Indaba Music: A Cloud Based Music Network

Indaba Music: A Cloud Based Music Network In my last article, I discussed the remarkable benefits of using Dropbox to produce, record, and share musical ideas. As if that all wasn’t revolutionary enough, Indaba Music has developed a platform, much like that advanced by SoundCloud, that allows for real-time partnership between musicians from anywhere in the world. Uploading, comments, and…

Privacy In Cloud Computing: Assured Or Assumed?

Privacy In Cloud Computing: Assured Or Assumed? All avid computer users have enjoyed the benefits and conveniences of cloud computing, either knowingly or unknowingly. Most of us rarely understand what is happening behind the screens, especially when lost in interesting movie or music, or even when perusing the information about your competitors. As a result,…

The European Commission Wades Into The Cloud Contracts Debate

The European Commission Wades Into The Cloud Contracts Debate Cloud computing contracts have always been a matter of serious debate in this fledgling industry. With a lack of established standards and best practices (See: Cloud Computing Standards: How Important Are They? ), not unknown for such a nascent and dynamic field, this is only to be expected.…

How Do You Control And Keep Your Cloud Cost To A Minimum?

How Do You Control And Keep Your Cloud Cost To A Minimum? We all agree that cloud computing can be cheaper than purchasing your own hardware and software and maintaining your own servers.  But, when it comes to cloud computing, one of the questions we need to be concerned with is what the real costs…

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud: Intelligence

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud: Intelligence

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10 Ways The Cloud Could Help Improve Our Lives

10 Ways The Cloud Could Help Improve Our Lives Over the past decade, computing trends shifted towards the internet and globalization. This allowed for people across the globe to interact with each other anonymously through chat rooms and online forums. And now with the popularity of social networking, the anonymity is slowly disappearing. That is…

FireHost Expands Its Global Business Continuity Solutions

FireHost Expands Its Global Business Continuity Solutions New DNS hosting options provide better redundancy and security (Dallas, Texas — Aug. 15, 2012) — FireHost, the leading secure cloud hosting company, today announces new business continuity choices supported by DYN DNS hosting. DNS hosting extends FireHost’s business continuity capabilities beyond high-availability and load balancing solutions. The new business continuity options…

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5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

Review Before Investing In Data Analytics Big data, when handled properly, can lead to big change. Companies in a wide variety of industries are partnering with data analytics companies to increase operational efficiency and make evidence-based business decisions. From Kraft Foods using business intelligence (BI) to cut customer satisfaction analysis time in half, to a…

The Cloud In 2015: Eight Trends To Look For

The Cloud In 2015: Eight Trends To Look For

The Cloud In 2015 For organizations of all sizes, in 2014 the cloud emerged as a critical part of the default consideration set when implementing any new application – in large part due to the cloud’s proven ability to handle data storage and processing demands in an elastic manner, improved verifiable standards around data security and…

Disaster Recovery And The Cloud

Disaster Recovery And The Cloud

Disaster Recovery And The Cloud One of the least considered benefits of cloud computing in the average small or mid-sized business manager’s mind is the aspect of disaster recovery. Part of the reason for this is that so few small and mid-size businesses have ever contemplated the impact of a major disaster on their IT…

Consequences Of Combining Off Premise Cloud Storage and Corporate Data

Consequences Of Combining Off Premise Cloud Storage and Corporate Data

Off Premise Corporate Data Storage Cloud storage is a broad term. It can encompass anything from on premise solutions, to file storage, disaster recovery and off premise options. To narrow the scope, I’ve dedicated the focus of today’s discussion to the more popular cloud storage services—such as Dropbox, Box, OneDrive—which are also known as hosted,…

The Cloud Above Our Home

The Cloud Above Our Home

Our Home – Moving All Things Into The Cloud The promise of a smart home had excited the imagination of the movie makers long ago. If you have seen any TV shows in the nineties or before, the interpretation presented itself to us as a computerized personal assistant or a robot housekeeper. It was smart,…

Global Cloud Development An Open Question

Global Cloud Development An Open Question

Global Cloud Development Statistics and projections from Cisco’s Global Cloud Index show that the world’s data centers are already processing 4.7 zettabytes (4.7 million petabytes) per year. Cisco research says this amount will continue to grow by 23% annually for the next few years. (Inforgraphic Source: https://visual.ly/how-much-petabyte) If we project these numbers over the next 25…

How To Avoid An IT Culture Clash

How To Avoid An IT Culture Clash

Avoid An IT Culture Clash It used to be that company IT decision makers could simply dictate the software that business units would use. However, in today’s business culture where employees use multiple devices to collaborate and complete work, the traditional one-size-fits-all approach to selecting software and cloud computing services is no longer effective for…

Smart Watches And Cyber Security Concerns

Smart Watches And Cyber Security Concerns

Smart Watches Vulnerable To Cyber-Attack The recent epidemic of cyber attacks has led to increased investment and spending on security. But still, hackers have the upper hand. They can hack your computer, mobile, iPad, Internet-connected vehicle, and even your smart watch. According to HP, Smart watches with network and communication functionality represent a new and…

Big Data Algorithms: Better Journalists Than Humans?

Big Data Algorithms: Better Journalists Than Humans?

Who’s The Better Story Teller? The age of automated storytelling is moving quicker than most might imagine. You can simply specify the topic you want to write, and the software will come up with a new book in a matter of minutes. Yes, the day is not far away when we will no longer see…

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