Vroom For The VoIP: Cloud Computing Is On The Line

Vroom for the VoIP: Cloud Computing is on the Line Cloud computing has now extended its reach into the telecommunications sphere. The Salt Lake Tribune recently wrote on how cloud is empowering consumers with the mobile equivalent of private branch exchanges, PBXs — essentially customized telephone service systems, whose expense typically reserves them for well-endowed…

“Private Cloud Is Like A Summer Home, While The Public Cloud Is A Hotel.” – Part 1

“Private cloud is like a summer home, while the public cloud is a hotel.” – Part 1 This is something I said during a recent Twitter chat on 12 April focusing on the interactions between the public and private clouds, and how converged clouds may be the solution to several associated problems (the conversations are…

The 5 Best Ways For Startups And Small Business To Leverage The Cloud

Small Business To Leverage The Cloud The number of cloud apps targeted at small businesses and startups has exploded in the past few years. While hundreds of new cloud apps come out every month, many of the categories are still not mature enough for enterprise usage. Some applications are highly suited to the cloud (such…

How Cloud Computing Is Threatening Traditional Telco

How Cloud Computing Is Threatening Traditional Telco The standard AT&T small business phone plan (unlimited local and long-distance calling) costs about $50 per month in most areas of the US. The plan comes with a basic set of features—e.g., call waiting, caller ID, and call forwarding—but does not include advanced features, such as voicemail transcription,…

Adobe Creative Cloud: Creation On The Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud: Creation On The Cloud Last week Adobe released the long-awaited CS6, which comes with Creative Cloud. Creative Cloud provides a simple subscription option ($50/month) to access Adobe’s complete Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, After Effects, Dreamweaver and Flashbuilder), which costs $2600 to buy retail. The package also includes a 20 GB free…

Is My Public Cloud Too Public? Part 4

Is My Public Cloud Too Public? Part 4

Secure Identity, Information, and Infrastructure Continued From Part 3 Public cloud computing requires a security model that reconciles scalability and multi-tenancy with the need for trust. As enterprises move their computing environments along with their identities, information and infrastructure to the cloud, they must be willing to give up some level of control. To do that,…

Cloud Computing To Join The Search For The God Particle

Cloud Computing To Join The Search For The God Particle

Cloud Computing to Join the Search for the God Particle Ever since the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest and highest-energy particle accelerator, went active in 2008, speculation has been rife that the elusive Higgs boson, a hypothetical elementary particle that should explain why fundamental particles have mass, will finally be discovered. The Higgs…

The Sino Cloud Shift: Unicom China Embraces Cloud Computing

The Sino Cloud Shift: Unicom China Embraces Cloud Computing The nation’s second-largest telecommunications operator by subscriber count, China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited, recently announced that from now on it will offer cloud-based services to business ventures. The announcement has made China Unicom the pioneer Sino-based telecom carrier to initiate saleable functioning of cloud computing services.…

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5 Surprising Ways Cloud Computing Is Changing Education

5 Surprising Ways Cloud Computing Is Changing Education

Cloud Computing Education The benefits of cloud computing are being recognized in businesses and institutions across the board, with almost 90 percent of organizations currently using some kind of cloud-based application. The immediate benefits of cloud computing are obvious: cloud-based applications reduce infrastructure and IT costs, increase accessibility, enable collaboration, and allow organizations more flexibility…

Three Factors for Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy

Three Factors for Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy

Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy A few weeks ago I visited the global headquarters of a large multi-national company to discuss cloud strategy with the CIO. I arrived 30 minutes early and took a tour of the area where the marketing team showcased their award winning brands. I was impressed by the digital marketing strategy…

5 Ways The Internet of Things Will Drive Cloud Growth

5 Ways The Internet of Things Will Drive Cloud Growth

5 Ways The Internet of Things Will Drive Cloud Growth The Internet of Things is the latest term to describe the interconnectivity of all our devices and home appliances. The goal of the internet of things is to create universal applications that are connected to all of the lights, TVs, door locks, air conditioning, and…

The Industries That The Cloud Will Change The Most

The Industries That The Cloud Will Change The Most

The Industries That The Cloud Will Change The Most Cloud computing is rapidly revolutionizing the way we do business. Instead of being a blurry buzzword, it has become a facet of everyday life. Most people may not quite understand how the cloud works, but electricity is quite difficult to fathom as well. Anyway, regardless of…

5 Ways CIOs Can Tackle Cloud Fears

5 Ways CIOs Can Tackle Cloud Fears

5 Ways CIOs Can Tackle Cloud Fears  CIOs are tired of hearing about cloud computing concerns. They’ve spent years reading about how cloud resources are subject to risks, and wonder – what can they do to help people trust the cloud?  The truth is that despite being a hot issue for years, the topic of…

Blue Coat Acquires Perspecsys To Effectively Make Public Cloud Applications Private

Blue Coat Acquires Perspecsys To Effectively Make Public Cloud Applications Private

Blue Coat Acquires Perspecsys Expands portfolio in exploding cloud security market, providing relief for multinational enterprises struggling with data compliance requirements & regional sovereignty regulations SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 30, 2015 – Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a market leader in enterprise security, today announced it has acquired Perspecsys, Inc., a leader in enterprise cloud data protection…

Global Leaders In Malware And Malicious C2 Traffic

Global Leaders In Malware And Malicious C2 Traffic

Malware and Malicious C2 Traffic Nearly half of all malware threats in the past three months originated in the US, while both the US and China are global leaders when it comes to malicious command and control (C2) traffic. This was revealed in the latest quarterly report from NTT Group security company Solutionary released this…

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…

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