Could Indie Gaming Grow Into A Challenge For Big Game Publishers?

Could Indie Gaming Grow Into A Challenge For Big Game Publishers?

Could Indie Gaming Grow Into a Challenge for Big Game Publishers? I will be the first to admit, I am a Steam junkie. The sheer number of different games available for purchase or demo is staggering, providing choices no matter what budgetary constraints I am under. All of the industry staples are here, including giants like the Elder Scrolls, Bioshock and Total War franchises. No matter what mood you are in, you are sure to…

The Truth About Clouds And Data: Can Your Storage Survive Climate Change?

The Truth About Clouds And Data: Can Your Storage Survive Climate Change?

The Truth About Clouds and Data: Can Your Storage Survive Climate Change? Just like real clouds, cloud infrastructure is in constant flux. No cloud looks the same way twice. That’s the trouble with traditional storage architectures. They pretend that the cloud they serve either stays the same in a neat little box, or grows steadily in nice predictable spurts. As a data manager, you know that’s poppycock. Workloads are dynamic. Just like the weather, data storage…

10 Useful Cloud Security Tools: Part 1

10 Useful Cloud Security Tools: Part 1

10 Useful Cloud Security Tools: Part 1 Cloud computing has become a business solution for many organizational problems. But there are security risks involved with using cloud servers: service providers generally only take responsibility of keeping systems up, and they neglect security at many ends. Therefore, it is important that clouds are properly penetration (pen) tested and secured to ensure proper security of user data. There are many tools available that can be used to…

The Challenges Of Multi-tenancy

The Challenges Of Multi-tenancy

The Challenges of Multi-tenancy Regarded as one of the most important features of cloud computing, multi-tenancy is a key common attribute of both public and private spaces. It applies to all three layers of a cloud (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS) and refers to a software architecture design in which a single instance of a software application serves multiple customers. Multi-tenancy architecture has many benefits over multi-instance architecture. It is often cheaper to run thanks to…

How Haptic Technology Could Revolutionize The Cloud Gaming Experience

How Haptic Technology Could Revolutionize The Cloud Gaming Experience

How Haptic Technology Could Revolutionize the Cloud Gaming Experience When it comes to picking a word used to describe the pinnacle of the online gaming experience, in this author’s humble opinion, that word would have to be “realistic.” Sure, plenty of other attributes exist that are important to the gaming world in general, and the online gaming world in specific. However, no Holy Grail exists that is more important than finding the most realistic gaming…

Challenges Faced By Cloud Security

Challenges Faced By Cloud Security

Challenges Faced By Cloud Security Cloud computing has revolutionized the way businesses manage their data. The amount of data produced by the corporate sector has increased at a rapid rate over the past few years. In order to handle this exponential need for storage space, organizations need a reliable and secure approach with which they can use to optimize their operations, which in turn will reduce costs. Cloud computing provides suitable development environments, rapid resources…

Mozilla’s Decision To Promote Brendan Eich To CEO Inspires Boycotts

Mozilla’s Decision To Promote Brendan Eich To CEO Inspires Boycotts

Mozilla’s Decision to Promote Brendan Eich to CEO Inspires Boycotts Mozilla has announced Brendan Eich will take over as the long-term replacement for interim CEO Jay Sullivan, who is leaving to “pursue new opportunities”. Sullivan originally stepped in for former CEO Gary Kovacs, who left in April 2013. While working for Netscape in 1995, Eich invented JavaScript, which became the most widely used programming language for webpages and internet applications. Eich co-founded the Mozilla.org project in…

Cloud Infographic: Cybercrime Costs Around The World

Cloud Infographic: Cybercrime Costs Around The World

Cloud Infographic: Cybercrime Costs Around The World Cyber threats, like identity theft, malware and data breaches, are constantly increasing in number and growing in sophistication. The New Face of Cybercrime infographic illustrates various methods to prevent and protect against the cyber threats expected in 2014 and explores the costs incurred by companies around the globe from cyber attacks in 2013. Provided is an infographic courtesy of the group at HOB. Infographic Source: HOB

Mimicking Your Customers’ Experience

Mimicking Your Customers’ Experience

Mimicking Your Customers’ Experience One of the more dramatic and visible aspects of computing in the age of the cloud is the “attack.” Banks, governments, retailers and other high-profile organizations are hit regularly, in many cases daily, by hackers seeking either to steal data, as happened to Target and Tesco very recently, or to sabotage a site, as best illustrated by the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks experienced by NATO and the freelancing website Elance.com just…

Augmented Reality And Cloud Gaming

Augmented Reality And Cloud Gaming

Augmented Reality and Cloud Gaming: A Melding of the Virtual and Real Worlds  Imagine, if you will, living in a world that is hotly contested by two different factions, each vying for absolute dominance of both land and people. You find yourself standing on your local street corner, with the burning knowledge that you must find the portals that connect your world together and hack them for your faction. Sounds like something straight out of…