Lessons In Cloud Fail Damage Control

Lessons In Cloud Fail Damage Control Detractors of cloud computing received unexpected buttresses to their arguments this past weekend, as a pair of noteworthy power failures sent the Internet reeling. Friday night (June 29), a storm electrified by lightning temporarily wrecked a sizable section of Amazon Web Services’ cloud computing service. AWS’ enormous clientele, of…

Answers To Gartner’s Six Cloud Computing Risks

Answers To Gartner’s Six Cloud Computing Risks Cloud computing has been the subject of ever-increasing hype. Anything exposed to such publicity is always accompanied by criticism, whether it be constructive or destructive. Gartner, an information technology research and advisory firm, has completed a report which signifies some crucial risks in the cloud computing industry. Given…

A Different Look At Cloud Computing

A Different Look At Cloud Computing Take what you know and have fun with it Business has locked down the idea of cloud computing. Cloud computing has taken the business world by storm, for sure. Think about it: endless open-ended space, applications, data storage and just about anything else a company could want. But now…

Migrating Applications By Cutting Cloud Clutter

Migrating Applications By Cutting Cloud Clutter Talk to any CIO of a good company about cloud computing and related terminology, and you will notice that words such as automation, security, management come up as if they were regulars like Coke and Pepsi. There has been a lot of clutter around the very basic definition of…

Sony Wins Cloud Gaming Boost From Gaikai

Sony Wins Cloud Gaming Boost From Gaikai On July 2, Sony Computer Entertainment (of PlayStation fame) made a delicious tech-forward coup sure to find its virtual entertainment rivals Samsung and LG salivating with envy: the acquisition of Gaikai, the foremost cloud gaming company worldwide. Gaikai literally translates as “an open ocean” in Japanese. That definition…

Planning For Hybrid Cloud Management

Planning For Hybrid Cloud Management Even with all the hype that cloud computing is bringing to the field like Software/Platform/Infrastructure-as-a-service and the cost savings that they bring, the hybrid cloud approach is still gaining traction. This approach combines the effective use of both private and public cloud environments. But in truth, building a bridge between…

The Challenge For Cloud Computing

The Challenge For Cloud Computing Consumers are driving cloud adoption far faster than enterprise IT can accept. Analytically speaking, consumers are driving this incredible rate of change for enterprise employers. The challenge one faces is that cloud computing is leading an enormous change in the enterprise IT environment, which can broadly be called the “consumerization”…

Cloud Infographic: Critical Cloud-Based Business Data

Cloud Infographic: Critical Cloud-Based Business Data

Cloud Infographic: Critical Cloud-Based Business Data How much control do you have over your critical cloud based business data? How easily do the top SaaS applications allow users to move their data in and out of the service? To give users a look into how data liberation friendly these services are, Backupify, the leading cloud…

Putting The Business Back Into Business Intelligence: How BI Can Grow Your Bottom Line

Putting The Business Back Into Business Intelligence: How BI Can Grow Your Bottom Line

Putting the Business Back Into Business Intelligence Big data’s reputation is taking a hit for its tendency to overpromise and underdeliver. While this bad rap isn’t entirely unwarranted, maybe the problem isn’t with big data itself. Perhaps the problem is that we fail to properly utilize the data we collect. In the corporate world, business…

Cyber Security Is BIG Business

Cyber Security Is BIG Business

Cyber Security Investments Are Growing Cyber Security shares on Wall Street are soaring as hackers continue to crack into the cyber defense systems set up by government agencies, banks and retailers. Ongoing high-profile breaches have led to larger-than-life share increases of numerous US companies, as well as the exponential growth of a “passive investment” fund…

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Cloud Computing Checklist For Startups

Cloud Computing Checklist For Startups

Cloud Computing 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. Innovation is not doing what everyone else is doing #onefest — Warren Whitlock (@WarrenWhitlock)…

Why Hybrid Cloud Delivers Better Business Agility

Why Hybrid Cloud Delivers Better Business Agility

Why Hybrid Cloud Delivers Better Business Agility A CIO friend of mine once told me that a hybrid cloud model enables him to “own the base, rent the spike” when it comes to unplanned events. Let’s face it – maintaining unused infrastructure for rare or random IT events is expensive and unnecessary in a cloud…

Surprising Facts and Stats About The Big Data Industry

Surprising Facts and Stats About The Big Data Industry

Facts and Stats About The Big Data Industry If you start talking about big data to someone who is not in the industry, they immediately conjure up images of giant warehouses full of servers, staff poring over page after page of numbers and statistics, and some big brother-esque official sat in a huge government building…

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,…

Cloud Infographic – Interesting Big Data Facts

Cloud Infographic – Interesting Big Data Facts

Big Data Facts You Didn’t Know The term Big Data has been buzzing around tech circles for a few years now. Forrester has defined big data as “Technologies and techniques that make capturing value from data at an extreme scale economical.” The key word here is economical. If the costs of extracting, processing, and making use…

Cloud Infographic: 2015 Data Scientist

Cloud Infographic: 2015 Data Scientist

Data Scientist Report The amount of data in our world has been exploding in recent years. Managing big data has become an integral part of many businesses, generating billions of dollars of competitive innovations, productivity and job growth. Forecasting where the big data industry is going has become vital to corporate strategy. Enter the Data…

Domain Shadowing – Wild West Of Internet Cyber Attacks

Domain Shadowing – Wild West Of Internet Cyber Attacks

World Wide Web Labeled Wild Wild West of Internet Cyber Attacks A new “threat report” labels the World Wide Web (www) the Wild Wild West of cyber warfare stating that the Internet is still “an untamed frontier.” The report from Bromium Labs, security analysts, that study key trends in the cyber attack landscape and specialize…

Alibaba $1 Billion Dollar Cloud Investment – International Competition Mounting

Alibaba $1 Billion Dollar Cloud Investment – International Competition Mounting

Alibaba $1 Billion Dollar Cloud Investment  China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) said on Wednesday it would invest $1 billion into its Aliyun cloud computing arm to challenge Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) lucrative Web Services division, opening a global front in the battle between the two e-commerce giants. With the global cloud computing market estimated by…

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…

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