General Electric’s Predix Cloud – Building IoT Applications

General Electric’s Predix Cloud – Building IoT Applications

General Electric’s Predix Cloud This week, General Electric has launched its first hosted cloud service. Designed for building applications for the Internet of Things, GE has differentiated itself from market-dominating services such as Amazon’s AWS by targeting the industrial market, and will be focusing on applications related to medical equipment, jet engines, wind turbines, and…

10 Potentially Obsolete Security Technologies

10 Potentially Obsolete Security Technologies

Systemic flaws and a rapidly shifting threatscape spell doom for many of today’s trusted security technologies Perhaps nothing, not even the weather, changes as fast as computer technology. With that brisk pace of progress comes a grave responsibility: securing it. Every wave of new tech, no matter how small or esoteric, brings with it new…

Three Questions To Ask Every Cloud Storage Provider

Three Questions To Ask Every Cloud Storage Provider

Questions To Ask Every Cloud Storage Provider As with many new technologies, attitudes toward cloud storage vary. Telephones were immobile; wearables perhaps unwarranted. And now, a global survey of over 26,000 people finds that just 27 percent of US Internet users consider cloud storage essential. While this number nears a third (31 percent) for respondents…

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…

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – The Letter “G”

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – The Letter “G”

By David Fletcher Please feel free to share our comics via social media networks such as Twitter. We fully support the sharing of our comics as long as there is 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…

Cybersecurity Survey Reveals Endpoint Risk Five Times Bigger Than Cloud or Networks

Cybersecurity Survey Reveals Endpoint Risk Five Times Bigger Than Cloud or Networks

Cybersecurity Survey Reveals Endpoint Risk A survey conducted at Black Hat 2015 reveals that endpoint poses the greatest security to threat to cybersecurity, with 90 percent of respondents stating their organizations would be more secure if Flash was disabled. Black Hat 2015: State of Security, released by Bromiun Inc. yesterday, also reveals that a large…

Why Your Cloud Project Needs A Strong PMO

Why Your Cloud Project Needs A Strong PMO

Cloud Project Needs A Strong PMO Cloud projects are highly complex. Without a strong project management office, they have a tendency to go off track. As enterprises in all verticals look to modernize application and infrastructure stacks, Project Management Offices (PMO) will de-risk the process and help organizations get to where they want to be…

10 Trending US Cities For Tech Jobs And Startups

10 Trending US Cities For Tech Jobs And Startups

10 Trending US Cities For Tech Jobs And Startups Traditionally actors headed for Hollywood while techies made a beeline for Silicon Valley. But times are changing, and with technological job opportunities expanding (Infographic), new hotspots are emerging that offer fantastic opportunities for tech jobs and startup companies in the industry. ZipRecruiter, an online recruitment and job…

The Growth Of Cloud Based Phone Systems

The Growth Of Cloud Based Phone Systems

Cloud Based Phone Systems Cloud based phone systems allow the use of the internet for making and receiving calls and with the growth in cloud computing and cloud services these systems are gaining popularity. With cloud phone system integration with Office 356, the significant savings available are now more accessible. RingCentral Office’s integration with Microsoft…

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Cloud Connectivity: Traversing The Path From Data Center To Enterprise User

Cloud Connectivity: Traversing The Path From Data Center To Enterprise User

Cloud Connectivity Industry analysts that follow enterprise organizations and the proliferation of Cloud computing are in overwhelming agreement: the Cloud is growing, and its proliferation is forever changing the business landscape. By 2018, more than 60 percent of enterprises will have at least half of their infrastructure on Cloud-based platforms. Where enterprises are concerned, today’s…

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…

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing Despite the rapid growth of cloud computing, the cloud still commands a small portion of overall enterprise IT spending. Estimates I’ve seen put the percentage between 5% and 10% of the slightly more than $2 trillion (not including telco) spent worldwide in 2014 on enterprise IT. Yet growth projections…

Cloud Computing – The Real Story Is About Business Strategy, Not Technology

Cloud Computing – The Real Story Is About Business Strategy, Not Technology

Enabling Business Strategies The cloud is not really the final destination: It’s mid-2015, and it’s clear that the cloud paradigm is here to stay. Its services are growing exponentially and, at this time, it’s a fluid model with no steady state on the horizon. As such, adopting cloud computing has been surprisingly slow and seen more…

What Top SaaS Vendors Do To Ensure Successful Onboarding

What Top SaaS Vendors Do To Ensure Successful Onboarding

What Top SaaS Vendors Do I am not going to mention names in this article, but if you want to be the best, you must look at what the best do – and do it better. The importance of investing in SaaS onboarding can be easily overlooked in favor of designing efficient and powerful software…

12 Promising Business Intelligence (BI) Services For Your Company

12 Promising Business Intelligence (BI) Services For Your Company

12 Promising Business Intelligence (BI) Services Business Intelligence (BI) services have recently seen an explosion of innovation and choices for business owners and entrepreneurs. So many choices, in fact, that many companies aren’t sure which business intelligence company to use. To help offer you a solution, we’ve compiled a list of 12 Business Intelligence companies…

Cloud Infographic: Cloud Public, Private & Hybrid Differences

Cloud Infographic: Cloud Public, Private & Hybrid Differences

Cloud Public, Private & Hybrid Differences Many people have heard of cloud computing. There is however a tremendous number of people who still cannot differentiate between Public, Private & Hybrid cloud offerings.  Here is an excellent infographic provided by the group at iWeb which goes into greater detail on this subject. Infographic source: iWeb

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…

Report: Cybercriminals Rely On People To Access Corporate Environments

Report: Cybercriminals Rely On People To Access Corporate Environments

Cybercriminal Report Users are the weakest link when it comes to cybersecurity, with only 1 percent representing 75 percent of the security risk in a cloud environment, according to a new cloud cybersecurity report released yesterday. The CloudLock Cyberlab analyzed 10 million users as well as 1 billion files and more than 91,000 applications and…

NSA Planning For Quantum Resistant Algorithms To Protect National Security Systems

NSA Planning For Quantum Resistant Algorithms To Protect National Security Systems

NSA Planning For Quantum Resistant Algorithms The National Security Agency (NSA) has announced that it plans to introduce methods of cryptology that will make quantum computers secure. Acknowledging that quantum computers are likely to become a reality in the not too distant future, they say they are committed to the transition and are doing everything…

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