When Cloud Computing Failed: Harris Corporation Steps Away From the Cloud

When Cloud Computing Failed: Harris Corporation Steps Away From the Cloud Amidst all the news of cloud computing successes, the occasional cloud computing failure does draw attention. However, before we write off this incident as an aberration, it’s important to examine the context and reasons why a company that launched cloud computing services with much

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Steps Accounting Firms Can Take To Move To Cloud Computing

Steps Accounting Firms Can Take To Move To Cloud Computing Cloud computing is changing how accountants do their business. It is a rather simple and uncomplicated model of how technology continues to find solutions in improving business functions. Cloud computing providers have already provided a lot of services to cater to the needs of accounting

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Dreamhost Joins Elite Roster of Nicira’s OpenStack Customers

Cloud Provider Joins Elite Roster of Nicira’s OpenStack Customers Palo Alto, Calif., April 9, 2012 – Nicira, the network virtualization company, today announced that Southern California-based cloud provider DreamHost will deploy its Network Virtualization Platform (NVP).  DreamHost joins global leaders NTT, Rackspace and others using Nicira’s software to reduce costs and accelerate service delivery in

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Cloud Infographic: Survey Reveals A Reliance On Cloud Services

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Cloud Infographic: Survey Reveals A Reliance On Cloud Services Here is a straightforward infographic produced by RingCentral which reveals some of their survey results. Source: Ringcentral

The Art of Professional (and Personal) Branding with the Cloud

The Art of Professional (and Personal) Branding with the Cloud Branding — the watchword of the zeitgeist. From billion-dollar conglomerates to everyday individuals who dream of reshaping their image, it seems as if we’re all on a mission to brand ourselves and shape other’s perceptions of us. When properly executed, a branding (or re-branding) effort

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7 Salient Trends and Directions in Cloud Computing

7 Salient Trends and Directions in Cloud Computing Cloud computing is a rapidly evolving field and as more enterprises join the platform, new trends are emerging. In this post, I will cover the major trends in cloud computing for the immediate future (2012-14). Cloud storage goes mainstream in consumer segment. While cloud based storage services

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Air Force and Army Clouds Debate: Commercial or Gov’t?

Air Force and Army Clouds Debate: Commercial or Gov’t? It is now official: cloud computing now has serious gov cred. We recently learned that the Air Force was strongly considering the possibility of leaping into the cloud, as a strategy to slash the girth of maintenance and operations in their budget, as well as to

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Data Security Issues Accounting Firms Must Address Before Moving Their Accounting To The Cloud

Data Security Issues Accounting Firms Must Address Before Moving Their Accounting To The Cloud With the emergence of cloud computing, social media, and blogging, accounting firms have found new ways to collaborate and conduct business with their clients. Unknowingly, much of the data now resides on the internet. Cloud computing has provided these accountants an

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Cloud Computing: Cloud Service Models – Part 3

Cloud Computing: Cloud Service Models – Part 3 Continued From Part 2… Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) This service model enables user organizations to forgo deployment of new datacenter equipment to handle growing operational needs. Rather, the business obtains needed IT infrastructure – servers, security, storage, networks, etc. – from a cloud services provider, often

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