Infographic: Most Commonly Used Cloud Applications

Infographic: Most Commonly Used Cloud Applications

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Basing Your Hybrid Cloud Plans On A Robust Private Cloud

Basing Your Hybrid Cloud Plans On A Robust Private Cloud

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Why Reliable Cloud Performance Matters

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Going Global With The Cloud: Anywhere, Anytime Access

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Cloud Pricing: What In The End Am I Actually Paying For?

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What Ever Happened To Google Glass?

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Drones And Cloud Computing

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Big Data And Global Trend Monitoring: The Language Gap

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Big Data For Better Data

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“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

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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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