The “Cloud Hangover” Is Real And There Are Ways To Avoid It

The “Cloud Hangover” Is Real And There Are Ways To Avoid It

The “Cloud Hangover” One phrase that has been recently coined in 2015 yet many are expressing growing concerns over is a “cloud hangover”. With cloud computing being such a prominent topic in IT news, many whistleblowers are now expressing their opinions on how to combat this situation. A cloud hangover is what professionals describe as…

Here’s Why A Chinese Venture Firm Is Sinking $400 million Into AngelList

Here’s Why A Chinese Venture Firm Is Sinking $400 million Into AngelList

Venture Firm Invests $400 million Into AngelList China is looking to get in on the U.S. tech startup scene. A crowdsourcing funding website for startups, called AngelList, has apparently received a $400 million dollar injection from private-equity firm CSC Venture Capital. Interestingly, the money is meant specifically to target young startups still in their earliest…

What Forecasts Of Data Breaches Should Spell To Cloud Security Practitioners

What Forecasts Of Data Breaches Should Spell To Cloud Security Practitioners

Cloud Security Practitioners And Auditors Today we have seen relatively few data breaches in the cloud despite its growing use for mission-critical workloads. However, as cloud increasingly becomes the backend for our mobile devices, for the Internet of Things (IoT) and for other daily life functions, we can safely predict that hackers will set their…

Android Auto: Useful Car OS Or Corporate Spy?

Android Auto: Useful Car OS Or Corporate Spy?

Android Auto Car infotainment systems have become the bane of many drivers and car critics. More often than not, car critics have selected their favorite car infotainment systems based on which system was the least worst out of all the options available. A few companies, like Chrysler, have notably “not-so-bad” systems, while a few companies…

The Massive Tech Deal : Dell and EMC

The Massive Tech Deal : Dell and EMC

The Dell EMC Deal Dell has acquired EMC for a whopping $67 billion, a Brobdingnagian deal regarded as the biggest takeover in the technology industry. Shareholders at EMC will get around $33.15 per share, which includes $24.05 per share in cash and tracking stock—valued at $9 per share—at VMware, the company’s popular cloud and virtualization…

Secure Cloud Video Conferencing Is Possible

Secure Cloud Video Conferencing Is Possible

Secure Cloud Video Conferencing Video conferencing has gone far beyond the conference rooms at large corporations. Although the H.323/SIP Room can be awesome, it’s expensive, requires a lot of IT knowledge and it’s yesterday’s solution. Clouds are secure Sure people try to scare businesses away from clouds, but those people probably work for Big Tobacco.…

Dell Acquires EMC For $67 Billion

Dell Acquires EMC For $67 Billion

Dell Inc. this morning formally announced that it has agreed to acquire network storage giant EMC Corp. EMC 6.66% for approximately $67 billion. Under terms of the complex deal, EMC stockholders would approximately $33.15 per share. This includes $24.05 per share in cash and $9.10 worth of a tracking stock for VMWare VMW 1.75% ,…

Massive Cuts In Electricity Taxes For Datacenters In Sweden

Massive Cuts In Electricity Taxes For Datacenters In Sweden

Government Study Finalized Today. Suggests Massive cuts in electricity taxes for datacenters in Sweden A 97% reduction in electricity taxation for datacenters – this is the proposal by a government commissioned study today handed in to the Swedish Ministry of Finance. Sweden is aspiring to become “the home of the internet” as global demand for…

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Snowball Effect

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Snowball Effect

By David Fletcher Please feel free to share our comics via social media networks such as Twitter with a clear attribution (Twitter example: via @cloudtweaks) to the original comic source. If you are a company brand looking to utilize our comics to generate leads to a specific landing page, newsletter, presentation or social media campaign,…

Moving Deep Into The Amazon With QuickSight

Moving Deep Into The Amazon With QuickSight

Amazon QuickSight Amazon is moving ever deeper into the cloud. This should come as no surprise, of course. While Amazon is most well-known among consumers for its online retail store, the company was among first big, mainstream firms to make a serious foray into the cloud sector. Now Amazon is looking to ramp up its services…

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Four Reasons Why CIOs Must Transform IT Into ITaaS To Survive

Four Reasons Why CIOs Must Transform IT Into ITaaS To Survive

CIOs Must Transform IT The emergence of the Cloud and its three delivery models of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) has dramatically impacted and forever changed the delivery of IT services. Cloud services have pierced the veil of IT by challenging traditional method’s dominance…

Cloud Computing Myths That SMBs Should Know

Cloud Computing Myths That SMBs Should Know

Cloud Computing and SMBs Cloud Computing is the hottest issue among IT intellects of Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs). Like any other computer-orientated technology, Cloud Computing has some misconceptions and myths that often kick-start arguments among the two opposing groups: Cloud Supporters and Cloud Opponents. Both of these groups have their own ideology and reasons…

Three Factors for Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy

Three Factors for Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy

Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy A few weeks ago I visited the global headquarters of a large multi-national company to discuss cloud strategy with the CIO. I arrived 30 minutes early and took a tour of the area where the marketing team showcased their award winning brands. I was impressed by the digital marketing strategy…

Shadow IT To Remain A Focus For Both Cloud Vendors And CIOs

Shadow IT To Remain A Focus For Both Cloud Vendors And CIOs

Shadow IT To Remain A Focus Shadow IT, a phenomenon defined as building internal IT systems without the official organizational approval has been a growing concern for CIOs over the last few years. In 2015, it climbed to the top of the list of the emerging IT threats, with as much as 83% CIOs reporting…

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…

Cloud Infographic – Big Data Analytics Trends

Cloud Infographic – Big Data Analytics Trends

Big Data Analytics Trends As data information and cloud computing continues to work together, the need for data analytics continues to grow. Many tech firms predict that big data volume will grow steadily 40% per year and in 2020, will grow up to 50 times that. This growth will also bring a number of cost…

Cloud Computing – A Requirement For Greater Innovation

Cloud Computing – A Requirement For Greater Innovation

Cloud Computing Innovation Sao Paulo, Brazil has had trouble with both energy and water supplies as of late. Despite it is the rainy period. Unfortunately Sao Paulo is very dependent on its rain as a majority of its power is generated from large dams. No water, no energy. Difficult situation for a city of some…

The Implication Of Consumers Not Having Their Heads In The Cloud

The Implication Of Consumers Not Having Their Heads In The Cloud

Customers CAN Better Protect Themselves The majority of cloud consumers don’t understand what cloud is let alone what the implications of transacting in the cloud or of having their data and digital assets stored in the cloud. As a result most consumers are their own worst enemy when it comes to putting themselves at risk…

Are You SURE You Are Ready For The Cloud?: Financial

Are You SURE You Are Ready For The Cloud?: Financial

Are You Cloud Ready: Financial In my previous article, I discussed several different points about moving to the cloud. A lot of companies do it for many reasons, but the majority of them in my experience normally come down to two major reasons: 1) Financial 2) Security of business. The security tab isn’t the same…

Is Windows 10 The Final Piece Of Microsoft’s Cloud Strategy?

Is Windows 10 The Final Piece Of Microsoft’s Cloud Strategy?

Windows 10 – Microsoft’s Cloud Strategy By all reports, Windows 10 is a resounding success. Microsoft reported that 14 million users downloaded the latest version of its operating system in its first 24 hours of availability. That number is ten times higher than launch-day downloads of Windows 8. Independent sources confirm that Windows 10 now…

Hoarders And Data Collectors: On The Brink Of Unmanageability

Hoarders And Data Collectors:  On The Brink Of Unmanageability

Hoarders and Data Collectors In our physical world, hoarders are deemed “out of control” when they collect too much.  Surely the same analogy applies in our online world.  When providers collect realms of data from us, it seems they lose control of that too?  In the last months it’s not just the frequency of data…

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