Google Project Loon Takes To The Skies In Massive Internet Rollout

Google Project Loon Takes To The Skies In Massive Internet Rollout

Google Project Loon – Massive Internet Rollout With a population of over one quarter of a billion people spread around a massive archipelago of seventeen thousand islands, Indonesia has struggled to get most of its population online and engaged with the centerpiece of the 21st century economy, the internet. But all that could be set…

Rackspace Carina – A Free Container Technology Service

Rackspace Carina – A Free Container Technology Service

Open Source Docker, Containers & Rackspace’s Free Service Containers Containers, sometimes known as virtualization engines (VE), operating-system-level virtualization, software containers, virtual private servers (VPS), or jails, can look and feel like a real server, but are server-virtualization methods in which the kernel of an OS allows for multiple isolated user-space instances. Commonly used in virtual…

How The Cloud Is Turning Retail Health Providers Into Power Players

How The Cloud Is Turning Retail Health Providers Into Power Players

Telemedicine and Healthcare Cloud Trends “With the role of retail clinics expanding, the healthcare industry is entering into a dynamic period of change” – Rand Corporation Retail health is changing the face of healthcare delivery by moving care outside the four walls of the hospital and offering care in drug store chains, grocery stores, and superstores.…

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg’s Commitment To Net Neutrality And Free Basics

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg’s Commitment To Net Neutrality And Free Basics

Commitment To Net Neutrality And Free Basics Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage in New Delhi, India on Wednesday for a “Town Hall” session in which he strongly defended Facebook’s commitment to net neutrality, and explained how Free Basics, its open access platform previously known as internet.org, has brought 15 million people online…

GSMA Report: North America at The Forefront of New Mobile Technologies

GSMA Report: North America at The Forefront of New Mobile Technologies

 GSMA Report: New Mobile Technologies A new study published by GSMA at the GSMA Mobile 360 Series – North America conference in Atlanta, Georgia, probes the increasing trend of the adoption of new mobile technologies in North America. The region is home to more than 250 million unique subscribers, which is expected to increase to 268 million…

The Rise Of Predictive Marketing

The Rise Of Predictive Marketing

Predictive Marketing With over $100 million in venture capital invested in predictive marketing companies, predictive analytics, Big Data, and all that attends are of key consideration to marketers.  A Forbes Insights’ study, co-authored by Lattice Engines – The Predictive Journey: 2015 Survey on Predictive Marketing Strategies, based on a survey of 308 North American executives representing…

European Parliament Votes For Net Neutrality

European Parliament Votes For Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality The European Parliament today successfully voted against a new set of rules aiming to safeguard net neutrality in Europe amidst increasing criticism from technology companies and consumer advocate groups. Proponents of net neutrality claim that the legislation will result in stifling innovation by limiting competition and will not exempt web service providers from…

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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…

SaaS Freemium Models and the Hidden Cost of Free

SaaS Freemium Models and the Hidden Cost of Free

SaaS Freemium Models We’ve all been lured into sexy “try before you buy” freemium models that provide just the right amount of functionality to get you started. Yet, it’s not quite enough to complete the job. “Getting the job done” often requires stepping up to a paid or premium version that provides more functionality, capabilities…

Cloud Security: The Top 8 Risks According To ENISA

Cloud Security: The Top 8 Risks According To ENISA

Cloud Security Risks Does security in the cloud ever bother you? It would be weird if it didn’t. Cloud computing has a lot of benefits, but also a lot of risks if done in the wrong way. So what are the most important risks? The European Network Information Security Agency did extensive research on that,…

Cloud Computing: On The Fringe or Mainstream?

Cloud Computing: On The Fringe or Mainstream?

Cloud Computing Revenue Numbers Imagine that your viewpoint is shared by 5% of people. You’d be in a fringe political party, perhaps, or share a fondness for some obscure sport or hobby. Or you’d be a proponent of Cloud Computing. Because the reality is that after many years of technical development, entrepreneurial freneticism, and big-company marketing,…

What The FITARA Scorecard Tells Us About Government Cyber Security Preparedness

What The FITARA Scorecard Tells Us About Government Cyber Security Preparedness

Government Cyber Security Preparedness Last year’s massive data breach of Office of Personnel Management, as well as other recent cyber security incidents affecting federal agencies, underscored the urgency of bringing the federal government’s security infrastructure up to date. Although many agencies have made strides toward hardening their cyber security, outdated IT infrastructure and architecture is…

Hoarders And Data Collectors:  On The Brink Of Unmanageability

Hoarders And Data Collectors: On The Brink Of Unmanageability

Hoarders and Data Collectors In our physical world, hoarders are deemed “out of control” when they collect too much.  Surely the same analogy applies in our online world.  When providers collect realms of data from us, it seems they lose control of that too?  In the last months it’s not just the frequency of data…

What Technology Can Displace The Password?

What Technology Can Displace The Password?

The Future Password Many people shout that the password is dead or should be killed dead. The password could be killed, however, only when there is an alternative to the password. Let us think about what technology can displace the password. Some people might say that multi-factor authentications or ID federations will do it. It is not…

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