware. While it’s worth prefacing the findings with the fact Menlo used Alexa to…

Cloud Computing Services Perfect For Your Startup

Cloud Computing Services Perfect For Your Startup

Cloud Computing Services Chances are if you’re working for a startup or smaller company, you don’t have a robust IT department. You’d be lucky to even have a couple IT specialists. It’s not that smaller companies are ignoring the value and importance of IT, but with limited resources, they can’t afford to focus on anything…

The History Of Back-Ups

The History Of Back-Ups

The History of Back-Ups There’s no doubt about it – we are spoilt. With external hard-drives, CDs, USB memory sticks, SD cards, online storage and multiple devices with vast memories we can save, access and back up our data more easily and more efficiently than ever before. (Image Source: Maxim Yurin, SoftLogica)  It’s not always been…

Unusual Clandestine Cloud Data Centre Service Locations

Unusual Clandestine Cloud Data Centre Service Locations

Unusual Clandestine Cloud Data Centre Service Locations Everyone knows what the cloud is, but does everybody know where the cloud is? We try to answer that as we look at some of the most unusual data centre locations in the world. Under the Eyes of a Deity Deep beneath the famous Uspenski Cathedral in the…

Opera Software Partnership Reaches 5 Million Readers In Africa via Mobile Phones

Opera Software Partnership Reaches 5 Million Readers In Africa via Mobile Phones

Worldreader and Opera Software Partnership Public Literacy Categories Include Health, Sports, and Love Across 25,000 Book Titles Worldreader, a global nonprofit dedicated to improving literacy in the developing world through digital books, today announces a new partnership with Opera Software that has provided 5 million readers in Africa access to 25,000 free digital book titles,…

Wearable Tech News: Google Android Wear Now Works With iPhone

Wearable Tech News: Google Android Wear Now Works With iPhone

When you wear something every day, you want to be sure it really works for you. That’s why Android Wear offers countless design choices, so you can find the watch that fits your style. Want a round watch with a more classic look? Feel like a new watch band? How about changing things up every…

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