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…

Engagement Through Password Literacy

Engagement Through Password Literacy

Citizen Engagement Literacy The term “engagement literacy” is not commonly-used at this moment, but it is a concept that bears greater attention in an age where personal data is king. Citizens and consumers now provide two currencies to the retailers and companies around them. The first is actual money, transferred either electronically or by hand,…

Clouding Around: Apple, Twitter And Amazon Web Services

Clouding Around: Apple, Twitter And Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services Expands to Analytics At its annual AWS re:Invent conference, Amazon unveiled a smorgasbord of new products designed to poach legacy customers at rival companies like Oracle and IBM. One of the most notable is the new AWS Import/Export service, which Amazon says is “faster, cleaner, simpler, more efficient, and secure.” Moving petabytes of…

Mobile Connected Technologies – The Future Of The Healthcare Industry

Mobile Connected Technologies – The Future Of The Healthcare Industry

Mobile Connected Technologies Clinics, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities are embracing new mobile technologies in order to be more efficient in their daily tasks. With faster communication and better collaboration, clinicians can spend much less time handling medical devices and more time administering care to their patients. Industry experts are stating that mobile connected technologies…

Smart Accessories:  The Apple Watch Hermes

Smart Accessories: The Apple Watch Hermes

The New Apple Watch Hermes Apple began allowing the purchase of their newest wearable tech in collaboration with Hermes yesterday, October 5th, 2015. The French Luxury brand and and world’s largest technology company began collaborating after the introduction of the newest iPhone model last month. While this product release may not be the most significant…

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Low Cost Cloud Computing Gives Rise To Startups

Low Cost Cloud Computing Gives Rise To Startups

Balancing The Playing Field For Startups According to a Goldman Sachs report, cloud infrastructure and platform spending could reach $43 billion by 2018, which is up $16 billion from last year, representing a growth of around 30% from 2013 said the analyst. This phenomenal growth is laying the foundation for a new breed of startup…

Cloud Infographic – The Internet Of Things In 2020

Cloud Infographic – The Internet Of Things In 2020

The Internet Of Things In 2020 The growing interest in the Internet of Things is amongst us and there is much discussion. Attached is an archived but still relevant infographic by Intel which has produced a memorizing snapshot at how the number of connected devices have exploded since the birth of the Internet and PC.…

Cloud Computing Checklist For Startups

Cloud Computing Checklist For Startups

Checklist For Startups  There are many people who aspire to do great things in this world and see new technologies such as Cloud computing and Internet of Things as a tremendous offering to help bridge and showcase their ideas. The Time Is Now This is a perfect time for highly ambitious startups to make some…

Explosive Growth Of Data-Driven Marketing

Explosive Growth Of Data-Driven Marketing

Data-Driven Marketing There is an absolute endless amount of data that is being accumulated, dissected, analyzed with the important bits extracted and used for a number of purposes. With the amount of data in the world has already reached into multiple zettabytes annually. A Zettabyte is one million petabytes or one thousand exabytes. With data…

Cloud Computing Services Perfect For Your Startup

Cloud Computing Services Perfect For Your Startup

Cloud Computing Services Chances are if you’re working for a startup or smaller company, you don’t have a robust IT department. You’d be lucky to even have a couple IT specialists. It’s not that smaller companies are ignoring the value and importance of IT, but with limited resources, they can’t afford to focus on anything…

Five Signs The Internet of Things Is About To Explode

Five Signs The Internet of Things Is About To Explode

The Internet of Things Is About To Explode By 2020, Gartner estimates that the Internet of Things (IoT) will generate incremental revenue exceeding $300 billion worldwide. It’s an astoundingly large figure given that the sector barely existed three years ago. We are now rapidly evolving toward a world in which just about everything will become…

How Your Startup Can Benefit From Cloud Computing And Growth Hacking

How Your Startup Can Benefit From Cloud Computing And Growth Hacking

Ambitious Startups An oft-quoted statistic, 50% of new businesses fail within five years. And the culling of startups is even more dramatic, with an estimated nine out of ten folding. But to quote Steve Jobs, “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” So while…

Are You Sure You Are Ready For The Cloud: Security

Are You Sure You Are Ready For The Cloud: Security

Cloud Security For the last several months, we have been discussing ways to make sure you are ready for the next step in your IT evolution: Cloud. When review the different steps of making sure you are ready, one that I have intentionally avoided was Security. I spoke to you about “Security of Business”, but…

How To Overcome Data Insecurity In The Cloud

How To Overcome Data Insecurity In The Cloud

Data Insecurity In The Cloud Today’s escalating attacks, vulnerabilities, breaches, and losses have cut deeply across organizations and captured the attention of, regulators, investors and most importantly customers. In many cases such incidents have completely eroded customer trust in a company, its services and its employees. The challenge of ensuring data security is far more…

Here Are Four Ways To Elevate IT

Here Are Four Ways To Elevate IT

Here Are Four Ways To Elevate IT Prior to joining the consulting side of the industry, I worked in corporate IT for the first 7-8 years of my career. While my time in corporate IT has long come to a close, I can still vividly recall the pain points and dreaded battles I endured. A…

5 Reasons Why The U.S. Dominates The Digital World!

5 Reasons Why The U.S. Dominates The Digital World!

U.S. Dominates The Digital World! I have spent about half my working life in the US and the other half in Europe. During this time (25 years) it has been exciting to see digital trends over the years. There has never been a doubt that the US has been a dominant power in anything digital…

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