The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Contingency Plan

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Contingency Plan

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Security Training Through Practical Experience

Security Training Through Practical Experience

The Importance of Practical Experience One of the most interesting scenes to watch – if you are fortunate enough to time it right – is a full-scale emergency drill conducted by joint teams of firefighters, police and paramedics. These can involve hundreds of people, including volunteers who are given realistic wounds by skilled makeup artists,…

Apple May Owe Close To 1 Billion Dollars In Patent Damages

Apple May Owe Close To 1 Billion Dollars In Patent Damages

Smartphone makers are plenty used to patent battles—there was a time when seemingly every mobile handset manufacturer was suing one another over phone patents. But Apple has a new foe now: The company could owe up to $862.4 million in patent damages to the licensing arm of a major US public university, Reuters reports. A…

Investor Spotlight – Matt Keezer, CEO At Momentum Ventures

Investor Spotlight – Matt Keezer, CEO At Momentum Ventures

Startup Investor Spotlight – Matt Keezer Commencing operations in 2007, Momentum Ventures has since launched seven successful businesses, using their own uniquely refined investment model to reduce risk. In the last three years, they’ve focused predominantly on the online travel industry, launching FlightHub in 2012 and Summit Services in 2014. Notes Matt Keezer, CEO at…

Role Of A Futuristic CRM In Revolutionizing FinTech

Role Of A Futuristic CRM In Revolutionizing FinTech

Futuristic CRM Although FinTech is still in its infancy around technology disruption, it has shown a tremendous growth potential over this last year. This is blatantly evident from the surge of killer consumer applications, optimizing many of the core transactional functions e.g. banking, payment gateways etc. Cloud computing, Mobile UX, Data analysis (Now Big), and…

The State and Future of B2B E-Commerce

The State and Future of B2B E-Commerce

B2B E-Commerce It’s official. B2B (business-to-business) companies have shifted their focus on web e-commerce to mobile e-commerce—a trend influenced by the rise of Cloud computing and SaaS connected smartphones/tablets and portable devices that have replaced the traditional PCs. It’s estimated that the B2B e-commerce in the U.S. will balloon from $780 billion in 2015 to…

The “Cloud Hangover” Is Real And There Are Ways To Avoid It

The “Cloud Hangover” Is Real And There Are Ways To Avoid It

The “Cloud Hangover” One phrase that has been recently coined in 2015 yet many are expressing growing concerns over is a “cloud hangover”. With cloud computing being such a prominent topic in IT news, many whistleblowers are now expressing their opinions on how to combat this situation. A cloud hangover is what professionals describe as…

Here’s Why A Chinese Venture Firm Is Sinking $400 million Into AngelList

Here’s Why A Chinese Venture Firm Is Sinking $400 million Into AngelList

Venture Firm Invests $400 million Into AngelList China is looking to get in on the U.S. tech startup scene. A crowdsourcing funding website for startups, called AngelList, has apparently received a $400 million dollar injection from private-equity firm CSC Venture Capital. Interestingly, the money is meant specifically to target young startups still in their earliest…

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Get Ready For Virtual Reality and the Cloud

Get Ready For Virtual Reality and the Cloud

Virtual Reality Cloud We’re lucky to live in an era where virtual reality is no longer relegated to the confines of a sci-fi movie universe. Thanks to technology introduced by products like Oculus Rift, consumers now have access to virtual environments with fully immersive graphic capabilities. As a result, companies have only just begun to…

How You Can Improve Customer Experience With Fast Data Analytics

How You Can Improve Customer Experience With Fast Data Analytics

Fast Data Analytics In today’s constantly connected world, customers expect more than ever before from the companies they do business with. With the emergence of big data, businesses have been able to better meet and exceed customer expectations thanks to analytics and data science. However, the role of data in your business’ success doesn’t end…

Virtual Immersion And The Extension/Expansion Of Virtual Reality

Virtual Immersion And The Extension/Expansion Of Virtual Reality

Virtual Immersion And Virtual Reality This is a term I created (Virtual Immersion). Ah…the sweet smell of Virtual Immersion Success! Virtual Immersion© (VI) an extension/expansion of Virtual Reality to include the senses beyond visual and auditory. Years ago there was a television commercial for a bathing product called Calgon. The tagline of the commercial was Calgon…

Cloud And The Military – In The US

Cloud And The Military – In The US

Cloud And The Military Scandalous cost overruns; the newest high tech doesn’t work any better than very old tech; sweetheart monopoly deals with favorite defense contractors; sole sourcing key components from our enemies – the litany just goes on and on. The military’s relationship with technology always seems to be like watching a slow motion…

The Cancer Moonshot: Collaboration Is Key

The Cancer Moonshot: Collaboration Is Key

Cancer Moonshot In his final State of the Union address in January 2016, President Obama announced a new American “moonshot” effort: finding a cure for cancer. The term “moonshot” comes from one of America’s greatest achievements, the moon landing. If the scientific community can achieve that kind of feat, then surely it can rally around…

Cloud Infographic: IoT For Automotive Deconstructed

Cloud Infographic: IoT For Automotive Deconstructed

IoT For Automotive Deconstructed The IoT automotive industry is moving rapidly with many exciting growth opportunities available. We’ve written about some of the risks and benefits as well as some of the players involved. One thing for certain as that the auto industry is starting to take notice and we can expect the implementation of a…

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…

The Internet of Things Lifts Off To The Cloud

The Internet of Things Lifts Off To The Cloud

The Staggering Size And Potential Of The Internet of Things Here’s a quick statistic that will blow your mind and give you a glimpse into the future. When you break that down, it translates to 127 new devices online every second. In only a decade from now, every single vehicle on earth will be connected…

The Future Of Cybersecurity

The Future Of Cybersecurity

The Future of Cybersecurity In 2013, President Obama issued an Executive Order to protect critical infrastructure by establishing baseline security standards. One year later, the government announced the cybersecurity framework, a voluntary how-to guide to strengthen cybersecurity and meanwhile, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted to approve the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), moving it one…

Low Cost Cloud Computing Gives Rise To Startups

Low Cost Cloud Computing Gives Rise To Startups

Balancing The Playing Field For Startups According to a Goldman Sachs report, cloud infrastructure and platform spending could reach $43 billion by 2018, which is up $16 billion from last year, representing a growth of around 30% from 2013 said the analyst. This phenomenal growth is laying the foundation for a new breed of startup…

Cloud Computing Then & Now

Cloud Computing Then & Now

The Evolving Cloud  From as early as the onset of modern computing, the possibility of resource distribution has been explored. Today’s cloud computing environment goes well beyond what most could even have imagined at the birth of modern computing and innovation in the field isn’t slowing. A Brief History Matillion’s interactive timeline of cloud begins…