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…

NEC Secures Business with Android Based Cloud

NEC Secures Business with Android Based Cloud NEC Corporation is securing businesses with two new products “LifeTouchNOTE Business Model” and the “LifeTouch Security Pack Model.” The launch of two new business-use models of NEC’s Android based “LifeTouch” Cloud Communicator series has begun shipping in Japan from today August 26, 2011. NEC specializes in the integration…

Successful Selling In The Cloud Relies On Billing

Selling In The Cloud  The cloud offers a multitude of benefits for businesses looking to expand their sales channels. In the cloud, these companies can create new, predictable revenue streams; develop economies of scale; gain faster time to market; and shorten sales cycles. However, those benefits come with some challenges. Many organizations imagine the path…

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – The Migration Strategy

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – The Migration Strategy

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EnterpriseDB Intros Database-as-a-Service for Public and Private Clouds

EnterpriseDB Intros Database-as-a-Service for Public and Private Clouds EnterpriseDB has introduced a full-featured, enterprise-class PostgreSQL database-as-a-service (DaaS) for public and private clouds with support for Amazon EC2 and Eucalyptus. The new launch-Postgres Plus Cloud Server- can also be used outside the cloud as an easy-to-use scale-out database architecture for bare metal deployment in standard data…

US Military Asks for Private Sector’s Help to Understand Cloud Computing

US Military Asks for Private Sector’s Help to Understand Cloud Computing The US military has always been at the forefront of technology. From transportation to materials science, from detection to communication, US military technology has always led its commercial counterparts. The Internet, GPS, jet aircraft, even the non-stick material Teflon – all these were developed…

Escaping The Mainframe Trap

Escaping The Mainframe Trap “Over the next four years, almost half of all CIOs expect to operate the majority of their applications and infrastructures via cloud technologies. This change requires that CIOs reimagine IT and lead it through a process of ‘creative destruction’.” Source: Reimagining IT: The 2011 CIO Agenda, Gartner, January 1, 2011. This white paper…

VMware Offers Micro Cloud Foundry as a Free Download

VMware Offers Micro Cloud Foundry as a Free Download VMware has announced the beta availability of Micro Cloud Foundry as a free download at http://micro.cloudfoundry.com. Micro Cloud Foundry is a complete version of the industry’s first open Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution, Cloud Foundry. Cloud Foundry delivers access to modern, high productivity frameworks and…

10 Rockin’ Cloud Computing Music Services

10 Rockin’ Cloud Computing Music Services BestBuy Music Cloud BestBuy Music Cloud will allow for you to scan and upload your own music files into their cloud library. You can play these remotely using your portable devices at any time. They will also be offering their own music collection in which can you can purchase…

Red Hat CloudForms Infrastructure-as-a-Service: Build Clouds Without Limits

Red Hat CloudForms Infrastructure-as-a-Service: Build Clouds Without Limits Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) is about delivering self-service infrastructure— which is to say resources like compute, storage, and networking—to users in a managed, governed, and secure way. Many organizations are getting into cloud computing by building a private1 IaaS cloud that lets them maintain more direct control over their…

How to Plan Your Migration to the Cloud

How to Plan Your Migration to the Cloud Since I have already provided some guidelines for choosing a cloud provider, I would like to further discuss steps to be undertaken when preparing for a cloud migration. Problems might appear at any moment, and the best thing you can do is take all measures to reduce…

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Cloud Infographic – Big Data Predictions By 2023

Cloud Infographic – Big Data Predictions By 2023

Big Data Predictions By 2023 Everything we do online from social networking to e-commerce purchases, chatting, and even simple browsing yields tons of data that certain organizations collect and poll together with other partner organizations. The results are massive volumes of data, hence the name “Big Data”. This includes personal and behavioral profiles that are stored, managed, and…

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…

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…

Cloud Computing Is Greener Than You Think

Cloud Computing Is Greener Than You Think

Cloud Computing Is Greener Than You Think Last week we touched upon how a project in Finland had blended two of the world’s most important industries, cloud computing and green technology, to produce a data centre that used nearby sea water to both cool their servers and heat local homes.  Despite such positive environmental projects, there…

Why Cloud Compliance Doesn’t Need To Be So Overly Complicated

Why Cloud Compliance Doesn’t Need To Be So Overly Complicated

Cloud Compliance  Regulatory compliance is an issue that has not only weighed heavily on the minds of executives, security and audit teams, but also today, even end users. Public cloud adds more complexity when varying degrees of infrastructure (depending on the cloud model) and data fall out of the hands of the company and into…

Are Women Discriminated Against In The Tech Sector?

Are Women Discriminated Against In The Tech Sector?

Women Discriminated Against In Tech Sector It is no secret that the tech industry is considered sexist since most women are paid less than men; there are considerably fewer women in tech jobs; and generally men get promoted above women. Yet the irony is twofold. Firstly, there is an enormous demand for employees with skills…

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…

5 Companies That Took On The Small Business Cloud – And Won

5 Companies That Took On The Small Business Cloud – And Won

The Small Business Cloud We take a look at 5 world-leading tech companies that have brought ground-breaking new cloud services to SMEs  Plenty of organisations have broken into new markets with innovative cloud-based products. Discover which companies have successfully taken on the small business Cloud. Cloud based computer systems are ideally suited to support the…

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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…

Shadow IT To Remain A Focus For Both Cloud Vendors And CIOs

Shadow IT To Remain A Focus For Both Cloud Vendors And CIOs

Shadow IT To Remain A Focus Shadow IT, a phenomenon defined as building internal IT systems without the official organizational approval has been a growing concern for CIOs over the last few years. In 2015, it climbed to the top of the list of the emerging IT threats, with as much as 83% CIOs reporting…

5 Things A Cloud Provider Should Offer – Part II

5 Things A Cloud Provider Should Offer – Part II

5 Things A Cloud Provider Should Offer Part II I recently posted an article for the CloudTweaks community on “Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting: 5 Things a Cloud Provider Should Offer” and many readers have since asked me to expand upon this list. So, as a sequel to my first article, here are another five things I…

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