The Private Cloud Strikes Back

The Private Cloud Strikes Back Having read JP Rangaswami’s argument against private clouds (and the obvious promotion of his version of cloud) I have only to say that he’s looking for oranges in an apple tree.  His entire premise is based on the idea that enterprises are wholly concerned with cost and sharing risk when that can’t

Cloud Research: 7 Deadly Sins Of Cloud Security

Cloud Research: 7 Deadly Sins Of Cloud Security

Video: 7 Deadly Sins of Cloud Security In this short video, experts from HP discuss the latest cloud security threats and explain measures to help overcome them. Hear about the seven deadly sins of cloud security and learn how to avoid becoming a victim of poor security in your cloud environment. Cloud Computing: It’s all

Cloud Infographic: Microsoft SharePoint 101

Cloud Infographic: Microsoft SharePoint 101

Cloud Infographic: Microsoft SharePoint 101 If Microsoft Windows is the dominant operating system in the world and Microsoft Office the most popular productivity suite, Microsoft SharePoint is the preeminent file sharing platform Or is it? Read more Included below is an infographic which combines the results of a recent SharePoint user survey. Source: Rackspace

Red Hat To Present Middleware Virtual Event

Red Hat to Present Middleware Virtual Event and Press Conference on June 20 RALEIGH, N.C. ­ June 13, 2012 ­ Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world¹s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that executives from the company’s middleware business unit will host a virtual event and press conference webcast at 11 a.m. ET on June 20, 2012. For attendees located in Europe, the Middle East, Africa or Asia, a second virtual

Cloud Startup News: Top Startups Emerge from Summer Expo at Plug and Play

Cloud Startup News: Top Startups Emerge from Summer Expo at Plug and Play

Top Tech Startups Emerge from Summer Expo at Plug and Play Competition is fierce in the tech startup space yet few venues showcase new talent quite like Plug and Play’s quarterly EXPO. Last Thursday, over 500 attendees poured into Plug and Play Tech Center’s Sunnyvale headquarters to watch new tech startups compete. The event also

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How CYOD Helps Make Hybrid Cloud More Productive And More Secure

How CYOD Helps Make Hybrid Cloud More Productive And More Secure

How CYOD Helps Make Hybrid Cloud More Productive and More Secure Recent analysis by IDG/DELL has found that companies are expecting “increased IT efficiencies” and “lowering total cost of ownership (TCO) with optimized application delivery” as they move toward hybrid cloud and private cloud deployment. In short, they expect things to work better and cost…

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Is SaaS For You? Three Questions To Ask

Is SaaS For You? Three Questions To Ask

The idea of providing software to customers for a fee without the need for investments in IT infrastructure or staff has been around for decades. In the 1970s it was called Timesharing. Back then, companies utilized Timesharing services as their primary source of IT applications or as an extension of in-house IT applications, thereby avoiding

How To Use Remediation To Accelerate Your IT Transformation Journey To The Cloud

How To Use Remediation To Accelerate Your IT Transformation Journey To The Cloud

How To Use Remediation To Accelerate Your IT Transformation Journey To The Cloud In my last article I discussed the importance of conducting a comprehensive assessment of your current IT environment before deciding on any kind of a cloud strategy. To summarize: you must know exactly where you are before you can accurately chart a

Why Reliable Cloud Performance Matters

Why Reliable Cloud Performance Matters

Why Reliable Cloud Performance Matters People are right to be wary of any vendor claiming to be the “top performing!” or “fastest!” cloud provider. Most folks know that ANYTHING can look spectacular – or unspectacular for that matter – if you stack the deck just right. But at the same time, cloud shoppers have a

Internet of Things

And You Thought You Knew Everything About Wi-Fi HotSpots?

And You Thought You Knew Everything About Wi-Fi HotSpots?

The World’s 6 Most Extreme Wi-Fi Hotspots We are living a life full of scientific discoveries and high-technology advances all the time. We are willingly or unwillingly becoming actively involved in the innovations brought about by the amazingly interesting world of the Internet of Things and the Cloud each and every day. We are doing

What Ever Happened To Google Glass?

What Ever Happened To Google Glass?

What Ever Happened to Google Glass? It was supposed to be the next big thing in tech so where did it go? Last year you could not go anywhere without hearing about some insane new use for the product and now it seems to have vanished in a plume of smoke. A Lackluster Rollout Back

Drones And Cloud Computing

Drones And Cloud Computing

“I don’t need a hard disk in my computer if I can get to the server faster… carrying around these non-connected computers is byzantine by comparison.” – Steve Jobs While we have been waiting for the future to come, the future is happening right now. The past 200 years have granted us with two major

Big Data

Big Data And Global Trend Monitoring: The Language Gap

Big Data And Global Trend Monitoring: The Language Gap

Big Data and Global Trend Monitoring: The Language Gap Data traces left by humans both on the internet and elsewhere allow marketers to find trending products; organizations can detect potential health hazards and epidemies; researchers can gain valuable insights on the way ideas spread; and so on. However, all of this depends on that they

Big Data For Better Data

Big Data For Better Data

“Data are becoming the new raw material of business.” – Craig Mundie Today, having more and more data at our disposal, we are granted the opportunity to see new things in the surrounding world. More data enables us not only to see more of the same thing we have been looking at, but, most importantly,

How Banks Stand To Gain From Big Data

How Banks Stand To Gain From Big Data

The financial sector has long capitalized on its access to proprietary data. They have been pioneers in digitalizing everything–every single transaction, purchase, ATM withdrawal, website click, and so on. This gives banks unlimited abilities to adapt to customers’ needs and theoretically allows identifying patterns characteristic of abuse or crime. Banks have been aggressive in using

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