Hollywood has begun to embrace virtual reality

Hollywood has begun to embrace virtual reality

After a year of experiments, Hollywood has begun to embrace virtual reality as a potentially lucrative part of its future.  Virtual reality offers studios a way to sell motion pictures as experiences, like the holographic playground in “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” Fox’s clip tied to “Wild” gives users a panoramic view of the forest,…

Cloud Pinup: Comindware – New Possibilities in Project Management and Communication

Cloud Pinup: Comindware – New Possibilities in Project Management and Communication

Cloud Pinup: Comindware For the modern business in a fast-paced, highly globalized economy, one of the biggest challenges is communication. Teams may comprise individuals from all over the world as managers seek to assemble the best possible combination of talents; and, of course, clients, customers, and investors maybe thousands of miles away from any individual…

Cloudian – Named a Major Player by IDC

Cloudian – Named a Major Player by IDC

Cloudian, Inc., the leading provider of hybrid cloud storage solutions, has been named a Major Player by IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Object-Based Storage 2014 Vendor Assessment. This significant distinction closed an already strong 2014 for Cloudian, which included capturing $24 million in new funding, key product announcements with HyperStore 5.0 software and new HyperStore hardware appliances,…

Faster and cheaper: The cloud is becoming harder to resist

Faster and cheaper: The cloud is becoming harder to resist

Announced back in November, Amazon Web Services’ C4 instances will soon be available. And you’ll be able to get greater cloud performance as a result.  Google is getting some great ink around its IaaS cloud price/performance ratio, and I’m sure that’s driving the release of AWS’s new, higher-performing services. But Google hasn’t paused: It’s rapidly…

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The History Of Back-Ups

The History Of Back-Ups

The History of Back-Ups There’s no doubt about it – we are spoilt. With external hard-drives, CDs, USB memory sticks, SD cards, online storage and multiple devices with vast memories we can save, access and back up our data more easily and more efficiently than ever before. (Image Source: Maxim Yurin, SoftLogica)  It’s not always been…

Cloud-Based VOIP – 4 Alternatives To Skype

Cloud-Based VOIP – 4 Alternatives To Skype

Cloud-Based VOIP – 4 Alternatives To Skype Skype is the most popular cloud-based VOIP service. Since being bought out by Microsoft for $8.5 billion in 2011 the company has grown to more than 300 million users and now accounts for 34% of all international calls. Some people don’t want to use Skype though. Reports of…

Cloud Infographic – The Future Of Big Data

Cloud Infographic – The Future Of Big Data

The Future Of Big Data Big Data is BIG business and will continue to be one of the more predominant areas of focus in the coming years from small startups to large scale corporations. We’ve already covered on CloudTweaks how Big Data can be utilized in a number of interesting ways from preventing world hunger to helping teams win…

Cloud Infographic – The Future (IoT)

Cloud Infographic – The Future (IoT)

The Future (IoT) By the year 2020, it is being predicted that 40 to 80 billion connected devices will be in use. The Internet of Things or IoT will transform your business and home in many truly unbelievable ways. The types of products and services that we can expect to see in the next decade…

The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us to Do Better The cloud has made our working lives easier, with everything from virtually unlimited email storage to access-from-anywhere enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. It’s no wonder the 2013 cloud computing research IDG survey revealed at least 84 percent of the companies surveyed run at least one cloud-based application.…

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Mobile + Cloud = The Future is Here

Mobile + Cloud = The Future is Here The combination of mobile and cloud technologies seems a match made in heaven. The cloud is highly flexible and charges on usage, while the mobile technologies deliver the applications everywhere and anywhere the users might need them, really fast. I have largely touched upon the subject when…

Cloud Computing Will Allow the Smallest Companies To Compete Against the Largest

Cloud will allow the smallest companies to compete against the largest My previous article about the 3 greatest reasons to move to the cloud made me realize that one of the main advantages Cloud providers offer for smaller companies is to be able to compete against their large competitors. Cloud computing is leveling the playing…

The 3 Greatest Reasons to Move to the Cloud

The 3 Greatest Reasons to Move to the Cloud I would like to thank one of my readers for asking me what  are the 3 greatest reasons a business should move to the cloud.  I have discussed both the benefits and disadvantages of cloud adoption, but it is time to bring some perspective on the…

Cloud Music: Rdio Killed The iTunes Star

Cloud Music: Rdio Killed The iTunes Star

Rdio killed the iTunes star You may have heard of Apple’s iCloud, the Amazon Cloud Player and Google Music Beta, remote music storage services for smartphones, laptops and desktop computers. Rdio is another such service, lesser known but at least equally connected, and with one major advantage over its competitors. Founded by the creators of Skype…

Small Businesses Gain Competitive Advantage With Cloud Computing

How Small Businesses can gain a competitive advantage with Cloud Computing In our increasingly globalized world, small businesses need an effective communications network to span the geographically spread regions of the business. But the business applications required to achieve this are an expensive proposition in our current economic climate. This is making it more and…

15 Cloud-Based Video/Conferencing Services – Start-ups And Larger Enterprises

15 Cloud-Based Video/Conferencing Services – Start-ups And Larger Enterprises

15 Cloud-Based Video/Conferencing Services  The video/conferencing market is expected to reach US$ 6.40 Billion by 2020 from the current $3.31 Billion. However, there are also concerns for the equipment market – IDC reports – “The worldwide enterprise videoconferencing equipment market has been experiencing some downs lately — with consecutive quarters and two years of declining revenue growth…

12 WordPress CMS Managed Hosting Services

12 WordPress CMS Managed Hosting Services

WordPress CMS Managed Hosting Services WordPress has exploded in popularity as a blogging tool and content management system in recent years, and is now used by more than 23.3 percent of the top 10 million websites worldwide. Due to its popularity, several web hosting providers have chosen to offer ‘managed WordPress hosting’; a concierge service where…

12 Promising Business Intelligence (BI) Services For Your Company

12 Promising Business Intelligence (BI) Services For Your Company

12 Promising Business Intelligence (BI) Services Business Intelligence (BI) services have recently seen an explosion of innovation and choices for business owners and entrepreneurs. So many choices, in fact, that many companies aren’t sure which business intelligence company to use. To help offer you a solution, we’ve compiled a list of 12 Business Intelligence companies…

12 Cloud Performance Monitoring Companies

12 Cloud Performance Monitoring Companies

Cloud Performance Monitoring Companies We have decided to put together a small list of some of our favorite cloud performance monitoring services. In this day and age it is extremely important to stay on top of critical issues as they arise. These services will accompany you in safeguarding critical applications and websites in real-time. This…

How To Find Data As A Small Business

How To Find Data As A Small Business

Small Business – Big Data You’ve probably heard the buzz about the benefits of business intelligence (BI) technology for small to medium sized businesses. But to use BI, you have to have data. Fortunately, you don’t need that much. Sure, “big data” is a hot topic for enterprises, but, unless you count product sales in…

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