Data-Heavy Heavens: Big Data, But Not As We Know It

Data-Heavy Heavens: Big Data, But Not As We Know It

Big Data, But Not as we Know It As astronomy equipment becomes ever more complex and harvests ever increasing amounts of information from our skies, companies are applying the theories of big data to try and answer one of humanity’s most profound questions – are we alone? Data-Heavy Heavens The amount of data collected is…

Do We Still Need Local Music Files?

Do We Still Need Local Music Files?

Do We Still Need Local Music Files? The first time I had any real contact with music was when I was just a little kid. Back then – and I do realize it’s not that long ago – audio cassettes were in fashion, and I remember having a collection that stretched well into the hundreds,…

Would You Like ‘Gravy’ With Your Cloud Monitoring?

Would You Like ‘Gravy’ With Your Cloud Monitoring?

Would You Like ‘Gravy’ With Your Cloud Monitoring? The Hyperlocal antidote to FOLO (the fear of losing out) A timely addition to the acronym-laden family tree of modern language, right up there with YOLO (you only live once), and many evolutionary steps beyond the great-grandparents OMG and ROTFL, comes the wonderful term FOLO. This stands…

Companies Turning To The Cloud To Meet Increased Customer Expectations

Companies Turning To The Cloud To Meet Increased Customer Expectations

How Companies Are Increasingly Turning to Cloud to Meet Increased Customer Expectations With rising customer choice, comes increased expectations. E-Commerce and the explosion of mobile internet have heightened customer expectations of online options. Customers demand access on any device, from anywhere and at any time. They expect quick response times, whether on the phone, online,…

Can Big Data Help Your Team Win The Championship?

Can Big Data Help Your Team Win The Championship?

Can Big Data Help Your Team Win? Whilst big data and cloud computing has unquestionably helped streamline and improve business operations, it also has huge potential in the field of elite sport. In sport, just as in business, an increasing volume of information is now being captured and collected, which provides ever-deeper insight and intelligence…

Where DigitalOcean Meets The Cloud

Where DigitalOcean Meets The Cloud

Venture Capital Firm Andreessen Horowitz Secures $37 Million for DigitalOcean    DigitalOcean is a fast-growing startup that provides cloud hosting services to small developers at a cheaper rate than major cloud computing providers like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Windows Azure.  In August 2013, DigitalOcean raised $3.2 million. Already that $3.2 million investment has run…

Pinup: Dash Connects Car, Phone To Improve Driving Experience

Pinup: Dash Connects Car, Phone To Improve Driving Experience

Dash Connects Car, Phone to Improve Driving Experience, Safety The founders of Dash a, a unique automotive industry mobile cloud application that sends instant on-board diagnostics information from a driver’s vehicle to his or her smart phone or other device, are working on enhancements that would alert users to such engine factors as revolutions per…

Facebook Finding Friends In The Node Pole

Facebook Finding Friends In The Node Pole

Facebook to build second data center in The Node Pole  Less than a year after setting up a first data center in Sweden, Facebook now reveals plans of starting construction of a second data center shortly. The second building will be situated adjacent to the existing center and house some of the latest innovations within…

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Deconstruction

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Deconstruction

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Cloud Infographic: The Mobile Business Boom

Cloud Infographic: The Mobile Business Boom

The Mobile Business Boom Mobile computing is big business and here to stay. Not too long ago telecommuting was a concept to the mobile job seeker which consisted of questionable ‘work at home’ offerings such as envelope stuffing, paid surveys, transcriptions etc..etc… Much of this is starting to evolve today with the explosion of mobile devices,…

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Cloud Computing – The Game Changer

Cloud Computing – The Game Changer

Global Cloud Index In October, Cisco released its Global Cloud Index (GCI) report for 2014-2019, projecting a near 3-fold growth of global data center traffic, with predictions that this traffic will reach 8.6 zettabytes (cloud data center traffic) and 10.4 zettabytes (total data center traffic) per year in 2019 and 80% of it will come…

Moving Your Enterprise Apps To The Cloud Is A Business Decision

Moving Your Enterprise Apps To The Cloud Is A Business Decision

Moving Your Enterprise Apps Whether it be enterprise apps or any other, if there is any heavy data that is going to be transacted in and through an app, then affiliating it with the Cloud becomes a must. And then an important question arises: How do you decide when to integrate your enterprise app with…

Internet Of Things – Industrial Robots And Virtual Monitoring

Internet Of Things – Industrial Robots And Virtual Monitoring

Internet Of Things – Industrial Robots And Virtual Monitoring One of the hottest topics in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is the Internet of Things (IOT). According to the report of International Telecommunication Union (2012), “the Internet of things can be perceived as a vision with technological and societal implications. It is considered as a…

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 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…

The Future Of Cybersecurity

The Future Of Cybersecurity

The Future of Cybersecurity In 2013, President Obama issued an Executive Order to protect critical infrastructure by establishing baseline security standards. One year later, the government announced the cybersecurity framework, a voluntary how-to guide to strengthen cybersecurity and meanwhile, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted to approve the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), moving it one…

Cloud Infographic – What Is The Internet of Things?

Cloud Infographic – What Is The Internet of Things?

What Is The Internet of Things? “We’re still in the first minutes of the first day of the Internet revolution.”  – Scott Cook The Internet of Things (IOT) and Smart Systems are based on the notions of Sensors, Connectivity, People and Processes. We are creating a new world to view and measure anything around us through…

5 Reasons Why Your Startup Will Grow Faster In The Cloud

5 Reasons Why Your Startup Will Grow Faster In The Cloud

Cloud Startup Fast-tracking Start-ups face many challenges, the biggest of which is usually managing growth. A start-up that does not grow is at constant risk of failure, whereas a new business that grows faster than expected may be hindered by operational constraints, such as a lack of staff, workspace and networks. It is an unfortunate…

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Are You Sure You Are Ready For The Cloud: Type of Cloud

Are You Sure You Are Ready For The Cloud: Type of Cloud

Type of Cloud Continuing this theme on “Are you ready for the Cloud”, we are going to move forward with a new question: What type a cloud? That can be encompassed with many different connotations. It could mean it’s going to be hosted by a provider, or is it going to be an on-prem cloud?…

Cloud And Cybersecurity: Five Things CISOs Need To Consider

Cloud And Cybersecurity: Five Things CISOs Need To Consider

The Cloud and Cybersecurity Tomorrow’s digital enterprise is at war today. War not only with external cybersecurity hackers and viruses, but also within the organization itself – a conclusion based on my discussions with information security managers and cloud architects around the world. While most executives understand the importance of a business driven, risk management-focused…

5 Reasons Why The U.S. Dominates The Digital World!

5 Reasons Why The U.S. Dominates The Digital World!

U.S. Dominates The Digital World! I have spent about half my working life in the US and the other half in Europe. During this time (25 years) it has been exciting to see digital trends over the years. There has never been a doubt that the US has been a dominant power in anything digital…

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