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How Cloud Computing Changes the Game in Media & Entertainment

How Cloud Computing Changes the Game in Media & Entertainment

How Cloud Computing Changes the Game Advances in technology and consumer behavior are driving a transformation in the way video content is delivered to consumers. The change involves a migration away from traditional broadcasting models and platforms towards digital distribution over the Internet to a widening array of connected devices. This fundamental shift is triggering three major disruptions for broadcasters, each calling for the scalability, cost flexibility and agility of cloud computing. Accenture has summed…

Cloud Infographic: The True Cost Of Downtime

Cloud Infographic: The True Cost Of Downtime

So what’s the true cost of downtime? A third of websites experience downtime every month, and 90% of organizations have unexpectedly lost access to their critical systems. Website outages can last, on average, 7.9 hours in North America and 10.3 hours in Europe. For a society so dependent on connectivity such outages are extremely costly for organizations whose customers expect high availability anytime, anywhere. This infographic compiled by Peer 1 Hosting outlines the true cost…

Big Data In Your Garden: Initiatives For Better Understanding Nature

Big Data In Your Garden: Initiatives For Better Understanding Nature

Big Data in Your Garden Big Data and IoT initiatives are springing up all across the globe, making cities, protesters–and just about everything else–smarter. However, thus far there’s been little attention paid to the interactions between these bizarre technologies and living things other than humans. Biology, that is, human biology is one field where Big Data initiatives have already gone so far as to generate too much data. However, sometimes it’s worth to focus on…

IBM and SAP Announce Industry’s Largest Cloud Deal

IBM and SAP Announce Industry’s Largest Cloud Deal

IBM and SAP Announce Industry’s Largest Cloud Deal IBM and SAP have shaken the cloud computing world this afternoon with the announcement of one of the largest cloud deals in the industry’s history – bringing together two of the largest technology companies in a bid to offer a more holistic service to their clients. SAP have confirmed IBM will become its premier strategic provider of cloud services for all business critical applications, undoubtedly hoping the…

The Call for Humanism in Technology

The Call for Humanism in Technology

I just got back from Gartner’s U.S. Symposium in Orlando.  It was a great week, meeting with lots of technology providers of all ages and sizes.   As always, I was impressed with the passion and creativity of many emerging providers. The theme of this year’s conference was Digital Business, and one theme really jumped out at me—a call for humanism. As the Internet of Things continues to mature, businesses will have the opportunity to…

Who Holds the Key to the City: Big Data and City Management

Who Holds the Key to the City: Big Data and City Management

Big Data and City Management Cities like New York, Madrid, and especially Rio de Janeiro are augmented with Big Data-powered initiatives that range from combating crime with predictive analytics (New York & Madrid) to providing real-time data for improved management. Although Big Data is no panacea and is mainly used in conjunction with a greater plan, there’s no denying that it aids cities, for example, in squeezing the most out of the available infrastructure. Big…

Dropbox Confirms Compromised Account Details But Says Its Servers Weren’t Hacked

Dropbox Confirms Compromised Account Details But Says Its Servers Weren’t Hacked

After last week’s Snapchat photo hack, it’s cloud storage provider Dropbox’s turn in the unsavory insecurity spotlight. An anonymous Pastebin user has claimed to have compromised almost seven million Dropbox account credentials (emails and passwords), posting the first 400 direct to Pastebin with a call for Bitcoin donations to leak more. Read More Read the source article at TechCrunch