A Touch Of Ingenuity: Scientific Method For Cloud Strategy Development

A Touch Of Ingenuity: Scientific Method For Cloud Strategy Development In today’s sophisticated business setups, where ventures are heavily reliant upon accurate mechanisms and optimized toolsets for organization and control, the strategic planning process remains highly unstructured and non-scientific. This process has been primarily tainted by bias, preconceived notions, and flawed opinions. The cloud computing…

Cloud Computing – The Social Evolution

Cloud Computing – The Social Evolution Following the high-tech bubble burst at the start of this millennium, there have been very few advents in the IT industry that have caused much excitement in industry leaders, thinkers, watchers, and consumers alike. The beginning of 2011 saw a new buzz around the globe—cloud computing. For the average…

The New Cloud Academia: What If Future Graduates Never Saw A Classroom?

The New Cloud Academia: What If Future Graduates Never Saw A Classroom? As technology gets more personal and remote connectivity becomes more of a necessity, one-on-one coercions between people are slowly ebbing. The future may look bleak for inter-personal meetings like that between teachers and students in a typical classroom. But it holds a synergy…

Where The Cloud, Cars And The Mobile Meet

Where The Cloud, Cars And The Mobile Meet

Where The Cloud, Cars And The Mobile Meet There is always a bridge between different platforms be they devices or networks. The same case applies to vehicles, handheld devices and the latest nebula in the Internet skies, cloud computing. It has become easier to communicate comfortably in the driver’s seat without lifting a finger courtesy…

Cloud World Forum Heads To North America

Cloud World Forum Heads To North America Organisers of the hugely successful Cloud World Series – www.cloudworldseries.com – have launched the first ever edition of the Cloud World Forum North America – http://www.cloudworldseries.com/north-america/ – a one-day cloud computing conference and exhibition taking place on the 6th December, at the Sentry Centers, in New York. Understanding that the…

Factors Making Cloud Computing Difficult To Convert Into A Utility For Small Businesses

Factors Making Cloud Computing Difficult To Convert Into A Utility For Small Businesses Cloud computing use has increased phenomenally over the last years. Businesses use it for different functions and the results are tremendous benefits in efficiency and cost incentives. However, managing expectations remains a challenge to cloud computing. Compared to other services—like electricity, water,…

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Achieving Network Security In The IoT

Achieving Network Security In The IoT

Security In The IoT The network security market is experiencing a pressing and transformative change, especially around access control and orchestration. Although it has been mature for decades, the network security market had to transform rapidly with the advent of the BYOD trend and emergence of the cloud, which swept enterprises a few years ago.…

Shaking Up The Cloud Technology Marketplace

Shaking Up The Cloud Technology Marketplace

Cloud Technology Marketplace Cloud continues its devastating rearrangement of the technology marketplace. As legacy vendors struggle to compete many deck chairs are getting moved about – some pretty spectacularly. In the meantime, the boat is still sinking. We have seen how SaaS (Software as a Service) is tearing up traditional software firms who must adapt…

The Cancer Moonshot: Collaboration Is Key

The Cancer Moonshot: Collaboration Is Key

Cancer Moonshot In his final State of the Union address in January 2016, President Obama announced a new American “moonshot” effort: finding a cure for cancer. The term “moonshot” comes from one of America’s greatest achievements, the moon landing. If the scientific community can achieve that kind of feat, then surely it can rally around…

Digital Transformation: Not Just For Large Enterprises Anymore

Digital Transformation: Not Just For Large Enterprises Anymore

Digital Transformation Digital transformation is the acceleration of business activities, processes, and operational models to fully embrace the changes and opportunities of digital technologies. The concept is not new; we’ve been talking about it in one way or another for decades: paperless office, BYOD, user experience, consumerization of IT – all of these were stepping…

Despite Record Breaches, Secure Third Party Access Still Not An IT Priority

Despite Record Breaches, Secure Third Party Access Still Not An IT Priority

Secure Third Party Access Still Not An IT Priority Research has revealed that third parties cause 63 percent of all data breaches. From HVAC contractors, to IT consultants, to supply chain analysts and beyond, the threats posed by third parties are real and growing. Deloitte, in its Global Survey 2016 of third party risk, reported…

The Business of Security: Avoiding Risks

The Business of Security: Avoiding Risks

The Business of Security Security is one of those IT concerns that aren’t problematic until disaster strikes. It might be tomorrow, it could be next week or next year. The fact is that poor security leaves businesses wide open for data loss and theft. News outlets just skim the surface, but hackers cost business up…

Big Data and Financial Services – Security Threat or Massive Opportunity?

Big Data and Financial Services – Security Threat or Massive Opportunity?

Big Data and Financial Services Cloud Banking Insights Series focuses on big data in the financial services industry and whether it is a security threat or actually a massive opportunity. How does big data fit into an overall cloud strategy? Most FI’s have a positive mind-set towards cloud IT consumption as it not only enables…

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Computing And SMEs

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Computing And SMEs

Cloud Computing And SMEs SMEs (Small/Medium Sized Enterprises) make up the bulk of businesses today. Most cloud based applications created today are geared toward the SME market. Accounting, Storage, Backup services are just a few of them. According to the European Commission, cloud based technology could help 80% of organisations reduce costs by 10-20%. This infographic provided…

Five Signs The Internet of Things Is About To Explode

Five Signs The Internet of Things Is About To Explode

The Internet of Things Is About To Explode By 2020, Gartner estimates that the Internet of Things (IoT) will generate incremental revenue exceeding $300 billion worldwide. It’s an astoundingly large figure given that the sector barely existed three years ago. We are now rapidly evolving toward a world in which just about everything will become…

5 Reasons Why Your Startup Will Grow Faster In The Cloud

5 Reasons Why Your Startup Will Grow Faster In The Cloud

Cloud Startup Fast-tracking Start-ups face many challenges, the biggest of which is usually managing growth. A start-up that does not grow is at constant risk of failure, whereas a new business that grows faster than expected may be hindered by operational constraints, such as a lack of staff, workspace and networks. It is an unfortunate…

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…