Justifying Your Cloud Investment: Web Sites

Justifying Your Cloud Investment: Web Sites This report examines the case for deploying Web sites onto an IaaS cloud computing environment. Agility is a common cloud advantage, and this translates into faster time-to-resources for application development and operations professionals. But business justification only comes from ensuring the right fit between the applications and the cloud…

IBM Cloud Boosts Sales for S&S Worldwide

IBM Cloud Boosts Sales for S&S Worldwide IBM cloud has driven personalized product recommendation sales for S&S Worldwide via its Web sites.  S&S, a national distributor of sporting goods products for recreation, health care, and education professionals grew recommendation sales 75 percent in just three months with IBM Smarter Commerce software in the cloud. Before…

How is the Software Outsourcing Industry Embracing the Cloud

How is the Software Outsourcing Industry Embracing the Cloud One of the cloud computing trends I identified referred to custom cloud computing services and I believe that outsourcing providers will gradually turn into experts in migrating to the cloud and offering this type of services. Whether you wish to migrate some of your applications or…

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – NYSE

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – NYSE

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Five Cloud Security Tips

Five Cloud Security Tips

Cloud Security Tips Cloud computing has created a new model that offers the possibility of elastic and flexible computing environments for software, infrastructure, and development platforms with reduced costs and quicker time to value than traditional in-house solutions. So with these benefits in mind, you might wonder why everyone isn’t riding the cloud wave. The…

State of Wyoming Migrates to Google Cloud with PC Helps

State of Wyoming Migrates to Google Cloud with PC Helps The State of Wyoming is migrating to Google’s cloud-based email messaging and collaboration system designed specifically for Government agencies. Migration to Google Apps for Government is supported by PC Helps, a provider of 24/7, expert, on-demand support for the core office software applications and mobile…

3 Excellent Cloud Collaboration Services for SMBs

Here are 3 services which offer a number of extremely useful collaboration features such as: Knowledge Bases, Team Management, File storage and Sharing, Expense reporting, Governance & Auditing and everything in between. If you are an SMB looking for an inexpensive way to run and manage a business in the cloud, we would suggest reviewing the…

BMC Introduces Preventative Approach to Cloud Operations

BMC Introduces Preventative Approach to Cloud Operations BMC Software has integrated additional capabilities into its BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management solution that proactively ensures the service quality of cloud services.  Cloud failures can have calamitous impacts and BMC is attempting to avoid such mishaps with this initiative. “The goal of cost optimization and increased business agility…

Amazon AWS – Small Bump In The Night

Amazon AWS – Small Bump In The Night Amazon AWS service was down for close to 25 minutes last night .  Based on their status page: http://status.aws.amazon.com/ 7:39 PM PDT We are investigating connectivity issues for EC2 in the US-EAST-1 region. 7:50 PM PDT We can verify connectivity issues between instances in the US-EAST-1 region and the…

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Cloud Computing Myths That SMBs Should Know

Cloud Computing Myths That SMBs Should Know

Cloud Computing and SMBs Cloud Computing is the hottest issue among IT intellects of Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs). Like any other computer-orientated technology, Cloud Computing has some misconceptions and myths that often kick-start arguments among the two opposing groups: Cloud Supporters and Cloud Opponents. Both of these groups have their own ideology and reasons…

Internet Of Things – Industrial Robots And Virtual Monitoring

Internet Of Things – Industrial Robots And Virtual Monitoring

Internet Of Things – Industrial Robots And Virtual Monitoring One of the hottest topics in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is the Internet of Things (IOT). According to the report of International Telecommunication Union (2012), “the Internet of things can be perceived as a vision with technological and societal implications. It is considered as a…

Cloud Computing Price War Rages On

Cloud Computing Price War Rages On

Cloud Computing Price War There’s little question that the business world is a competitive place, but probably no area in business truly defines cutthroat quite like cloud computing. At the moment, we are witnessing a heated price war pitting some of the top cloud providers against each other, all in a big way to attract…

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…

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,…

Gartner: Smart Clothes To Become Biggest Wearables Sector By 2016

Gartner: Smart Clothes To Become Biggest Wearables Sector By 2016

Smart Clothes to Become Biggest Wearables Sector By 2016 A new report by Gartner has predicted that the currently negligible sector of smart garments will storm past smart watches and fitness bands to become the bestselling area of the wearables industry by 2016.  Elsewhere in the report, the firm expects that smart watches will become the…

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…

7 Common Cloud Security Missteps

7 Common Cloud Security Missteps

Cloud Security Missteps Cloud computing remains shrouded in mystery for the average American. The most common sentiment is, “It’s not secure.” Few realize how many cloud applications they access every day: Facebook, Gmail, Uber, Evernote, Venmo, and the list goes on and on… People flock to cloud services for convenient solutions to everyday tasks. They…

How Data Science And Machine Learning Is Enabling Cloud Threat Protection

How Data Science And Machine Learning Is Enabling Cloud Threat Protection

Data Science and Machine Learning Security breaches have been consistently rising in the past few years. Just In 2015, companies detected 38 percent more security breaches than in the previous year, according to PwC’s Global State of Information Security Survey 2016. Those breaches are a major expense — an average of $3.79 million per company,…

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…

World Backup Day: Understand The Data You Are Protecting

World Backup Day: Understand The Data You Are Protecting

World Backup Day: Understand The Data You Are Protecting Did you know that 113 phones are lost or stolen every minute? What about the fact that 1 in 10 computers are infected with a virus every month? Thanks to World Backup Day, an independent initiative that was started in 2011, awareness is being raised about…

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