Should Cloud Computing Be Open-Source?

Should Cloud Computing Be Open-Source? Open source software has been on the rise during the economic downturn, because of its agility, flexibility and customization. Now, we arrived at the point when openness is being accepted for cloud computing. Open source was born in an effort to make technology more collaborative, affordable and available to everyone.…

Cloud Security: Fears And Challenges

Cloud Security: Fears And Challenges

Cloud Security Challenges Recent studies have shown that more than 60% of IT managers admit to security as the main stumbling block to their integration of cloud computing, with data protection and a perceived lack of regulation being their chief concerns. In another global study by IBM that involved more than 500 IT managers, it…

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Open Source

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Open Source

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Open Source Open source is a fairly new concept that has gained huge popularity in the field of IT in recent years. This is mainly because open-source software is free to use – its greatest advantage. As it is developed by a non-profit community, it has some disadvantages as well. Open-source…

India Takes To The Cloud

India Takes To The Cloud India is the global capital city of outsourcing. As a primary element of cloud computing, outsourcing has propagated the need for most countries to adopt cloud computing, with India being at the front line. The role of telecommunication companies in the expansion of cloud computing is clearly indicated through the…

The Top 20 Most Secure Cloud Hosting Companies: Part 2

The Top 20 Most Secure Cloud Hosting Companies: Part 2 Continuation from Part 1 6 – Firehost Firehost is a rapidly growing cloud computing platform with dedicated servers, virtually unlimited data storage, unlimited bandwidth and close to real time processing for online applications. They have gained popularity over the past couple of years and by…

What Does The Wizard Of Woz Have Against Cloud Computing? Part 1

What Does The Wizard Of Woz Have Against Cloud Computing? Part 1

The Wizard Of Woz When Steve Jobs died last year, the world mourned. And rightfully so. Very few in the history of personal computing and consumer electronics have had as profound an influence as Jobs, and his journey to make Apple the most valuable company in the world, even after being forced to leave the company he…

New Crystallization Technique To Slash Cloud Computing Costs

New Crystallization Technique To Slash Cloud Computing Costs Researchers specialized in material science and organic chemistry have unveiled an inexpensive process to obtain elongated crystalline elements possessing enviable characteristics. This was accomplished by the use of two tiny organic molecules exhibiting strong mutual affinity which leads them to assemble autonomously into a structured lattice, the…

Top Five Challenges Of Cloud Computing

Top Five Challenges Of Cloud Computing

Top Five Challenges Of Cloud Computing Cloud computing challenges have always been there. Companies are increasingly aware of the business value that cloud computing brings and are taking steps towards transition to the cloud. A smooth transition entails a thorough understanding of the benefits as well as challenges involved. Like any new technology, the adoption…

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Five Cloud Questions Every CIO Needs To Know How To Answer

Five Cloud Questions Every CIO Needs To Know How To Answer

The Hot Seat Five cloud questions every CIO needs to know how to answer The cloud is a powerful thing, but here in the CloudTweaks community, we already know that. The challenge we have is validating the value it brings to today’s enterprise. Below, let’s review five questions we need to be ready to address…

Using Big Data To Analyze Venture Capitalists’ Ability To Recognize Potential

Using Big Data To Analyze Venture Capitalists’ Ability To Recognize Potential

Big Data To Analyze Using Big Data to Analyze Venture Capitalists’ Ability To Recognize Potential For those who are regularly involved with SMEs, venture capital, and company valuations, it is common knowledge that start-ups that exit for more than $1 billion dollars are extremely rare – often termed ‘unicorn’ companies. Despite their rarity, it should…

Cloud Infographic: The Future of File Storage

Cloud Infographic: The Future of File Storage

 The Future of File Storage A multi-billion dollar market Data storage has been readily increasing for decades. In 1989, an 8MB Macintosh Portable was top of the range; in 2006, the Dell Inspiron 6400 became available, boasting 160GB; and now, we have the ‘Next Generation’ MacBook Pro with 256GB of storage built in. But, of course,…

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing Despite the rapid growth of cloud computing, the cloud still commands a small portion of overall enterprise IT spending. Estimates I’ve seen put the percentage between 5% and 10% of the slightly more than $2 trillion (not including telco) spent worldwide in 2014 on enterprise IT. Yet growth projections…

The Storytelling Machine: Big Content and Big Data

The Storytelling Machine: Big Content and Big Data

Bridging The Gap Between Big Content and Big Data Advances in cloud computing, along with the big data movement, have transformed the business IT landscape. Leveraging the cloud, companies are now afforded on demand capacity and mobile accessibility to their business-critical systems and information. At the same time, the amount of structured and unstructured data…

Infographic: The Evolving Internet of Things

Infographic: The Evolving Internet of Things

Evolving Internet of Things  The Internet of Things, or IoT, a term devised in 1999 by British entrepreneur Kevin Ashton, represents the connection of physical devices, systems and services via the internet, and Gartner and Lucas Blake’s new infographic (below) explores the evolution of the IoT industry, investigating its potential impact across just about every…

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…

6 Tech Predictions To Have A Major Impact In 2016

6 Tech Predictions To Have A Major Impact In 2016

6 Tech Predictions To Have A Major Impact The technology industry moves at a relentless pace, making it both exhilarating and unforgiving. For those at the forefront of innovation it is an incredibly exciting place to be, but what trends are we likely to see coming to the fore in 2016? Below are six predictions…

Explosive Growth Of Data-Driven Marketing

Explosive Growth Of Data-Driven Marketing

Data-Driven Marketing There is an absolute endless amount of data that is being accumulated, dissected, analyzed with the important bits extracted and used for a number of purposes. With the amount of data in the world has already reached into multiple zettabytes annually. A Zettabyte is one million petabytes or one thousand exabytes. With data…

How Big Data Is Influencing Web Design

How Big Data Is Influencing Web Design

How Big Data Is Influencing Web Design For all you non-techies… You’re probably wondering what big data is (I know I was….a few years back) so let’s get the definitions out of the way so we’re on the same page, okay? Big data is A LOT of data – really, it is. It is a…