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…

Infographic: Cloud Computing Startups CrowdFunding

Infographic: Cloud Computing Startups CrowdFunding

Cloud Computing Startups & CrowdFunding Here is an infographic that helps illustrate a little more about what CrowdFunding is, and how it can help. Small cloud based businesses looking to build and market their service, may want to turn to CrowdFunding as a much needed source of funding. Source: Intuit Blog

NEC to Cut Legal Risk with UBIC Cloud

NEC to Cut Legal Risk with UBIC Cloud Japan based UBIC has introduced the UBIC Legal Cloud service that has the potential of reducing legal risk exposure for global corporate groups. UBIC Legal Cloud service enables these corporate groups to use UBIC’s Lit i View eDiscovery software on a 24-hour basis every day of the…

Whitepaper: The Key to Effective Private Clouds

WAN Optimization: The Key to Effective Private Clouds Organizations of all shapes and sizes are looking to private cloud implementations to increase IT efficiency and help end users collaborate more easily. They’re after benefits that include lower costs,easier management of IT resources, improved disaster recovery and employee  productivity gains. But organizations are also finding out…

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Resistant

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Resistant

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Dell Provides Cloud-Based Services to Merge Healthcare

Dell Provides Cloud-Based Services to Merge Healthcare Dell has been chosen as a preferred provider of cloud computing services, storage and enterprise hardware products for Merge Healthcare. Merge Healthcare, a provider of enterprise imaging and interoperability solutions, will leverage solutions from Dell to simplify information access, management and archiving among its portfolio of image interoperability…

Steve Jobs “may never be equaled

Steve Jobs “may never be equaled Passionate, prickly, and deemed irreplaceable by many Apple fans and investors, Steve Jobs made a life defying conventions and expectations. And despite years of poor health, his death on Wednesday at the age of 56 prompted a global gasp as many people remembered how much he had done to…

IT Workers Will Survive In a World on the Cloud

IT Workers Will Survive In a World on the Cloud You must have heard of the phrase, “Form is temporary, class is permanent,” This phrase is often used to defend a sportsperson with an impressive history of achievements who experiences a terrible loss of form, leading to doubts being raised about his ability. I would…

HP Enables Cloud–Based Delivery of SAP Applications

HP Enables Cloud –Based Delivery of SAP Applications HP Enterprise Services will provide cloud-based delivery of SAP applications under an agreement between HP and SAP AG. HP is an SAP-certified global provider of cloud services, application management services and hosting services, providing high-quality standards for cloud-based delivery of SAP applications. The alliance between HP and…

VMware TV Series: Introduction to Virtualization

VMware TV Series: Introduction to Virtualization This video webcast provides an overview of virtualization solutions from VMware® and explains the technology and products that enable these solutions. Virtualization is a proven software technology that is rapidly transforming the IT landscape and fundamentally changing the way people compute. This video webcast, part of the VMware TV…

Red Hat to Acquire Cloud Storage Provider ‘Gluster’

Red Hat to Acquire Cloud Storage Provider ‘Gluster’ Raleigh, NC – October 4, 2011 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions to the enterprise, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Gluster, Inc., a leading provider of scale-out, open source storage solutions for standardizing…

Thoughts on Cloud Performance Monitoring

Thoughts on Cloud Performance Monitoring Cloud computing is taking over the IT world; there is no doubt about it. IDC predicts that over the next five years spending on public IT cloud services will increase from $21.5 billion in 2010 to $72.9 billion in 2015. This translates into one of every seven dollars spent on…

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Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting: 5 Things A Cloud Provider Should Offer

Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting: 5 Things A Cloud Provider Should Offer

Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting The IT industry moves at light speed fueled by constant change and advancement. No area of IT has been affected more by this change than the hosting and managed service space. Advancement in the cloud and its delivery models of IaaS and SaaS have caused a monumental shift in the way IT…

Four Reasons Why CIOs Must Transform IT Into ITaaS To Survive

Four Reasons Why CIOs Must Transform IT Into ITaaS To Survive

CIOs Must Transform IT The emergence of the Cloud and its three delivery models of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) has dramatically impacted and forever changed the delivery of IT services. Cloud services have pierced the veil of IT by challenging traditional method’s dominance…

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,…

Will Your Internet of Things Device Testify Against You?

Will Your Internet of Things Device Testify Against You?

Will Your Internet of Things Device Testify Imagine this:  Your wearable device is subpoenaed to testify against you.  You were driving when you were over the legal alcohol limit and data from a smart Breathalyzer device is used against you. Some might argue that such a use case could potentially safeguard society. However, it poses…

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…

SaaS And The Cloud Are Still Going Strong

SaaS And The Cloud Are Still Going Strong

SaaS And The Cloud With the results of Cisco Global Could Index: 2013-2018 and Hosting and Cloud Study 2014, predictions for the future of cloud computing are notable. Forbes reported that spending on infrastructure-related services has increased as public cloud computing uptake spreads, and reflected on Gartner’s Public Cloud Services Forecast. The public cloud service…

Is Docker The Next Big Thing?

Is Docker The Next Big Thing?

Is Docker The Next Big Thing? We often hear that a particular product or idea is going to be the ‘next big thing’, and analysts and commentators are frequently falling over themselves to predict an emerging trend or developing idea. In the case of Docker, it might actually be justified. The open source technology is…

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

Review Before Investing In Data Analytics Big data, when handled properly, can lead to big change. Companies in a wide variety of industries are partnering with data analytics companies to increase operational efficiency and make evidence-based business decisions. From Kraft Foods using business intelligence (BI) to cut customer satisfaction analysis time in half, to a…

Wearable Tech News: Google Android Wear Now Works With iPhone

Wearable Tech News: Google Android Wear Now Works With iPhone

When you wear something every day, you want to be sure it really works for you. That’s why Android Wear offers countless design choices, so you can find the watch that fits your style. Want a round watch with a more classic look? Feel like a new watch band? How about changing things up every…

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…

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