iCloud: Present Situation

iCloud:  Present Situation The ‘i’ revolution never ceases to impress. Just when it was being thought that Apple had stagnated with no fresh, eye catching application or service to be launched, iCloud was released amid frenzied excitement and anticipation. The Apple iCloud service was unveiled on 6th June, 2011 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference

Tips for Migrating Microsoft Exchange to the Cloud

Tips for Migrating Microsoft Exchange to the Cloud I have previously discussed cloud migrations, mostly from the perspective Infrastructure as a Service(IAAS) for mid to large size companies but what if you have have a very specific need for a migration that is not IAAS such as migrating to an outsourced exchange provider? The trend

Alcatel-Lucent Connects Communications Networks and The Cloud

Alcatel-Lucent connects communications networks and the cloud New CloudBand ‘carrier cloud’ solution brings the reliability, security and high performance of communications networks to the cloud services market Paris – November 17, 2011 – Today Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is introducing a new solution, called CloudBand, which brings together the computing power and flexibility of the

Cloud Computing Helps Decode German E. Coli Strain

Cloud Computing Helps Decode German E. Coli Strain When a nasty strain of E. coli flooded hospitals in Germany this summer, it struck its victims with life-threatening complications far more often than most strains — and the search for an explanation began. Over a feverish weekend after the rogue bacterium’s genome was sequenced, scientists from all over

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Stopping Multi-Platform Cloud Problems Before They Start

Stopping Multi-Platform Cloud Problems Before They Start

The hybrid cloud continues to gain traction as a viable option for companies looking to realize the economic benefits of cloud while still retaining a level of security and comfort that comes from their existing infrastructure for mission critical applications. But creating and maintaining separate platforms comes with its own set of problems – not…

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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

How To Re-engineer Your IT Silos To Release The Teamwork Within

How To Re-engineer Your IT Silos To Release The Teamwork Within

How To Re-engineer Your IT Silos To Release The Teamwork Within The technology exists today to implement a fully converged infrastructure that integrates servers, storage, networks and management into a single, flexible, and adaptable IT environment. Among its other benefits, a functional converged infrastructure is the gateway to all the advantages of cloud computing. When

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

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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